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Course summary

This 1-year programme in Arabic Language is designed to consolidate your previous knowledge at an upper intermediate to advanced level. You will be exposed to Arabic language, as spoken by native speakers, both in professional and day to day life situations. The Diploma in Arabic Language develops the language skills learned in the Certificate in Arabic Language. Practical knowledge will be developed in the four key areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. This programme is designed to offer students the knowledge of Arabic in a range of topics such as child labour, violence against children, women’s rights in the West and in the Arab world, addiction, arts, migration, brain drain and education in Arab world. It will also offer a comparison between Standard Arabic and regional dialects as well as knowledge of Arabic cinema, media and films and Arabic literature. You will develop the necessary skills to converse effectively and appropriately during discussions, lectures, interviews, and debates. You will also be expected to read and comprehend original Arabic materials dealing with a range of social, political and economic issues. The programme seeks to consolidate the fundamentals of Arabic grammar at an advanced level. The course is organised around communicative and interactive activities that will allow students to build skills in the most effective way. This programme is designed to develop your knowledge, confidence, and communication skills at level C1 on the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR).


Arabic as a Foreign Language 9 Arabic as a Foreign Language 10

Assessment method

There will be 96 hours of teaching/contact hours with a tutor per a semester. You will be required to attend 9.45 hours of class per week, for 10 weeks. You will also be expected to undertake an additional 100 hours of independent study outside of the classroom. Each unit contains different themes based on the level. Within each theme, you will learn a set of vocabulary and grammar topic and will develop your language skills through reading, listening, writing and speaking tasks related to the theme introduced. The programme is taught through a naturalistic and communicative approach, learning not only the language but also Arabic culture. Assessment will include two tests, a writing assignment and a final exam (per unit). Each test will concentrate on vocabulary and grammar with the final exam including all four skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The writing assignment is composed of 300-350 words in level 9 and 400-450 words in level 10 . Students are also required to present a topic of their choice in Arabic.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International students looking to study in the UK should note that Arabic Language programmes are not eligible for Student Visa sponsorship.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1650 Whole course
International £1650 Whole course
England £1650 Whole course
Northern Ireland £1650 Whole course
Scotland £1650 Whole course
Wales £1650 Whole course
Channel Islands £1650 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £1650 Whole course

Additional fee information

International students looking to study in the UK should note that Arabic Language programmes are not eligible for Student Visa sponsorship.

Sponsorship information

We offer a variety of fee waivers, bursaries and scholarships of up to £3,000 to encourage and support students to come and study at Al-Maktoum College. Scholarships will be awarded on academic merit. That is, scholarships will be awarded to students whose applications are judged to have the highest level of academic distinction in their studies. Fee waivers and bursaries are awarded to students based upon personal circumstances. These awards are issued to support students who may face financial difficulties in attending and funding full-time education.

Diploma in Arabic Language at Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education - UCAS