Centre for Continuing Education

Arabic Course 502 (Level 18)

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

This advanced level course focuses on the topic of Arabic Media and provides an introduction to the language of newspapers, magazines, and online news sites. You will master core vocabulary and structures typical of front-page news and news bulletins, and recognise various modes of coverage.


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

  • distinguish facts from opinions in different written Arabic materials
  • critically analyse Arabic newspaper articles
  • organise information and skim read Arabic articles and texts
  • critically analyse and evaluate Arabic texts
  • write, news bulletins, project reports and articles revolve around media topics.


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 reading Arabic articles and texts
  • critically analysing and evaluating Arabic texts.

Intended audience

Suitable for C1 level students, those who have completed all levels of Arabic up to 501 or those who have completed 420 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 (Revised and 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.

  • The teacher is inspiring and excellent. Each student is valued and encouraged to share their knowledge and interests as part of the learning process. The course content (Arabic media) is very contemporary and relevant and the program well paced. An enjoyable experience!
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