Arabic Lower Intermediate B1.1 - LA523

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19
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5 15 (7.5) DR M Awadalla


LA522 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.



Arabic 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 acquired on Arabic Post-Beginners A2.2 (or its equivalent) in order to further develop your communicative skills to enable you to engage in interactive activities and situations and gain a better understanding of university life and culture in the Arab world, and develop your cultural awareness of the countries and cities around the Arab world.
This module aims to enable you to use a wide range of grammatical patterns as well as to use 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 confidence.
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:

Contact hours

3 hours of seminar per week over 10 weeks, 30 class contact hours in total.


Core Textbook Costs:
£50 approximately
*Students who have taken LA522 do not need to buy an additional core-textbook.

Method of assessment

In-course tests 80%
- Listening
- Writing
- Reading
- Speaking
Course assignment 20%

Indicative reading

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

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Read and write relatively long texts about everyday life about topics covered in the course;
- Develop your understanding of the life and cultures of Arab countries;
- Express your opinion and exchange information on topics covered in the course.


Students who complete this module successfully can progress onto LA534

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