Arabic

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. Ibrahim has been teaching three courses every year since 2010 and they run in the following months:

January – March
April – June
September – November

Ibrahim offers Levels 1, 2 and 3 in Modern Standard Arabic as well as Levantine Spoken Arabic and the concept of each class is as follows:

Level 1 MSA Course

Learn to read, write and speak Arabic. Our Level 1 course covers learning the alphabet, reading, writing and pronunciation. You will also learn all the conversational basics: etiquette; introducing yourself and others; ordering food and drink; and asking for directions.

Level 2 MSA Course

The course is a progression from our Level 1 course designed for those with some previous experience of Arabic who can recognise letters of the alphabet and engage in basic conversation. The course will consolidate the basics and cover descriptions, countries and people, nationalities, shopping, and using cultural expressions in a variety of contexts.

Level 3 MSA

The course is a progression from our Level 2 MSA course, designed for those who have some knowledge of Arabic and can read and write Arabic. The course will consolidate the basics and reinforce old vocabulary by covering grammar, numbers, colours, descriptions, dialects, countries and people, and the use of cultural expressions in a variety of contexts. It will also cover more advanced grammar topics such as the subjunctive.

Levantine Spoken Arabic (Dialect)

This is a Levantine Spoken Arabic course. The course is tailored to focus on speaking Arabic and it follows a communicative approach to language teaching.

Course entry and do I need any particular skills (who is it for)? This course is aimed at students who have studied or know a little bit of Levantine Arabic (colloquial Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian, Palestinian Arabic) and is suitable for those who are absolute beginners too.

The prices vary depending on the length of the courses so please check our current Arabic Courses here

If you have any questions about which level is most suitable for you, or would like to sign up, feel free to drop us a line at info@arabbritishcentre.org.uk or call on 020 7832 1310.

SPECIFIC ARABIC FAQS:

How many students are in each class?
On average there are 6 students in each class, the maximum is 10 students.

What dialect is taught in the classes?
Our classes teach proficiency in formal, Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). When there is sufficient demand we also offer a spoken course teaching the Levantine dialect.

I want to learn Levantine Spoken Arabic but you’re not currently offering it, when will you be?
If you want a course which is not currently on offer, please do drop up as email on info@arabbritishcentre.org.uk  Courses are run depending on demand, so if you let us know there is a need for a course we will try to run it at the next available opportunity.

GENERAL FAQS:

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 class?

You can sign up online going to our homepage ‘Book a Course’. You can call us on 020 7832 1310 or email us on info@arabbritishcentre.org.uk if you need any piece of information.

What methods of payment do you accept?

Online Payment. You can book your course online going to our homepage ‘Book a Course’.  Payment is required to confirm your place on the course.

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