Centre for Continuing Education

Arabic Course 503 (Level 19)

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

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

Outcomes

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

  1. Draft a media release.
  2. Conduct a live interview.
  3. Discuss the requirements of a media planner.
  4. Write a simple news bulletin, a project report and article.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Evaluating various media outlets – the cinema and other broadcast mediums
  • Analysing target audiences
  • Examining the role of media advertising versus the main role of Arabic media
  • Planning media interviews for newspapers, the radio and TV
  • Preparing for and performing media interviews
  • Experience dealing with the media in a range of situations
  • Examining the benefits and consequences of being in the media spotlight
  • Writing a media release for an organisation, covering a company announcement and media response statement.

Intended Audience

Suitable for C1 level students, those who have completed all levels of Arabic up to 502 or those who have completed 445 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 (Revised and Updated Edition), The American University in Cairo Press, Egypt.

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

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.

What others say.

  • The course is very well presented by Chadia who is an excellent tutor, and this makes it such a great group to be part of.
  • This is a very valuable class. The tutor, Chadia Hajjar, is outstanding. She is inspiring in her choice of material and presentation, and she patiently encourages every individual according to their talents. The program helps us to build not only Arabic language skills, but an understanding of Arabic media reporting and contemporary events in the Middle East. We are also exposed to other aspects of Arabic culture such as poetry, film and music. It is an excellent course.