Arabic: Level One (Standard)
This information is for the 2015/16 session.
Mr Nadim Ben Mohamed Mahjoub TW3.6.01
- No previous knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic required.
- 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.
- Admission into the course upon tutor’s approval during the information sessions.
- To develop the ability to use Arabic effectively for purposes of practical communication at survival level.
- The course introduces the students to the Arabic writing system and enables them 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 Common European Framework.
- Asking for and giving personal information
- Talking about your immediate family
- Talking about studies and jobs
- Say where you live
- Talking about your city and country
- Talking about present actions
- Joining letters
- Feminine and masculine words
- Present tense
- The definitive article
- Independent pronouns and pronoun suffixes
- Nouns-adjective phrases
- Word order
- Demonstrative: this (masc./fem.)
- Possessive pronouns
- Interrogatives (where, when, what, in which,etc.)
- Prepositions: in, between, etc
- Nisba (nationality)
- Idafa (genitive construction)
- Introduction to Past Tense
- Use of "also, where, in the same, etc."
16 hours of classes in the MT. 22 hours of classes in the LT. 2 hours of classes in the ST.
- This is a 40 hour-course.
- Please refer to the LSE timetable for course teaching arrangements.
Students will be provided with a study pack.
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
- 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
- Mastering Arabic 1, Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
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 and LT.
Oral examination (30%) and in class assessment (20%) in the LT.
Department: Language Studies
Total students 2014/15: 97
Average class size 2014/15: 15