Arabic 1 intensive: a journey for beginners in summer

Course Dates: 15/07/19 - 19/07/19
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Alaa Sonjoq

Learn Arabic, with an emphasis on practical use and the development of your listening and speaking skills. You can also learn to read and write Arabic characters. Based on the tutor's own materials.


What is the course about?

To provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of spoken Arabic. To provide students with the ability to understand simple conversational Arabic and with the confidence to speak and respond in an appropriate way.

What will we cover?

Introducing yourself; food and drink; shopping; numbers; the time; directions.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Basic greetings

- Letters of the alphabet

- Introduce yourself

- Use numbers up to 10

- Ask for food/drinks

- Public places

- Give/ask for the time

- Ask for simple directions

- Converse in Arabic using simple structures.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Beginner's course - no previous knowledge required.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Communicative/direct method approach, with the emphasis on developing speaking and listening skills. Methods include question and answer, pair practice, group and whole class work and role-play.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Based on tutor's own material.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Arabic 1: module 2 in January.
Arabic beginners module 1 or any other beginner courses in September. However, you will be revising some of the work already covered in this introductory course.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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The course was extremely well taught, with a great deal of variety. It was certainly intensive. However, i do not think it is possible to learn to write all the Arabic characters in the time available. It might be more practical to leave this out if you run the course again.
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Review by Mrs B / (Posted on 31/07/2015)

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Course Code: LBA05

Mon-Fri, day, 15 Jul - 19 Jul '19

Duration: 5 sessions

Full fee: £159.00
Senior fee: £127.00
Concession: £97.00

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