Arabic Beginners FAST TRACK (level 1)

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FAST TRACK courses enable you to complete the level in just one term, instead of two terms.

This is for you if you have no prior knowledge of Arabic (or you want to start again from scratch). You will learn basic skills to enable you to make yourself understood and to find out information in everyday situations.

Timetable NEW COURSE 2019

This intensive course will commence in April 2019. It comprises 60 learning hours over 10 weeks. There will be 2 lessons, of 2 hours each, per week (making a total of 40 guided learning hours).

Mondays and Wednesdays 6 - 8 pm (twice a week)
● Term 1: 10 weeks Fast Track (60 learning hours), starting Wednesday 8 May 2019

Fee

● £260* for 10 intensive weeks (60 learning hours), April to July 2019

This course will be taught in a small group: Minimum 6 and maximum 12 students.

*Includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.

Payment and enrolment is done online - please click the enrol now button to register and to go through to the registration process.

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Entry level

No previous knowledge of Arabic is required. Although it would be beneficial, the course is suitable for absolute beginners.

Course content

  • Getting started with reading and writing the Arabic alphabet and script
  • Meeting people and introducing yourself: family, profession and country of origin
  • Describing family tree
  • Polite requests
  • Asking and answering about time
  • Going shopping
  • Everyday routine
  • Physical description of people and objects

Our approach

This course is taught in Arabic and English. Our programme aims to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as cultural awareness. It provides a good balance between understanding the culture, vocabulary, writing system and grammar structures of the Arabic language and enhancing communication and interaction. It supports comprehensive and productive skills in speech and writing through authentic based activities and guided practice in the use of Arabic language. Students will be encouraged to seek opportunities to learn and practise the four skills outside the classroom taking advantage of learning resources provided by tutors and the programme. The group size is limited to 12 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

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Contact Details

e: lalenquiries@le.ac.uk

t: +44 (0) 116 252 2662

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2018-2019 Term Dates

Classes run during the University terms and take place during evenings, afternoons and Saturdays:

Term 1: Autumn term (10 weeks)

Monday 8 October – Saturday 15 December 2018

Term 2: Spring term (10 weeks)

Monday 21 January – Saturday 30 March 2019

Term 3: Summer term (10 weeks)

Monday 29 April – Saturday 6 July 2018

Summer School (2 intensive weeks)

Monday 10 – Friday 21 June 2019