Arabic – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London

Would you like to learn Arabic in London? Join one of our part-time Arabic courses at our central London Regent Street Campus – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

Our Beginner Arabic courses start in October and January. If you already have some knowledge of Arabic you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginner Arabic course.

Who is this class for?

Arabic Beginner is the first exposure to the language, allowing you to start to communicate.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Arabic.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Arabic for about 20 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Arabic for about 40 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1,2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing three parts together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually. Cancellation requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
23 September 2019 Part 1 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
13 January 2020 Part 2 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
20 April 2020 Part 3 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 8 weeks** £297 (£267*) Coming soon

**No classes on Monday 25 May 2020 (bank holiday). 

Course content

Our Arabic lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics
 
In this term, we will cover:
  • personal introductions
  • how to greet people
  • the alphabets – pronunciation, reading, writing
  • family members- Introducing family members
  • making polite requests and asking questions
  • professions
  • everyday objects
Grammar
 
You will learn:
  • singular demonstratives (هذا، هذه)
  • the long Arabic vowels( ا، و، ي)
  • the short Arabic vowels( فتحة، ضمّة، كسرة)
  • masculine and feminine words( بيت، جريدة)
  • simple sentences( هذا بيت، هذه ممرّضة)
  • case endings: the nominative case( نجّارٌ، زجاجةٌ، ممرّضاتٌ)
  • plural words( خبازون، مهندسات)

Part 2

Topics
 
In this term, we will cover:
  • describing places
  • countries, nationalities and capital cities
  • describing location of objects
  • asking questions
  • talking about where you come from
  • geographical positions
  • revision
Grammar
 
You will learn:
  • the definite article( ال التعريف)
  • sun and moon letters( الْبنت، السّرير)
  • prepositions of place( فوق، تحت، في)
  • hamza ( مائدة، أين، أبيض)
  • question words( ما، أين، من)
  • the genitive case( بنتٍ، البنتِ)
  • the accusative case( مهندساً، ممرّضةً)
 

Part 3

Topics
 
In this term, we will cover:
  • Arabic numbers and prices
  • asking questions related to numbers
  • in the market and going shopping
  • materials and colours
  • describing places/ people
  • the root of Arabic words
  • past events
Grammar
 
You will learn:
  • asking questions about the past( ماذا فعلت أمس؟ أين ذهبت؟)
  • plural with numbers( ثلاث مدرسات)
  • dual case endings( بنتان، ممرضتان)
  • patterns of broken plural( أولاد، بنوك، أطباق)
  • the masculine and feminine forms of colours( أبيض- بيضاء، أسود- سوداء)
  • verb conjugation in the simple past tense( ذهب، ذهبتُ، ذهبتِ)
  • joining sentences together( قلمي قديم ولكن قلم أختي جديد)

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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

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

Who is this class for?

This level of Arabic is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Arabic language for approximately one year or 60 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Arabic for about 80 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Arabic for about 100 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1,2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing three parts together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually. Cancellation requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
24 September 2019 Part 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
14 January 2020 Part 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
21 April 2020 Part 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon

Course content

Our Arabic lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • in the restaurant
  • the weather
  • numbers (10-100)
  • everyday activities
  • holiday
  • emails and postcards

Grammar

You will learn:

  • plural patterns (أَفعال : أَقلام ) (فُعول : مُلوك)
  • Arabic roots ( فعل : كتب \ درس )
  • accusative ( كتاباً \ الكتابَ )
  • verbs in the past
  • questions in Arabic

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • times and dates
  • days of the week
  • daily routine
  • transport

Grammar

You will learn:

  • word order
  • singular and plural verbs ( يكتب \ يكتبون \ كتب \ كتبوا )
  • verbs in the present
  • negating the past and present ( لا أشرب \ ما شربت \ لم أشرب )
  • asking questions about the present

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • at the car rental office
  • education and business
  • international tour
  • future plans
  • expressing yourself

Grammar

You will learn:

  • pattern for place (مَفاعِل : مَكاتِب \ مَدارِس)
  • comparing past and present
  • attached pronouns with but, nouns and verbs
  • conjugation of verb forms (1-10)
  • weak and irregular verbs (قال \ وعد \ مشى)
  • comparative and superlative adjectives (أجمل \ الأجمل)
  • the future tense (سأُسافر \ سوف أَدرس)

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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

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

Who is this class for?

You should have a good basic knowledge of the Arabic language and its grammar.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Arabic language for approximately two years or 120 hours or equivalent.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Arabic for about 140 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Arabic for about 160 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1,2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing three parts together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually. Cancellation requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
26 September 2019 Part 1 Thursdays 6–8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
16 January 2020 Part 2 Thursdays 6–8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
23 April 2020 Part 3 Thursdays 6–8pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon

Course content

Our Arabic lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • myself and others
  • family and relatives
  • talk about childhood
  • a look at Egypt and Saudi Arabia
  • house and home
  • work and routine
  • talk about your CV

In this term, we will cover:

Grammar

You will learn:

  • questions أي \ متى \ مَنْ \
  • active participle ذاهب \ ساكن \ شارب \ خارجون
  • pronouns كم \ كنَّ \ هم \ هنَّ
  • adjectives  مطلوب \ طموح \ تقليدي \ محبوب \ هادئ 
  • plural  مجالات \ مُدراء \ أطباء \ وظائف 
  • past & Present verbs وُلد \ أمضى \ انتقل \أطلَّ \ تكوّن \ اِستيقظ  
  • irregular verbs  وصل \ عاد \ كوى \ نسي

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

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

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbal nouns and participle ملاكم \ مشغول \ مفضَّل \ تدريب
  • past verb مارس \ لعب \ غادر \ زاد
  • forms of the verb فعل \ أفعل \ فاعل \ انغعل \ استفعل
  • giving reasons لأن   \ بسبب \ لماذا
  • letters format  عزيزي \  مع تحيات \ المخلص

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • clothes and colours
  • describing the colour and the outfit 
  • at the  clothes shop
  • at the wedding party
  • education and training
  • news and media
  • a look at Iraq, Algeria, Yemen and Gulf countries

Grammar

You will learn:

  • relative pronouns الذي \ اللاتي \ الذين
  • doubled verb صممَّ \ سدّ \ أصرَّ \ استمرَّ
  • weak verbs وضع \ عاد  \ مشى
  • imperative verb اكتب \ اذهبي \ اسمعوا
  • grammatical cases on nouns and adjectives  كتابٌ \ كتابٍ \ كتاباً
  • comparative  review  أفضل من \ أكثر \ أسهل

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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

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

Short Course Team

E: [email protected]

T: +44(0)20 3506 9900

Evening Language Programme information evening

Come along to our information evening on 5 September 2019 to talk to our tutors and sign up for your language class.

Read more and register for the information evening

Course dates 2019–20

September intake
Part 1: 23 September – 6 December 2019
Part 2: 13 January – 27 March 2020
Part 3: 20 April – 12 June 2020*
Part 3: 20 April – 19 June 2020**

*For courses running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only.
** For courses running on Mondays only (No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020).

January intake
Part 1: 13 January – 3 April 2020
Part 2: 20 April – 12 June 2020
Part 3: 15 June – 17 July 2020*

*Classes in Part 3 run twice a week.