Arabic Language

22 January '18 - 20 February '18

Our Arabic language classes are taught by Ibrahim Othman who has several years’ experience of teaching Arabic at a variety of levels, both in his native Syria and in the UK.

Each course costs £145 and your place will be confirmed once payment is complete. Scroll down for the descriptions and contents of the courses.

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dates: 22 January '18 | 29 January '18 | 5 February '18 | 12 February '18 | 19 February '18

Levantine Arabic Beginners Module 2 is a continuation of Levantine Spoken Arabic Module 1.

This course aims to enable students to converse in basic everyday situations as well as being introduced to the Arabic alphabet. Through class activities students will learn to conduct short conversations such as: make bookings, ask and talk about possessions and go shopping.

How will I be taught? The course will be taught using English transliteration with an introduction to the Arabic alphabet. The teacher will provide all the materials for the course. He will use “Ahla wa Sahla”, a functional course in spoken Arabic.


  • Ordering food and drink
  • Booking a room
  • In the taxi
  • Talking about and describing various hotel facilities
  • Ordinal Numbers: Where do I live?
  • Shopping
  • Numbers 100 to 900


  • Past tense regular and irregular 1&2
  • The alphabet part two with more emphasis on reading skills
  • Question words: Who, what, which
  • Plurals (irregular)
  • Expressing possession 1: Idafa structure
  • Expressing ownership 3: to have with مع
  • Expressing belonging to me, to you تبع
  • Present tense: I would like to have, to work, to eat, to drink, to book, to buy

Entry level:

Language level requirement: Having completed Levantine Spoken Arabic Module 1 or 10 – 20 hours of previous Arabic learning.

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dates: 23 January '18 | 30 January '18 | 6 February '18 | 13 February '18 | 20 February '18

This course is a continuation of Levantine Spoken Arabic Module 2 and will continue using units from Ahla wa Sahlaa textbook. It will equip learners with more knowledge to engage in conversations in which they can express likes, agreements, things they want to do, compare and count things. This course will also have an emphasis on reading from Arabic script.

The course contents:

• At the restaurant
• Counting items
• Expressing feelings: hungry, thirsty
• Shopping for food
• Expressing agreement
• Comparing items

• Verb conjugation in present tense: to like, to want, to eat, to drink, I want to/like to
• Use of dual, regular and irregular plurals
• Plural nouns and adjectives
• Active participle and when used as adjective
• Going to
• Focus on reading and listening skills
• Passive participle
• Comparative and superlative adjectives

Entry level:
Language level requirement: Having completed Levantine Spoken Arabic Modules 1 and 2 or 20 hours of previous Arabic learning.

Take an optional Arabic Fluency Test online to make sure Module 3 is the right level for you. CLICK HERE:

Please also note that we have a list of FAQs which can be found hereIf you have any questions about which level is most suitable for you, you can take an optional Arabic fluency entry test, you can call us on 02078321310 or drop us a line at When calling or emailing us about these courses, please make sure to indicate which dates/times you wish to join (if applicable).

When do the courses run? We run courses three times a year, January – March, April – June and September – November.

Can I book a place and pay later? No, your place on the course will only be confirmed on receipt of the course fee in full.

How can I sign up to a course? What methods of payment do you accept? To sign up to a course, you need to book online on the website section ‘Book a Course’. You can find information about our current music courses and book online here

What is your refund policy? Our courses are often over-subscribed so the sooner you let us know you’ve changed your mind the better. We can then open your place up to someone else. Our rules on refunds are:

  • 75%  of the course fee will be refunded if you let us know more than 30 days before the course start date.
  • 50% of the course fee will be refunded if you let us know within 10 – 30 days before the course start date.
  • No refund will be given if you let us know fewer than 10 days before the course start date.

What happens if you cancel the course? We will endeavour to ensure courses are not cancelled but if this does happen we will contact you as quickly as we can to let you know and to arrange a full refund.

Please contact us if you have any further questions on 020 78321310 or


The Arab British Centre

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