Centre for Continuing Education

Arabic Course 404 (Level 16)

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

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


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • recognise the noun-adjective agreement
  • recognise the perfect tense agreement
  • increase your vocabulary by an additional 1500 words
  • employ additional expressions spoken on specific occasions
  • discuss and exchange views about media topics
  • 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 those who have completed 370 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery style

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 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.

Apply for the language repeat discount.

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