Lower Intermediate Arabic
Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 20 Credits.
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This follow-on course from Arabic for Improvers II will enable students to use a broader range of oral, aural and written language skills, sufficient to get by in Arabic speaking countries with some hesitations on topics concerned with everyday matters and express their view in writing in a more elaborate style. Students will further develop an understanding of the culture of Arabic speaking countries.
- New words related to topics such as: House, office, clothes, politics, geography, food and drinks, art, business, health. Each word will then converted to all the possible forms (noun, adverb, adjective, etc).
- Grammar: including topics like: past, present, future tenses; feminine and masculine; single and plural; verbal and noun sentences.
- Translation: each week a translation exercise, based on the previously acquired vocabulary and grammar.
- Conversation of selected every-day topics
- Pronunciation skills
- Arabic/English translation and verse vice about current economic, artistic, political and cultural issues
The tutor is a native speaker from Syria.
Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at students who have a simple knowledge of Arabic, who wish
to further improve their communication skills in oral, aural and written form.
Learning and Teaching
The emphasis of the course is on participation and students are encouraged to actively participate in class through various non-threatening forms of activities designed to stimulate communication.
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
You will not have formal examinations but you may have reading and listening class tests. You may be asked to write short texts and/or deal with short translations. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.
The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cf.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.