Centre for Continuing Education

Arabic Course 201 (Level 5)

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.

Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Arabic 201 builds upon the previous year’s work covered in level’s 101 – 104. Class activities are based on the recommended text to allow easy reference and practice between sessions and to perfect your skills.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognise the dual agreement.
  2. Recognise the difference between non-adjective phrases, noun sentences and complete sentences.
  3. Recognise the future agreement.
  4. Employ the numbers 11-100 with nouns.
  5. Recognise the superlative agreement.
  6. Employ additional basic expressions.
  7. Increase their vocabulary by an additional 1200 words.
  8. Communicate using simple phrases and sentences to speak about friends, careers and hobbies in formal and colloquial forms.
  9. Write a paragraph using simple phrases and sentences to describe an event, a trip to work, a picnic, journey, or a hobby.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Friends, careers and hobbies
  • Pronouns
  • The past tense
  • Quantities rules
  • Using the dictionary

Intended Audience

Suitable for A2 level students, those who have completed all levels of Arabic up to 104 or who have completed 95 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery Style

This course is 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 6-7 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 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.


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

What others say.

  • I had a fantastic learning experience with this tutor who provided a structured yet fun course. There was a genuine interest in each students� progress and an environment where students want to participate. Highly recommended.

  • As ever, I have had a wonderful experience studying Arabic through CCE. My tutor is an exceptional teacher on so many fronts: expertise, commitment, familiarity with material, warmth and generosity is second to none – has gone above and beyond to ensure that the students needs are catered for and for this I am very, very grateful!

  • This course has an outstanding teacher. I loved the classes which gave me a valuable basis on learning Arabic.