- One-year course with 3 terms, 10 weeks per term, 2 hours per week
SOAS Language Centre
Arabic (Colloquial Egyptian) Lower Intermediate Course
2017 Entry requirements
- Fees and funding
Mode of Attendance: Part-time
The course aims to improve the skills acquired on the Egyptian Arabic evening beginners course or similar courses, and to develop communicative skills in a wide range of contexts enabling the student to effectively interact in situations where Colloquial Egyptian Arabic would be spoken. Egyptian Arabic is generally understood by Arabs everywhere and is therefore the most widely used of the dialects. Having completed the course students should be able to:
- express themselves in Arabic using more complex sentence structures;
- understand a range of spoken Arabic beyond common courtesy and survival requirements;
- use a greater variety of vocabulary;
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.
Classes will be held at the Bloomsbury or Kings Cross Campus of SOAS in central London on one evening a week or Saturday daytime. Participants receive 20 hours of language tuition over a ten-week period (with additional weeks where public holidays displace a class session).
Fees and funding
Course fees quoted are per term of 10 weeks.