Arabic levels

 

Level and course descriptions

Lower – beginner Level:

  Listening:

  • Listening to a spoken short script and setting the requested vocabularies.
  • Setting the number of participants and their gender in a spoken script.
  • Understanding the heard language and carrying out orders, (point, stand, set, go, put,,…. Etc).
  • Understanding the personal data orders (name, age, address).
  • Understanding the special orders by identifying people and things.
  • Identifying the alphabetical letters and numbers till 50.
  • Listening and setting the words that shows time.

 

Reading:

  • Reading all basic vocabularies when mentioned in a silent reading script.
  • Reading the class-room colleague’s names.
  • Reading numbers from 1-60 written in letters.
  • Reading words list related to a specific concept.
  • Identifying the writing- codes for sounds (connecting the sound with the letter).
  • Reading a description of familiar things (one sentence).

Speaking and oral interaction:

  • Naming public things.
  • Presenting personal data (name, age, address).
  • Finding and chanting a group on of chanting
  • Participating in a short dialogue.
  • Describing public things in a short form.
  • Buying goods and others.
  • Ability to express one’s self and others.

 

Writing:

  • Writing the alphabetical letters in its different shapes.
  • Writing numbers from 1-60.
  • Writing his/her name, colleagues, and colleague’s last names.
  • Writing the basic vocabularies by conveying it from a written form.
  • Coping short messages and words lists in clear hand writing.
  • Completing a short description for a person or something related to a certain concept.

 

Intermediate – beginner level

 Listening:

  • Identifying the basic vocabularies when it is mentioned in a spoken script.
  • Carrying out 2-3 orders.
  • Understanding the special orders concerning family and friends.
  • Listening to a simplified description of events and scenes and explaining it without the use of the language.
  • The ability to describe something depending on a concept or a picture.
  • Setting the sequence numbers.
  • Listening and identifying week days, months, and dates.

Reading:

  • Reading the basic vocabularies silently, whether it appeared in the concept or not.
  • Reading a short script (2-3 sentences) about familiar topics, answering with yes/no or right/wrong.
  • Reading numbers from 1-100 written in letters.
  • Reading prices and quantities.
  • Reading sentences that have been orally controlled.

 

Speaking and oral interaction:

  • Describing family and friends (ages, relationships, weight, color…)
  • Chanting solo and in groups.
  • Composing sentences about one’s need and the others.
  • Spelling the basic vocabularies that will be given in lists, with a right pronunciation.
  • Answering questions and describing something after hearing a certain script.
  • Asking for details about family and friends using specific words.
  • Calculating quantities and money in the Arabic language.
  • Expressing time by using certain words.

 

Writing:

  • Writing the numbers from 1-100.
  • Writing the correct shape of the letter according to its position.
  • Writing the given words in basic vocabularies list with clear hand writing.
  • Writing short familiar sentences when dictated.

 

 

 

 The advanced – beginner level:

Listening:

  • Identifying the basic vocabularies when mentioned in a spoken script.
  • Carrying out 4-5 orders.
  • Earning the skill of distinguishing by listening to a paragraph and identifying the right and wrong expressions according to the paragraph.
  • Carrying out special orders related to facts.
  • Listening to a short spoken script then conveying the mentioned data in a different style (table, descriptive form…)

 

Reading:

  • Reading paragraphs (2-3 sentences), then answering yes/no questions and other related questions.
  • Reading short paragraphs (2-3 sentences) then setting right concluded expressions.
  • Reading and explaining data in a table or a descriptive form.
  • Dictating and reading a story.

 

Speaking and oral interaction:

  • Answering some questions and presenting some data after listening to a script.
  • Composing 2-3 sentences about familiar topics.
  • Composing a number of connected sentences about a picture, map, or descriptive drawing, following a specific pattern.
  • Ability to express time and its fragment.
  • Describing a short chain of previous events depending on some words, those are provided for help.
  • Composing full sentences depending on related words to a specific concept.
  • Using greeting and excusing expressions.

Writing:

  • Writing a short description for a person or a thing related to certain concept.
  • Writing short familiar sentences when dictated.
  • Writing words and expressions in clear hand writing.
  • Re-arranging sentences to compose a connected paragraph.

 

The Lower – intermediate Level:

Listening:

  • Identifying the basic vocabularies when mentioned in a spoken script.
  • Earning concluding skills by listening to a paragraph and identifying the right and wrong concluded expressions.
  • Understanding special orders related to facts and personal data related to a certain topic.
  • Listening to a short script then conveying the data in a different style.
  • Understanding and carrying out a number of connected orders.
  • Understanding the general concept of a short story.
  • Identifying the emotional status of the speaker through his/her voice and the tone.

 

Reading:

  • Reading a story (2-3 paragraph) about a familiar topic, then choosing the expression that contains the main idea from several expressions (multiple choice).
  • Re-arranging a number of sentences or paragraphs in the right order.
  • Earning the skill of using dictionaries.
  • Carrying out a number of written connected directions.
  • Reading some parts of a script the expecting the following events (multiple choice).
  • Reading a script (3-5 paragraphs) searching for certain words.
  • Setting the pronouns and the relative pronouns.

 

Speaking and oral interaction:

  • Answering several questions and presenting a detailed description for something after listening to a script.
  • Describing a picture related to some aspects of a certain topic.
  • Narrating a number of connected sentences showed in pictures in the past tense.
  • Participating in a group in order to solve problem, which requires concluding some information.
  • Expressing his/her opinion around certain causes and topics.
  • Using the speech strategies, such as changing the conversation topic, presenting new information, and inviting others to participate in the conversation.
  • Presenting a sequence number of directions.
  • Presenting and carrying out orders.

