Arabic beginners: module 1

Course Dates: 23/09/24 - 02/12/24
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Online
Learn Arabic in the heart of London on this lively classroom-based course.

We offer one hour online taster on 12 of September. Please check the details by using the following course code: LAT1. Search on this page top right corner.

This course is designed for beginners who have little or no prior knowledge of Arabic. It focuses on developing basic speaking and listening skills in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), the standardised form of Arabic used in formal settings, media, and literature. The course will introduce students to essential vocabulary and grammar structures, with a focus on practical communication in everyday situations.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Arabic beginners: module 1
  • Course Code: LA114
  • Dates: 23/09/24 - 02/12/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 19:30
  • Taught: Mon, Evening
  • Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Taïssir K Mahmoud

Course Code: LA114

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Mon, eve, 23 Sep - 02 Dec '24

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Centre for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

This course is designed to introduce you to the Arabic language and culture. You will learn how to speak and listen in Arabic, focusing on practical communication skills. It would also introduce you to the cultural aspects of Arabic-speaking countries.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Topics: Basic greetings and introductions, giving and asking for names, nationalities and professions, places of work, family and marital status, physical descriptions, numbers up to 10 and basic daily routines. Introduction to Arabic alphabet (group 1 & 2), short vowels (fatha, kasra, damma) and pronunciation.

Grammar: Differences of masculine and feminine words, present tense.

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

Introduce yourself and others
Describe your family and daily routine
Use basic greetings and expressions
Talk about your nationality and profession
Describe your place of work
Discuss your physical appearance
Use numbers up to 10
Talk about your marital status
Use present tense to express basic daily routine
Use articles and personal pronouns (masculine and feminine).

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

Suitable for complete beginners. Also suitable for students who have attended a short intensive course in Arabic or have a basic knowledge of the language but who would like to start again from the beginning, consolidate and progress rapidly. For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide, or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level. You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.

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?

This course is based on the tutor’s own material.

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

Arabic beginners: module 2.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.