Arabic Advanced Level Speaking Skills
- 1 term per sub-level; 10 weeks per term
- Attendance mode
- Part-time, online/blended learning
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
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 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 (email email@example.com) or any other source you can find.
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.
For course dates and information, please see our timetables.
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
|Science and Technology||Research
|Media and press||Media coverage
Impact of social media
|Travel and tourism||Holidays
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.
Important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules
See the full list of Language Centre short courses in Arabic on the Arabic language homepage
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- Learner support (incl. SOAS Language Centre account, library card, BLE/Moodle access)
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