Centre for Continuing Education

Arabic Course 404 (Level 16)

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If you want to learn to speak Arabic, our Arabic classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn Arabic language and culture. Learn Arabic the smart way with Arabic courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This course provides the basic knowledge of the types and the characteristics of the Arabic media.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognise the noun-adjective agreement.
  2. Recognise the perfect tense agreement.
  3. Increase their vocabulary by an additional 1500 words.
  4. Employ additional expressions spoken on specific occasions.
  5. Discuss and exchange views about media topics.
  6. Write a news bulletin or an article that revolves around media related topics.


This course covers the following topics:

• Introduction to the various forms of Arabic media
• Language of the media
• Basic principles of media
• Requirements of media planning
• Effective usage of media

Intended Audience

Suitable for B2 level students, those who have completed all levels of Arabic up to 403 or who have completed 370 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery Style

This course is delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Recommended Reading

Elgibali, A. & Korica, N. 2014, Media Arabic: A Coursebook for Reading Arabic News (Updated Edition), The American University in Cairo Press, Egypt. ISBN: 10 9774166523.

Kendhall, E. 2017, Media Arabic: The Top 1,300 Words for Understanding Media Arabic, Georgetown University Press, USA. ISBN: 10 1589019121.

Please Note

Selected Language and Culture courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.


Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October.