Mode of Attendance: Part-time
Fees: The fee for this 20-hour semi-intensive course is £299, payable in advance.
Arabic MSA Beginners 2 Semi-intensive is designed to enable learners to communicate in Modern Standard Arabic within a limited range of everyday situations.
Duration: 20 hours, two weeks, Monday 6th August - Friday 17th August 2018
Mode of attendance: 18:00-20:00 on five weekday evenings a week, Monday to Friday
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 semi-intensive course at SOAS Language Centre in London is aimed at post-beginners and is designed to enable learners to communicate in Modern Standard Arabic within a limited range of everyday situations. The course covers listening, speaking, reading and writing, using contemporary printed and audio/visual material. An appropriate balance is struck between learning the grammar and vocabulary for accuracy and communicative activities for fluency practice. Students will further boost their vocabulary skills.
Wightwick, J, and Gaafar, M. (2014) Mastering Arabic 3rd Edition London: Palgrave Macmillan
Extra supplementary materials will be provided by the teacher.
All courses will take place on the Bloomsbury campus of SOAS. Click here for a map of the Bloomsbury campus.
Room locations will be notified once the Registration Period for the course has closed.
There are discounts available for SOAS staff and students and also for staff and students of a number of University of London colleges. Please check here to see the list of colleges of which membership would qualify an applicant for a discount.
Terms and Conditions
Before applying, please be sure that you have read the SOAS Language Centre Terms and Conditions.
How to Apply
This course is not aimed at complete beginners. Unless you progress to this course from one of the Arabic Beginner 1 courses offered at the Language Centre, you will be expected to have already covered similar language content to what is covered in our Arabic Beginner 1 courses. You are advised to read online the syllabuses for both the Beginner 1 and Beginner 2 courses and enrol on the most suitable one for you.
If you are sure this is the right level for you, you can enrol for Beginners 2 on the Online Store here.
Please note that, if you wish to progress smoothly to the next level of study, you should expect to devote enough time out of class to self-study and revision. Although the summer courses are designed to ensure that you make progress regardless of how much self-study you do, we strongly recommend that you put sufficient private study time aside to support the in-class tuition you receive. Please be aware that the pace of the summer courses is fast-moving. You are strongly advised not to over-commit yourself for the duration of a course that contains the word ‘intensive’ in its description. For those who wish to study at a more leisurely pace (one contact session of 2 hours a week), our term-time courses are ideally suited.
Continuing Your Study
This intensive course is equivalent to Beginner level 2; students who completed this course should be able to join Beginners level 3 in the Autumn or Winter Term of the academic year 2018-2019.