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AR1002: ARABIC FOR BEGINNERS 1 (2016-2017)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

By learning Arabic you will have the opportunity to travel, work and gain experience in around 22 Arab countries. Arabic is one of the 6 official UN languages. Some Arab countries have been residing on top of the list of top employers in the World.

Learning Arabic would give you higher chances of obtaining Middle East related jobs such as in media, diplomacy or business. It will also increase chances of obtaining jobs in your own field of expertise in one of the Arab countries.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study Yes

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Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course will introduce students to Arabic speaking, listening, reading and writing. The emphasis will be on speaking and listening and particularly on the pronunciation of sounds and symbols unfamiliar to non-native Arabic speakers. Students will first learn to understand and express themselves in basic role play and dialogue and gradually move on to familiarize themselves with written Arabic.

Further Information & Notes

Please note, this course is designed for absolute beginners in Arabic and is not available to native speakers.

Students with prior knowledge of Arabic will take a diagnostic test in the first teaching week. The diagnostic test is to determine your level of Arabic so that we can ensure you are registered for the course that is most appropriate for your level of knowledge.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt

  • 2-hour written examination (60%)
  • Language exercises (40%)
  • 2-hour written examination (100%)

Formative Assessment

Two formative assessments of different aspects of written Arabic language, and one formative assessment of oral Arabic language.


The above assessments are given CGS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in both written language classes and oral/aural classes.

Course Learning Outcomes


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