Centre for Continuing Education

Arabic Course 301 (Level 9)

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 B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This course covers some Arabic cultural topics and language material, including sentence structure, verb derivation and dictionary use while introducing some intermediate elements of writing.


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

  1. Recognise negating the past agreement.
  2. Recognise the verbal noun, β€œAl-masdar,” agreement.
  3. Find the root and the patterns of auxiliary verbs.
  4. Increase their vocabulary by an additional 2000 words.
  5. Employ sentence complements.
  6. Recognise the agreements of the verbal sentence and the verbal-noun sentence.
  7. Exchange information on familiar topics and activities related to their future.
  8. Write a summary of an article written in modern standard Arabic.


This course covers the following topics:

  • My future
  • Returning home
  • Verb patterns
  • Negation
  • Conditionals
  • Verb noun

Intended Audience

Suitable for B1 level students, those who have completed all levels of Arabic up to 204 or who have completed 195 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 Chapter 13 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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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.