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CULP: Arabic Basic 2


Course will be delivered online.

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. At basic level the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

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Target audience
  • University staff and students
  • Further details regarding Language Centre eligibility criteria are available
  • A1 Breakthrough Level
Topics covered

The course introduces students to the following functions and notions such as:

  • Titles and terms of address
  • Country of origin and nationality
  • Family and profession
  • Talking about the weather
  • Customs and travels
  • Daily activities
  • Ordering a meal
  • Daily routine
  • Talking about past holidays
  • Making inquiries and sightseeing
  • Saying what you like and don’t like
  • Asking the way and giving directions
  • Shopping in a store and market
  • Sports activities and hobbies
  • Talking about future plans
  • Describing your home
  • Describing countries and cities
  • Reading short texts in Arabic

By the end of the Course students will be able to:

  • Listening/Speaking: Express simple opinions or requirements in a familiar context.
  • Reading: Understand straightforward information within a known area, such as on products and signs and simple textbooks or reports on familiar matters.
  • Writing: Complete forms and write short simple letters or postcards related to personal information.

At the Basic 2 level the main aims are:

  • To further develop a basic understanding and an appreciation of the salient linguistic features of the MSA;
  • To establish the learner as a fairly confident language user in a wider range of every-day, predictable situations;
  • To enhance students’ understanding of to the complex historical and cultural background of the Arab world.
  • Presentations, practicals and online learning
System requirements
  • Raven access is required
  • Further information regarding Raven is available
  • Students Fees: £200 to be paid online. Please select ‘Concessionary’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Staff Fees: £200 to be paid online. Please select ‘All charged’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Links to the online store will be provided with your confirmation email.
  • Payment is required within 24 hours of your booking to secure your place.
  • Refunds available after the first lesson only.
  • Payment for the courses is made on the Online Store (CULP General Purpose courses), (Raven log in).
  • Course materials can be found on Moodle (Raven log in), once the course has started.
  • Fifteen taught sessions of two hours plus online learning
  • Three times per year (subject to demand)
Related courses
CULP: Cambridge University Language Programmes

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