Centre for Continuing Education

Arabic Course 601 (Level 21)

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

This course builds upon the knowledge learnt in Arabic 504 and is based on the topic of the Arabic media. It also introduces and examines the nature of contemporary politics in the Middle East and looks at elections and conflicts.


This course aims to increase your ability to analyse texts in Arabic, with a focus on media and political texts. It provides the opportunity for you to interact in spoken Arabic, and focus on improving your reading and writing skills, as well as your grammar and vocabulary in a comprehensive manner.


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

  • identify key issues in contemporary Middle East politics
  • discuss state-society relations
  • gain knowledge of the history of conflicts in the Middle East
  • identify current challenges facing the Middle East
  • analyse and interpret a selection of political articles.


This course covers the following topics:

  • the evolution of State and Society in the Middle East
  • inter-state conflicts and major power intervention
  • Arab nationalism
  • Middle East conflicts
  • Arab uprisings.

Intended audience

Suitable for C1 level students, those who have completed all levels of Arabic up to 504 or those who have completed 495 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 Course Book for Reading Arabic News (Updated Edition), The American University in Cairo Press, Egypt. ISBN: 10 9774166523.

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.

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