Talk Arabic: An Introduction To Modern Standard Arabic

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 58 Conc £20 Full £260 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00 5 MAC 06/06/2020 04/07/2020 LA3030

What will the course cover?

The course will cover a range of topics relevant to every-day life situations, such as introducing oneself, giving/asking for phone numbers, buying/selling drink/food items & talking about the family. It will cover most of the Arabic alphabet (2-3 letters per lesson) and the pronunciation of sounds. The course will also cover basic grammar in the TL. The course will focus mainly on the skills of Speaking & Listening, but will also include an element of writing & reading. MSA (Modern Standard Arabic) will be the language of instruction and study during this course.

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for anyone planning to go on vacation or work in an Arabic-speaking country. It is also suitable for those whose work involves interacting with native Arabic-speakers. That said, the course is open for anyone interested in learning more about middle-eastern culture through studying the language.

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

This course is for complete beginners, therefore no previous knowledge or experience in learning Arabic is required for enrolling on this course.

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

• Pronounce most of the alphabet/sounds in the target language • Greet & introduce myself in the target language giving 1-3 personal details • Count numbers 1-10 in the target language Read, write &/or ask & respond to 1-3 ‘basic’ items of information on 1 or 2 topics in the target language (e.g. personal information, drinks & snacks, names of places or directions etc.).

How is the course organised?

The course will run for 5 weeks every Saturday (10:00-13:00pm).

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

Any homework given by the teacher must be completed before the next lesson and brought to the classroom for checking. The students are also expected to revise the language covered in each lesson and are encouraged to use the language with native-speakers, whether it be at a local Arabic supermarket/restaurant or with friends/colleagues.

How will my progress be assessed?

The teacher will monitor your progress through your participation in classroom practice as well as homework. You will be provided with a progress report based on your in-class and outside of class development in the target language.

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

Upon successful completion of the 5-week course, you will be able to enrol on a longer course (3 terms) starting in September, where you will have the opportunity to develop your language skills further.

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

You will be expected to bring the following with you to class: • A4 Folder • A4 Notebook • Black/blue pen • Highlighter • Divider • Dictionary

What support is available?

Any books and learning materials (practice sheets) needed for the 5-week course will be provided to you by the centre. Students with disability (visual/hearing/physical or others), or learning difficulties will be given the necessary support by both the teacher and the centre to ensure that they receive the support needed to complete the course successfully.