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    As a part of my degree, I will have to study Arabic, most likely at SOAS. I'm sitting a placement test on Friday. Has anyone got an experience with this? What does it consist of? Am I likely to be placed to a not-ab-initio group as I know the alphabet, some basic grammar (pseudo-present and past tense, numbers, cases some sort of subjunctive and apocopate or whatever it's called in English), but have never had a chance to actually speak the language? (To clarify it, I have been self-taught.)

    Any advice appreciated!
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    What degree and what's the name of the exam?
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    (Original post by Ivanka)
    As a part of my degree, I will have to study Arabic, most likely at SOAS. I'm sitting a placement test on Friday. Has anyone got an experience with this? What does it consist of? Am I likely to be placed to a not-ab-initio group as I know the alphabet, some basic grammar (pseudo-present and past tense, numbers, cases some sort of subjunctive and apocopate or whatever it's called in English), but have never had a chance to actually speak the language? (To clarify it, I have been self-taught.)

    Any advice appreciated!
    Sounds like ab initio would be safer.
 
 
 
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