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Arabic 3 (LL259)


  • Students with prior knowledge of Arabic: A2 of the CEFR
  • High grade in GCSE or equivalent, or equivalent in International Baccalaureate
  • Language Centre Arabic 2 or Beginners Accelerated, or equivalent.
  • Degree students who have completed A2 in their first year
Main Objectives
  • To understand and produce texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest
  • To achieve B1 standard 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:

  • 2-hour language class face-to-face per week
  • 1-hour online scheduled session 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 1: One interim test (10%)

Term 3: One reading/writing test (50%) + one speaking test (40%)


Nabila Semouh:

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 give students the chance to spend some time learning and reinforcing the basics of the Arabic language. It will offer an opportunity for students not specialising in foreign languages to improve their communicative competence in Arabic as a supplement to their studies in other spheres. For those students intending to travel to Arab-speaking countries, either for study or work placements, the module can work as a refresher and promote confidence-building for communicating with native speakers abroad.
Successful completion of Arabic 3 qualifies students to progress to Arabic 4.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of grammar appropriate to the level
  • Understand the main points on matters regularly encountered
  • Understand texts dealing with descriptions of events and feelings, and with work-related language
  • Enter unprepared into conversation, describe experiences and events and give reasons for opinions
  • Produce text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest


The syllabus will include the following:


Including the history of the Arab World, Arabic cities, history of the Arabic language, food and drink, health and the Mediterranean diet, sport personalities, travel and transport, the weather, education, professions and jobs, in addition to exposure to other Arabic dialects through authentic listening exercises.



    Including reinforcing students' usage of the tenses and the basic grammatical structures, but focus will be given to developing good understanding of the verb patterns and derivation, use of the cases in context, the active and passive participle forms, the passive voice and verbal nouns, the use of different types of connectors, relative pronouns and others.

    Subject-specific and transferable skills
    • Organisational skills: independent work, time management
    • Interpersonal skills: flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work with others
    • 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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