 

Writing:

  • Writing short personal notes about a familiar topic and presenting it to a friend (post card).
  • Writing one sentence answers about several questions to show the question’s meaning.
  • Dictating a one paragraph around a familiar script.
  • Composing a number of sentences by using the conjunction tools.

 

The intermediate – intermediate level:

Listening:

  • Identifying the basic vocabularies when mentioned in a spoken script.
  • Earning the concluding skill by listening to a paragraph and identifying the right and the wrong concluding expressions in a script.
  • Understanding the special orders related to facts and personal data.
  • Understanding the main ideas and distinguishing it from the secondary ones.
  • Differentiating between facts and opinions through a regular conversation.

 

Reading:

  • Reading a script (3-5 paragraphs) and identifying the main idea.
  • Reading a script (5-10 paragraphs), then searching for specific words.
  • Identifying the logical relationships that are expressed in a script (3-5 paragraphs) about a familiar topic.
  • Distinguishing between the main and secondary ideas in a script.
  • Identifying the meaning of new words from the concept.
  • Accurate speech and pronunciation with consideration of grammar.
  • Searching in extended scripts (telephone guide or dictionary) for specific information.
  • Reading a short story about a familiar topic, then summarizing it orally.

 

Speaking  and oral interaction:

  • Presenting a short summary, that contains the main points in a spoken script.
  • Presenting a detailed description of a picture, that expresses a familiar scene.
  • Describing simplified activates.
  • Describing a number of sequence events.
  • Participating in a group in order to solve a problem, which requires connecting information between spoken and written scripts.
  • Expressing opinions around certain causes and topics.
  • Using the speech strategies that are specialized in orienting speech, objecting, and auditing what has been said in a conversation.
  • Choosing the appropriate expressions for different situations.

 

Writing:

  • Writing a short description for an object or a familiar scene.
  • Writing a summary for a novel in one paragraph.
  • One paragraph dictating from unfamiliar script.
  • Clear hand-writing and drawing the letters correctly.
  • Taking in consideration the silent letters in some words.
  • Taking in consideration the basic dictation rules in writing.
  • Earning the fluency in free-writing.

 

The advanced – intermediate level:

Listening:

  • Identifying the basic vocabularies when mentioned in a spoken script.
  • Earning the concluding skills by listening to a paragraph and expecting a suitable ending.
  • Understanding the special orders about facts and personal data around a specific topic.
  • Listening to a short script then conveying the mentioned information by presenting it in a different style.
  • Finding the main ideas and distinguishing it from the secondary ones.
  • Differentiating between facts and opinions in a conversation.
  • Understanding a short story when it’s event not in order.

 

Reading:

  • Reading a script (5-10 paragraphs) then setting the main ideas.
  • Reading a script (5-10 paragraphs) and searching for specific words, then presenting the basic information in other form (table, descriptive drawing).
  • Setting the logical relationships that are expressed by the conjunction tools in a script (5-10 paragraphs) about unfamiliar topic.
  • Identifying new vocabularies from the concept.
  • Following a tale or a description when the events are not in order.
  • Differentiating between facts and opinions.

 

The speaking and oral interaction:

  • Presenting a detailed summary about the main points and the mentioned information as spoken evidence.
  • Presenting an oral presentation about a familiar topic.
  • Presenting a short oral presentation about given information in some shapes, drawings, maps, pictures, and any other information not scripted.
  • Describing some sequence events in different tenses.
  • Participating in a group in order to solve a problem, which requires connecting between written and spoken scripts.
  • Auditing opinions using helping verbs.
  • Using the right un-linguistic behavior.

 

Writing:

  • Writing a summary using bullets for a short written or spoken script.
  • Writing a script using the provided information in unscripted concept.
  • Writing one paragraph summary of a controversial script about a certain topic.
  • Writing a dictation (3-5 paragraphs) from a familiar script.

 

The advanced level:

Listening:

  • Finding the detailed information in a script.
  • Understanding the basic points and the general concept for an extended script.
  • Following a group of extended directions.
  • Differentiating between facts and opinions.
  • Identifying the musical sounds differences.
  • Identifying the characteristics and the style of a script.
  • Identifying the relations that connect the speakers in a conversation.
  • Identifying the emotional status of the speaker.
  • Understanding the details in short conversations about certain unfamiliar topics.

 

Reading:

  • Reading a script (3-5 paragraphs) and setting the main idea.
  • Reading a script (5-10 paragraphs) then searching for specific words.
  • Setting the logical relationships that are expressed by the conjunction tools in a script (3-5 paragraphs) about unfamiliar topics.
  • Following a tale or a description, in which the events are not in order.
  • Setting the exiting topics from the main line in a written script                            .
  • Understanding the hidden and functional goals of the script.
  • Differentiating between the main and marginal information related to a script.

 

Speaking and oral interaction:

  • Presenting the oral presentation about a familiar topic.
  • Using a number of formal and informal speech styles.
  • Participating in a group in order to solve a number of problems, which require some assumptions.
  • Questioning about abstract topics and answering the questions.
  • Using a number of speech strategies.

 

Writing:

  • Using punctuation marks.
  • Writing a short essay, divided into paragraphs, to present the main information.
  • Quick writing, erasing, and correcting by considering them a part of writing drafts and composing.
  • Using the preparation writing strategies.
  • Using the revision writing strategies.