Centre for Continuing Education

Arabic Course 502 (Level 18)

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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.

This advanced level course focuses on the topic of Arabic Media and introduces students to the language of newspapers, magazines, and internet news sites. Students will master core vocabulary and structures typical of front-page news and news bulletins, and recognise various modes of coverage.

Suitable for those who have completed all levels up to 501 or who have completed 420 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Outcomes

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

  1. Distinguish facts from opinions in different written Arabic materials.
  2. Critically analyse Arabic newspaper articles.
  3. Organise information and skim read Arabic articles and texts.
  4. Critically analyse and evaluate Arabic texts.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Distinguishing between facts and opinions in different written Arabic materials.
  • Reading extended Arabic texts with greater accuracy at an advanced level.
  • Discussing, practicing and re-evaluating information through face-to-face interviews by inviting guest speakers.
  • Identifying and focussing on meaning, language form, and markers of cohesive discourse.
  • Activities including discussions, listening, reading and writing.
  • Extensive practice of vocabulary in context.
  • Organising information and skim read Arabic articles and texts.
  • Critically analysing and evaluating Arabic texts.

Delivery Style

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

Recommended reading

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

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

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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.

Features

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

$390 Limited inc GST
Arabic Course 502 (Level 18)

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