Arabic 1 (A0 → A1–)

Level: Beginner (0/A2)

Would you like to learn one of the most spoken languages in the world? Then start with our Arabic level 1 course! You will work towards language level A1–.

Please note: this course is given in Dutch.

215,-

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Starting from 24 June 2024

+ 2 more dates

About Arabic 1

In this Arabic course, you will learn the basics of the Arabic language. Reading and writing from right to left will become as natural to you as reading and writing from left to right. You will also become familiar with Arabic signs and writing.

During the sessions you will:

  • become familiar with Arabic vocabulary and the corresponding grammar rules.
  • practice pronouncing the different vowels and consonants. This means that by the end of the course, you will already be able to hold a simple conversation. For example, you can introduce yourself to the other person, but also ask for directions, greet someone, order something, say goodbye, et cetera.

In this course you will work towards language level A1–.Not sure what your language level is? Then take our free placement test.

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Learning goals

In this course, you work towards language level A1- -.

After completing this course you will:

  • be able to hold a simple conversation in Arabic.
  • have a basic knowledge of Arabic culture and etiquette.
  • be ready for the Arabic level 2 course.

At Babel, you will learn Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). This is the official language in the Arab world and is used in the media, books, newspapers and documents. The spoken language is different in every region, but if you master the MSA, it is relatively easy to then learn a dialect of a particular country or area.

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Method

  • The teacher covers grammar in class. Questions about homework are answered. The lesson often starts with a repetition of words and/or grammar from the previous lesson.
  • Work is done in class, individually or in groups on the exercises from the textbook. Sometimes a CD is listened to and then an exercise is made based on it.
  • When working with other course members, the emphasis is on speaking and conversational skills.

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Time investment

  • Arabic 1 consists of 9 sessions of 1,5 hours at Babel in Utrecht or in the virtual classroom.
  • To ensure that you learn as much as possible from the classes, you should expect to spend approximately 2 to 3 hours per week on study and the completion of materials and assignments, which will be discussed during the classes.

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Practical

  • The teacher will speak Arabic as much as possible. Participants can ask questions in Arabic or in Dutch/English
  • You can order the necessary books for this course via our website’s Order Books page. You should make sure to have the book before the start of the first lesson.
  • You will receive a certificate if you attend at least 8 of the 9 classes.
  • Do you work at Utrecht University or are you registered as an (exchange) student at the university? Then you get a 15% discount on this course! Register with your UU e-mail address, and the discount will be automatically processed.

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Schedule

  • Starting date: 24 June 2024 (Virtual Classroom)
    Day Date Start End
    Monday 24 June 2024 18:30 20:00
    Monday 1 July 2024 18:30 20:00
    Monday 8 July 2024 18:30 20:00
    Monday 15 July 2024 18:30 20:00
    Monday 22 July 2024 18:30 20:00
    Monday 29 July 2024 18:30 20:00
    Monday 5 August 2024 18:30 20:00
    Monday 12 August 2024 18:30 20:00
    Monday 19 August 2024 18:30 20:00

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  • Starting date: 3 September 2024 (Utrecht)
    Day Date Start End
    Tuesday 3 September 2024 18:30 20:00
    Tuesday 10 September 2024 18:30 20:00
    Tuesday 17 September 2024 18:30 20:00
    Tuesday 24 September 2024 18:30 20:00
    Tuesday 1 October 2024 18:30 20:00
    Tuesday 8 October 2024 18:30 20:00
    Tuesday 15 October 2024 18:30 20:00
    Tuesday 22 October 2024 18:30 20:00
    Tuesday 29 October 2024 18:30 20:00

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  • Starting date: 4 September 2024 (Virtual Classroom)
    Day Date Start End
    Wednesday 4 September 2024 20:15 21:45
    Wednesday 11 September 2024 20:15 21:45
    Wednesday 18 September 2024 20:15 21:45
    Wednesday 25 September 2024 20:15 21:45
    Wednesday 2 October 2024 20:15 21:45
    Wednesday 9 October 2024 20:15 21:45
    Wednesday 16 October 2024 20:15 21:45
    Wednesday 23 October 2024 20:15 21:45
    Wednesday 6 November 2024 20:15 21:45

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