Centre for Continuing Education

Arabic Course 603 (Level 23)

Arabic. Learn Arabic with us.

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

This course builds upon the knowledge learnt in Arabic courses 601 and 602, and explores the topic of the Arabic media. It will provide you with the opportunity to explore the Arab culture, Arabic vocabulary, language structures and regional variations.

Each topic covered will include examples of important vocabulary, as well time for class discussion and debate. You will also be provided with instruction to relevant online learning materials (for comprehension).


This course aims to develop your analytical and translating skills, as well as your ability to read, write, listen and speak Arabic.


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

  • report on the main ideas and details from authentic Arabic news broadcasts and newspaper articles
  • draw upon background knowledge in Arab politics, economics and history to identify information in authentic news materials
  • deliver presentations and conduct interviews in Arabic
  • conduct research using authentic Arabic news sources
  • critically identify biases in authentic Arab news reporting.


This course covers the following topics:

  • trade and industry
  • Arabic television – talk shows
  • natural disasters.

Intended audience

Suitable for C1 level students, those who have completed all levels of Arabic up to 602 or those who have completed 545 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery style

Delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Recommended reading

Lahlali, El Mustapha 2008, Advanced Media Arabic, Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. ISBN 9781589012202

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.

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