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SOAS Language Centre

Arabic (Modern Standard) Pre-Advanced Course

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

2018 Entry requirements

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Mode of Attendance: Part-time

A course in Modern Standard Arabic for Pre-Advanced students who have completed the Upper Intermediate level course or its equivalent.

The course aims to reinforce the skills of communicating in Modern Standard Arabic acquired on the Upper Intermediate course or other similar courses. Having completed the course, students should be able to:

·be able to understand the meaning of written and spoken input contextualised in 'real world' settings, using lexical and grammatical clues
·initiate and sustain conversations on a variety of topics
·be familiar with some key differences between formal and spoken Arabic.


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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