Mode of Attendance: Part-time
Arabic (MSA) Beginners 1 online intensive is designed to enable learners to communicate in Modern Standard Arabic within a limited range of everyday situations.
Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is the recognised means of formal spoken and written communication. It is used throughout the Arabic-speaking world on official occasions, in education and the media.
This course is designed for complete beginners of Modern Standard Arabic and will teach them to apply the language within a limited range of everyday situations using the four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will learn to express themselves at a basic level of communicative interaction. They will also be introduced to the essentials of the Arabic writing system and learn to read and write basic words and sentences.
Duration: 15hrs of classes, 5 weeks
Arabic (MSA) Beginners 1 Online Intensive (42875)
August-September 2022 Timetable:
The course is taught in English and Arabic and includes an appropriate exposure to Arabic grammar and vocabulary, while developing the skills of comprehension in listening and reading, and the skills of expression in speaking and writing.
Our online courses are delivered through a blended learning model: this is composed of 15 hours of live online structured lessons with the teacher, plus a minimum of 5 hours of blended learning. This is a guided independent learning supported by complementary material and regular feedback from the tutor. The course objective will be achieved within the course.
Wightwick, J, and Gaafar, M. (2014) Mastering Arabic 3rd Edition London: Palgrave Macmillan
Extra supplementary materials will be provided by the teacher.
Online Course Requirements
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£299. Please see our Fees Page for full information and discounts available.
Terms and Conditions
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How to Apply
This MSA Beginner 1 course is aimed at complete beginners, no previous knowledge is required. Click here to enrol for Arabic (MSA) Beginners 1 (42875) online intensive. Please note that places are first come first served. Enrolments are taken until the course is fully booked, or up to midnight 17th July, whichever is soonest.
Continuing Your Study
This MSA Beginners 1 course is equivalent to the 10 week MSA Beginners 1 level; students who complete this course may be able to join a Beginners 2 for our term starting October 2022, or a future term at SOAS Language Centre.