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SOAS Language Centre

Arabic (Colloquial Levantine) Upper Intermediate Course

duration:
3 terms, 10 weeks per term, 2 hours per week. Each term classes are subject to quorum requirements.

2017 Entry requirements

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Overview

Mode of Attendance: Part-time

This course aims to improve the skills acquired on the Levantine Arabic Evening Lower Intermediate course or similar courses, and to develop communicative skills in a wide range of contexts enabling the student to effectively interact in situations where Levantine Arabic would be spoken.

Having completed the course students should be able to:

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various option.
Method

The course is taught in English and Arabic and includes coverage of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and a good balance between understanding the systems of Arabic grammar and vocabulary, developing the skills of comprehending and producing Arabic in speech and writing, guided practice in language usage and use and authentic communicative activities. Class size is limited to fifteen to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

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Syllabus

Materials

Materials

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 bookshop@soas.ac.uk

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