Overview

Course summary

Whether you're taking your first steps to learn another language or are at an advanced level, our courses will help you to communicate confidently in your chosen language.

Our interactive online courses provide real-time lessons with an expert tutor to practise speaking and listening. You will also have the flexibility of an online course. Access to all multimedia learning resources is included.

Who is this class for?

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

This course is made up of three parts. If you’ve studied Arabic for around a year or 60 hours, you should start with Part 1. For those who’ve studied more than this, you may be able to join Part 2 or Part 3 directly – contact us if you're unsure of your level by using the details at the bottom of the page.

Discounts and offers

October start

You can book:

  • Part 2 for £250 (£280 after 22 November)
  • Parts 2 and 3 together for £440 (£500 after 22 November)

To book Parts 2 and 3 together please proceed with booking Part 2 and add Part 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process.

The early bird discount prices for our October-start courses are available if booked by 22 November 2020*

Terms and conditions

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Course structure

Our elementary course is made up of three parts, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. Each part builds on what you've learnt previously.

At the elementary level:

  • Part 1 is for you if you have studied Arabic for around one year or 60 hours
  • Part 2 is for you if you have completed Part 1, or if you have studied Arabic for about 80 hours
  • Part 3 is for you if you have completed Parts 1 and 2, or if you have studied Arabic for about 100 hours

You can skip Part 1 and proceed straight to joining Part 2 or 3 if you have prior experience. If you’re not sure of your level, email us via the contact details at the bottom of this page.

If you can't see the part you need in the booking table, please check back, as we add more dates throughout the year.

Teaching

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.

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.

You can join Part 1, 2 or 3 of the course depending on your prior experience.

In Part 1 of the Arabic Elementary course, you'll cover the following topics and grammar:

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 builds on what you learnt in Part 1, covering the following topics and grammar:

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 is the final level of the Arabic Elementary course, and covers the following topics and grammar:

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)

Booking

Some of our courses have already started but we are still accepting late enrolments.

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

The early bird discount price is available if the course is booked by 22 November 2020*

Part 1 of this course is now closed, but will be running again in autumn 2021.

Start date
Part
Day and time
Duration
Price
21 January 2021

Part

2

Day and time

Thursdays
6–8pm

Duration

10 weeks

Price

£280 (£250*)

15
Apr
2021

Part

3

Day and time

Thursdays
6–8pm

Duration

10 weeks

Price

£280

Coming soon

How we're delivering courses

This course is delivered in an online, virtual classroom, where you'll benefit from live, face-to-face engagement with experienced language teachers.

Wherever you are in the world, you'll become part of the University of Westminster's global community. You can be assured of a warm welcome here, where your wellbeing, the quality of our teaching and your learning experience are our priorities.

Discover our virtual learning environment with a tour of Blackboard.

Take a look around our virtual classrooms.

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.