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Arabic Courses March – April 2016

Arab British Centre are delighted to offer Arabic Language Courses for March – April 2016!
14 March – 19 April

Level 1 Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Levantine Spoken Arabic Level 1

 5 week courses| 10 hours

The Arabic language classes are taught by Ibrahim Othman who has several years’ experience of teaching Arabic at a variety of levels, both in his native Syria and in the UK.

If you have any questions about which level is most suitable for you feel free to drop us a line

Please also note that we have a list of FAQs which can be found here.

Below is the list of courses being offered between March – April 2016. Scroll down for further details on each course.

Level 1 MSA Lunchtime Course

13:00 – 14:00

Mondays and Tuesdays

14 March – 19 April| 5 week course| 10 hours

March: 14, 15, 21, 22 | April: 4, 5, 511, 12, 18, 19

Course Fee: £140

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 Levantine Spoken Arabic Level 1

18:00 – 20:00


14 March – 18 April| 5 week course| 10 hours

March: 14, 21 | April:  4, 11, 18

Course Fee: £140

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Level 1 MSA

This course is designed to give absolute beginners in Arabic a basic competence in reading, listening, speaking and writing skills in a dynamic and communicative way, to converse in basic everyday situations in Arabic and also to introduce the written form of the language.


  • Your family, work, describing people and objects
  • Places and countries
  • Nationalities
  • Basic grammar, nouns, verbs, word order and numbers, starting to build up confidence in speaking Arabic
  • Background to Arab culture

Course entry and do I need any particular skills (who is it for)?

Suitable for complete beginners, also suitable for students who have attended a previous course in Arabic or have a basic knowledge of the language but who would like to start again from the beginning.

Levantine Spoken Arabic Level 1 (Dialect)

This is a Levantine Spoken Arabic course. The course is tailored to focus on speaking Arabic and it follows a communicative approach to language teaching.

Course entry and do I need any particular skills (who is it for)?

This course is aimed at students who have studied or know a little bit of Levantine Arabic (colloquial Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian, Palestinian Arabic) and is suitable for those who are absolute beginners too.


  • Presentations, Introducing yourself, country of origin, etc
  • Daily conversations
  • Taking a taxi
  • Checking in a hotel
  • Eating out
  • Shopping
  • Asking for directions
  • Asking for help

Grammar: Subject pronouns, possessive pronouns, nouns (masculine, feminine) adjectives, past and present tense.

How will I be taught?

The course will be taught using English transliteration with an introduction to the Arabic writing system (Arabic alphabet) and you will be able to read short sentences and road signs.

The teacher will provide all the materials for the course. He will use “Ahla wa sahla” a functional course in spoken Arabic.



14/03/2016 1:00 pm
19/04/2016 8:00 pm
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