Arabic Advanced Level Speaking Skills

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Duration
1 term per sub-level; 10 weeks per term
Attendance mode
Part-time, online/blended learning

Course overview

Course aim

This Advanced level Arabic Speaking Skills course is designed for students who wish to reinforce their speaking skills on a range of topics in a classroom environment. It is aimed at students who have studied at least 180 hours of guided Arabic study. If neither of these apply to you but you think this may be your level, an online assessment can be conducted, please book an assessment (MS form)

The course has a communicative focus on activating students' conversational skills and their confidence in using Arabic in speaking for a range of real-world scenarios. This course is delivered by the Language Centre

Method

The course is taught in Arabic with some support in English. It is purely topic based in order to support students’ learning and practicing the use of widely communicative language through presentation and discussion activities.

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.

Online course requirements

Please ensure you have checked the learner support page

Materials

Materials for this course are authentically created and sourced by the teacher, so no materials need to be purchased for this course. If you wish to read about which materials were used for the other courses, our course materials page shows you what you need to buy for this course. Course materials are not included in the course fee and can be purchased from the SOAS bookshop bookshop@soas.ac.uk

Entry requirements and progression route

This course is aimed at students who have studied at least 180 hours of guided Arabic study and wish to further develop their speaking skills. This course takes place each term and students can enrol continuously throughout the year.
Students can alternatively progress into another Arabic course after an assessment of their level.
Please note, that each term, courses are subject to quorum requirements.

Advanced Speaking and Listening Skills is scheduled for our term commencing 16 January 2023. 

For course dates and information, please see our timetables.

Structure

Arabic Speaking Skills

These are the umbrella topics for the course, they are subject to change according to the interests of the students and current affairs:

Arab culture  Traditions of festivals
Social occasions
Personal experiences Anecdotes
Stories
Work experiences
Current affairs Politics
Social changes
Economic development Business
Finance
Markets
Investment
Trade relations
Social issues Population
Mobility
Migration
Refugees
Education
Health
Medicine
Science and Technology Research
Scientific development
Environmental issues
Media and press Media coverage
Impact of social media
Travel and tourism Holidays
Visits
Cross-cultural impressions

The above is an indication of content that may be covered over the duration of the course but it could vary depending on the level and progress of students in the class.

Disclaimer

Important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules

See the full list of Language Centre short courses in Arabic on the Arabic language homepage

Related information

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