Mode of Attendance: Part-time
Levantine Arabic is the dialect of Arabic spoken in the Levant region of the Middle East (Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and Jordan).
The Elementary course is for students who have completed the full Beginners course at SOAS or an equivalent number of hours of formal Arabic language study (approximately 60 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.)
The course aims to use Levantine Arabic in a range of frequently encountered situations across the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course places a greater focus on speaking skills for communicative purposes.
The course is taught in English and Arabic and includes a suitable exposure to Arabic grammar and vocabulary, while further developing 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: this is composed of 15 hours of online structured lessons with the teacher. This is supplemented by a minimum of 5 hours of guided independent learning supported by complementary material and regular feedback from the tutor. The course objective will be achieved within the 10-week course.
Online Course Requirements
Please ensure you have checked the Learner Support page for the Collaborate Session Preparation and Checklist, Required Equipment & Software.
Entry Requirements and Progression Route
This course is aimed at students who have completed the full Levantine Beginners Course (Arabic Levantine Beginners 1, 2, and 3) or equivalent (approximately 60 hours of formal study). After completing Levantine Elementary 1, students progress onto Levantine Elementary 2, and then Levantine Elementary 3. After this, students can begin the Levantine Pre-Intermediate level.
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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