Foreign Languages Centre

Learn Arabic with us

FLC Arabic

Our Arabic course is taught using Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) which is understood across the Arab world, and includes looking at the differences between MSA and the dialects. 

We also offer a Levantine Arabic course, Stage 1A on Tuesday, 13:15-14:05, for students who are mainly interested in learning the colloquial language spoken in Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and Israel.

Based on a communicative approach to learning, you will learn practical language that you will be able to use in every day conversations. In addition, you will develop cultural awareness of the Arabic speaking world. A world of 400 million native speakers, from 26 nations across North Africa and the Middle East.

Along with your teacher, Khalil Estaytieh, we very much look forward to welcoming you to our course.

Choosing the correct language level

Use the information below to choose the correct language level for you.

Complete Beginner 

This level has been designed for you if you have never studied Arabic before.

This level will give you a basic introduction to the language.

Registration for our Arabic Complete Beginner courses is now closed. If you wish to be informed about registration for Semester 2, please email us now.  

Lower Intermediate 

This level has been designed for you if you can already use Arabic to speak about familiar topics.

You should join this level if you can:

  • understand basic instructions
  • take part in a basic factual conversation on a predictable topic
  • understand basic written notices
  • complete basic forms, and write notes including times, dates and places.

Registration for our Arabic Lower Intermediate courses is now closed. If you wish to be informed about registration for Semester 2, please email us now.