Centre for Continuing Education

Arabic Course 201 (Level 5)

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

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


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

  • recognise the dual agreement
  • recognise the difference between non-adjective phrases, noun sentences and complete sentences
  • recognise the future agreement
  • employ the numbers 11-100 with nouns
  • recognise the superlative agreement
  • employ additional basic expressions
  • increase your vocabulary by an additional 1200 words
  • communicate using simple phrases and sentences to speak about your friends, careers and hobbies (in formal and colloquial forms)
  • write a paragraph using simple phrases and sentences to describe an event, a trip to work, picnic, journey or 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 those who have completed 95 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 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 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 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.

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