Arabic Language Course
Arabic course at Greenwich University is designed to provide you with a good idea of what you might cover over a 12-week period, and include typical themes, grammar and vocabulary fields. They are flexible rather than prescriptive, in that our teachers may decide to adapt their learning plans to the specific level, aims and interests of their classes.
1 ‘semester’ = 42 hours taught 3 hours weekly, +5 hours of mid-term and final exams.
The course covers grammar, reading and writing practice as well as an insight into the culture of the region. Students will learn the basics of the language and be able to build up enough knowledge to read and write at a basic level. Given the subtle differences between eastern and western cultures, it is beneficial to the students to be aware of such differences which are embedded in the language.
Special Learning Outcomes:
- The Arabic alphabet, reading and writing.
- Special emphasis on unfamiliar sounds., weak and strong, short and long sounds.
- Joining letters to make up words and phrases.
- Listening comprehension.
- Practical drills to learn reading and writing and the alphabet.
Scheme of Study:
- Basic greetings and introductions
- Countries and saying where you are from
- Describing things
- Ordering drinks and snacks
- Describing where things are
- Describing characteristics and places
- Asking for directions and transportation
- Talking about yourself and your family
- Counting numbers from one to ten
- Talking about Jobs and occupations
- Using adjectives
- Feminine and masculine usage
- Possessive attached pronouns
- Nouns in definite and indefinite form
- Simple questions What’s this? Whose is it? Where is …
Culture and general knowledge:
- Introduction to Arabic culture in relation to:
- People at home and in public places
- Everyday polite language, everyday religious expressions
- Arabic as an international language and dialect
- Food and culture
- Arabic Hospitality