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Arabic Level 1, Parts 1-3 (45 hours) - 15 weeks

Key information

Subject area:


Course type:


Credit level:

Not for credit


45 hours

Available course dates:

From: 09 October 2023 To: 12 February 2024

Course overview

By studying Arabic Level 1, you will be able to communicate in very basic everyday-life situations, including greetings, daily activities, finding your way, telling the time and date, making simple purchases and ordering a meal. You will be able to understand very simple oral and written texts and ascertain specific information on simple topics and have developed an insight into Arabic-speaking life, culture and society. 

What does this course cover?

Part 1


  • Greetings
  • Personal information
  • Family
  • Jobs/occupations
  • Things/objects in the house


  • Introducing others
  • Talking about what you do
  • Asking questions
  • Describing countries and cities
  • Making polite requests


  • Masculine and Feminine sound plurals
  • Possessive endings (attached pronouns)
  • Definite and indefinite nouns
  • Personal pronouns (I, you, we, he, she)
  • Demonstrative pronouns
  • Question Words
  • Adjectives I

Alphabet and sounds

  • Letters of the alphabet
  • Long vowels
  • Short vowels
  • Joining letters and handwriting practice

Part 2


  • Towns and cities
  • Countries and capital cities
  • Nationalities
  • Numbers 1-10
  • Colours
  • Eating and drinking


  • Describing your town/city
  • Asking for directions
  • Describing geographical position
  • Talking about where you came from
  • Giving your telephone number and address
  • Buying things in the market
  • Describing what you have
  • Ordering food and drink in a restaurant
  • Talking about the past


  • The negative
  • Idafa constructions
  • The sound masculine and feminine plurals (continued)
  • Adjectives II
  • Personal pronouns
  • Plural patterns (irregular) I and II
  • The Dual
  • Plural with numbers
  • How much? How many?
  • Group words (collective nouns)
  • Past Tense

Part 3


  • Numbers 11-100
  • Weather
  • Trips/holidays
  • Time
  • Everyday activities
  • Means of transportation
  • Days of the week
  • Education: school and university
  • Months of the year


  • Describing the weather
  • Talking about a trip/vacation/holiday
  • Telling the time
  • Asking and answering questions about everyday activities
  • Comparing things
  • Booking a hotel room and renting a car
  • Talking about business
  • Talking about future plans


  • Plural patterns III and IV
  • Past verbs in the plural
  • The Present tense
  • Comparatives and superlatives
  • Was/were
  • Weak verbs
  • Word order and verbs
  • The negative
  • The Future tense

What will I achieve?

When Arabic Level 1 is complete, you will acquire basic language skills and achieve the equivalent of A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). 

*The above is an indication of content that may be covered over the duration of the course but it could vary depending on the level and progress of students in the class.

Course status:

Places available

Full fee £675

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