Arabic CEFR 0 > pre A1 - in person
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. You will also learn to read and write the Arabic script, so you are able to recognize familiar written words in the Arab world such as toponyms and street signs.
Level 0 > pre A1 is for participants who speak little or no Arabic and is very suitable as preparation for a visit to the Arab world and the follow-up courses.
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.
- Regular course: 12 lessons of 2 hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study.
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
Access to the accompanying website alkitaabtextbook.com is $ 25. Access is not mandatory, but recommended. More information about the course will be given during the first lesson.
In case the book mentioned above is unavailable, you can order the following book:
- Kristen Brustad, Alif baa: introduction to Arabic letters and sounds Student's edition 3rd edition
You will also be using online course material in Brightspace, the online learning environment of the University of Groningen.
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.