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Arabic

  • The fourth most widely spoken language in the world with over 230 million native speakers. A further 100-200 million people across northern Africa and western Asia speak Arabic as their second language.

     

    British Council (2104), Languages for the Future

  • Modules available

    You will be placed in the module that most suits your linguistic abilities. For us to place you in the right group you will need to fill in information about your linguistic background on the application form and some students will also need to complete a placement test. Find the placement test and application form here.

     

    LA1PA9-IWLP Arabic 1 with Script Support

    This is a beginners' module for students who have no prior knowledge of Arabic in either the written or spoken form. It will provide students with the ability to survive in typical situations met by visitors when travelling in Arabic speaking countries for a short time; Please note that students with GCSE or equivalent in the language cannot enrol on a beginners' module. Find out more.

     

    LA1PA8-IWLP Arabic 1

    This is a fast-track module for students who are beginners, but who have some knowledge of Arabic script. Students will have some prior knowledge of reading and writing but no experience of speaking the language. The course will provide students with the ability to survive in typical situations met by visitors when travelling in Arabic speaking countries for a short time and to progress faster than other students at the same level. Please note that students with GCSE or equivalent in the language cannot enrol on a beginners' module. Find out more.

     

    LA1PA2-IWLP Arabic Level 2

    This post-beginner module is intended for students who have attended level 1 (or equivalent) and can survive in typical situations met by visitors when travelling in Arabic speaking countries for a short time. It aims to build on a previously acquired basic knowledge of Arabic by expanding the range of common, everyday situations and building confidence when communicating in Arabic. It includes revision of the basic grammar necessary for a sound foundation in the language. Find out more.

     

    If you would like to take Arabic at a higher level than we currently offer please be in contact with us via iwlp@reading.ac.uk.

  • Student feedback

    "You meet new people that you maybe otherwise wouldn't have met and it's both de-stressing and challenging. There are skills you take away from language learning that can help you no matter what course through uni you may be taking so I think it's an essential module in the first year...studying a language will help you find ways to make sense of the world around you with a cheat sheet of techniques and confidence.​​"
    Sara, 2013/14 Arabic Beginner
  • Meet the staff

    The Arabic tutors are Ms Alison Nader (Coordinator) and Mr Younis Ali Lahwej.

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