Arabic for Improvers 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 Dr Buthena Davies
Course code ARA17A4635A
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.

This course is aimed at students who have studied Arabic for one year part-time, who wish to further improve their language skills and at the same time get an insight into Arabic life and culture.

Though the emphasis is on speaking you will also learn more simple grammatical structures and sentence pattern.

The following topics/grammar will be covered:

  • the alphabets and its different forms in writing and phonology
  • basic grammar and vocabulary of standard Arabic
  • personal profile
  • days of the week months of the year
  • crops
  • animals
  • clothes and costume
  • town features and road directions
  • hobbies
  • at the airport
  • in your house
  • hotels
  • names of countries, major cities and objects.

This course is for students who have a basic knowledge of Arabic who wish to be able to further improve their 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

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 as homework.

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’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


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.


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