Arabic Beginners Stage 3

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 139 Conc £51 Full £247 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Wednesday 19:00 - 21:00 11 MAC 01/05/2019 17/07/2019 LA3025

What will the course cover?

A review of what was learned in previous levels, plus the language needed for ask for directions; use transport, travelling around, booking a room in a hotel, renting/buying a flat/house, outdoor entertainments, using telecommunications and reporting accidents. More reading and writing. More grammatical structures including simple expression of singular, dual and plural regular and irregular verbs (present/future/imperative).

Who is the course for?

Arabic for use while visiting an Arabic-speaking country. New students: please check with the tutor if your level is suitable before joining.

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

You should already be able to: exchange personal information; cope with numbers (incl the time), money, shopping; order snacks and drinks, talk about common complaints to a doctor or pharmacist and get help; read and write enough to cope with public signs and writing your name.

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

• Master basic grammar: a) Nominal sentence and verbal sentence (Plural masculine and feminine) b) Pronouns (Plural Personal, possessives and demonstratives) a) Prepositions, adverbs and adjectives (Plural masculine and feminine) d) Negation of nouns • Ask for places in a city and ask for your way and understand basic directions; • Deal with public transport • Cope with travelling around (read advertisements, booking, understand announcements and deal with traveling regulations) • Get somewhere to stay: book accommodation, • Use telecommunications • Inquire about renting or buying a flat or a house Enjoy outdoor entertainments and exchange comments and opinions on arts; music and songs; movies

How is the course organised?

A range of media are used, all designed to get you talking as much as possible. Listen and repeat, practise in pairs or small groups, use written exercises to aid your memory. Material from the internet will be useful at this stage.

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

You should review and learn (by heart if possible) what has been done in the class, and prepare for your next class (homework will be set). It is advisable to spend at least 20 minutes every day doing some kind of language practice: listen to a CD or tape, watch a DVD or video, read, repeat, learn sentences/words by heart. You should be practising outside the class with other students and (preferably) with native speakers

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 more 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 Lower-Intermediate Stage 1

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.