SOAS University of London

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

Intensive Advanced Summer Arabic (PG)

Module Code:
15PNMC416
Credits:
45
Taught in:
Full Year

The course provides teaching and learning of advanced level Arabic language. It covers a wide variety of texts covering literature, politics, religion, science etc… Teaching will cover reading, analysing, writing listening and speaking, with focus on grammar, vocabulary, registers and styles at the advanced level, using authentic Arabic material.

Prerequisites

15PNMC402: Advanced Standard Modern Arabic

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

On successful completion of this course a student will be expected to be able to: 

  1. demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of advanced Arabic grammar
  2. demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of a substantial range of Arabic vocabulary
  3. demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of a substantial range of Arabic texts
  4. demonstrate an ability to produce written Arabic at an advanced level
  5. demonstrate an ability to understand and operate at a substantial range of Arabic registers
  6. demonstrate an ability to communicate in Arabic at an advanced level
  7. demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the role of language in general, and Arabic in particular, in language-based scholarship and research

Workload

This course will be taught over 8 weeks (summer course) with 22 hours classroom contact per week in language classes.  This is a summer abroad course and the entire course will be run by Qasid Arabic Institute, Amman, Jordan.

Scope and syllabus

A graded internally-produced course book is provided to Qasid Arabic Institute to serve as the guidelines for their syllabus design and delivery. SOAS will closely monitor the syllabus and student progress.

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination taken (60%); one oral examination of 40 minutes duration (20%); 2 x mid term tests of 2 hours duration each (20%).

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