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Course summary

This 1-year programme in Arabic Language is designed for intermediate learners, building on your previous language skills whilst also introducing the cultural aspects of the language. The Certificate in Arabic Language develops the language skills learned in the Introductory Certificate in Arabic Language. It will focus on language skills used in everyday social conversations, current affairs and job-related situations at an intermediate level. The programme also includes cultural and historical themes that provide students with an insight into the history of Arabic speaking countries and surrounding regions. The programme is designed to prepare students who want to become familiar with Arabic culture, history and the radical changes that are currently happening as well as the language. It will also develop your communication skills if you plan to pursue further education in the academic fields of Middle Eastern studies, religious/Islamic studies and international relations or those who want to live and work in an Arab-speaking country. The philosophy of this programme is to teach Arabic as a living language to a diverse body of students with a wide variety of academic and professional needs or personal interests. It aims to develop all four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Arabic is a fascinating language with a long history and diverse numbers of speakers. This programme is designed to develop your knowledge, confidence, and communication skills at level B2 on the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR). Successful completion of the Certificate allows you to progress to the Diploma in Arabic Language.


Arabic as a Foreign Language 7 Arabic as a Foreign Language 8

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 200 words in level 7 and 250 words in level 8. Students are required to present a topic of their choice in Arabic at level 8

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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Unistats information

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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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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.

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