Centre for Continuing Education

Arabic Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

Arabic. Learn Arabic with us.

If you want to learn to speak Arabic, our Arabic classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn Arabic language and culture. Learn Arabic the smart way with Arabic courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

No prior knowledge is required. Covers the basics of the language including the numbers, gender and greetings, while introducing some basic elements of writing. Follows the recommended text to allow easy reference and practice between sessions.

Content

  • Letters – alif, baa, taa, and thaa
  • Short vowels - ‘fatHa’, ‘damma’, and 'kasra'
  • Long vowels – aa, uu, ii
  • Connecting and non-connecting letters
  • Jiim, haa, khaa, waaw, and yaa
  • Short vowels - 'sukoon'
  • Hamza, daal, raa, zaay, siin,shiin, saad, daad
  • The 'Shadda'
  • Taa, Dhaa, A’ayn, ghayn, faa, qaaf, kaaf, laam
  • The 'laam alif'
  • Miim, nuun, and haa
  • The 'alif laam'
  • The 'dagger alif'
  • Numbers 1-10
  • Writing one letter particles
  • Using the dictionary
  • Greetings
  • ‘Hadritak’ and 'Hadritik
  • Meeting people
  • Introductions
  • Gender
  • Addressing people
  • ‘ItfaDaal’ and 'ItfaDaali'
  • Expressing feelings
  • Visiting people

Delivery

Delivered as interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Prescribed text

Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds by Brustad Et Al (Georgetown Uni Press 3rd Edition 2010) ISBN 9781589016323

Based on chapters 1 – 8 of the above text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice between meetings.

Textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us. This usually occurs up to 5 days prior to commencement.

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Take your enrolment confirmation and a copy of this page to the Language Book Centre to receive a 10% discount off the price of the recommended text.

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Please Note

Selected Language and Culture courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.

Features

Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October. Try our Language Proficiency Calculator to work out which language level is right for you.

What others say.

  • I really enjoy learning with this tutor, who always made time to answer our questions – and the lessons were well structured and paced. I like how the tutor went through each of the drills with us as a class, making it easier for us to follow and less confusing if we were to do so on our own.

  • The tutor was fantastic! I loved the teaching style which made it very easy to learn a foreign language. I hope to have the same tutor in future classes.

  • The tutor was one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. The class was fun and I learnt a lot. All in all, a wonderful experience.

  • This course had a respectful and patient teacher who was very inclusive of all students and has a genuine personal warmth which is so helpful to this professional role. Was also very knowledgeable and competent and I really enjoyed the course.

  • This course had a great tutor who balanced Arabic letters, everyday phrases and cultural understandings quite well.

  • Challenging and interesting course. It is quite amazing how much you can learn in 20 hours only! The lecturer had a good sense of humour and made the classes entertaining as well.

  • We had a wonderful tutor, I was so happy with the teaching methods that I’m about to book in for my next class! Thank you again.

  • It was an awesome experience to study the Arabic course with CCE at the University of Sydney with an experienced and a fun-loving tutor.

  • A fantastic teacher. I have studied languages with other institutions and teachers and they are by far the best. They made the environment fun and comfortable which made it so much easier to learn. Would highly recommend this course to others.

$345 Limited inc GST
Arabic Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

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$345 Limited inc GST
Arabic Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

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$345 Limited inc GST
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$345 Limited inc GST
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