SOAS University of London

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

Arabic 5 B (PG)

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Term 2

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

At the end of the module, a student should be able to demonstrate…

  1. Knowledge and understanding of higher intermediate Arabic grammar
  2. Knowledge and understanding of a substantial range of Arabic vocabulary
  3. Knowledge and understanding of a substantial range of Arabic texts
  4. Ability to produce written Arabic at a higher intermediate level
  5. Ability to understand and operate at a substantial range of Arabic registers
  6. Ability to communicate in Arabic at a higher intermediate level
  7. Knowledge and understanding of the role of language in general, and Arabic in particular, in language-based scholarship and research (specific learning outcome for PG students)


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

Scope and syllabus

The module provides teaching and learning of higher intermediate level Arabic language.  It covers a wide variety of texts coverning literature, politics, religion, science, etc.

Teaching will dover reading, analysing, writing, listening and speaking.

Method of assessment

  • 1 x 2hr in class mid term written and spoken test (30%)
  • 1 x 2hr unseen written examination taken in May/June (40%)
  • 1 x 20min oral exam in May/June (30%)
  • The exact assessment deadline dates are published on the relevant module Moodle/BLE page


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