Arabic for Beginners I

  • Level 4
  • 10 credits

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Start date 2 October 2017
Duration 12 weekly meetings
Days and times Mondays from 19:00 to 21:00
Tutor Sefat Salama
Course code ARA17A4633A
Fee £193.00
Concessionary fee £154.00 (find out about eligibility and funding options)

Although this course has started there may still be places available. Get in touch to find out more about late availability.

Start date 16 January 2018
Duration 12 weekly meetings
Days and times Tuesdays from 19:00 pm to 21:00
Tutor Sefat Salama
Course code ARA17A4633B
Fee £193.00
Concessionary fee £154.00 (find out about eligibility and funding options)

This course is aimed at absolute beginners and will introduce students to the Arabic language and culture.

The emphasis will be on developing speaking and listening skills. Students will also get a good impression of the outlook and day-to-day life of the Arabic speaking world.

Topics covered will include:

  • an introduction to Arabic language
  • greetings
  • introduce your self
  • numbers
  • telling the time

Grammar covered will include:

  • pronunciation
  • alphabet
  • feminine marker
  • tashkeel

This course is for students who are absolute beginners of Arabic, who wish to be able to hold basic conversation when travelling to Arabic speaking countries.

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

For us 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. 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.

The assessment of this course is divided into four parts to assess each of the following skills: speaking, listening,reading and writing. It is designed to enhance what you have learnt during the course. Additionally to the weekly sessions, we recommend that you spend time between the lessons, revising and practising what has been done in class.

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.

Accessibility

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.

Location

John Percival Building
Colum Drive
Cardiff
CF10 3EU