SOAS University of London

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

Arabic 300 (PG)

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Full Year

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

This module is a continuation of Arabic 200 (PG). It will reinforce the skills taught in Arabic 1 and Arabic 200 and introduce authentic Arabic texts. Upon completion of this module, students will be able to read authentic texts of various genres in Modern Standard Arabic with the help of a dictionary.


This module will be taught over 22 weeks with 5 hours contact per week.

Scope and syllabus

This is a language-use module, and builds on knowledge acquired in Arabic 1 (PG) and Arabic 200 (PG). Students study authentic Arabic texts of various literary genres and gain further knowledge of grammar (syntax and structure). The module develops students' competence not only in reading and understanding but also in written composition.

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination in May-June (60%). Oral examination (20%). Two term tests (20%).

Suggested reading

The School uses its own textbooks which are distributed to the students.


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