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Arabic Level 2 Spoken, Part 1

Course dates, times and locations

Course details (1)

Start date/time:
12 October 2022 (18:00)
End date/time:
14 December 2022 (18:00)
Delivery mode:
Strand Campus

This course does not carry any credit towards a degree


Spoken Arabic is an integrated approach which aims to create an authentic environment for developing communication skills using Arabic dialects. Grammar will be embedded in the communicative activities.

  • For the spoken part of the course, Egyptian, Levantine and Iraqi dialects are introduced in a systematic and simple way to help understand the differences between these dialects
  • Standard Arabic for reading and writing.

The course focuses on:

  • Making a connection between Modern Standard Arabic and the spoken dialects (such as Egyptian and Levantine), highlighting common linguistic structures
  • Developing learners’ written and oral communicative skills using regional dialects
  • Exploring and understanding cultural, social and political elements of specific regions where Arabic is spoken.
  • Acquiring basic speaking skills for those interested in travelling or working in the Arab region, communicating with friends in Arabic as well as understanding TV shows, songs and movies.

Students will not be required to purchase a course book, as all the syllabus content will be prepared by the teacher, using authentic resources. However, a list of books and online resources will be recommended for self-study.

What does this course cover?

How is the course taught?

  • An integrated approach is used. This includes teaching the modern standard Arabic with an integration to the spoken dialect (Egyptian and Levantine). All four skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing) are practised, with the main emphasis on speaking.
  • Students engage in interactive language activities, participating in group and pair work according to a syllabus based on systematic grammatical progression.
  • Students will also be offered guidance in self-study and set optional homework tasks

What sort of Arabic do you teach?

  • For the spoken part of the course, Egyptian, Levantine and Iraqi dialects are introduced in a systematic and simple way to help understand the differences between these dialects
  • Standard Arabic for reading and writing.

Course outline

Part 1

  • Others and I
  • House and home
  • Work and routine
  • Sport and leisure
  • Cultural information
  • Simple Arabic media



  • Introducing oneself
  • Talking about one’s family and friends
  • Talking about childhood
  • Expressing feelings and attitudes
  • Describing your house, renting a house
  • Talking about preferences and giving reasons
  • Talking about leisure time and going out
  • Talking about hobbies and interests
  • Talking about work


  • Revision and consolidation of the grammar aspects introduced at level 1
  • Masculine and feminine
  • The nominal sentence
  • Question particles
  • The plural patterns
  • The idafa structure
  • Possessive pronouns
  • Present tense
  • Verbal nouns and participles


What will I achieve?

To develop existing language skills further and to achieve the equivalent of A1/A2 level of the CEFR, equivalent to GCSE/ O-level.

By the end of the course you will:

  • be able to understand general and detailed information and to communicate in standard speech on a range of everyday issues
  • be able to read printed and handwritten script on a limited number of everyday topics
  • be able to write simple texts using descriptive language accurately
  • have developed intercultural competence


*The above is an indication of content that may be covered over the duration of the course but it could vary depending on the level and progress of students in the class.

Key information

Course status: Places available

Full fee:£235

Alumni/Staff/UoL/KHP fee:£200

King's degree student fee:£165

Enrolment deadlines:

Enrolment is open.

Key Dates:

  • Enrol by 29 September for our Autumn term.
  • Autumn Term begins w/c 10 October 2022.

Other term dates - see individual class listings for exact dates.

  • Winter term - w/c 23 January 2022*
  • Spring term - w/c 24 April 2022*

 *Early Bird 10% Discount applicable for full fee payers only, this is for all courses.



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