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Arabic (Colloguial Levantine) Elementary

An elementary level course in Colloquial Levantine Arabic

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Mode of Attendance: Part-time

A weekday evening course in Levantine Arabic for Elementary students who have completed the Beginners level course or its equivalent. The course aims to use the Levantine Arabic dialect in a range of frequently encountered situations and contexts enabling students to effectively interact in situations where Levantine Arabic would be spoken.

Having completed the course students should be able to:

•communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
•understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
•describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.


Our course materials page shows you what you need to buy for this course. Course materials are not included in the course fee and can be purchased from the SOAS bookshop

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