Arabic Language – Intermediate

SCHEDULE

Abu Dhabi
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Sunday and Wednesday
Dubai
10:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday

COURSE DURATION

30 hours

 

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THE COURSE

  • Those who successfully passed beginner level and still interested in improving their communication across the two macro skills (speaking and listening) are eligible in taking this course.

WHAT WILL YOU GAIN FROM THIS COURSE?

  • Knowledge of Arabic usage in everyday situations but with a greater understanding of the cultural basis of the language and Arabic customs
  • Deeper understanding of the meaning of Arabic in the context of use, vocabulary to use in specific situations
  • The usage of Arabic in conducting businesses related to business activities, such as travel and tourism, hospitality, finance and business practice, dining and entertaining, etiquette and ethics are being focused on this level.
  • At this level, the relationship of language to real life activities, introducing new vocabulary and non-vocal language in the context of commercial transactions in a range of areas is explored.

SAMPLE COURSE OUTLINE OF TOPICS COVERED

  • Direction
  • How long have you been in….?
  • Numbers
  • Rules of using numbers combined with things (0-3) (3cars)
  • Rules of using numbers combined with things (3-11) (11 books)
  • Periods of the time/comparing Arabic and western timing concepts
  • What time is it now?
  • Days of the week
  • Introduction to present tense/verbs related to food restaurant
  • General revision
  • Alternative form for the verb (to want) used in various parts of Arab world
  • Plural pronouns
  • Plural verb forms
  • We will and we can
  • Mumkin (possible, can be , may be)
  • Verb to have and (with)
  • Why? because (two styles)
  • Present tense with regular verbs
  • Imperative of hollow verbs
  • There is
  • From, till, only
  • Do and do not do
  • Different style of (when)
  • How many and how much
  • Never
  • Verb I want to
  • Adjectives and numbers
  • What is the difference between and
  • Why must you?
  • Why?
  • Because
  • Imperative
  • General revision
  • Final presentation-exam

CULTURE TOPICS

  • Origin of Arabs of the Gulf (quoted from Quran and history)
  • History of the Gulf area (brief introduction)

ASSESSMENT

Students will be assessed in their ability to apply the language skills taught in this subject through informal tasks set by the teacher during the course. There will also be two formal assessment tasks for this course as follows:
1. Weekly progress assessment 40%
2. Final assessment: oral exam 60%

 

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