Arabic, Arts and Culture Language Course
New evening Arabic language course at UAL Language Centre in London. Learn beginner Arabic and explore the arts and culture of Arabic-speaking countries.
Why choose Arabic courses at UAL Language Centre?
Your Arabic course will expose you to authentic language through listening and reading activities with an emphasis on functional uses. The classes focus on speaking, pronunciation, reading and written communication.
During the 8 week Arabic, Arts and Culture evening course, you will explore a variety of topics such as architecture, design, fashion and society, at the same time as learning to communicate in Arabic.
Our next Arabic course will start week commencing 20 January 2020, and will open for booking from mid-November. Sign up to our newsletter and we will email you when is it available to book from our website.
Fees, location and time
The 8-week course fee is £198. This includes all learning materials.
The classes take place at UAL Language Centre, 272 High Holborn WC1V 7EY, which is just a 3 minute walk from Holborn station in central London.
The Arabic course is now fully booked for term 1 and our next course will open in early 2020. Sign up to our newsletter and we will email you with the next available course dates and information.
Class times are from 6pm to 8pm, 1 evening a week.
Our classes all start at beginner level, and we offer other levels at different times during the year for some courses.
After studying Beginner Part 1 for 8 weeks, students would progress to Beginner Part 2 which lasts for 8 weeks, then can take Beginner Part 3 for another 8 weeks. The next level after Beginner is Elementary, followed by Pre-intermediate, then Intermediate or above.
If you are not sure what your level is, please read the CEFR Level Descriptors for Languages (PDF 81KB)
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Please contact us by emailing LAC@arts.ac.uk.
Terms and conditions
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About our Languages, Arts and Culture courses
Syllabus and course details
Here are some of the topics that your Arabic, Arts and Culture course covers. They may differ according to student needs and interests.
Our evening Arabic language courses are built around an arts and culture context. You will explore a variety of topics including architecture, cuisine, culture, design, fashion, society and more.
Over the 8 weeks of the Arabic Beginner One course, you will:
- learn to have simple dialogues and be introduced to how to greet others and introduce yourself
- be introduced to the Arabic script
- be introduced to the Egyptian Arabic dialect for spoken production
- learn to make simple requests including ordering food and drink and making your way around town
- explore vocabulary for each of the weekly topics using the language through relevant activities
- be given the opportunity to read simple texts and write your own. Through these text and listening tasks you will be introduced to the structure of the language.
- learn numbers, days of the week, professions, countries and colours
- learn basic verb conjugation in the present tense, simple past and future
- be introduced to masculine and feminine noun/adjective accord in Arabic
- learn about the cuisine, artists, culture, fashion and architecture in the Arabic- speaking world
There is a focus on speaking and pronunciation skills as well as using the Arabic language for practical purposes.
Week 1: Introduction to Arabic, Arts and Culture
Language content: Greetings; introductions, asking for and giving personal information; country names; the alphabet and numbers
Arts and Culture content: Overview of programme; quiz on Arabic, Arts and Culture
Week 2: Cuisine and Culture
Language content: Ordering food and drinks; asking for the bill; articles; accusative case
Arts and Culture Content: Regional cuisine; focus on one cuisine e.g. Shaami/ Khaliji/ Masri/ Maghrebi
Week 3: Art and Politics
Language Content: Professions / describing people (adjectives); verb conjugation; describing your favourite artist
Arts and Culture Content: Artists from the Arab world; cartoons and comics; political figures
Week 4: Urban Spaces
Language Content: Places in the city; prepositions of place; adverbs of frequency
Arts and Culture Content: Leisure and entertainment
Week 5: Movement and Time
Language Content: Telling time; days of the week; arrangements; responding to an invitation
Arts and Culture Content: Cinema; travelling in the Arab world; theatre; music
Week 6: Modernism
Language Content: Activities in a city; likes and dislikes; verb conjugation; planning a weekend
Arts and Culture Content: Technology; modern art; high-rise buildings and housing
Week 7: Fashion and Society
Language Content: Describing clothes; colours; adjectives
Arts and Culture Content: Fashion; social norms and customs; craft and fabrics
Week 8: Design and Architecture
Language Content: Describing your area / your home; adjectives; comparatives
Arts and Culture Content: Architectural styles - mosques, housing
Please note, the autumn Arabic class is now fully booked. Our next Arabic course will begin in early 2020. Sign up to our newsletter and we will email you with the next available course dates and information.
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