Arabic

Saudi Arabian FlagArabic speakers are in greater demand than ever before. Both, governmental and non-governmental organisations in the UK and all around the globe have declared Arabic as a key language for its relevant involvement in world affairs.

Arabic is the official language in 22 Arab countries. It is also the liturgical language of Islam, the faith of over 1.8 billion people worldwide. There is a whole spectrum of spoken Arabic dialects, with 350-400 million native speakers worldwide, of which the most common (90 million speakers) is the Egyptian dialect. There is, however, a single official written version of the language: Modern Standard Arabic or Literary Arabic.

Arabic Beginners (Level 1)

This is for you if you have no prior knowledge of Arabic (or so little that you effectively want to start again from scratch). You will learn basic skills to enable you to make yourself understood and to find out information in everyday situations.

Session information: TBC 2020
Timeline: Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting October 2020, Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), resuming January 2021
Fees: Full course 20 weeks - £210* (60 learning hours), October 2020 to March 2021,  term 10 weeks - £110* (30 learning hours), October to December 2020

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Arabic For Readers 

This is for you if you have no prior knowledge of spoken Arabic (or so little that you effectively want to start again from scratch), but you are able to read the Qur'an or some Arabic. You will learn basic skills to enable you to make yourself understood and to find out information in everyday situations.

Session information: TBC October 2020
Timeline: Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting October 2020, Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), resuming January 2021
Fees: Full course 20 weeks - £210* (60 learning hours), October 2020 to March 2021, 1 term 10 weeks - £110* (30 learning hours), October to December 2020

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Arabic Post-beginners (Level 2)

You can already manage in everyday situations using the present tense. You have reached the A1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid and/or completed the Beginners (level 1) Course.

Session information: TBC October 2020
Timeline: Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting October 2020, Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), resuming January 2021
Fees: Full course 20 weeks - £260* (60 learning hours), October 2020 to March 2021, 1 term 10 weeks - £135* (30 learning hours), October to December 2020

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Arabic Intermediate (Level 3)

You have reached a level 2 in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to a good grade at GSCE) and/or completed the Post-beginners (level 2) Course.

Session information: TBC October 2020
Timeline: Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting October 2020, Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), resuming January 2021
Fees: Full course 20 weeks - £260* (60 learning hours), October 2020 to March 2021, 1 term 10 weeks - £135* (30 learning hours), October to December 2020

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