Arabic - Beginners

Course code: LPAR127P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

6:50pm - 9:00pm


22nd Apr 2021 - 8th Jul 2021

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

01235 555 585

This course is designed for those who are complete beginners. You will be encouraged to speak in basic Arabic phrases in a fun atmosphere.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

• Write, read and say the Arabic Alphabet with confidence
• Develop basic social interactions and ask for some basic information.
• Have a good knowledge about some basic cultural Arabic social circumstances
• Recognise some of the differences between standard and spoken Arabic (mainly the Egyptian dialectics).
• Say the daily sentences used to greet others using appropriate greetings such as introduce yourself and introduce others, exchange social courtesies and extend invitation.

In this Arabic course you will discover that Arabic is easy to learn. This Arabic course covers all major topics a beginner needs to learn. The topics are arranged in logical order which makes the learning process smooth without getting frustrated or getting lost in the mid of the course.

With this course you will gain the knowledge which any beginner may need to learn about which includes some topics such as: Arabic letters, Arabic numbers, Arabic pronouns, Arabic prepositions, some useful daily phrases/ words/ expressions and overview on the Arab world and the Arabic accents.

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 18/02/2021, 08/04/2021, 15/04/2021 and 03/06/2021

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Arabic Improvers
There are no formal entry requirements. This is a course for those who have already studied the language for about 20 hours or have picked up a little on holidays or business trips. Even if you are an absolute beginner you will benefit from this course.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.
You might need to photocopy the handouts and other resources which will be introduced during the course. The tutor will introduce a reference book and dictionary which can be bought from the local bookshops or from the commercial websites (about £40) as well as introduce an online application (free) to be used during the course.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £181.20
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £25.00

Total Cost: £206.20

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £25.00

Total Cost: £25.00

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
This is not an accredited course so there is no formal examination. However, your tutor will ask you to complete informal assessment exercises and will give you feedback. If you are to gain maximum benefit and enjoyment from your language class, it will be useful to spend some time working between sessions. There will usually be a small amount of homework set each week (up to an hour work). When homework is not set, it is still a good idea to spend about that amount of time going over what has been done in class. Learning activities will include individual, pair, small group and whole class work. You will listen to tapes, do speaking role plays, play games and read simple texts.