Arabic: Level One (Integrated Approach)
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Mr Nadim Ben Mohamed Mahjoub
This is a non-credit bearing course available to all LSE students, staff, alumni and external clients.
• No previous knowledge of Arabic required.
• Students should demonstrate commitment to regular attendance, completion of homework, completion of the dossier and all assessments.
• Students should dedicate two-three hours per week for coursework in addition to classes.
• This course is suitable for students wanting to learn the basis of Levantine Arabic colloquial and Modern Standard Arabic.
• Admission into the course upon tutor’s approval during the information sessions.
• To develop the ability to use Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine dialect) effectively for purposes of communication at survival level.
• 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.
• Personal information
• Your immediate family
• Your studies and jobs
• Where you live
• Your city and country
• Present and past actions/events
• Describing people, places and objects
• Daily habits/routine
• Making comparisons
• Talking about future plans (basic)
• Expressing likes/dislikes
• Feminine and masculine words
• Present tense
• The definitive article
• Independent pronouns and pronoun suffixes
• Nouns-adjective phrases
• Word order
• Possessive pronouns
• Interrogatives (where, when, what, in which,etc.)
• Prepositions: in, between, etc
• Nisba (nationality)
• Idafa (genitive construction)
• Past Tense
• Use of "also, where, in the same, etc."
24 hours of classes in the MT. 33 hours of classes in the LT. 3 hours of classes in the ST.
• This is a 60 hour-course.
• Please refer to the LSE timetable for course teaching arrangements.
Weekly exercises featuring interactive work and oral practise; grammar exercises; reading and listening comprehension.
Study Pack to be provided.
Other useful materials for this level
- Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic, Letters and Sounds by Brustad et all. Georgetown Univ. Press, Second or Third Editions
- 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
- Syrian Colloquial Arabic, a Functional Course (third edition) by Mary-Jane Liddicoat, Richard Lennane and Dr Iman Abdul Rahim
- Arabiyyat al-Naas (Part 1). An introductiory course in Arabic by Munther Younes, Routledge, 2014
Oral examination (30%) in the LT.
Continuous assessment (70%) in the MT and LT.
Department: Language Studies
Total students 2016/17: Unavailable
Average class size 2016/17: Unavailable
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Specialist skills