Arabic Language

24 September '18 - 24 October '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: 24 September '18 | 1 October '18 | 8 October '18 | 15 October '18 | 22 October '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: 25 September '18 | 2 October '18 | 9 October '18 | 16 October '18 | 23 October '18

Levantine Arabic Beginners 2nd module aims at providing students with communicative opportunities to enable them to conduct short conversations to make bookings, ask and talk about possessions, shop for items and describe them through class activities. It is a continuation from the first module to enable students to converse in a basic everyday situation as well as being introduced to the Arabic alphabet.

The course contents:

Topics:

  • Ordering food and drink
  • Booking a room, ordering room service
  • In the taxi
  • Describing things and people
  • Expressing possession 1: Idafa structure
  • Expressing possession 2: to own إلي& عندي
  • Expressing ownership 3: to have with مع
  • Expressing belonging to me, to you تبع
  • Talking about and describing various hotel facilities
  • Ordinal Numbers: Where do I live?
  • Shopping
  • Numbers  100 to 900
  • At the hotel

Grammar:

  • Past tense
  • The alphabet part One
  • Question words: Who. what, which
  • Demonstrative article
  • Positional language and directions
  • A number of verbs using the present tense, I would like to have, to work, to eat, to drink, to book, to buy

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dates: 26 September '18 | 3 October '18 | 10 October '18 | 17 October '18 | 24 October '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

Venue

The Arab British Centre

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