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SOAS Language Centre

Arabic (Modern Standard) Upper Intermediate Course

Duration: One-year course with 3 terms, 10 weeks per term, 2 hours per week

Overview

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Mode of Attendance: Part-time

Fees: Course fees quoted are per term of 10 weeks.

A one-year weekday evening or Saturday daytime course in Modern Standard Arabic for upper intermediate learners.

The course consolidates and extends the skills acquired on an Arabic lower intermediate course or the level of competence attained by students who have completed 120-150 hours of classroom learning. The course covers 3 terms to enable learners starting from upper intermediate level to use Modern Standard Arabic for a variety of purposes in a wide range of communicative contexts across the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
The course enables students to express themselves effectively, accurately and confidently
in situations where functional competence in Modern Standard Arabic is expected.
It enables students to deploy a wide range of grammatical patterns as well as to use fairly sophisticated vocabulary and expressions. It also develops students’ ability to process the Arabic writing system accurately and fluently so that they can read and write a range of texts on different topics with ease.

Method

The course is taught in English and Arabic and includes coverage of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and a good balance between understanding the systems of Arabic grammar and vocabulary, developing the skills of comprehending and producing Arabic in speech and writing, guided practice in language usage and use and authentic communicative activities. Class size is limited to fifteen to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

Syllabus

Materials

Materials

Our course materials page shows you what you need to buy for this course. Course materials are not included in the course fee and can be purchased from the SOAS bookshop bookshop@soas.ac.uk

Language Centre How To Apply

Timetables:

You can view our short course timetables here.

You can enrol:

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; 35kb) , including your Staff/Student card for us to make a copy of, after which we can process your application at the discounted rate.

Returning students

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.