Arabic: Level One (Fast Track for Learners Familiar with Arabic Script)
This information is for the 2013/14 session.
Mr Luay Hasan CMK.C804
- Students who have familiarity with Arabic script. Admission into the course upon tutor’s approval during the information sessions.
- Students should demonstrate commitment to regular attendance, completion of homework, completion of the dossier and all assessments.
- Students should dedicate at least two hours per week for coursework in addition to classes.
- This course is suitable for students wanting to learn Modern Standard Arabic.
- To develop the ability to use Arabic effectively for purposes of practical communication at survival level.
- The course enables students to read and write basic words and sentences.
- To deal with a range of predictable simple language tasks using a limited range of language.
- To establish the skills, language and attitudes required to promote and facilitate further study of Arabic.
- To bring the students to level A1 of the Common European Framework.
- Asking for and giving personal information, directions and opinions
- Talking about family
- Talking about your country
- Describing people, places and objects
- Talking about past events and experiences
- Using the dictionary (basic)
- Asking and giving the time
- Talking about present events
- Talking about future events (basic)
- Ordering in a restaurant
- Asking for and giving directions
- The definitive article
- Independent pronouns and pronoun suffixes.
- Nouns-adjective phrases
- Feminine and masculine words
- Adjective-noun agreements
- Word order
- Verb-subject agreement
- Demonstratives (singular)
- Possessive pronouns
- Interrogatives (where, when, what, how many,etc)
- Prepositions: in, between
- Nisba (nationality)
- Idafa (genitive construction)
- Past tense
- Linking words (Firstly, after, lately, etc.)
- Present tense
- Future tense (basic)
- Plural (sound, masc./fem.)
- Negative phrases (past, present, future)
- Prepositions with pronoun suffixes
- Persons of the verb (sing./pl.)
12 hours of classes in the MT. 20 hours of classes in the LT. 8 hours of classes in the ST.
- This is a 40 hour-course.
- Please refer to the LSE timetable for course teaching arrangements.
Study Pack will be provided
Other materials useful for this level
- Mastering Arabic 1, Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
- Mastering Arabic Grammar, Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005
- Al-Kitaab fii Ta‘llum al-‘Arabiyya Al-Kitaab Fii Ta Allum Al- Arabiyya: Pt. 1: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic by Brustad et al, Georgetown Univ.Press, 2011
Language Centre Learning Support
- Tandem Learning: Regular events to improve your spoken language skills - Join our Language Exchange programme! Find out about the details and our Facebook Groups
- Online Language Learning: Try our Moodle site “LSE Language Gateway” as extra support for your language learning (includes links to podcasts, streaming television, free online courses).
Go to www.lse.ac.uk/languages and click on 'Learning Support'
Continuous assessment (50%) in the MT, LT and ST.
Oral examination (30%) in the ST.
In class assessment (20%) in the LT.
Department: Language Studies
Total students 2012/13: 16
Average class size 2012/13: 15