Arabic Beginners (level 1)

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This is for you if you have no prior knowledge of Arabic (or so little that you effectively 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 NEW course will start in January 2019. It comprises 60 learning hours over two terms. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week. The first ten lessons will run from January to March and the consequent 10 lessons will run from April until July when the course will be completed. You can enrol for the complete course - 20 weeks - or for just one term - 10 weeks.

You are welcome to join in this course if you have no previous knowledge of the language or so little that you wish to start from scratch again.

Thursdays 6 - 8 pm
●  Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting 24 January 2019
●  Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), resuming 2 May 2019

Fee

● Full course 20 weeks - £210* (60 learning hours), January to July 2019
● 1 term 10 weeks - £110* (30 learning hours), January to March 2018

*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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Timetable Course started in October 2018

This course started in October 2018. You are welcome to join in this course given that you have previous knowledge of the language. Alternatively you ca join in a NEW beginners course, as described above.

The second term of the course comprises 30 learning hours over one term. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week.Lessons, will resume in January 2019 until the end of March when the course will be completed.

Thursdays 6 - 8 pm
●  Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), resuming 24 January 2019

Fee

● Second half, 10 weeks - 110* (30 learning hours), January to March 2019

*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

Course book

  • Mastering Arabic  by Jane Wightwick & Mahhmoud Gaafar,
  • Read and speak Arabic by Jane  Wightwick  & Mahhmoud Gaafar

There isn’t a University bookshop however The European Bookshop website holds our book list and offers a 10% discount to all our students. Languages at Leicester Reading List.

It is not essential to bring a course book to the first class.  The tutor will discuss book requirements in class and advise you of the best places to obtain the book if required.  With some languages there is the option for us to order text books on behalf of a class.

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. Lessons are planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

Progression route

Upon completing the Beginners level (1), you can progress onto the Post-beginners level (2).

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Contact Details

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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