LA308 or equivalent
Placement Test: If you have studied Arabic before, but you have not taken one of our lower level modules, you will need to take a placement test. The tests are used as a guide to assess your knowledge of Arabic. Please submit the mark sheet and the questionnaire to the convenor of the relevant module (their details are on the downloadable documents). The convenor will contact you for further information if necessary.
OverviewArabic is fast becoming a language which is considered popular for prospective employers, travelling or simply to gain knowledge of an exciting, vibrant and diverse culture. The course consolidates and extends the skills you acquired on Arabic Post-Beginners A2.1 (or its equivalent) in order to further develop your communicative skills to enable you to express yourself effectively and confidently in a variety of situations regularly encountered at university and studying. You will be encouraged to exchange information on topics such as friendship, hobbies and travel.
It aims to enable you to use a range of grammatical patterns as well as to use fairly sophisticated vocabulary and expressions. It also aims to develop your ability to process the Arabic writing system accurately and fluently so that you can read and write a range of texts on different topics with ease.
Some of our students who have previously studied on our Arabic language courses have gone onto internships, attended summer courses or simply travelled to the Middle East to enhance their learning experience.
This module appears in:
- Humanities Undergraduate Stage 1
- Humanities Undergraduate Stage 2 & 3
- Social Sciences Undergraduate Stage 1
- Social Sciences Undergraduate Stage 2 & 3
- Wild Modules
3 hours of seminar per week over 10 weeks, 30 class contact hours in total.
Core Textbook Costs:
Method of assessment
In-course tests 80%
Course assignment 20%
- Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal and Abbas Al-Tonsi (2011) Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya with DVDs: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part One. United States: Georgetown University Press. ISBN: 9781589017368
On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Read and write sentences about everyday life, e.g. people, place, study
- Use an Arabic dictionary
- Further enhance your understanding of the life and cultures of different Arab countries
- Understand the main points of standard speech on familiar maters regularly encountered at university and studying etc.
- Express your opinion and exchange information on topics such as friendships, hobbies and travel, etc.
Students who complete this module successfully can progress onto LA523