Centre for Continuing Education

Arabic Course 103 (Level 3)

Arabic. Learn Arabic with us.

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 explores the grammatical structure of the language and continues to develop your vocabulary skills through various reading, writing and speaking exercises.


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

  • recognise plural verb conjugation agreement
  • recognise the three types of plural and the non-human plural agreement
  • ask and answer questions about personal details in formal and colloquial forms
  • recognise the preposition in formal and colloquial forms
  • recognise the possessive pronoun
  • increase vocabulary by an additional 900 words
  • interact in a simple conversation slowly and clearly
  • write a short paragraph that informs about identity, relatives, pets and jobs.


This course covers the following topics:

  • family
  • possessive pronouns
  • present tense
  • negation
  • asking questions.

Intended audience

Suitable for A1 level students, those who have completed all levels of Arabic up to 102 or who have completed 45 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery style

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

Prescribed text

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 2-3 of the above text. 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.

  • Our tutor was very knowledgeable, supportive, so kind and generous. I enjoyed attending the classes every week and learnt a lot about Arabic language and culture.

  • Through CCE I completed levels 1 and 2 Arabic recently. It had been many years since I had studied the language. I hesitated to attempt level 3 but enrolled in any case. Although I still have much of that level of the language to learn I am grateful for the help and encouragement given to me during my recently completed level 3, and thank the tutor for the enjoyable handling of a class group having varying knowledge of Arabic.

  • We had a wonderful tutor that created a welcoming, engaging and encouraging teaching environment. As ever, I really enjoyed this course with CCE and look forward to continuing my Arabic studies there.

  • I find studying Arabic languge very interesting, but the way our teacher is holding the group and class together is making it even more appealing. Their approach, kindness and love for life, and people, the way they share their knowledge is touching and it moves our hearts and souls.

Arabic Course 103 (Level 3)

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