Arabic CEFR pre A1 > A1 - online

The Arabic language courses of the University of Groningen Language Centre are introductions to the most spoken version (Egyptian/standard Arabic). This form is spoken in Egypt, but is also understood in other Arab countries in the Middle East and the Gulf countries.

The main focus of our Arabic courses will be on conversation in everyday situations in relation to cultural customs in the Arab world. In addition, attention will be paid to grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

Online course
This course will be taught as an online interactive group course via Blackboard Collaborate; our online classroom for the coming period! One lesson lasts 90 minutes. Per lesson you should count on 2-3 hours of self-study. Read here about everything you can expect from an online language course.

For whom?
Level pre A1 > A1 is for participants who successfully completed level 0 > pre A1 and/or who know how to read and write in Arabic.

Office hour
If you want to register and you have not previously taken an Arabic course at the Language Centre, we advise you to visit the office hour to discuss with a teacher which course would suit you best, but this is not mandatory. Please note that you can already register for the course you are interested in. Office hours only take place in the period before the start of the course. If office hours are scheduled, you can make your appointment here.

Language of Instruction               
The target language is the language of instruction as much as possible. When necessary, the course is taught in Dutch and/or English.

Course Material   
The course material is not included in the course fee and is not available at the Language Centre.

  • Kristen Brustad, Alif baa: introduction to Arabic letters and sounds 3rd edition
    ISBN 9781589016323

Access to the accompanying website is $ 25. Access is not mandatory, but recommended. More information about the course will be given during the first lesson.

  • Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum al-‘Arabiyya 3rd edition
    ISBN 9781589017368 (or older edition: 9781589011045)

Access to the accompanying website is $ 25. Access is not mandatory, but recommended. More information about the course will be given during the first lesson.

You will also be using online course material in Nestor, the blackboard learning environment of the University of Groningen.

Attendance certificate
At the end of a course, every participant will receive an attendance certificate on condition that they have attended 75% of the lessons.

Using a Rosetta Stone account besides a language course
It is possible to use a Rosetta Stone account for online independent study besides one of our language courses, with the advantage that the account can be used after the course to keep working on your language skills. Please note that a Rosetta Stone account is not compulsory for our language courses and will not be used by the teacher.

Coursecode Free spots Starts/Ends Days Place Enrollment start/end
MVT-AR1B-O-2021-581 5
  • Starts on:
    24 Sep 2021
  • Ends on:
    24 Dec 2021
  • Friday 18:00 - 19:30
  • Start:
    30 June 2021 12:00
  • End:
    20 September 2021 12:00
Les: Sept. 24, 2021, 6 p.m. -Sept. 24, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 1: Oct. 1, 2021, 6 p.m. -Oct. 1, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 2: Oct. 8, 2021, 6 p.m. -Oct. 8, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 3: Oct. 15, 2021, 6 p.m. -Oct. 15, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 4: Oct. 22, 2021, 6 p.m. -Oct. 22, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 5: Oct. 29, 2021, 6 p.m. -Oct. 29, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 6: Nov. 5, 2021, 6 p.m. -Nov. 5, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 7: Nov. 12, 2021, 6 p.m. -Nov. 12, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 8: Nov. 19, 2021, 6 p.m. -Nov. 19, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 9: Nov. 26, 2021, 6 p.m. -Nov. 26, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 10: Dec. 3, 2021, 6 p.m. -Dec. 3, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 11: Dec. 10, 2021, 6 p.m. -Dec. 10, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 12: Dec. 17, 2021, 6 p.m. -Dec. 17, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 13: Dec. 24, 2021, 6 p.m. -Dec. 24, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

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