Arabic Year 1 (Beginners)

City University London
En Islington (Inglaterra)

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  • Short course
  • Islington (Inglaterra)
  • Cuándo:
    Septiembre 2017

This Beginners Arabic short course is an introduction to the Arabic language and way of life for the purpose of practical communication. Modern Standard Arabic is taught with reference to dialects.The Arabic script is introduced letter by letter with grouping depending on the shape of the shell. Listening and speaking exercises in the class reinforce the relationship between letters learnt and their associated sound.Students learn about Arabic media, how to make polite requests and express likes and dislikes, and receive an introduction to food and drink. Students also learn to describe daily activities. The course runs over three terms and by the end of it, students will have an understanding of the structure of Arabic and will be able to speak, read, write and understand simple Arabic sentences.Whether learning Arabic for travelling, working abroad or with foreign companies, the Arabic Beginners course will enable students to communicate confidently on a basic level in everyday situations, socialise and not feel out of place when visiting Arabic-speaking countries.LEVEL:Term 1 of the Arabic Year 1 short course is aimed at complete Beginners - for students with no prior knowledge of the language.Term 2 and term 3 of this course are aimed at students with some basic knowledge of the language. If you would like to join the Arabic Year 1 course in January or April, please make sure you have the correct level by using our online guidelines.If you are a complete Beginner and you have missed the October enrolment, you can join the Arabic Accelerated course in January. You will cover Term 1 and Term 2 within one 10 week term. You will then be able to join Arabic Year 1 in Term 3.If you have missed the January enrolment, you can join the Arabic Beginners Summer Intensive (Year 1) in May. You will cover the course materials of Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3 within one term.Why Choose a City Short Course?Delivered by native speakers, our Arabic Beginners...

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Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendés en este curso?

Basic IT training
Basic IT


What will I learn?

Term 1

Topics covered

Alphabet and sounds, greetings and leave-taking, yourself and where you are from, professions, everyday objects

Grammatical structures

The short and long Arabic vowels; masculine and feminine words (gender of nouns); simple sentences; case endings - the nominative case, nouns (singular) and adjective agreement; plural of words, possessive endings, the letter Ta Marbouda and its sound, attaching a suffix to a word ending in Ta Marbouda, separate personal pronoun, subject and predicate, separate pronoun

Learning objectives

  • Writing and reading the Alphabet as well their sounds (phonetics)
  • Introducing and identifying yourself and others
  • Greeting people
  • Saying good-bye
  • Asking about well-being
  • Talking about what you do
  • Identifying places of origin and Arab countries, political system and capitals.
  • Describing everyday objects/ objects in class room
  • Making polite requests and asking questions
  • Introduction to colloquial Arabic; phonological variations/ different hand writing

Term 2

Topics covered

More objects, immediate surroundings and facilities, family , more countries and peoples; numbers; prices

Grammatical structures

Prepositions, coordinating particle, demonstrative, contrasting particle , negation, the definite article, sun and moon letters, question words, verbs, dual, more about plural, negation and conjugation

Learning objectives

  • Being able to count
  • Eliciting information
  • Expressing admiration
  • Cardinals numbers
  • Describing a situation
  • Giving your address
  • Expressing regret or apology

Term 3

Topics covered

Food and drink, daily routine and schedules, telling time, describing people, positions and activities, the weather, past events, Arabic print media

Grammatical structures

Sequence, the verb KANA, comparing and contrasting, partitive nouns, giving a reason, the imperative, case of the noun, attached pronoun to verb, likes and dislikes, plural of noun, idafa structure, verbal noun and past tense

Learning objectives

  • Requesting and declining things politely
  • Describing activities in the present, past and future
  • Reporting what other people say
  • Talking about the weather
  • Describing daily activities
  • Expressing contrast and reasons

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Teaching and Assessment

The emphasis of this Arabic short course is on listening and speaking. The lessons focus on language that is required in authentic situations.

Classroom activities will include: role-playing, class room discussion, pair and group work, work on pronunciation and intonation as well as grammar in context. Listening to audio clips and watching videos are an important element in our lessons. More comprehensive grammar exercises and reading texts are generally set as homework.

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