This conversational Arabic course is designed to help students develop essential speaking and listening skills in Arabic. Students will have access to a wide variety of materials and exercises aimed at improving their language proficiency and conversational abilities. The course will cover basic topics at beginner level such as greeting, asking basic questions, introducing themselves and ordering food, planning a travel. It will also introduce the students to grammar and vocabulary, while emphasizing a communicative approach to language learning.
Each lesson consists of 2 hours of instruction, totalling 20 hours of instruction over ten weeks. The course will be delivered during the evenings on Tuesdays or Fridays (TBC) from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
The course will be delivered online through live teams sessions or in person at the College (subject to students’ number). One-on-one speaking practice sessions with a tutor will be available throughout the course. The Course will conclude short quizzes to evaluate students’ progress. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate detailing their level of proficiency in Arabic.
No previous knowledge is required; however, students are required to spend at least 1-2 hours a week on self-study.
This conversational Arabic course provides a comprehensive and interactive approach to improving students’ Arabic language abilities. With its focus on communicative skills, students will gain the confidence and skills to communicate in a variety of settings.
Outline and content:
Breakdown of what will be covered in each week during a conversational course in basic Arabic:
· Pronunciation and accentuation
· Numbers and telling time.
· Vocabulary related to personal information (name, age, nationality, etc.)
· Cultural aspects and customs of Arabic-speaking countries
· Describing daily activities and schedules
· Expressing likes and dislikes.
· Basic sentence structure and word order
· Cultural aspects related to daily life in Arabic-speaking countries
· Ordering at a restaurant or café.
· Expressing food preferences and dietary restrictions.
· Discussing culinary traditions in Arabic-speaking countries.
· Cultural aspects of mealtime customs and traditions.
food and dinning
· Asking for and giving directions
· Booking accommodations
· Discussing travel experiences and preferences
· Cultural aspects of travel and tourism in Arabic-speaking countries
· Expressing needs and preferences while shopping
· Bargaining and negotiating prices
· Discussing customer service experiences
· Cultural aspects of shopping customs and markets
Please note that this breakdown is a general guide and can be adapted to suit the specific needs and pace of the course. Additionally, cultural aspects and activities in each week can be further expanded depending on the interests and preferences of the students.
Course Materials will be available on Moodle.