Arabic level 2

Course information

The group course Arabic level 2 improves your general Arabic language skills. This course is very hands-on: While other Arabic courses emphasize grammatical details that most native Arab speakers do not actually use in everyday communication, this course focuses on everyday language and practical communication skills. 

Arabic level 2 is the right course for you if you already know the entire Arabic alphabet and are able to read whole words and some simple sentences in Arabic. In addition, you should know how to use the singular forms of the verb in the present tense (e.g. he writes) and how to make possessive phrases (my pen). 

At the end of Arabic level 2, you are comfortable reading dialogues and short texts with the help of a word list. Topics include countries and people, counting, colours, eating and drinking, and travel. You will know how to use numbers, pronouns and present and future tenses in all persons including dual and plural.

Like all Arabic courses at UvA Talen, the Arabic variety taught in this course is Standard Arabic, the language understood in all Arab countries and used in the media.

The course material is written in English, so a basic understanding of English is needed.

If you successfully complete this course, you will receive a certificate showing the level you have attained and you will be able to continue to Arabic level 3.


The intake procedure for this course comprises: questionnaire

After you have registered for this course, we will invite you for an assessment to determine your level. We recommend that you enrol at least two weeks before the start of the course. If you enrol later than this, we cannot guarantee there will be time for the intake procedure.

If you have completed the Arabic Beginners course at UvA Talen, an assessment will not be necessary.

Course materials

Mastering Arabic 1 (chapter 4-13)
The course material is not included in the course price. If you choose to follow lessons in class, you can buy your books through us. You then receive them during the first lesson. If you are going to take an online course, you will buy the books yourself.