Arabic CEFR 0 > pre A1

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.

Intensive summer courses
This summer, we will be offering intensive Arabic summer courses for levels 0 > pre A1 and pre A1 > A1.  An intensive language course lasts two weeks, during which you have lessons four days a week. Each lesson lasts two hours and fifteen minutes. You will also spend about 15 hours a week on independent study.  View the schedule and register via the links below.  

For whom?
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.

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 alkitaabtextbook.com is $ 25. Access is mandatory. 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
    ISBN 9781589016446

Nestor
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 on Ends on Days Enrollment start Enrollment end
MVT-AR1A-O-2021-476 9 28 Jun 2021 08 Jul 2021
  • Monday 19:00 - 21:15 (CET)
  • Tuesday 19:00 - 21:15 (CET)
  • Wednesday 19:00 - 21:15 (CET)
  • Thursday 19:00 - 21:15 (CET)
18 May 2021 11:00 21 June 2021 12:00
Schedule
Les: June 28, 2021, 7 p.m. -June 28, 2021, 9:15 p.m.
Les 1: June 29, 2021, 7 p.m. -June 29, 2021, 9:15 p.m.
Les 2: June 30, 2021, 7 p.m. -June 30, 2021, 9:15 p.m.
Les 3: July 1, 2021, 7 p.m. -July 1, 2021, 9:15 p.m.
Les 4: July 5, 2021, 7 p.m. -July 5, 2021, 9:15 p.m.
Les 5: July 6, 2021, 7 p.m. -July 6, 2021, 9:15 p.m.
Les 6: July 7, 2021, 7 p.m. -July 7, 2021, 9:15 p.m.
Les 7: July 8, 2021, 7 p.m. -July 8, 2021, 9:15 p.m.
Les 8: July 12, 2021, 7 p.m. -July 12, 2021, 9:15 p.m.
Les 9: July 13, 2021, 7 p.m. -July 13, 2021, 9:15 p.m.
Les 10: July 14, 2021, 7 p.m. -July 14, 2021, 9:15 p.m.
Les 11: July 15, 2021, 7 p.m. -July 15, 2021, 9:15 p.m.
Les 12: July 19, 2021, 7 p.m. -July 19, 2021, 9:15 p.m.
Les 13: July 20, 2021, 7 p.m. -July 20, 2021, 9:15 p.m.

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