Centre for Continuing Education

Arabic Course 102 (Level 2)

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COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol.

Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available.

Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This course will expand upon introductory material covered in Arabic Course 101, with a greater focus on grammatical structure and speaking skills while increasing vocabulary.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • recognise all the extra special characters in the Arabic language
  • recognise certain grammatical markers that are used in the higher register of formal Arabic
  • recognise the usage of the subject and the possessive pronouns
  • use verbs with all persons (formal and colloquia)
  • recognise the possessive pronoun agreement
  • increase your vocabulary by an additional 800 words
  • introduce yourself: identity, profession, place of living
  • place an order in a restaurant or coffee shop
  • read and understand vocalised simple text
  • write simple short sentences used in greetings and in introducing youself.


This course covers the following topics:

  • the Taa Marbuu Ta
  • the Alif Maqsoora
  • writing the Hamza
  • the Tanween
  • the definite article
  • the Nisba adjective
  • subject pronouns – dual and plural
  • Ismiyyah sentence
  • names and gender
  • housework.

Intended audience

Suitable for A1 level students, those who have completed Arabic 101 or those who have completed 20 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery style

Delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Prescribed text

Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds (3rd Edition 2010) by Brustad et al., Georgetown University Press, ISBN: 9781589016323.

Al-Kitaab Fii Ta Callum Al-cArabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part One (3rd Edition) by Abbas Al-Tonsi, Kristen Brustad & Mahmoud Al-Batal, Georgetown University Press, ISBN: 9781589017368.

Based on Chapters 9-10 of Alif Baa and Chapter 1 of Al-Kitaab. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice between meetings. Additional supplementary resources will also be provided to cover general topics.

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

Suggested textbook suppliers


Language Book Centre

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.

Please note that in some cases, our suggested supplier may not stock your prescribed text. Please check stock availability prior to signing up for any membership.

Please note

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


Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October.

Apply for the language repeat discount.

What others say.

  • I enjoyed meeting people from different professional backgrounds. Very happy with the friendly and dedicated tutors.

  • Great tutor, very enthusiastic and inspiring. It’s fun!

  • Excellent, fantastic, great! Now I can say couple of words about my self in Arabic! I can read most of the words and even write some names by myself without errors. Feel ready to study further!

What others say.

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  • The teacher was fantastic. It was such a pleasure to attend this class.
  • I appreciate the teacher's passion for the language and dedication to making it simple for us to learn. Saturday mornings are always a pleasure.
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