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Arabic

Duration: 26 hours (in 13 weeks).
Studyload Each week: 2 hours of teaching (including a break) and at least 4 hours of independent study.

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.

Arabic course content

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 (level 0 > lower A1), so you are able to recognize familiar written words in the Arab world such as toponyms and street signs. Level Lower A1> A1 and Level A1> A2 are more focused on conversations and everyday situations.

For whom?

Level 0 > lower 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.

Level lower A1 > A1 and Level A1 > A2 is for participants who succesfully completed Level 0 > lower A1 and/or who know how to read and write in Arabic.

Middle Eastern Studies

Interested in the Middle East and want more besides our Arabic language course? Take a look at the site of Middle Eastern Studies of the University of Groningen.

Schedule

CEFR level Period Day Time Registration
0 > lower A1 20 February - 29 May 2019 at the latest Wednesday 16:00-18:00 closed
lower A1 > A1 20 February - 29 May 2019 at the latest Wednesday 18:00-20:00 closed
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Rates

Course Student Discount Full
0 > lower A1
26 hours
€ 220 € 339 € 369
lower A1 > A1
26 hours
€ 220 € 339 € 369
A1>A2
26 hours
€ 220 € 339 € 369

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.

Nestor

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

Course Material   

Level 0 > lower A1

  • 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.

Level lower A1 > A1

  • 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.
  • 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 alkitaabtextbook.com is $ 25. Access is mandatory. More information about the course will be given during the first lesson.

Level A1>A2

  • 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 alkitaabtextbook.com is $ 25. Access is mandatory. More information about the course will be given during the first lesson.

Student workload

‘Studyload’, in the course description, indicates the number of hours a student is expected to spend on the course. A studyload of 28 hours equals 1 ECTS credit point.

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.

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