Arabic: Level Three (Standard)
This information is for the 2013/14 session.
Mr Luay Hasan CMK.C804
- Students should show command (at both oral and written level) … see description of “Communicative content” and “Structural Content” of Level 2 Fast Track (LN704). Admission into the course after 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.
- Level B1 of Common European Framework.
- Talking about past events and experiences
- Talking about present events and experiences.
- Describing places, people and objects.
- Making comparisons.
- Expressing wishes, plans for the future, uncertainty and doubts.
- Giving opinions and judgements
- Expressing agreement and disagreement.
- Talking about current issues
- Giving advise
- Revision of past tense and Present tense
- Revision of negative phrases
- Forms of the Arabic verb (1-10)
- Plural patterns
- Comparative forms
- Verb Kana (To be) and other hollow verbs
- Future tense
- Verb/subject agreements
- Assimilated, doubled and defective verbs
- Verbs with hamza
- The subjunctive
- Kana and its sisters
- Inna and its sisters
- Relative clauses
- Imperative: do/don' t
- Dual (verbs, nouns, adjectives, pronouns and relative clauses)
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 2, Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
- 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)
- Al-Munjid fi-l-Lughah wa-l-A‘laam (Dar al-Machreq, Beirut, 1998) (Arabic-Arabic)
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: 16
Average class size 2012/13: 14