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Arabic 4 (LL20B)


  • Students who achieved B1 of CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)
  • High grade of AS level, or equivalent in International Baccalaureate
  • Language Centre Arabic 3 or equivalent
Main Objectives
  • To understand ideas in complex text, and produce text on a wide range of topics
  • To work towards B2.1 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of reference)

30 CREDITS, also available for 24 CREDITS

Teaching and Learning

One weekly session for 21 weeks, organised as:

  • 3-hour face-to-face language class per week
  • Some independent study will also be set

If health & safety restrictions are required, teaching may move online. 
Students are reminded that 1 credit = 10 hours of study, therefore the minimum expected amount of study is 240 hours, which averages over 10 hours per week. A substantial amount of independent study is therefore required..


Term 2: Portfolio (20%)

Term 3: One reading/writing test (40%) + one speaking test (40%)


Mohammed Dayoub:

Course Books (must be bought by students)

  • Arabiyyat Al-Naas (Part Two) by Munther Younes and Hanada Al-Masri, first edition 2014, Routledge, ISBN: 978-0-415-50908-4

  • Arabic-English Dictionary: The Hans Wehr Dictionary ISBN-10: 0879500034

Course Description

This module will strengthen reading and writing skills and will also reinforce the communicative skills acquired during previous study of the Arabic language. Students will gain further insights into the culture and civilisation of Arabic-speaking countries. The module will offer a more advanced study of language structure and syntax, and will concentrate on using the target language for discussing and analysing aspects of Arabic society.
Successful completion of Arabic 4 qualifies students to progress to Arabic 5.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of grammar appropriate to the level
  • Understand the main ideas and some detail of complex texts on concrete and abstract topics
  • Interact with fluency and spontaneity, and account for and sustain viewpoints
  • Write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects; explain viewpoints on topical issues Demonstrate self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses to improve their learning skills


The syllabus will include the following:


Including literary figures, Arab women and their role in society, festivities in the Arab World, financial and economic affairs, the law and legal affairs, politics and political personalities, historical perspective on Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict, poetry of resistance, defence issues, and the environment. Every unit is accompanied with listening exercises in both MSA and the colloquial varieties as appropriate.


Including revision of tenses, the use of case endings in context (nominative, accusative and genitive), the absolute object, connectors and connecting phrases, roots and derivation, the active and passive participles, the passive voice (past and present), and others.

Subject-specific and transferable skills
  • Strategies for understanding gist and specific information
  • Intercultural competence
  • Strategies to communicate effectively both in writing and orally in Arabic
  • Critical thinking, Problem solving, Self-awareness, Communication, Teamwork, Information literacy, Digital literacy, Sustainability, Ethical values, Intercultural awareness, Professionalism

Can count towards the Warwick Award

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