ULAR51030 - LEAP Arabic 3

  • Credits: 20
  • Pre-requisite: LEAP Arabic 2 or equivalent eg. GCSE grade 6 or above taken in the last three years.  
  • Co-requisiteIf you are studying a Modern Languages Degree, either single or joint honours, please refer to relevant guidance about eligibility for LEAP units on your programme structure.
  • Taught during: Both semesters (September to May).
  • Timetable: Timetable for the course


The course aims to further develop skills acquired in LEAP Arabic 1 & 2. It extends the emphasis on communication and comprehension skills through the use of high-frequency language expressions to describe topics of personal interest, current affairs and specific themes of everyday life. It will enable students to conduct brief oral exchanges related to limited specific topics or themes or to give a short presentation or information about an event. It also further consolidates the grammar already acquired and enhances students’ skills in reading and writing by equipping them with a broader range of vocabulary to enable them to read and write longer and more complex texts.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate a deeper understanding and knowledge of Arabic grammatical rules and language structure
  • demonstrate competency in comprehension and listening through accurately extracting key information from written and audio sources on specific familiar topics related to personal interest and current affairs.
  • recognize and use known expressions and fundamental phrases used in everyday situations and to communicate orally in simple, routine situations, as well as handle short social exchanges about familiar topics with reasonable fluency;
  • independently write short texts on limited familiar topics using a variety of vocabulary and formulaic expressions.

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A2/B1 of the Common European Framework.

Transferable skills 

Information handling, IT skills, cultural appreciation, language awareness, discussion, formal presentations

Teaching and learning methods

One three-hour seminar per week, delivered through blended learning which integrates on-campus and online instruction as necessary. This will also include online digital learning available via Blackboard and supplemented by extra online resources to aid students in their independent learning.

Teaching hours

69 hours (3 hours per week) including assessment time

Independent study hours

140 hours (not including assessment time)


  • Semester one: Week 12- Written Exam 30%
  • Semester two: Week 11- Listening Exam 10% & Written Exam 30%; week 12 - Oral Exam 30%

If government or university guidance requires assessment to be held online, then Listening Exam may be assessed alongside the Oral Exam


Dr Orieb Masadeh-Tate

Taught by

See Timetable for the course

Maximum entry

20 per group

Set texts

To be confirmed

Recommended texts

Students are encouraged to use the Language Centre for material in Arabic.




Successful completion of this course unit will enhance your curriculum vitae and your employability by showing that you have the capacity to learn other languages and the desire to engage with other cultures.