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CULP: Arabic Elementary 2


The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

Target audience
  • University staff and students
  • Further details regarding Language Centre eligibility criteria are available

Students who have successfully completed Arabic Elementary 1 course in the Language Centre or have acquired a proficiency equivalent to B1.

Topics covered

The Course introduces students to the following functions and notions:

  • To be able to talk about yourself and introducing others.
  • Describing your home and talk about your region
  • Talking about your free time
  • Describing special occasions and talk about Arabic traditions
  • Understanding a diagnosis, describing pain and discussing health related issues
  • Describing university life and routine
  • Introducing famous people in the Middle east
  • Taking about current social issues and dealing with environmental problems
  • Planning a holiday, following directions and arranging to meet people
  • To be able to talk about the benefits and negative effects of media

By the end of the Course students will be able to:

  • Listening/Speaking: Understand Modern Standard Arabic in a variety of both predictable and unpredictable linguistic situations. Express themselves on a variety of topics with a fair amount of details.
  • Reading: Understand written Arabic and longer texts intended for native speakers, where visual information is not necessarily available and where the text relies on language structure and lexical refinement to convey specific messages.
  • Writing: Write both formally and informally to a single recipient in a variety of topics, using the appropriate register and structure to achieve communication.

At the Elementary 2 level the main aims are:

  • To develop a fairly advanced understanding of the language structure and vocabulary
  • To develop the ability to engage in conversation in Arabic, where the learner is able to express his or her opinion in a variety of topics
  • To further develop and refine the understanding and an appreciation of the salient linguistic features of the Modern Standard Arabic language
  • To develop an awareness of the cultural diversity among Arabic speaking countries and regions
  • Presentations, practicals and online learning
System requirements
  • Raven access is required
  • Further information regarding Raven is available
  • Students Fees: £285 to be paid online. Please select ‘Concessionary’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Staff Fees: £320 to be paid online. Please select ‘All charged’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Links to the online store will be provided with your confirmation email.
  • Payment is required within 24 hours of your booking to secure your place.
  • Refunds available after the first lesson only.
  • Payment for the courses is made on the Online Store (CULP General Purpose courses), (Raven log in).
  • Course materials can be found on Moodle (Raven log in), once the course has started.
  • Fifteen taught sessions of two hours plus online learning
  • Three times per year (subject to demand)
Related courses
CULP: Cambridge University Language Programmes

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