Arabic Ab initio B (T6002)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Spring teaching

You will already have a basic prior knowledge of the target language (TL).

Building on existing levels of proficiency at level A1 (basic user) of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages, this module aims to:

  • enable you to understand basic information and communicate effectively in the TL in everyday situations, at a simple level
  • provide opportunities across a variety of general topics for practice of understanding and communication in the TL using the four language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, at a basic level
  • introduce fundamental elements of the TL language structures, vocabulary, syntax and pronunciation, and continue to provide a solid foundation for progression in the TL
  • present the background culture of the TL through a variety of contextualised activities and text, audio and audio-visual materials.

Successful completion of the module is at least equivalent to level A2 (basic user) of the CEFR for Languages.


4%: Practical (Workshop)
96%: Seminar (Class, Seminar)


50%: Coursework (Presentation, Report)
50%: Examination (Take away paper)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 46 hours of contact time and 104 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.