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Arabic, Arts and Culture Language Course

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


Course fees

The 8-week course fee is £198. This includes all learning materials.

Location

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.

Course dates

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.

Time

Class times are from 6pm to 8pm, 1 evening a week.

Class level


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)

Additional information


Ask a question

Please contact us by emailing LAC@arts.ac.uk.

Terms and conditions

Please read our Terms and Conditions (PDF 390KB) before booking your course.

About our Languages, Arts and Culture courses

Learn more about our Modern Languages part-time evening 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

Download Arabic Beginner Part 1 Syllabus (PDF 75KB)


Availability


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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