Discover Arabic—the official language of 23 countries and spoken by more than 280 million people world-wide.

Thu 18 Oct 2018 - Thu 13 Dec 2018

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions
4 spots remaining.

Tue 05 Feb 2019 - Tue 02 Apr 2019

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions
16 spots remaining.

Wed 01 May 2019 - Wed 26 Jun 2019

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions
16 spots remaining.

Discover Arabic—the official language of 23 countries and spoken by more than 280 million people world–wide.

Course outline

  • Topic 1: A focus on letters of the alphabet, in particular, those in Group 1 - ba, ta, tha, nun and ya. Introduction to the vowels fatha, kasra and damma. Learning how to greet others and introduce yourself.
  • Topic 2: Learning of Group 2 alphabet including alif, dal, dhal, ra, zay and waw (one-way connectors). Handwriting practice and vocabulary will also be a focus.
  • Topic 3: Focus on the letters: jim, kha, ha', ha and mim. You will also learn about family, feminine words and long vowels.
  • Topic 4: The letters sin, shin, sad and dad will be the main focus. You will then learn about jobs, masculine singular, feminine singular and dual words before starting work on conversations.
  • Topic 5: Revision of unit 1-4.
  • Topic 6: You will focus on the letters fa, qaf, kaf and lam and then focus on describing things and possessive endings, definite and indefinite nouns as well as demonstrative nouns.
  • Topic 7: The letters ta, ayn, ghayn will be a focus as well as joining letters, sun letters and handwriting.
  • Topic 8: You will learn how to ask questions, such as 'where is it?'. There will also be a focus on adjectives and describe places.
  • Topic 9: Revision and learning about Arabic countries and people will be the main focus.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should be able to::

  • learn the basics of the language including numbers 1-10, greetings, meeting people and gender addressing
  • understand basic elements of Arabic writing and reading simple words.

Who should enrol

This course assumes no prior knowledge of Arabic and is suited to the traveller or anyone looking to enjoy Arabic literature.

Course materials

Mastering Arabic 1 with 2 Audio CDs: Third Edition (Arabic Edition) Paperback by Mahmoud Gaafar (Author), Jane Wightwick (Author)

You will need to bring 2x exercise books, a pencil and an eraser.

Thu 07 Feb 2019 - Thu 04 Apr 2019

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions
15 spots remaining.

Tue 30 Apr 2019 - Tue 25 Jun 2019

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions
16 spots remaining.

Discover Arabic—the official language of 23 countries and spoken by more than 280 million people worldwide.

Course outline

  • Topic 1: Quick revision of the alphabet, ta marbuta, separate and attached pronouns. A focus on the Arab countries and their capital cities, learning albisba (misr, misri) and how to form alnisba.
  • Topic 2: A focus on counting including introducing masculine and feminine numbers, asking, "how much?", structure note and vocabulary
  • Topic 3: Looking at shapes and colours including the Arabic root, plural patterns 1 and 2, the masculine and feminine of colours and vocabulary
  • Topic 4: A look at ordering and buying food including going to the grocers, names of venues and items and how to order from the menu at a restaurant
  • Topic 5: Revision of week 1-4
  • Topic 6: A focus on the past tense of verbs such as asking, "what happened yesterday?", including structure notes and vocabulary
  • Topic 7: A look at plural patterns 3&4 (kalb, kilab), continued work on numbers and a look at the weather and how to write a letter.
  • Topic 8: A focus on verbs including past negative and present negative as well as how to compare, such as comparing past and present. 
  • Topic 9: Conversation, constructing sentences using the past and present tense verbs, using possessives pronouns in a sentence, nominal and verbal sentences and putting case endings on words in a text.  

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students should be able to communicate in a simple way with an increasing range of vocabulary and language functions.

Who should enrol

Students who have completed Beginning Arabic 1 or similar (approximately 20 hours of study).

Course materials

Mastering Arabic 1 with 2 Audio CDs: Third Edition (Arabic Edition) Paperback – February 23, 2015, by Mahmoud Gaafar (Author), Jane Wightwick (Author).  ISBN: 9780781813389

You will need to bring 2x exercise books, a pencil and an eraser.

Wed 17 Oct 2018 - Wed 12 Dec 2018

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions
15 spots remaining.

Thu 02 May 2019 - Thu 27 Jun 2019

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions
15 spots remaining.

Discover Arabic—the official language of 23 countries and spoken by more than 280 million people world–wide.

Course outline

The course aims to further improve the skills of those who completed Beginning Arabic 1 and Arabic 2 or similar study, to develop your communicative skills in a wide range of contexts.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should:

  • have and use a wide range of sentence structures and phrases
  • have a greater variety of vocabulary
  • be able to use everyday verbs and their conjugations
  • have a good balance between understanding the systems of Arabic grammar and vocabulary
  • develop skills of understanding and producing Arabic in speech and writing

Who should enrol

Students who have completed Beginning Arabic 1 and 2 or similar (approximately 40 hours of study).

Course materials

Mastering Arabic 1 with 2 Audio CDs: Third Edition (Arabic Edition) Paperback – February 23, 2015, by Mahmoud Gaafar (Author), Jane Wightwick (Author)

You will need to bring 2x exercise books, a pencil and an eraser.

Wed 06 Feb 2019 - Wed 03 Apr 2019

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions
16 spots remaining.

This course is for learners who may have studied (50-60 hours) of the Arabic language and have done Arabic 1,2 & 3 previously and are familiar with Arabic basic language functions.

Text Book: : Mastering Arabic 1, week 1-4 then Ahlan wa sahlan Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners week 5-9.

Course outline

 This level covers the following topics:

  • Everyday activities
  • family members
  • Inquiring about and describing people and activities.
  • Asking for directions
  • Expressing possessions with مع and using a different form of “to have ”.

Language/grammar points include:

  • Past and present tense verbs.
  • Adjectives: plural and singular
  • Future tense
  • negating sentences and activities
  • Verb root
  • Various pronunciation rules

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course (9weeks), learners will be able to communicate in and will be able to understand, read and write phrases and small paragraphs with more understanding of the language on many everyday matters.

Tue 16 Oct 2018 - Tue 11 Dec 2018

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions
13 spots remaining.

The course aims to further improve the skills of those who completed Beginning Arabic 1, 2, 3 and 4 or similar studies and to develop communicative skills in a wide range of contexts.

Course outline

  • demonstrative, contrasting, negating
  • fill out identification cards.
  • read small passages.
  • write small paragraphs.
  • listen to audios and videos, comprehending the topic and answering questions related to the topic.
  • seeking and providing information.
  • Identifying objects in the school environment. 
  • Identifying objects in the class environment

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should:

  • have and use a wide range of sentence structures and phrases.
  • have a greater variety of vocabulary.
  • be able to use everyday verbs and their conjugations
  • have a good balance between understanding the systems of Arabic grammar and vocabulary.
  • develop skills of understanding and producing Arabic in speech and writing

Who should enrol

Students who have completed Beginning Arabic 1, 2 3 & 4 or similar (approximately 70 hours of study).

Course Material

Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners 1st EDITION

Professor Mahdi Alosh

Published by Yale University Press

ISBN 10: 0300058543