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.

Beginner part 2 (Stage 1)

This level has been designed for you if you have a basic knowledge of Arabic. This course is not suitable for complete beginners.

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


Day & Time Location Enrol
´╗┐Tuesday, 19:15-20:45 Claverton Down campus Enrol now
Tuesday, 13:15-14:05 Claverton Down campus Enrol now

Lower Intermediate part 2 (Stage 2)

This level has been designed for you if you can already use Arabic to speak about familiar topics. You can join this course even if you did not attend part 1, provided you are at the right level.

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.


Day & Time Location Enrol
´╗┐Wednesday, 18:45-20:15 Claverton Down campus Enrol now

What happens next

Once you have completed your online enrolment and payment, we will send you an email confirmation of your enrolment.

This will include information about:

  • the location of your class and a map with directions
  • course materials and preparation
  • parking
  • what to do if you can't make a class
  • what happens if a class must be cancelled
  • getting in touch with your teacher
  • getting in touch with us.