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Intensive Arabic Level 2

Course: Intensive Arabic Level 2

Course Code: AL2MUAC

Course Level: Intermediate(Level 2)

Regularly cycled course every 14 weeks

Entry Requirements: Completion of Gateway to Arabic Course or any other foundation course.

Age: 16+

Main Subject Area of the Course

Grammar – The particles which introduce the verb in Accusative Case. Comparative& Superlative. The Verbal Exclamatory Style. Genitive (with nouns). Verbal Sentence The Weak Verb Passive verb. Use of laysa. Use of particles ama, amma, lima, ma Relative Pronoun, use rules about numbers.

Morphology – The past perfect tense, present or future tense, imperative, The particles (conditional Pronouns which introduce the verb in the Jussive Case, the mu’tal, muda‘af and lafeef verbs

Language – Describing your house and family, food stuff.

This is an intermediate course to Arabic modelled on pre-GCSE/GCSE courses. The course will last for 25 weeks and be a total of 100 learning hours.

Who is the Course Suitable for?

The “Intensive Arabic Level 2” has been designed to cater for learners who have completed a foundation course in Arabic.

Aims and Objectives of the Course:

The aim of the course is to help develop learners to advance their understanding of the Arabic language and develop four skills to wit; reading, writing, speaking and understanding. The course is designed in a very simple manner such as to render easy for adult learners the theories and rules behind the Arabic language. The course will be in bite-size sessions in order to help adult learners become confident and independent in Arabic. This course is designed to facilitate learners to progress to learning advanced Arabic.

Course Timetable:

The course will run during term time only. Your instructor will let you know when the holidays are. The course will run every Wednesday and Thursday. Morning classes from 12:00-14:00 and evening classes from 18:00-20:00. One one slot can be chosen, you cannot sign up for both, meaning there will be 4 hours of teaching a week.

Course fees and method of payment:

The course will cost £220.00.The fees are payable in full and are non-refundable. Payments can be made in cash or cheque. All cheques should be made payable to The Muath Trust.

Course Contents

Stage – 1

Week 1-7: Stage 1 + Topics and Tasks

Week 1 • Sarf: The past verbs, positive and negative

  • Using verbs in sentences
  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah
  • Writing skills: Learners should describe their homes in Arabic
  • Speaking skills: Selected miscellaneous dialogues
  • Reading and Translation: miscellaneous text

Week 2 • Sarf:The past verbs, positive and negative,

  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah
  • The names of members of the family in Arabic,their ages and their occupations and their relationship to each other
  • Writing skills: Learners should describe members of their family in Arabic
  • Speaking skills: Selected miscellaneous dialogues
  • Reading and Translation: Miscellaneous text

Week 3 • Sarf:The present verbs positive and negative

  • Household responsibilities and chores
  • Writing skills: Learners should describe their household responsibilities and chore in Arabic.
  • Speaking skills: Selected miscellaneous dialogues
  • Reading and Translation: miscellaneous text

Week 4 • Sarf:The present verbs, positive and negative, maroof and majhool

  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah
  • Names of food and drinks in Arabic; names of ten fruits and vegetable
  • The names of certain famous Arabic dishes
  • Writing skills: Learners should describe the food that they eat at home and the different meals at different times of the day
  • Speaking skills: Selected miscellaneous dialogues
  • Reading and Translation: Miscellaneous text

Week 5 • Sarf:Using lan in front of the present verbs, maroof and majhool

  • Dining out: learning the names of different utensils and ordering food at a restaurant
  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah • Writing skills: Learners should design their own restaurant menu
  • Speaking skills: Selected miscellaneous dialogues
  • Reading and Translation: Miscellaneous text

• Sarf:Using lan in front of the present verbs, maroof and majhool

  • Hobbies: Various activities and hobbies in Arabic
  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah • Names of different games
  • Writing skills: Learners should describe their favourite hobbies and activities during their free time homes
  • Reading and Translation: Miscellaneous text

