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Arabic courses

Modern Standard Arabic is similar but easier than Classical Arabic.

It is understood and used across the Arab world and is the main language of the media, television presenters and politicians, and it is also generally the version which is taught in Arabic as a foreign language contexts. In the western world at present, the demand for Arabic speakers and translators far outstrips the current supply, meaning Arabic is a very useful language to know. The Middle East is also one of the world's fastest growing economic areas. 

Most of our short courses can be booked online and you do not need any assessment to join. Look out for the 'Enrol on this course' button on the course details page. You can also come in person to our centres to enrol.

Courses run regularly and you can enrol at any point during the term. This means you have complete flexibility as there will always be a course for you during the academic year. It also means if your circumstances change, you can freeze your enrolment and start again when you are ready, as long as it is within the same academic year. The minimum enrolment is for one session and the maximum is 20 depending on the length of the course. So, if you are unsure about the commitment, just pay for one session to see if it is right for you! The fees shown are what you would pay for the entire term. If you want to pay for a shorter period, call our information line on 020 7297 7297 or come and register in person at Lisson Grove or Pimlico.


Arabic Beginners Stage 1

Next Starts: 17/09/2019
This course aims to enable learners with a very basic knowledge of Arabic to use Modern Standard Arabic within a limited range of everyday situations across the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course teaches students to express themselves at a basic level of communicative interaction and introduces them to the essentials of the Arabic writing system so that they can read and write basic words and sentences.
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Arabic Beginners Stage 2

Next Starts: 07/01/2020
The aims of the course are to use Modern Standard Arabic at elementary level in a range of frequently encountered situations across the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. It is run over two stages. Each stage is of 6 weeks’ duration.
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