SOAS University of London

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

Arabic 3 A (PG)

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This is an intermediate language acquisition module, and builds on knowledge acquired in Arabic 1A, Arabic 1B, Arabic 2A, and Arabic 2B. Students study authentic Arabic texts of various writing genres and gain further knowledge of grammar (syntax and structure). The module develops students' competence equally in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.


Arabic 2B (PG)

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

This module is a continuation of Arabic 2B. It will reinforce the skills taught in Arabic 1A, Arabic 1B, Arabic 2A and Arabic 2B, 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, and communicate in Arabic at the intermediate level.


This module will be taught over 10 weeks with 5 hours contact per week.

Scope and syllabus

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

Method of assessment

  • A two-hour written exam paper (50%)
  • A two-hour in-class written and spoken test (50%)


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