Centre for Continuing Education

Arabic Course 501 (Level 17)

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Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This course will provides participants with the opportunity to practice the media skills you learnt in Arabic 404.


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

  • discuss the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs
  • summarise the main points of clear standard speech on media matters
  • discuss, comment on, and explain a viewpoint on a media-related issue
  • write an essay passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view
  • write reports highlighting the details of certain events covered by the media.


This course covers the following topics:

• analysing and evaluating media reports
• writing media releases
• writing simple news bulletins
• conducting interviews
• presenting news segments.

Intended audience

Suitable for C1 level students, those who have completed all levels of Arabic up to 404 or those who have completed 395 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.

What others say.

  • This course was terrific. The tutor is very engaging and knows how to inspire a love of the language in students! The material on Arabic media is rich, the issues thought provoking, and the Arabic language is endlessly fascinating.
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