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Arabic Language II (Women Only)

Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 20 Credits.


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Course Description

This course will enable you to use a broader, but still limited range of oral, aural and written skills in Arabic, sufficient for practical needs in simple everyday situations. Students will also develop an understanding of the culture of Arabic speaking countries

The syllabus will cover the following:

All the previous grammatical issues are covered by using wide range of topics such as:
greetings, your personal profile, family tree, numbers, days of a week, name of
months, telling the time, colours, town features, road directions, asking about
direction, parts of the body, clothes and costume, food , fruits and vegetables,
hobbies and names of objects,

Some topics are being covered though a listening procedure such as, in the
airport, in the hotel, in the restaurant, in your house.

There is no set course text book. Materials are used in form of handouts. The tutor is a native speaker from Syria.

Who is this course for?

This course is for students who have some knowledge of Arabic, which may include having completed Arabic Language I who wish to further improve their language skills.

Learning and Teaching

The emphasis of the course is on participation and students are encouraged to actively participate in class through various non-threatening forms of activities designed to stimulate communication.

Coursework and Assessment

For us the most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

The assessment of this course is divided into four parts to assess each of the following skills: speaking, listening and reading. It is designed to enhance what you have learnt during the course.

Additionally to the weekly sessions, we recommend that you spend time between the lessons, revising and practising what has been done in class.