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.
We don’t set a formal exam at the end of the course, but you will be assessed on your progress throughout, both in class and through homework activities.
Our tutors encourage ‘active learning’ where you participate in interactive role plays, group work and discussions, rather than being lectured to and learning by rote. This means you get more time to practice your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
Newspapers, advertisements, and announcements are used, which not only helps you learn practical language but also offers an insight into the culture you’ll find when visiting Arab speaking countries.
The book used on this course is Ahlan wa Sahlan: Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners. This includes access to online interactive exercises.