Arabic beginners: an introduction
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LA118
Available start dates
Duration: 4 sessions (over 2 weeks)
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.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
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?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
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 beginners: module 1 in September or January. However, you will be revising some of the work already covered in this introductory course.Please enrol as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.