Mode of Attendance: Part-time
Fees: Course fees quoted are per term of 10 weeks.
The Proficiency course is for students who have completed the full 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, carry out basic research (identify important sources and comfortably understand main ideas), understand the general ideas of lectures on familiar topics, and write essays and opinion pieces on a wide variety of topics.
Students will be taught how to write 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
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 Advanced Course (Arabic MSA Advanced 1, 2, and 3) or equivalent (approximately 420 hours of formal study). After completing Proficiency 1, students progress onto Proficiency 2, and then 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/
- How to Apply
- Term Dates and Course Fees
- Terms and Conditions
- Learner Support (incl. SOAS account, SOAS library card, BLE/Moodle access)
See the full list of short evening courses and accredited programmes in Arabic on the Arabic Section Homepage.
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