Arabic

Students can choose to take Arabic for one teaching block or continue for the whole year. 

Unlike previous years, and due to the current situation, all KLS classes for the first teaching block (September to December) will be delivered online – real time interactive virtual classes.

In the second teaching block (January to March) we expect our Arabic courses to be taught face-to-face in their entirety. Students will attend classes at Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University. However, the mode of delivery might be subject to change depending on circumstances.

At the end of the teaching block there will be two assessments: Reading & Writing and an Oral Assessment.

Please note: KLS assessments cannot be re-scheduled.

Please also note: a minimum of 10 students is required in order for a course to run. Should any course not recruit enough students, it will be cancelled.

Arabic courses offered

Arabic Level 1

This module is designed to give students with no previous experience of the language a basic knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic which is the language recognised throughout the Arab world. It will provide students with the skills and principles to enable them to express simple ideas, provide and respond to simple information orally and in writing and interact satisfactorily in a limited number of everyday situations and social encounters. Some aspects of the foreign culture and environment will also be introduced.

  • Entry requirements: NONE.
  • Level 1 module is offered in Teaching Block 1 (September 2020) and Teaching Block 2 (January 2021).

Timetable for Teaching Block 1

  • Thursdays 6–8pm

Arabic Level 2

This is a near-beginner module in Modern Standard Arabic which will build upon the elements of language and cultural awareness which have been introduced in Level 1 or gained from the student's previous experience of the language. It will provide students with the language skills to enable them to interact satisfactorily in survival situations and social encounters and to be aware of related aspects of the foreign culture and environment.

  • Entry requirements: Completion of Level 1 or three months' prior language learning.
  • Level 2 module is offered in Teaching Block 2 (January 2021).
  • Timetable information will be added in November 2020.

Duration and fees

Duration

  • 10 weeks

Term dates

Teaching Block 1 (semester 1):

  • Week commencing 28 September 2020 to week commencing 07 December 2020 (10 weeks).
  • No lessons in week commencing 26 October 2020.

Teaching Block 2 (semester 2):

  • Week commencing 13 January 2020 to week commencing 23 March 2020 (10 weeks).
  • No lessons in week commencing 10 February 2020.

Venue

  • Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University.

Course fees

  • Kingston University students: free (you will be required to purchase the course textbook independently at the beginning of the course. Your tutor will provide details in the first class).
  • Members of the public: £225 per semester or £420 for two semesters.
  • Kingston University alumni: £210 per semester or £400 for two semesters.
  • Kingston University staff: £80 per semester.

Contact us

Short Course Administrator
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 2EE

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7042
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7790
Email: fassshortcourse-info@kingston.ac.uk

KLS Director:  Rosa Rodriguez-Garrido

Email: R.Rodriguez-Garrido@kingston.ac.uk