SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Arabic 100 A (Heritage Students)

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Term 1

This is an introductory language acquisition module for students who have experience of spoken Arabic at home without having formally studied the written language. The module covers several basic constructions of the language, enabling students to acquire basic skills in reading and writing. Successful students will gain the ability to read and write short simple texts.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

On successful completion of this module a student will:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of basic grammar

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of essential standard Arabic vocabulary

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of basic structures in a given context

  • Demonstrate the ability to understand sentences and short passages in written language on certain everyday topics

  • Demonstrate the ability to produce sentences in written language on certain everyday topics.


Total of 10 weeks teaching with 4 hours classroom contact per week consisting of 2-hour lectures and 2-hour tutorials.

Method of assessment

  • One mid term test (40 minutes) (30%)
  • One end of term test (60 minutes) (70%).


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