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Beginners

Arabic imageThis communicative course aims to cover the basic Arabic that a traveller might need in everyday situations in Arabic-speaking countries: introducing yourself or someone else, ordering food and drink, asking for and understanding directions, shopping, booking a hotel room, and asking about public transport

Course materials

The course will be based on the course book Read and Speak Arabic, supplemented with additional materials. Students should find that they quickly acquire basic communicative proficiency and discover that learning Arabic is simple and fun.

Questions regarding the content and teaching of the above course should be addressed to the Arabic Coordinator, Dr Mashail Haydar Ali, mashail.ali@imperial.ac.uk.

Please carefully review the programme timetableterm dates and fees & enrolment information before clicking on the booking link.
N.B: Enrolment starts 1 March 2019

Improvers

Arabic imageThis course aims to consolidate language skills of students who have recently completed a Beginners course at Imperial College or elsewhere (A1 level of the Common European Framework) with specific focus on communication.

The approach is communicative and cultural aspects relating to the Arab world will be injected through various activities. Throughout the course, Modern Standard Arabic will be the language used and students will be encouraged to communicate in the target language in the classroom.

The course will review some topics and grammatical structures from the Beginners’ course: possessive pronouns, the possessive structure, interrogative particles, human-non human plural forms, sound and broken plurals, numbers, the past tense (past activities), telling time and the present tense (routine or present activities). Future topics may be included according to students' level and needs.

By the end of the course, students should be able to interact in Arabic in a wider situations. Reaching a lower intermediate level (A1+CEFR), students can expect to be able to: 

  • introduce themselves & others and talk about their family and friends;
  • ask for and understand directions;
  • describe the weather and seasons;
  • book a table in a restaurant, order and pay for food & drink;
  • talk about education and profession;
  • describe daily activities;
  • request & give information;
  • read notes or emails, menus, advertisements and short paragraphs.

Course materials

The course will be based on the Mastering Arabic 1 textbook (Jane Wightwick & Mahmoud Gaafar, 3rd edition, Palgrave 2015) supplemented by additional materials.

Questions regarding the content and teaching of the above course should be addressed to the Arabic Coordinator, Dr Mashail Haydar Ali, mashail.ali@imperial.ac.uk.

Please carefully review the programme timetableterm dates and fees & enrolment information before clicking on the booking link.
N.B: Enrolment starts 1 March 2019