Learn Arabic with the Skills Centre
Find out about our courses and how to enrol on the right one for you.
We offer three levels in Arabic, Complete Beginner, Levantine Arabic and Lower Intermediate.
We teach Modern Standard Arabic in both courses, but some references are made to the differences between Arab dialects. If you are mainly interested in the colloquial language spoken in Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and Israel, we also offer a Levantine Arabic course.
This level is suitable for those who have never studied Arabic before.
At the end of this course you will:
be able to master the Arabic alphabet and sound system
be able to initiate social interactions by asking for basic information
be able to talk about yourself, education and family
have received an introduction to some basic cultural aspects of social interaction in the Arab world
Levantine Arabic (Complete Beginner)
This level is suitable to those who have never studied Arabic before. This course focusses on the Arabic of Levant, spoken in Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine, but widely understood elsewhere. This course will concentrate on developing speaking and listening skills.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
conduct a basic conversation in Arabic
introduce yourself and other and how to use the appropriate greetings
order food and drinks
go shopping and buy goods
order in a restaurant
Enrol on this course if you:
- have completed the Beginner levels with us, have a GCSE or are at A1 level in the CEFR
Or if you:
know Arabic sounds and letters and can read short texts
can greet people and ask simple questions
can talk about family members and familiar topics
can differentiate between masculine and feminine nouns
can conjugate some frequently used verbs
The Autumn Term will start in October and enrolments will open on 18 July 2018 for Member of Public and Staff and 1 October for students. To enrol, you should select from the appropriate link for you below:
Independent Language Learning
University students or staff members can access independent language learning resources including films, books, and online resources to help you build your knowledge and language skills from the Language Learning Zone.