Arabic level 8

Course information

In the Arabic level 8 course you will take your language skills to a high degree of proficiency. After this course you will, among other things, be able to:

  • speak and write Arabic with confidence
  • have conversations about tourism and the environment
  • recognise 150 new Arabic words

Who is it for?

Arabic level 8 is the perfect course for you if you can already speak Arabic reasonably well. For example, you can already read short texts (with the aid of a vocabulary list), watch the news in Arabic and tell something about the history of a place. You are also familiar with various grammatical concepts, such as masdar (gerund), ‘Kaana and her sisters’ (to be, become, is not, etc.) and the passive voice.

What will you learn?

Just like Arabic level 7, this course focuses on putting your knowledge of Arabic into practice. This means a lot of reading, writing, listening and speaking during the lessons. The course textbook will help you with this, as it is all written in Arabic. Of course you will also learn new words and grammar. And, just like in all our Arabic courses, you will learn more about Arabic culture.

During this course you will improve your Modern Standard Arabic using the topics nature, the environment, travel and tourism. You will put yourself into the shoes of a volunteer by reading articles about air pollution and endangered species, by writing emails asking people to join in a volunteer project and by discussing sustainability with your fellow students.

In the context of travel, once you have completed Arabic level 8, you will be able to do more than write a postcard. Among other things, you will write a summary about a trip you have taken, you will read texts about tourism in Egypt and Lebanon, and talk about cities and tourist attractions.

And grammar?

The grammar you learn during this course includes:

  • use of the accusative with such participles as 'anna and lākinna
  • conditional sentences, for example in إذا جئت غدًا (“If you come tomorrow.”)
  • the subjunctive with participles such as 'an and likay
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.


The intake procedure for this course comprises: intake interview

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 level 7 course at UvA Talen, an assessment will not be necessary.

Course materials

Lughatunaa al-Fuṣḥa: Book Three
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.