Arabic beginners Fast-Track

City University London
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3 months
440 GBP
Part time
Open / Scheduled
Arabic beginners Fast-Track

Course description

Arabic beginners Fast-Track

Modern Standard Arabic is taught with reference to dialects. The Arabic script is introduced letter by letter with grouping depending on the shape of the shell. Listening and speaking exercises in the class reinforce the relationship between the letters learnt and their associated sound.

You will learn about Arabic media, how to make polite requests and express likes and dislikes and receive an introduction to food and drink; as well as describing daily activities.

By the end of this course, you will have an understanding of the structure of Arabic and they will be able to speak, read, write and listen to simple Arabic sentences.

The course consists of two evening class a week, for a total of 10 weeks.

Learning objectives

  • Writing and reading the Arabic Alphabet as well their sounds (phonetics);
  • Introducing and identifying yourself and others;
  • Greeting people;
  • Saying good-bye;
  • Asking about well-being;
  • Talking about what you do;
  • Identifying places of origin and Arab countries, political system and capitals;
  • Describing everyday objects/ objects in class;
  • Making polite requests and asking questions;
  • Introduction to colloquial Arabic; phonological variations/ different hand writing;
  • Being able to count;
  • Eliciting information;
  • Expressing admiration;
  • Cardinals numbers;
  • Describing a situation;
  • Giving your address;
  • Expressing regret or apology.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Prerequisite knowledge

The Arabic Beginners Fast Track short course is designed for complete beginners with no prior knowledge of the Arabic language.

The fast track course covers Module One and Module Two of the standard Arabic Beginners (Year 1)course. Once you have completed the fast track course you may choose to enrol on Module Three of the Arabic Beginners (Year 1) course in April/May to complete the full beginners syllabus.

If you are not a complete beginner and have some prior knowledge of Arabic, you may wish to join our Arabic Lower Intermediate course or join Module Two or Module Three of the  Arabic Beginners course. You can check your level using our online guidelines.

English requirements

You will need to respond to instructions and read course documents in English.

Training Course Content

Topics covered

  • Arabic Alphabet and sounds;
  • Greetings and leave-taking;
  • Yourself and where you are from;
  • Professions;
  • Everyday objects;
  • Immediate surroundings and facilities;
  • Family;
  • More countries and peoples;
  • Numbers and prices.

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