Arabic – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Learn Arabic in London with our part-time Arabic evening courses.

Language classes run from September to June at our central London Regent Street Campus just a few minutes from Oxford Circus. They are taught by experienced language teaching professionals who are native speakers of the language or equivalent. Adult students of all ages and nationalities from a wide range of backgrounds take part-time Arabic courses with us. You can also join a Arabic evening course in January for the second semester if you already have some knowledge of Arabic.

This Arabic evening language course follows a communicative approach to language teaching. Our lessons focus on language that is required for communicating in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Your progress will be assessed on an on-going basis through homework, assignments and performance in class. You will receive verbal feedback from your tutor on every lesson and written feedback with your homework.

This is a part-time Arabic course for complete beginners, allowing you to start to communicate in the foreign language. This class is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of the Arabic language.

Booking

There are two starting dates for this course: September and January. The September cohort will study for 3 terms up until June. The January cohort will study for three terms up until July. Please note that Term 3 of the January start Grade 1 course is a five-week intensive course, two evenings per week, which we will run subject to demand.

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
27 September 2016 Term 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 January 2017 Term 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
11 April 2017 Term 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
14 January 2016 Term 1 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £215 Already started
14 April 2016 Term 2 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £215 Already started
21 June 2016 Term 3 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 5 weeks £215 Already started

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • personal introductions
  • greeting people
  • the alphabet
  • family members
  • making polite requests and asking questions

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the short and long Arabic vowels
  • masculine and feminine words
  • sun letters and moon letters
  • simple sentences
  • case endings: the nominative case
  • nouns (singular) and adjective agreement
  • plural words
  • possessive endings

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • professions
  • countries and people
  • numbers
  • prices
  • describing things such as everyday objects
  • describing location of objects

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the definite article
  • prepositions of place
  • the genitive case
  • case endings for the sound masculine and feminine plural
  • the accusative case
  • dual case endings
  • the root of Arabic words

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • material
  • colours
  • describing places
  • describing people
  • past events
  • using a dictionary

Grammar

You will learn:

  • patterns of broken plural
  • the masculine and feminine forms of colours
  • verb conjugation in the simple past tense
  • joining sentences together

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use Mastering Arabic 1 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

This level of Arabic is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills. You have already studied the Arabic language for approximately one year, or 40–60 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
26 September 2016 Term 1 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
9 January 2017 Term 2 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
10 April 2017 Term 3 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • the party
  • at the grocer's
  • colours
  • the weather
  • numbers (10–100)
  • everyday activities
  • holiday
  • emails and postcards

Grammar

You will learn:

  • plural patterns
  • Arabic roots
  • the accusative case
  • verbs in the past
  • questions in Arabic

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • days of the week
  • political language
  • the cabinet
  • time and dates
  • daily routine
  • transports
  • the educational system

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the word order
  • singular and plural verbs
  • verbs in the present
  • negative syntax
  • negating the past and present
  • asking questions about the present

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • eating and drinking
  • in the restaurant
  • order food
  • in the kitchen
  • months of the year
  • at the car rental office
  • international tour
  • future plans
  • expressing yourself
  • revisions and advice on further study

Grammar

You will learn:

  • pattern for place
  • comparing past and present
  • attached pronouns with 'but', nouns and verbs
  • conjugation of verb forms (1–10)
  • past verb negative
  • weak and irregular verbs
  • comparative and superlative adjectives
  • the future tense

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use Mastering Arabic 1 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

You should have a good basic knowledge of the Arabic language and its grammar, and have already studied Arabic for approximately two years or 120 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
28 September 2016 Term 1 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
11 January 2017 Term 2 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
12 April 2017 Term 3 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • speaking about yourself and others
  • family and relatives
  • talking about childhood
  • a look at Egypt and Saudi
  • house and home
  • works and routine
  • talking about your CV

Grammar

You will learn:

  • questions
  • active participle
  • pronouns
  • adjectives
  • plural
  • present verb
  • irregular verbs

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • sport and leisure
  • talking about preferences
  • talking about free time
  • travel and tourism in the Arab world
  • means of transport
  • food and cooking
  • reserving the table
  • the month of Ramadan
  • Sohair's blog
  • a look at Lebanon, Syria, Tunisia and Morocco

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbal nouns and participle
  • past verbs
  • forms of the verb
  • giving reasons
  • letters format

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • clothes and colours
  • describing colour and outfits
  • clothes shopping
  • wedding party
  • education and training
  • talking about subjects
  • in the exams hall
  • news and media
  • a look at Iraq, Algeria, Yemen and the Gulf

Grammar

You will learn:

  • adjectives
  • relative pronouns
  • doubled verb
  • the root of the verb
  • weak verbs
  • imperative verb
  • grammatical cases on nouns and adjectives
  • comparative review

Learning resources

We will use Mastering Arabic 2 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Contact us

Kate Bielawska and Kai Zs
Short Course Administrators

eveninglanguagecourse@westminster.ac.uk

+44(0)20 3506 9900

Term dates 2016–17

Term 1
September cohort: 26 September – 2 December 2016
January cohort*: 9 January – 17 March 2017

Term 2
September cohort: 9 January – 17 March 2017
January cohort*: 10 April – 16 June 2017

Term 3
September cohort: 10 April – 16 June 2016
January cohort*: 19 June – 21 July 2016

*Please note that not every language has a January cohort.