Elementary A1 Band

A1a - Elementary Arabic

Course Description

A1a Arabic is the first level in the elementary Arabic stage. The elementary Arabic stage levels are designed to help the learners of Arabic to communicate effectively in everyday recurring situations that require direct and easy oral or written information exchange in areas of immediate need and very familiar topics. Also in this stage, the learners develop a general understanding and control of the basic and regular patterns of the Arabic grammar and morphology system.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, learners will develop their oral skills (listening and speaking) to communicate effectively in the following situations and functions:

  • making polite requests
  • responding to and give simple instructions
  • making travel plans and giving travel advice
  • expressing opinions and giving reasons
  • exchanging information in a range of every day recurring situations, such as personal information, routine and habits, workplace, weather, weekend, cities
  • asking about services and accommodation in a hotel and making comparisons

Also, learners will develop the following reading and writing skills:

  • identifying the gist and the detailed information of authentic and semi-authentic short passages in a range of topics, such as people profiles on social media, weather in different cities, cultural sites, activities and movie reviews
  • understanding and responding to a range of authentic functional texts, such as surveys, travel adverts and blog posts, and email invitations
  • inferring the meaning of unfamiliar words in texts
  • writing short informative and descriptive paragraphs in a range of topics related to personal information and personal interest
  • basic functional writing, such as filling registration forms, completing surveys, writing resumes, replying to invitation emails, notes

As for grammar and morphology, learners will demonstrate control of the following grammatical patterns and forms:

  • “Idafa”, adjectives, forms of plural, ordinal numbers, pronouns, and demonstratives
  • nominal sentences in present and past, including interrogative, affirmative and negative structures
  • grammatical cases: verbs in nominative, accusative and jussive case
  • grammatical cases: nouns in the nominative, and accusative case
  • verb conjugation: imperative, present, future, and past tenses
  • linking sentences with conjunctions of reason and sequence
  • deriving adjectives from nouns
  • making comparisons using superlatives
  • verb types two-four "whole root” in past form conjugated with the singular pronouns

 

A1b - Elementary Arabic

Course Description

The A1b Arabic is the second level in the elementary Arabic stage. The elementary Arabic stage levels are designed to help the learners of Arabic to communicate effectively in everyday recurring situations that require direct and easy oral or written information exchange in areas of immediate need and very familiar topics. Also in this stage, the learners develop a general understanding and control of the basic and regular patterns of the Arabic grammar and morphology system.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, learners will develop their aural skills (listening and speaking) to communicate effectively in the following situations and functions:

  • exchanging information in a range of every day recurring situations, such as about important events (when, where, who and what), rooms and flats, social occasions, study and job lines and preferences
  • talking about childhood memories and narrating past experiences
  • describing scenes and actions
  • talking about celebrities and favorite persons
  • talking and asking about intentions, possibilities, talents, and abilities

Also, learners will develop the following reading and writing skills:

  • identifying the gist and the detailed information of authentic and semi-authentic short passages in a range of topics, such as cultural and entertainment events, childhood memories, celebrities in the Arab world, biographies of influential Arabs, recommended foods, funny situations
  • understanding and responding to a range of authentic functional texts, such as event calendars, surveys and survey results and adverts for furnished flats
  • inferring the meaning of unfamiliar words in texts
  • writing short informative and descriptive paragraphs on a range of topics, such as describing a photo, autobiographies, funny situations, favorite menu, describing a flat
  • writing a range of functional texts, such as emails and blog or Facebook posts

As for grammar and morphology, learners will demonstrate control of the following grammatical patterns and forms:

  • pronouncing dates and big numbers in Arabic
  • “Kan” + verbs in the present form to express past habits and past continues
  • Grammatical case of nouns: genitive case in “idafa” and prepositional phrases, nominative case of doer/subject, accusative case of the direct object in a verbal sentence
  • negating future tense, past tense
  • adverbs describing events and sequence
  • expressing exception
  • nouns and adjectives rules with plural forms and uncountable nouns
  • Auxiliaries
  • relative pronouns
  • verb types five-ten “whole root” in past and present forms conjugated with singular and plural pronouns except dual


A1c - Elementary Arabic

Course Description

A1c Arabic is the third level in the elementary Arabic stage. The elementary Arabic stage levels are designed to help the learners of Arabic to communicate effectively in everyday recurring situations that require direct and easy oral or written information exchange in areas of immediate need and very familiar topics. Also in this stage, the learners develop a general understanding and control of the basic and regular patterns of the Arabic grammar and morphology system.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, learners will develop their aural skills (listening and speaking) to communicate effectively in the following situations and functions:

  • exchanging information in a range of every day recurring situations, such as sickness and health advice, resorts and vacations, technology preferences, and living in a city
  • inviting people for parties and occasion and exchanging compliments and seasonal greetings
  • getting help with household chores and getting things fixed
  • getting Uber taxi
  • buying clothes
  • reporting speech

Also, learners will develop the following reading and writing skills:

  • identifying the gist and the detailed information of relatively longer authentic passages in a range of topics, such as clothes, resorts, gifts in different occasions, technology preferences, useful apps and websites, healthy food for immunity, and tips for household chores
  • understanding and responding to a range of authentic functional texts, such as email and card invitations of different occasions and surveys about preferences and attitudes
  • inferring the meaning of unfamiliar words in texts
  • writing relatively longer informative and descriptive paragraphs in a range of topics, such as preferred places for travel, favorite colors and style in clothes and instructions for co-workers and helpers
  • writing a range of functional texts, such as informal emails, survey questions related to preferences and attitudes, summaries of survey findings
  • filling in the service application with personal information and the required services

As for grammar and morphology, learners will demonstrate control of the following grammatical patterns and forms:

  • transitive and non-transitive verbs
  • attached pronouns
  • nouns in accusative case in verbal sentences attached pronouns and attaching the “noun” sound/letter to verbs before first-person pronominal suffixes
  • quantifiers and cases of “sound plurals”
  • forms of Nouns and their grammatical cases after numbers
  • phrases with “masdars”
  • verb types two to ten in past and present forms conjugated with singular, plural pronouns and dual