What will I learn in Arabic?
GCHSS is the only post-secondary institution in Malta which offers Arabic as a subject to be studied at both Advanced and Intermediate level.
Lessons for both Advanced and Intermediate level Arabic include tasks in Modern Standard Arabic. You will improve your writing skills by doing more advanced Arabic grammar and several tasks, which reflect the respective levels of the Arabic exams.
How will I benefit from studying Arabic?
Studying Arabic would not only be an asset for many careers, but it will also give you an insight into the Arab world, and will give you a better understanding of the Arab way of life and culture. Being a professional who can also effectively communicate in Arabic, is a great asset in today’s multicultural society, not only in Malta, but also in Europe. Being qualified in Arabic opens doors to numerous prestigious careers in Malta and abroad, such as translating, interpreting, teaching, lecturing and linguistic research. Furthermore, the European Union offers great career opportunities for professionals qualified in Arabic.
Are there any special considerations?
- It is preferable for students studying the subject at Intermediate level to have obtained a certificate in SEC/O level Arabic.
- Native speakers, choosing Arabic at Intermediate level, may do so without having a certificate in SEC/O level Arabic, provided that they have a good command of the language.
- A sound knowledge of English is also a must. This is because certain tasks, like translation, require a good level of proficiency in English.
What textbooks and/or resources do I need?
You will be provided with notes, as well as links to online downloadable books which are used during lessons of Arabic. Further information regarding textbooks used will be given prior to start of lessons.