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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Part II

You will develop the skills of reading, writing and listening, and consolidate grammar and vocabulary to a sophisticated level, and will be encouraged students to develop sensitivity to Arabic genre, style and text structure. You will be exposed a variety of challenging and interesting text-types, academic and literary, and encouarged to express your own opinions.

The material is on topics and texts chosen partly to fit in with other courses, partly for their interest and educational value, and partly according to the interests of the students themselves. Writing tasks are similarly of varied genres. Classes are run in Educated Spoken Arabic.

There is no specific text book at this level. For the first few weeks the main emphasis will be on consolidating grammar and on developing skills in speaking Educated Spoken Arabic. After that the main emphasis will shift to developing reading and writing skills as above.