Conversational Arabic

Course Information

Course Overview:

This conversational Arabic course is designed to help students develop essential speaking and listening skills in Arabic. Students will have access to a wide variety of materials and exercises aimed at improving their language proficiency and conversational abilities. The course will cover basic topics at beginner level such as greeting, asking basic questions, introducing themselves and ordering food, planning a travel. It will also introduce the students to grammar and vocabulary, while emphasizing a communicative approach to language learning.


Course Objectives:

  1. To develop students’ oral and audio proficiency in Arabic.
  2. To improve students’ listening and speaking skills.
  3. To raise students’ awareness of different dialects of Arabic.
  4. To enhance students’ confidence in engaging in basic conversation in Arabic.
  5. To introduce students to various Arabic cultural practices and norms.


Course Structure:

Each lesson consists of 2 hours of instruction, totalling 20 hours of instruction over ten weeks. The course will be delivered during the evenings on Tuesdays or Fridays (TBC) from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

The course will be delivered online through live teams sessions or in person at the College (subject to students’ number). One-on-one speaking practice sessions with a tutor will be available throughout the course. The Course will conclude short quizzes to evaluate students’ progress. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate detailing their level of proficiency in Arabic.


No previous knowledge is required; however, students are required to spend at least 1-2 hours a week on self-study.

This conversational Arabic course provides a comprehensive and interactive approach to improving students’ Arabic language abilities. With its focus on communicative skills, students will gain the confidence and skills to communicate in a variety of settings.

Outline and content:

Breakdown of what will be covered in each week during a conversational course in basic Arabic:

Topic Content Skills
Topic 1 ·         Basic greetings and introductions

·         Pronunciation and accentuation

·         Numbers and telling time.

·         Vocabulary related to personal information (name, age, nationality, etc.)

·         Cultural aspects and customs of Arabic-speaking countries

Theme: introduction and greeting




Basic structure

Topic 2 ·         Vocabulary and phrases for daily routines and activities

·         Describing daily activities and schedules

·         Expressing likes and dislikes.

·         Basic sentence structure and word order

·         Cultural aspects related to daily life in Arabic-speaking countries

Theme: daily activities





Topic 3 ·         Vocabulary related to food and drinks.

·         Ordering at a restaurant or café.

·         Expressing food preferences and dietary restrictions.

·         Discussing culinary traditions in Arabic-speaking countries.

·         Cultural aspects of mealtime customs and traditions.


food and dinning




Basic structure

Topic 4 ·         Vocabulary for transportation and travel-related phrases

·         Asking for and giving directions

·         Booking accommodations

·         Discussing travel experiences and preferences

·         Cultural aspects of travel and tourism in Arabic-speaking countries

Theme: travel and direction





Topic 5 ·         Vocabulary related to shopping and services.

·         Expressing needs and preferences while shopping

·         Bargaining and negotiating prices

·         Discussing customer service experiences

·         Cultural aspects of shopping customs and markets

shopping and services




Basic structure



  • Reviewing key vocabulary, grammar, and phrases covered throughout the course.
  • Practicing conversational skills through various activities.
  • Final project involving a role-play or presentation in Arabic.
  • Providing feedback and self-assessment on weekly basis.
  • Cultural integration and appreciation of the Arabic-speaking world

Please note that this breakdown is a general guide and can be adapted to suit the specific needs and pace of the course. Additionally, cultural aspects and activities in each week can be further expanded depending on the interests and preferences of the students.


Course Materials will be available on Moodle.

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