This Level 2 course will enable you to build on your knowledge of Arabic and increase your confidence in using the language. It will also allow you to further understand the culture of the countries where it is spoken.
Module will run
Autumn Term 2021-22 to Summer Term 2021-22
The key aim of the course is to extend your language skills in all skill areas (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and improve confidence, with the aim of increasing your ability to understand and communicate in Arabic. Grammar revision will form part of the course to help improve accuracy.
Module learning outcomes
At the end of LFA Arabic Level 2, students will have acquired competence in a range of straightforward language tasks in work and social contexts, and will be able to use a range of language/style to meet the needs of differing situations and topics. The level acquired in each of the four language skills is as follows:
Speaking: ability to give and seek information to fulfil social and work requirements; to seek and respond to opinions on everyday matters; to give short, structured presentations.
Listening: ability to obtain general information and specific details from oral material taken from varied authentic sources.
Reading: ability to obtain general information and specific details from written material taken from varied authentic sources.
Writing: ability to produce written information to fulfil social and work requirements; to produce letters, emails and short texts to fulfil everyday requirements.
In terms of the CEFR (Common European Framework) for Languages, the standard achieved at the end of the course is A2/B1 (Independent User: Threshold):
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
Can produce simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Students will receive feedback on their formative open paper no later than week 3 of term 2. Individual feedback forms convey information on levels of attainment and advice for improvement on each section of the exam: reading comprehension, grammar and writing.
In addition, regular homework tasks provide opportunities for individual ongoing feedback on achievement and progress.
Custom-designed written and oral/aural materials; Internet-based materials; textbook (to be decided).