Arabic: Level Two (Standard)
This information is for the 2013/14 session.
Mr Nadim Ben Mohamed Mahjoub CMK.C804
- Students should have previously learnt … see description of “Communicative content” and “Structural Content” of Level 1 Standard (LN701) and/or Level 1 Fast Track (LN702). Admission into the course upon completion of level test and tutor’s approval.
- 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 improve Modern Standard Arabic.
- To use Arabic effectively for purposes of practical communication and reading comprehension in familiar work and social contexts.
- To establish the skills, language and attitudes required to promote and facilitate further study of Arabic.
- To bring the students to level A2- of Common European Framework.
- Talking about present events and experiences
- Talking about past events and experiences
- Describing people, places and objects
- Talking about daily habits/routine
- Making comparisons
- Using both past and present
- Talking about future plans (basic)
- Expressing preferences
- Expressing likes/dislikes
- Writing a postcard
- Revision of present tense
- Revision of Nisba (nationality)
- Revision of Idafa (genitive construction)
- Revision of possessive
- Negative phrases
- Prepositions with pronoun suffixes
- Past tense
- Adverbs of frequency
- Introduction to Masdar (verbal noun)
- Time expressions
- Verb Kana (To be)
- Dual and Plural (sound and broken)
- Future tense
- Number-noun agreement (1-10)
- Adjective-noun agreement (human/non human)
- Introduction to cases and declination (nominative, accusative, genitive)
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.
Other useful materials for this level
- Mastering Arabic 1 and 2, Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar, Palgrave Macmillan.
- 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
- The Oxford English-Arabic Dictionary of Current Usage (edited by N S Doniach, Oxford Univ. Press,1983)
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.
In class assessment (20%) in the LT.
Oral examination (30%) in the ST.
Department: Language Studies
Total students 2012/13: 8
Average class size 2012/13: 8