Arabic Beginners

The introductory course Arabic Beginners is for absolute beginners who want to start learning the Arabic language. The course puts equal emphasis on developing general language skills (speaking, vocabulary and grammar) and learning the Arabic script.


At the end of this beginners course, you will have mastered the entire Arabic alphabet and are able to read whole sentences. You will know how to greet people and to ask and answer simple questions in singular forms of the present tense.


Course information
The variety of Arabic that is taught in this beginners course is Standard Arabic, which is the language understood in all Arab countries and the variety used in the media. 


The course is taught in either Dutch or English, depending on the course participants, using the Bite-Size Arabic textbook and website, together with other materials developed specially by UvA Talen instructors. Bite-Size Arabic teaches you how to read and write in Arabic even though you have only mastered the tiniest amount of vocabulary and grammar.

The end level of this course equals A1.1 of the European Framework of Reference. The course concludes with a final test. Once you have successfully completed this test you will receive a certificate, and you can proceed to Arabic level 2.


Assessment Arabic Beginners
Because you are not required to have any knowledge of Arabic in order to take this beginners course, you will not have to take an assessment.
Included in the course price
The course price includes 10 lessons of 2.5 hours and a certificate. The course book Bite-Size Arabic (€ 40) is not included in the course price. The course material will be handed out during the first session.

Course schedule

Day(s) Start End Time Hours Price
Tuesdays 23 Jan 2018 27 Mar 2018 19:00 - 21:30 25 395 Enrol NOW!
Tuesdays 17 Apr 2018 19 Jun 2018 19:00 - 21:30 25 395 Enrol NOW!
09 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 09:00 - 11:30 25 395 Enrol NOW!
06 Aug 2018 27 Aug 2018 09:00 - 11:30 25 395 Enrol NOW!
Tuesdays 02 Oct 2018 04 Dec 2018 19:00 - 21:30 25 395 Enrol NOW!