MA Arabic Language Learning and Teaching

SOAS University of London

Program Description

MA Arabic Language Learning and Teaching

SOAS University of London

MA Arabic Language Learning and Teaching

Entry Requirements: Upper second-class or equivalent in a BA in a relevant discipline (Linguistics or Applied Linguistics), or a BA in another discipline including some relevant units, or relevant professional qualifications (for example, diploma-level teaching qualifications or exceptional and documented experience in language teaching). A BA in non-Linguistics discipline can be compensated by relevant units in (applied) linguistics study units OR a diploma-level teaching qualification (like SOAS Language Centre's PG Diploma in Teaching Arabic) but an applicant does not have to have both. Native or native-like proficiency in Arabic is required.

Interview Policy: Candidates with ‘non-standard’ qualifications usually invited

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Who is this programme for?

If you are seeking an advanced level of specialised training that will set you on course for a career related to Arabic language learning or teaching in higher education, research, publishing or consultation, this programme offers a firm grounding in the theory and practice of language learning and teaching, as well as in linguistic research methods.

You will study both the general areas of linguistic inquiry and Arabic linguistics. This programme will also allow you to explore the relationship between linguistics and second language acquisition, and how this relationship supports Arabic language teaching, specifically in higher education.

Structure

Students on the MA Arabic Language Learning and Teaching take 180 credits, 60 of which are a dissertation and a 120 from taught modules. Students should follow the programme structure set out below.

Core Modules

You must take all of the core modules listed below including 15PLCH013: Teaching Communicative Arabic

  • Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy 15PLIC015 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Arabic Linguistics and Language Pedagogy 15PLIH050 15 Term 2
  • Dissertation in Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy 15PLIC989 (60 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018

Compulsory Module

This module is compulsory for students with no background of general linguistics. In addition, you must take 30 credits from the list of options below and/or run Linguistics PG modules.

  • Introduction to the Study of Language 15PLIC008 (30 credits) Full Year

Optional Modules

If you are not taking the compulsory module for students with no linguistics background, you must take module/s to the value of 60 credits from the list below and/or from the list of running Linguistics PG modules.

  • Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism 15PLIH038 (15credits) Term 1
  • Language, Society and Communication (Masters) 15PLIH004 (15credits) Term 1
  • Psychology of Language (Masters) 15PLIH005 (15credits) Term 2
  • Language support and revitalisation 15PLIH033 (15credits) Term 2
  • Language Planning and Policy 15PLIH032 (15credits) Term 2
  • Phonetics (PG) 15PLIH045 (15credits) Term 2

Language Acquisition Modules

Africa

  • Amharic 1 (PG) 15PAFC130 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Amharic 2 (PG) 15PAFC131 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Hausa 1 (PG) 15PAFC136 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Hausa 2 (PG) 15PAFC138 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Somali 1 (PG) 15PAFC132 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Somali 2 (PG) 15PAFC133 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Swahili 1 (PG) 15PAFC140 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Intermediate Swahili 2A (PG) 15PAFC141 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Swahili 3 (PG) 15PAFC142 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Swahili 4 (PG) 15PAFC144 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Yoruba 1 (PG) 15PAFC134 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Yoruba 2 (PG) 15PAFC135 (30 credits) Full Year

China and Inner Asia

  • Elementary Spoken Cantonese (PG) 15PCHC006 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Elementary spoken Hokkien (Minnanyu, Taiwanese) (PG) 15PCHC007 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Intensive Elementary Tibetan (PG) 15PCHC018 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Special Course in Chinese 1 (PG) 15PCHC008 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Special Course in Chinese 2 (PG) 15PCHC011 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Special Course in Chinese 3 (PG) 15PCHC009 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Special Course in Chinese 4 (PG) 15PCHC012 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Special Course in Chinese: Reading Classical and Literary Chinese (PG) 15PCHC010 (30 credits) Full Year

Japan and Korea

  • Basic Japanese 1 (PG) 15PJKC008 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Basic Japanese 2 (PG) 15PJKC009 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Basic Korean (PG) 15PJKC022 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Basic Korean 2 (PG) 15PJKC024 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Higher Intermediate Readings in Korean (PG) 15PJKC018 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Intermediate Japanese 1 (PG) 15PJKC010 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Intermediate Japanese 2 (PG) 15PJKC011 (30 credits) Full Year

Near and the Middle East

  • Arabic 300 (Postgraduate) 15PNMC390
  • Elementary Persian Texts (PG) 15PNMC384 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Elementary Written Persian 15PNMC387 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Elementary Written Turkish 15PNMC386 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Intermediate Modern Turkish Language (PG) 15PNMC383 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Modern Hebrew Language: Elementary (PG) 15PNMC409 (30 credits) Full Year

South Asia

  • Bengali Language 1 (PG) 15PSAC303 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Bengali Language 2 (PG) 15PSAC304 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Hindi Language 1 (PG) 15PSAC295 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Hindi Language 2 (PG) 15PSAC296 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Hindi Language 3 (PG) 15PSAC297 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Hindi Language 4 (PG) 15PSAC308 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Nepali Language 1 (PG) 15PSAC298 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Nepali Language 2 (PG) 15PSAC299 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Punjabi Language 1 15PSAC320 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Sanskrit Language 1 (PG) 15PSAC294 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Sanskrit Language 2 (PG) 15PSAC306 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Prakrit Language 1 (PG) 15PSAC309 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Urdu Language 1 (PG) 15PSAC300 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Urdu Language 2 (PG) 15PSAC301 (30 credits) Full Year

South East Asia

  • Burmese Language 1 (PG) 15PSEC039 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Burmese Language 2 (PG) 15PSEC045 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Indonesian Language 1 (PG) 15PSEC032 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Indonesian Language 1 (PG) 15PSEC032 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Indonesian Language 2 (PG) 15PSEC033 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Indonesian Language 3 (PG) 15PSEC034 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Indonesian Language 4 (PG) 15PSEC035 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Indonesian Language 4 (PG) 15PSEC035 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Thai Language 1 (PG) 15PSEC040 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Thai Language 2 (PG) 15PSEC041 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Thai Language 3 (PG) 15PSEC042 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Vietnamese Language 1 (PG) 15PSEC036 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Vietnamese Language 2 (PG) 15PSEC037 (30 credits) Full Year
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