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Arabic Beginners Level 3 at Luton Sixth Form College

Course description

Studying a language will help you to understand more about other cultures and give you a more international perspective on the world. It will help you to survive and enjoy many basic situations abroad or with visitors from other countries. You will learn to:

  • introduce yourself and others
  • find and buy the things you need
  • find your way around
  • express opinions and preferences
  • describe people and places

The course is very personalised. You will have one lesson a week based in a computer room, so that you can explore language-learning materials and learn at your own pace. There will also be one or two other weekly sessions with a specialist teacher. There is some choice of examination, so you can be entered for the exams that suit you best. This course can be taken in addition to your main courses.

Course content

You will frequently work with others in pairs and groups to practise speaking. You will listen to recordings and view videos in the language laboratory to improve listening skills. You will read texts and in some languages also learn how to write basic sentences. You will be taught how to express some opinions and how to use some basic grammatical structures. Individual study in the language resource base will be encouraged. You will have the opportunity to meet native speakers so you can use your language in an authentic context.

Module titles and content

Reading - The instructions will be in English and answers will usually be in the form of putting a cross or a letter in a box. A dictionary can be used for some assessments.

Writing - The instructions will be in English. Some answers will require individual words in the appropriate script, while others will need simple sentences.

Reading & Writing - The instructions will be in English. This will be a writing task based on a reading text, for example a reply to an email.

Speaking - The speaking test may be a presentation or a picture description, for example. The assessments will be recorded.

Listening - The questions and instructions are all in English. The answers are mostly multiple choice. You will hear each short extract more than once.

Speaking and Listening - This will be a conversation or a role-play for example, where you will have to listen for information in order to respond to it. This will be recorded.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements other than an interest in learning a new language.


Exam Board – ABC Awards

The exams are divided into separate skills (listening &speaking and reading & writing).

Future opportunities

Knowing another language will make you stand out over those who only speak one language. This will help your UCAS application and make you more employable (you may even earn more). An additional language is useful in service industries, business, manufacturing, banking, finance, Law, journalism and teaching, to name but a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Luton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year