Intermediate A2 Band

A2a - Intermediate Arabic

Course Description

A2a Arabic is the first level in the intermediate Arabic stage. Intermediate Arabic stage levels are designed to help the learners of Arabic to process more variety of language content to communicate effectively in everyday recurring communication situations and social functions that require direct and easy aural or written information exchange in familiar and frequent situations. Also in this stage, the learners develop a general understanding of the most frequent patterns of the Arabic grammar system and morphology and have more control over a limited range of irregular grammatical forms.

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 and opinions in a range of topics related to every day recurring situations personal domain and social functions, such as neighborhoods, homes, biographical information of people, relationships, travel habits and trips, important events in one’s life and lifetime experiences, present and past status of study and work, rules and obligations
  • shopping for clothes and accessories
  • advising and suggesting
  • talking about social occasions, congratulating and exchanging compliments
  • talking about preferences and give reasons

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

  • identifying the gist and the detailed information of short authentic articles and longer passages related to topics of interest such as home, household, accommodation, celebrities and influential contemporary people , occasions and experiences social media, clothes and travel
  • understanding and responding to a range of authentic functional texts, such as informal emails, adverts of jobs, memos, and work regulations
  • inferring the meaning of unfamiliar words in texts
  • writing a range of functional texts, such as personal profiles for social media websites, blog posts about topics of interest and informal emails
  • writing longer informative and descriptive paragraphs in a range of topics, such as describing their home, travel experiences, social occasions

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

  • grammatical cases
  • sisters of “kan”
  • sentence subject and its variants
  • sub-markers of nominative case in nouns
  • relative pronouns and relative clauses
  • verb types one to 10, past and present, "hollow root” with all pronouns
  • deriving “masdar” from verb types one to 10 “whole root”
  • deriving active participles from verb types one to 10 “whole root”

A2b - Intermediate Arabic

Course Description

A2b Arabic is the second level in the intermediate Arabic stage. Intermediate Arabic stage levels are designed to help the learners of Arabic to process more variety of language content to communicate effectively in every day recurring communication situations and social functions that require direct and easy aural or written information exchange in familiar and frequent situations. Also in this stage, the learners develop a general understanding of the most frequent patterns of the Arabic grammar system and morphology and have more control over a limited range of irregular grammatical forms.

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:

  • exchanging information and opinions in a range of topics related to every day recurring situations, personal domain and social functions, such as latest news, describing processes, giving instructions, their talents and abilities, education, describing people and past experiences
  • making travel arrangements
  • introduce people
  • making and responding to apologies
  • making comparisons
  • getting information about training programs

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

  • identifying the gist and the detailed information of short authentic articles and longer passages related to topics of interest, such as literature, news around the world, travel, celebrities, talents and abilities, health, food, cultural attractions and education
  • respond to informal emails and surveys
  • inferring the meaning of unfamiliar words in texts
  • writing a range of functional texts, such as informal emails, summaries, journals, event programs and food recipes

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

  • the direct object and nouns in accusative case after verbs
  • grammatical case of adverb phrases
  • sub-markers of the nominative, accusative and genitive cases in nouns
  • present tense in the accusative case to express purpose
  • sentence structure in the passive voice
  • explicit and implicit “masdar”
  • imperative hollow and weak root conjugated with dual and plural
  • deriving “masdar” from verb types one to 10 “hollow root”
  • forming the passive voice in present, “whole root”
  • deriving active participles from verb types one to 10 “hollow root”

A2c - Intermediate Arabic 

Course Description

A2c Arabic is the third level in the intermediate Arabic stage. Intermediate Arabic stage levels are designed to help the learners of Arabic to process more variety of language content to communicate effectively in everyday recurring communication situations and social functions that require direct and easy aural or written information exchange in familiar and frequent situations. Also in this stage, the learners develop a general understanding of the most frequent patterns of the Arabic grammar system and morphology and have more control over a limited range of irregular grammatical forms.

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:

  • making and responding to invitations and offers
  • talking about possibility and intention
  • talking about culture do’s and don’ts
  • making guesses and deductions
  • reporting what people said
  • expressing feelings
  • narrating stories
  • making predictions

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

  • identifying the gist and the detailed information of short authentic articles and longer passages of different text types, that are related to topics of interest, such as social occasions, memories, Arabic folk tales, camping, art, food, travel, intercultural communication and etiquette
  • inferring the meaning of unfamiliar words in texts
  • writing a range of functional texts, such as informal emails, journals, blog posts, reviews and summaries

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

  • Conjunctions of ordering events, cause and effect and in the context of comparisons
  • First conditional
  • Expressing exception
  • Conjunctions with simple past, past continuous and past perfect
  • Present tense in an accusative case to express ability, possibility, obligation, necessity and need.
  • Jussive case in imperfect verb forms
  • deriving “masdar” from verb types one to 10 “weak root”
  • forming passive voice, past and present, in all roots
  • deriving active participle one to 10 weak root
  • deriving passive [articiples from verb types one to 10 in all roots
  • deriving “name of time and place” from verb types one to 10 in all roots
  • exaggeration forms " صيغ المبالغة"