Arabic Beginners Stage 2

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 134 Conc £50 Full £260 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Tuesday 18:45 - 20:45 11 MAC 07/01/2020 24/03/2020 LA2025

What will the course cover?

We will review and practice previously learned topics; and you will build up more conversational skills so you can exchange information about yourself and others with a native speaker. You'll work on requesting goods and services in a simple but acceptable way. More numbers, the time and everyday activities, Parts of the body and common illnesses; ask for and pay for items when shopping; prices; ordering drinks and snacks or a meal in a café or restaurant. Further written practice. Grammar: more on verbs including negatives; some prepositions.

Who is the course for?

Those who wish to acquire a practical working knowledge of the language. PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE ISN'T FOR TOTAL BEGINNERS!

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

You need to understand and say: greetings, introductions and personal information; some numbers; show knowledge of very basic notions of grammar (singular nouns, adjectives, pronouns, prepositions and some common singular/dual present and future verbs).

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

• learn and use the numbers 20-99 in shopping • shopping at the vegetable market • Give and ask for directions to new locations • Give your own nationality and describe that of others • Describe objects and materials • Shop at the grocer’s • Order dishes/drinks at a restaurant • Give new personal information about yourself & ask personal information from others. • Master basic grammar: a) Nominal sentence and verbal sentence (Plurals masculine and feminine) b) Pronouns (plurals Personal, possessives and demonstratives) b) Prepositions, adverbs and adjectives (Plural masculine and feminine)

How is the course organised?

We use the course book, handouts, worksheets; audio and videotapes, 'realia'. You will be encouraged to speak as much as possible in class, to work in small groups and pairs, to take an active part in your learning; and each lesson, to work on the four skills: listening (and understanding), speaking, reading and writing.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Reviewing and learning (by heart, if possible) what has been done in the class. Preparing for your next class (homework will be set). For best results, try hard to spend 15 minutes everyday doing some kind of language practice: listen to a CD or tape, watch a DVD or video, read a bit, repeat, learn sentences/words by heart. Try to find someone to practice with!

How will my progress be assessed?

You and your tutor will keep your course file up to date, with a detailed checklist of your progress / points for improvement. Some of your work will be recorded, and your portfolio will now contain a little written work. You will also have assessment tests so you can measure your achievement.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Arabic Beginners Stage 3

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

"The course book, writing materials, possibly other reading materials, tapes, CDs etc. Your tutor will advise. "

What support is available?

"Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Open Learning is available at some centres: please ask at reception offices for details. Details are available from the Prospectus and from teaching or reception staff."