Centre for Continuing Education

Arabic Course 604 (Level 24)

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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 603. It focuses on Arabic media in its diverse forms and styles and will provide you with the chance to enrich your understanding of Arab culture and familiarity of specialised vocabulary, language structures and regional variations.

A broad range of exercises in listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation are provided and based on various media tests and audio materials.


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, as well as journalistic practices in the Arab world to identify information in various materials
  • conduct research using authentic Arabic news sources
  • summarise key details of current news events in your own words.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Diplomacy
  • Trade and industry
  • Reports on language and culture
  • Arabic radio and television extracts

Intended audience

Suitable for C1 level students, those who have completed all levels of Arabic up to 603 or those who have completed 570 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery style

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

Recommended reading

Elgibali, Alaa and Korica, Nevenka 2014, Media Arabic: A Course book for Reading Arabic News, American University in Cairo Press. Viewed via Quizlet.com.

Kendall, Elisabeth 2012, The Top 1,300 words for understanding Media Arabic, Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC, United States.

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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