We will be tailoring our delivery of our short courses in the year ahead, in accordance with government guidance on physical distancing, with the safety, health and wellbeing of our University community at the heart of our decisions.

We will be delivering the Part 1 of all the Language courses via online virtual classroom. Whatever the way you start your Westminster experience - online, on campus or a blend of these - you can be assured of a warm welcome at our University, where your wellbeing, the quality of our teaching and your learning experience, are our priorities.

Overview

Course summary

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.

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.

Discounts and offers

October start

  • Part 1 for £250 (£280 after 16 August)*
  • Parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £565 (£625 after 16 August)*

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.

January start

  • Part 1 for £291 (£324 after 15 December 2019)*
  • Parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 15 December 2019)*

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. 

Terms and conditions

Course structure

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.

Please note that the distribution of course content across terms may vary from year to year. This is due to the variable length of terms in different academic years. There may also 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.

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)

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)

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)

Booking

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 27 September 2020 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

If you have any questions about the course, please get in touch with us via the details at the bottom of this page.

Start date
Part
Day and time
Duration
Price
5
Oct
2020

Part

1

Day and time

Mondays
6.30pm

Duration

10 weeks

Price

£250*/£280

18
Jan
2021

Part

2

Day and time

Mondays
6.30pm

Duration

10 weeks

Price

£280

Coming soon

12
Apr
2021

Part

3

Day and time

Mondays
6.30pm

Duration

10 weeks**

Price

£280

Coming soon

**No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 3 May 2021 and Monday 31 May 2021.

Course dates

October intake

  • Part 1: 05 October – 11 December 2020
  • Part 2: 18 January – 26 March 2021
  • Part 3: 12 April – 28 June 2021*
  • Part 3: 12 April – 18 June 2021 **

* For courses running on Mondays only (No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 3 May 2021 and Monday 31 May 2021)

**For courses running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only

January intake

Part 1: 18 January – 26 March 2021
Part 2: 12 April – 18 June 2021
Part 3: 21 June – 23 July 2021*

*Classes in Part 3 run twice a week

January start is for selected languages only.

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Location

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