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Arabic Language Evening Classes

Join our evening classes to get a taster into this fascinating language.

Evening Arabic language classes are for complete beginners (no previous knowledge required) and take place on Tuesdays from 18.00-20.00.

Beginners 1 will run for 10 weeks with Beginners 2 running for an additional 10 weeks.

To be able to join Beginners 2, you will need attend all Beginners 1 classes and complete assigned tasks or have an equivalent level of knowledge.

Please note, that each term, classes are subject to numbers.

For more information, please contact admissions@almcollege.ac.uk

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Beginners 1

Beginners 1 is for complete beginners of Modern Standard Arabic and you will learn to express yourself at a very basic level of Arabic language. You will also be introduced to the essentials of the Arabic writing system and learn to read and write basic words and sentences. The programme will be delivered in English and Arabic where you will be exposed to basic Arabic grammar and vocabulary, while developing the skills of comprehension in the target language.

There will be 20 hours of teaching over 10 weeks with an additional 10 hours of guided independent learning using materials and feedback from the tutor expected. All materials will be provided by the tutor and no resources are required.

Week Topics Conversation & Vocabulary Learning Skills
1 Introduction to Arabic.

Arabic vowel system.

First set of letters:

Pronunciation with vowels and joining letters

Greetings 1

How are you?

What is your name?

What is your country?

Key vocabulary of set 1.

 

Writing, Reading, listening, and speaking
2 Second set of letters:

Pronunciation with vowels and joining letters.

Learning about letters which cannot be connected from left side.

Greetings 2

What is your city?

What is your job?

Key vocabulary of set 2

Writing, Reading, listening, and speaking
3 Third set of letters:

Pronunciation with vowels and joining letters.

Gemination in Arabic.

Greetings 3

What is your hobby?

Where are you from?

Key vocabulary of set 3

Writing, Reading, listening, and speaking
4 Fourth set of letters:

Pronunciation with vowels and joining letters.

Revising gemination & spelling

What is your Nationality?

What do you like/dislike?

Key vocabulary of set 4

Writing, Reading, listening, and speaking
5 Fifth set of letters:

Pronunciation with vowels and joining letters.

Introduction to Tanween

Revising previous questions.

Introducing yourselves

Where do you live?

Key vocabulary of set 5

Writing, Reading, listening, and speaking
6 Sixth set of letters:

Pronunciation with vowels and joining letters.

Maddah & definite / indefinite articles

How old are you?

Introduction to numbers

Key vocabulary of set 6

Writing, Reading, listening, and speaking
7 Revising all letters & sounds.

Minimal pairs

Sun & moon letter & pronunciation

Conversation about: Marital status: single, married, engaged etc.

Key vocabulary learned in conversation.

Writing, Reading, listening, and speaking
8 Pronouns: Subjective, objectives and possessive. I have / I do not have

Negative / positive

Do you have children?

Do you have friends from ….?

Compare Question words

 

Writing, Reading, listening, and speaking
9 Revising pronouns

Reading and writing main vocabulary.

 

Reading first comprehension text and answering questions.

Asking questions using the form of the third person. Writing, Reading, listening, and speaking
10 Present tense using verbs such as live, work, study, like

 

Listening to a dialogue in Arabic and answering comprehension questions.

Practice conversation with a native speaker (guest) Writing, Reading, listening, and speaking

 

Beginners 2
How to register

Register online and let us know if you have any previous experience of Arabic language.

Fees are £60 per course and concessionary rates are available for the following (proof required):

  • Students
  • Registered disabled
  • Registered unemployed

After you have submitted your application, you will receive an invoice which can be paid online using a credit or debit card. Full payment is required to secure your place.

If a programme is cancelled due to insufficient numbers, then a full refund will be given.