Week 6 • Sarf:The use of lam and noon ta’keed in present tense verbs

  • About special occasions like birthdays, eids
  • Writing skills: Learners should write an invitation card/letter to a friend inviting them to a party
  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah • Speaking skills: Selected miscellaneous dialogues
  • Reading and Translation: Miscellaneous text

• Sarf:The imperative verbs

  • Shopping and money; the different types of shops and names of daily items and products
  • Writing skills: Learners should write an account of a shopping trip
  • Reading and Translation: Miscellaneous text • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah

Week 7 • Sarf:Ism faa ‘il and Ism maf’ool and zarf makan

  • The names of colours
  • The use of colours in the masculine and feminine context
  • Writing skills: Using colours in sentences
  • Speaking skills: Selected miscellaneous dialogues
  • Reading and Translation: Miscellaneous text • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah
  • TEST AND REVISION

Learning Outcome

Learners at this stage should have developed their writing skills. They should have a complete understanding of the verb system in Arabic and their speaking skills should show equal signs of improvement as their writing.

Course Contents (Stage – 2)

Week 8-14: Stage 2 + Topics and Tasks

Week 8 • Nahw:The mutabada and khabar

  • Parts of the body and ailments
  • Singular, dual and plural names
  • Masculine and feminine parts of the body
  • Writing skills: Learners should write about an accident they had and which part of the body they hurt
  • Reading and Translation: Miscellaneous text • Speaking skills: Selected miscellaneous dialogues
  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah

Week 9 • Nahw:kana and her sister prepositions

  • Names of days, months and telling the time in Arabic
  • Writing skills: write about a daily routine in school or work
  • Reading and Translation: Miscellaneous text • Speaking skills: Selected miscellaneous dialogues
  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah

Week 10 • Nahw:Inna and her sister prepositions

  • Describing a school, the different names of classrooms, subjects and stationary
  • Writing skills: describe your school
  • Reading and Translation: Miscellaneous text • Speaking skills: Selected miscellaneous dialogues
  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah

Week 11 • Nahw: huroof al-jarr

  • Different types of occupation
  • Writing skills: Write about your job or the job that you would like to do
  • Filling out a job application
  • Reading and Translation: Miscellaneous text • Speaking skills: Selected miscellaneous dialogues
  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah
  •  REVISION

Week 12 • Nahw: sifah and mawsoof

  • Visiting another country
  • Names of different countries
  • Describing a town
  • Writing skills: describe a city that you have visited
  • Reading and Translation: Miscellaneous text
  • Speaking skills: Selected miscellaneous dialogues
  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah

Week 13 • Nahw: mamnoo‘ min sarf

  • A trip to the zoo
  • Names of animals
  • Writing skills:Write about a trip to a zoo
  • Reading and Translation:Miscellaneous text
  • Speaking skills: Selected miscellaneous dialogues
  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah

• Nahw: al-Damaai’r

  • Weather and Climate
  • Describing the weather
  • The four seasons
  • Writing skills:Write about the weather today and the forecast for the rest of the week. Remember each day has to be different
  • Reading and Translation:Miscellaneous text
  • Speaking skills: Role play as a weather man or woman

Week 14 • Nahw:Revision

  • Getting about and using transport
  • The different modes of transport
  • Road signs
  • Writing skills: Miscellaneous
  • Speaking skills: In pairs role play as a lost tourist asking for directions
  • Reading and Translation:Miscellaneous text
  • TEST AND REVISION

 

Learners at this stage should have a basic understanding of some of the most important rules of grammar. Their vocabulary and use of verbs should show signs of maturity. Their conversation ability should be much improved. Their ability to translate Arabic text should show the increment in their understanding skills.

 

Learning Outcome

Learners at this stage should be able to speak Arabic to a relative standard. They should have a very good understanding of Arabic grammar, nahw and sarf. They should be able to read, write and understand Arabic texts. Their ability to understand Arabic must be of a very good standard. Learners at this stage are able to sit a GCSE in Arabic.

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