The Levantine Proficiency course is for students who have completed the full Levantine Advanced course at SOAS or an equivalent number of hours of formal Arabic language study (a minimum of 420 hours). (If neither of these apply to you but you think this may be your level, an online assessment can be conducted, please book here.)
Learners will be able to initiate and sustain discussion of topics of general interest, understand the main points of any non-technical text in both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Levantine, carry out basic research (identify important sources and comfortably understand main ideas), and understand the general ideas of lectures on familiar topics in both MSA and Levantine.
Students will be practising to speak and present in a more advanced way, including elements they learn and analyse from the literature they study in class.
The course is taught in Arabic with very little to no use of English and includes great exposure to Arabic grammar and vocabulary. It also further develops the skills of comprehension in listening and reading, and the skills of expression in speaking and writing.
This will be achieved through 20 hours of blended learning: 15 hours of online structured lessons with the teacher and supplemented by a minimum of 5 hours of guided independent learning which is supported by complementary material and regular feedback from the tutor. The course objective will be achieved within the 10-week course.
Online Course Requirements
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Entry Requirements and Progression Route
This course is aimed at students who have completed the full Levantine Advanced Course (Arabic Levantine Advanced 1, 2, and 3) or equivalent (approximately 420 hours of formal study). After completing Levantine Proficiency 1, students progress onto Levantine Proficiency 2, and then Levantine Proficiency 3.
Please note, that each term, classes are subject to quorum requirements.
For course dates and information, please see our timetable Information: https://www.soas.ac.uk/languagecentre/enrolment/
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Mode of Attendance: Part-time
- 1 term per sub-level; 10 weeks per term. 20 hours blended learning