The Intermediate Arabic program develops communication and language skills to a level where students can function effectively in an Arabic speaking environment.
- Can demonstrate understanding of main points of short articles about current and familiar topics, especially if they are illustrated.
- Can find and demonstrate understanding of specific information needed in short texts, brochures and leaflets relating to personal interests or topics being studied.
- Can identify and demonstrate understanding of the main points and details in straightforward texts well enough to talk about them afterwards.
- Can demonstrate understanding of extended texts (such as simple and short stories) targeted at correct level and follow story lines with some effort and the use of a dictionary.
- Can write short, comprehensible cohesive texts on familiar topics.
- Can write simple texts about experiences or events – real or imaginary.
- Can write simple texts to describe feelings and reactions.
- Can write short emails about everyday things to known people.
- Can follow short clearly spoken talks on familiar topics or topics in context, especially if accompanied by visuals.
- Can extract specific details from short clearly spoken talks after second listening.
- Can demonstrate understanding of main points of clear speech on familiar topics with the aid of some repetition or clarification.
- Can demonstrate understanding of main points of classroom discussion on familiar topics and everyday conversations when people speak clearly, but sometimes help is required to understand details.
- Can give descriptions on familiar topics related to interests.
- Can ask questions and give opinions in informal discussions while agreeing and disagreeing politely.
- Can start, maintain and finish a face to face conversation on simple topics with no hesitation.
- Can ask questions and briefly explain and justify opinions in informal discussions on familiar topics in a polite manner.
- Can express and respond to feelings and attitudes
- Can give a short prepared or impromptu presentation on a familiar area and answer clearly asked questions. Sometimes repetition of questions may be required.
The course has an integrated syllabus which is predominantly skills-based, with grammar and culture components, and is organized into 8 levels, each level consist of 6 lessons themes.
Passing the Course
Students must obtain 60% or more in three of the four skills. which will be measured by an oral test at the end of each level.