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Arabic (Colloquial Levantine) Lower Intermediate 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 Levantine Arabic for Lower Intermediate Level learners who have completed the Beginners course or its equivalent

This course aims to improve the skills acquired on the Levantine 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 Levantine Arabic would be spoken. 

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 Language and includes coverage of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and a good balance between understanding the systems of Arabic Language grammar and vocabulary, developing the skills of comprehending and producing Arabic Language 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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