Advanced Arabic (Modern Standard)
Part of the range of Arabic language learning courses and activities at SOAS Language Centre in London
Duration: One year over three ten-week terms
Mode of Attendance: Part Time
A one-year weekday evening course in Modern Standard Arabic for advanced students who have completed the upper intermediate level course or its equivalent
The course aims to reinforce the skill of communicating in Modern Standard Arabic acquired on the Upper Intermediate course or similar courses. Having completed the course students should be able to:
- in a 'real world' setting, understand meaning from the written and spoken context and with the help of grammatical indicators;
- initiate and sustain conversations on a variety of topics;
- be familiar with the difference between formal and spoken Arabic.
The course is taught in English and Arabic and covers reading, speaking and listening using contemporary printed and audio material. An appropriate balance is struck between communicative activities, structure, practice and grammar. Class size is normally limited to fifteen to allow intensive practice.
Entry to the course is by assessment only. Applicants must contact the Language Centre to arrange for an assessment at least 3 weeks before the beginning of the term.
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Classes will be held at the Bloomsbury or Kings Cross Campus of SOAS in central London on one evening a week or Saturday daytime. Participants receive 20 hours of language tuition over a ten-week period (with additional weeks where public holidays displace a class session).
Language Centre How To Apply
You can enrol:
- online via our online store
- in person by filling out a form in the Language Centre
- by post by sending an Application Form (pdf; 462kb) to our office address
- Please read our Terms and Conditions before applying for a course
- We cannot accept cash payments under any circumstances
Not a complete beginner?
If you are not a complete beginner, you will need to complete an assessment for course placement, allowing us to decide which course is right for you.
To apply for an assessment please complete our Needs Analysis Form (pdf; 187kb) and send to the relevant email inbox where a Course Officer will contact you for scheduling.
Course Fees and Discounted Rates
An overview of our Short Course Fees and Discounted Rates.
If you are eligible for a discount, you will not be able to complete your transaction on the Online Store. You will need to bring a paper Application Form (pdf; 462kb) , including your Staff/Student card for us to make a copy of, after which we can process your application at the discounted rate.
If you are a returning student, you will have received a letter informing you of the procedures for rejoining prior to the start of the registration period. You can pay using any method indicated above. Returning students, if they are continuing onto the course indicated as the progression course, do not need to be assessed.