Arabic Language

18 June '18 - 17 July '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 £150 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: 18 June '18 | 25 June '18 | 2 July '18 | 9 July '18 | 16 July '18

(Levantine Arabic refers generally to colloquial Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian and Palestinian Arabic.)

Levantine Spoken Arabic Beginners Module 1 aims to provide students with basic communicative skills through a variety of everyday settings and enable participants to introduce themselves and to conduct short conversations.

The classes are dynamic and interactive with an emphasis on spoken communication and interaction. This is achieved through pair and group work, simulations and role-plays, and it is supported by systematic work on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

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.

Entry level: This course is aimed at students who have studied or know a little bit of Levantine Arabic and is suitable for those who are absolute beginners too.

Topics:

  • Greetings and introduction
  • Jobs
  • Family and marital status
  • Countries and nationalities
  • Describing countries
  • Describing places and things
  • Numbers 1-100
  • Telling the time
  • Ordering food and drink
  • Reading basic texts
  • telling the time
  • directions

Grammar:

  • The alphabet (Part one)
  • Personal and possessive pronouns
  • Nouns (masculine and feminine)
  • Adjectives
  • Idafa
  • Negation
  • Expressing possession 2: to own إلي & عندي
  • Plurals (regular

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dates: 19 June '18 | 26 June '18 | 3 July '18 | 10 July '18 | 17 July '18

This course is a continuation of our Levantine Spoken Arabic Beginners Module 1 and develops all aspects of Arabic Language including speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading and writing. It’s suitable for those who have completed the Levantine Spoken Arabic Beginners Module 1 Course or who have prior/basic knowledge of Arabic. Students are expected to be able to understand and hold basic conversations in spoken Arabic.

This course will cover:

  • Speaking, pronunciation & listening – expressing opinions, covering more vocabulary on specific topics (below) starting from daily basis conversation and gradually become able to hold a more advanced conversation
  • Learning idiomatic phrases
  • More advanced grammar: present simple tense, present continues, the passive, the active participle, the subjunctive, faعlan adjectives form
  • Read and write Arabic script. Be able to read short sentences, road and transport signs

Topics:

  • Counting things
  • Ordering at a restaurant, hotel
  • Expressing feelings and people
  • Going out and shopping (food and clothes)

Teaching Method:

  • Interactive speaking method (communicative approach)
  • Grammar based
  • Translation and equivalence
  • Lessons will be supported with audio-visual materials when appropriate

What is required from participants?

  • Flashcards (to be used every session)
  • 3 coloured pens
  • 2 notebooks

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dates: 7 June '18 | 14 June '18 | 21 June '18 | 28 June '18 | 5 July '18

This is a continuation course of our Levantine Spoken Arabic Level 2 and develops aspects of Arabic Language particularly speaking, pronunciation and listening. It’s suitable for those who have completed Levantine Spoken Level 1 and 2 (20 hours in total) or who have prior/basic knowledge of Arabic. Students are expected to be able to understand and held basic conversations in spoken Arabic.

 Spoken Arabic course will cover (vocabulary and grammar)

  1. Speaking activities in order to be able to express opinion about work, travel and hobbies using vocabulary related to these topics.
  2. Daily routine activities using the present tense and expanding your vocabulary
  3. Learn some of most common idiomatic phrases
  4. Being able to hold a more advanced conversation with more emphasis on speaking. The classes will be recorded and passed on to all participants, this will help them revise the sessions and become more accurate in their pronunciation.
  5. Advanced grammar – such as active particle, past & present tenses (re and irregular cases), plural, broken plurals and adjectives.

Topics:

  1. Counting items
  2. Hobbies
  3. Ordering food
  4. Booking a room in hotel
  5. Expressing feelings ( like and dislike)
  6. Going out and shopping (food and clothes)

 Teaching Method:

  • Interactive speaking method
  • Grammar based
  • Translation and equivalence
  • Sessions are supported by audio

Outcomes:

By the end of this course you will:

Have a greater knowledge of spoken Arabic grammar and hold more advance conversation as the course will focus mainly and aim to improve speaking skill such expressing your option in smoking, travelling and shopping.

The course will improve accuracy in pronunciation and gain confidence communicating more easily.

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 info@arabbritishcentre.org.uk. 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 info@arabbritishcentre.org.uk
Read more at http://www.arabbritishcentre.org.uk/courses/oud-darbuka-music-literacy/#xlbGHDeIAsToJr63.99

Venue

The Arab British Centre

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