Arabic level 3

The group course Arabic level 3 deals with practical communication, vocabulary-building, and differences between formal and informal Standard Arabic. Among other grammatical concepts, students master the use of the past tense.

Topics discussed during the course include talking about time, making comparisons, education and business, and future plans. Grammatical concepts include comparatives, plural forms of the past and present tenses, word order, and negation.

Arabic level 3 is the right course for you if you are comfortable reading dialogues and short texts in Arabic with the help of a word list. You will also need to be familiar with singular forms of the verb in the present and past tenses (e.g. he writes/wrote), simple possessive phrases (my pen), dual and plural nouns and adjectives, numbers, and the masculine and feminine forms of colours.

Course information

The material used for this course is Mastering Arabic 1, a textbook that builds communication skills through lively speaking, listening, and reading activities. The textbook includes two audio CDs and supporting online materials. Arabic level 3 covers the final chapters of Mastering Arabic 1. Supplemental materials that have been selected or developed specially by UvA Talen instructors may also be used.

The course is taught in Arabic and either Dutch or English, depending on the course participants.

The end level of this course equals A2.1 of the European Framework of Reference. Arabic level 3 concludes with a final test. Once you have successfully completed this test you will receive a certificate, and you can proceed to Arabic level 4.


Assessment Arabic level 3

After you've registered for Arabic level 3, the instructor will contact you by email and ask you to complete a short questionnaire to determine whether your knowledge of the Arabic language is sufficient for this course. If you’ve passed the course Arabic level 2 then you do not have to take the assessment.


Included in the course price
The course price includes an assessment, 10 lessons of 2.5 hours and a certificate. The course material (€ 35), which will be handed out by your instructor during the first lesson, is not included in the course price.

Day(s) Start End Time Hours Price
Mondays 01 Oct 2018 03 Dec 2018 19:00 - 21:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!
Mondays 14 Jan 2019 18 Mar 2019 19:00 - 21:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!
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