Diploma & Certificate in Communicative Arabic
جامعة لندن كلية الدراسات الشرقية و الأفريقية مركز اللغات الدبلوما في اللغة العربية
Mode of Attendance: Full Time
الدبلوما في اللغة العربية
The Diploma in Communicative Arabic at SOAS Language Centre in London is designed to prepare students with no previous knowledge of Arabic to live and work in an Arabic-speaking environment. In addition to learning modern standard Arabic, both written and spoken, students will be introduced to Arabic dialects.
Students who complete Term 1 and Term 2 successfully are awarded the Certificate in Modern Arabic. Students who complete Term 2 and Term 3 successfully are awarded the Diploma in Modern Arabic. 'Successful completion' means that the student has followed and completed the course work satisfactorily and passed the end of term oral and written exams.
Admittance to the course is subject to interview, which includes an assessment of language level in the case of non-beginner. Provided they pass the end of Term 1 exams, students may join at the start of Term 2 to register for the Certificate or Diploma but cannot join thereafter.
By the end of the course, students will be able to communicate effectively in Arabic in a wide range of situations, and be able to read and write Arabic with ease. They should have a good command of the language used in everyday and survival situations, social conversations, current affairs, and job related situations. Adopting the communicative approach in teaching Arabic, the course will develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in a balanced way. The course assumes no background knowledge of the language. However, students may join the course at different points based on assessment of their levels. Unless you are a complete beginner, you will need to come to SOAS for a personal assessment prior to your application being accepted.
Unless you are a complete beginner, you will need to come to SOAS for a personal assessment prior to your application being accepted.
Students are assessed through a combination of termly written and oral examinations and continuous assessment. Students have to achieve 50% to pass. The term grade will consist of continuous assessment (30%) and end-of-term examination (70%).
Continuous assessment will be based on marked homework and tests, both written and oral. The end-of-term and the end-of-course exams will comprise oral and written parts.
Other academic activities
Students will have the opportunity to attend relevant seminars and lectures available in the School such as those organised by the Centre of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Centre Of Islamic Studies, Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law and the Department of the Languages and Cultures of Near and Middle East.
Applying for the course
To apply for a Language Centre Diploma course you can do any of these:
Download our application and payment forms, above right. Or contact us for the forms. Read the terms and conditions. Completed application forms, accompanied by the course fee, made payable to SOAS, should be returned to SOAS Language Centre.
We suggest you read the course description web page and terms and conditions before filling in the form. Admittance to the course is subject to interview, which includes an assessment of language level in the case of non-beginner. Please contact us before applying for Diploma courses.
Deadline is 15th August 2013
£7,140.00 the course can be paid in three termly instalments of the following:
- Term 1: £3,570.00
- Term 2: £3,570.00
£10,995.00 the course can be paid in three termly instalments of the following:
- Term 1: £3,570.00
- Term 2: £3,570.00
- Term 3: £3,855.00
*we apply a 5% discount to those who pay the full course fee at the start of Term
In addition to audio-visual materials and a variety of original materials supplied by the teachers, the course is based on a number of text books such as:
- Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya: A Textbook for Arabic. Brustad, K. et al., Georgetown University Press, 2004
- Al-Kitaab Al-Asaasi. Badawi, A.M. et al, Tunisia, 1992
- Anistuna - Egyptian Colloquial. Nahid Awni, 1999.
- A selection of materials from: Media Arabic, Part I. Tunsi, Abbas & Warraqui, Nariman, 1989, American University in Cairo.
Text books are supplied by the Language Centre.
Recommended reference materials
- Hans Wehr Arabic-English Dictionary
- Writing Arabic; T. F. Mitchell
- Media Arabic; Julia Ashtiany
- Modern Literary Arabic; Cowan
Dates for the 2013 - 2014 session:
- Term1: Monday 16th September 2013 to Friday 13th December 2013
- Term 2: Monday 6th January 2014 to Friday 4th April 2014
- Term 3: Tuesday 22nd April 2014 to Friday 1st August 2014