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?

You have a solid intermediate knowledge of the Arabic language and its grammar, and can communicate confidently and fluently in most everyday situations.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied Dutch for three years or 180 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Dutch for about 200 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Dutch for about 220 hours.

Discounts and offers

October start

  • Part 1 for £250 (£280 after 23 August)*
  • Parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £565 (£625 after 23 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.

Terms and conditions

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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: 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

The tutor’s own materials will be used. 

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about yourself and others 
  • going out 
  • traveling and visiting Arab countries 
  • a look at Jerash city in Jordan  
  • booking a room, taxi, table and ticket 
  • talking about your holiday 

Grammar

You will learn:

  • form of the verbs فاعل / أفعل 
  • plural مطاعم / فنادق 
  • demonstrative pronouns تلك / ذلك 
  • word orders أما .... ف 
  • past verb and “qad” قد ... سافر  
  • verbal noun مشاهدة / استمتاع 
  • adjectives ممتع / رائع 

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • wishes and resolutions 
  • describing characters 
  • music in the Arab world 
  • colloquial Arabic
  • a look at Beirut city in Lebanon

Grammar

You will learn:

  • active and passive participle مشاهد / مطرب  
  • irregular verbs أجوف / ناقص  
  • forms of the verb فعل \ أفعل \ فاعل \ انغعل \ استفعل 
  • ways of giving reasons لأن   \ بسب  
  • case ending مجرور / مرفوع 

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • holidays in Egypt 
  • traditional dance in the Arab world 
  • festivals and celebrations  
  • colloquial Arabic 
  • a look at Cairo
  • how to give a presentation

Grammar

You will learn:

  • comparative and superlative أكبر / الأجمل 
  • kana and its sisters كان / أصبح  
  • case ending منصوب 
  • adjectives ضيق / زحمة 
  • connectors عندما / قبل ما 

Online information sessions

Would you like to meet our teachers and find out more about our courses?

We're running some online information sessions between 14 and 24 September to help answer any questions you may have about our courses.

Register for a sessionGo to the online information session event page

 

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
7
Oct
2020

Part

1

Day and time

Wednesday
6–8pm

Duration

10 weeks

Price

£250*/£280

20
Jan
2021

Part

2

Day and time

Wednesday
6–8pm

Duration

10 weeks

Price

£280

Coming soon

14
Apr
2021

Part

3

Day and time

Wednesday
6–8pm

Duration

10 weeks

Price

£280

Coming soon

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.

Title
Location

Our Arabic courses take place at our Regent Street site in central London – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

 Accessibility: Together with AccessAble, we have created online Disabled Access Guides for our buildings.