Arabic Language III (Women Only)
Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 20 Credits.
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IMPORTANT: We will be in temporary accomodation until 2nd week of October at the Greek Cypriot Community Centre, Greek Church St, Butetown, Cardiff, CF10 5HA. We will then move to Butetown Community Centre, Loudoun Square, Butetown, Cardiff, CF10 5UZ.
This follow-on course from Arabic Language II will enable students to use a broader range of oral, aural and written language skills, sufficient to get by in Arabic speaking countries with some hesitations on topics concerned with everyday matters and express their view in writing in a more elaborate style. Students will further develop an understanding of the culture of Arabic speaking countries.
· New words (a page including 30-35 words): each week one of the students will be asked to select a topic for the following week words. New words related to topics such as: House, office, clothes, politics, geography, food and drinks, art, business, health. The total is 18 topics, including about 500 direct words. Each word will then converted to all the possible forms (noun, adverb, adjective, etc).
· Grammar: including topics like: past, present, future tenses; feminine and masculine; single and plural; verbal and noun sentences.
· Translation: each week a translation exercise, based on the previously acquired vocabulary and grammar.
· Conversation of selected every-day topics
· Pronunciation skills
· Arabic/English translation and verse vice. About 22 paragraphs about current economic, artistic, political and cultural issues
· Each week, one of the students is selected and given a week to look for 10-20 new words to introduce and explain to the other students.
Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at students who have a simple knowledge of Arabic, who wish
to further improve their communication skills in oral, aural and written form.
Learning and Teaching
The emphasis of the course is on participation and students are encouraged to actively participate in class through various non-threatening forms of activities designed to stimulate communication.
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
You will not have formal examinations but you may have reading and listening class tests. You may be asked to write short texts and/or deal with short translations. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.
The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.