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Move beyond conversational basics with our Arabic Lower Intermediate short course. The course comprises three modules set at progressive levels over one year.
Taught mostly in Arabic, this language short course is perfect if you have some knowledge of Arabic and would like to continue learning.
This Arabic evening course will enable you to communicate with more variation and fluency, so you feel confident in most everyday situations with Arabic speakers. It will also broaden your understanding of the Arabic culture and way of life. Challenging but rewarding, the Arabic Lower Intermediate course is perfectly suited to those looking to improve their skills and knowledge.
The course consists of one evening class a week for a total of 30 weeks; spread across three modules, the Arabic Lower Intermediate short course is ideal for those with various commitments or working full time.
All of our language short courses are taught by qualified native speakers and delivered at City, University of London’s main campus, in the heart of the capital.
The Arabic lower intermediate short course covers various subjects such as: scheduling appointments, reading newspapers, describing neighbourhood businesses and their locations, writing postcards and letters, discussing sports and food, expressing preference and frequency, colours; and describing countries.
Linguistic skills such as building sentences, transforming information and describing aspects of one’s background and immediate environment are developed.
The Arabic Lower Intermediate is ideal if you have completed the Arabic Beginners course or have a good beginners knowledge of Arabic. You can check your level using our online guidelines.
The Arabic Lower Intermediate course is taught at progressive levels, starting with Module One in October. We only advise joining Module Two or Module Three if you are already familiar with the content from earlier modules (see the What will I learn? section below for module content).
The Arabic Lower Intermediate short course is ideal if you have:
Modules are taught at progressive levels, starting with Module One in the autumn (October).
If you wish to join Module Two of the Arabic Lower Intermediate short course (in January), you must have completed Module One or be familiar with the content taught in Module One, specified in the What will I learn? section.
If you wish to enrol on Module Three of the short course (in April/May), you must have completed both Module One and Module Two or be familiar with the content taught in these two modules, found in the What will I learn? section.
Please check your level by using our online guidelines before enrolling.
You will need to respond to instructions and read course documents in English.
Classroom activities on the Arabic Year 2 (Lower Intermediate) short course will include:
You will perform listening, speaking, reading and writing in Arabic.
There is no formal assessment and no qualification is issued at the end of the course, but you will be awarded an official City, University of London certificate on completion of the course. You must attend over 70 per cent of the classes to be eligible for the certificate.
By: Mahdi Alosh, Revised by Allen Clark
Ahmed EI-Shareif is a native Arabic speaker from Egypt. He obtained his Master of Arts in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language from SOAS, University of London. He also attended several workshops run by the Authors of Al-Kitaab in Texas University, USA and London.
Ahmed currently teaches Arabic at City (CASS & LGP Modules) and SOAS. He previously taught at Suffolk College, Westminster University, International House London and Kings College London.
Ahmed is an External Examiner for Pearson education, and Chartered Institute of Linguists. He also designs and runs training courses for the development of Arabic teachers abroad and in UK.