Arabic: Level Four (Standard)
This information is for the 2013/14 session.
Mr Luay Hasan CMK.C804
- Students should show command (at both written and oral level) … see description of “Communicative content” and “Structural Content” of Level 3 (LN 705) . Admission into the course after completion of level test and tutor’s approval.
- This course is suitable for students wanting to improve Modern Standard Arabic.
- 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.
- To extend the ability to use Arabic effectively for purposes of general communication.
- To establish the skills, language and attitudes required to promote and facilitate further study of Arabic.
- Level B2 of Common European Framework.
- Describing people, feelings and places.
- Talking about past experiences and events.
- Talking about present experiences and events.
- Relating actions in the past.
- Expressing wishes, plans for the future and doubts.
- Giving opinions and judgements.
- Expressing hypothesis and certainty.
- Comparing possibilities.
- Forbidding and suggesting.
- Talking about current issues.
- Relative clauses
- Revision of past, present, future, imperative
- Revision of passive voice
- Revision of hollow, assimilated, doubled and defective verbs
- Revision of verbs with hamza
- Conditional sentences
- Inna and its sisters
- Forms of hollow, assimilated, doubled and defective verbs
- Forms of verbs with hamza
- Verbs with two accusatives
- Transitive verbs with two direct objects
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
- Al-Kitaab fii Ta‘llum al-‘Arabiyya Al-Kitaab Fii Ta Allum Al- Arabiyya: Pt. 1and Pt.2: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic by Brustad et al, Georgetown Univ.Press.
- Hans Wehr Arabic-English Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic (edited by J M Cowan, Spoken Lang. Service,1976)
- The Oxford English-Arabic Dictionary of Current Usage (edited by N S Doniach, Oxford Univ. Press,1982) ISBN 0-19-864321-7
- Al-Mawrid English-Arabic Dictionary by Munir Ba‘albaki (Dar al-Ilm Lil-Malayen, Beirut)
- 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.
Oral examination (30%) in the ST.
In class assessment (20%) in the LT.
Department: Language Studies
Total students 2012/13: 8
Average class size 2012/13: 8