Centre for Continuing Education

Arabic Course 701 (Level 25)

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 604. 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 become familiar of specialised vocabulary, language structures, and regional variations.


This course aims to develop your analytical and translation skills in Arabic and focuses on reading, writing, listening and speaking.


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

  • report on the main ideas and significant 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
  • identify biases in authentic Arab news reporting.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Diplomacy and politics
  • Economics and trade
  • Arabic language and culture in the Arab world
  • Arabic radio and television extracts

Intended audience

Suitable for C1 level students, those who have completed all levels of Arabic up to 604 or those who have completed 595 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, Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC, 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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