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Arabic

اهلا وسهلا بكم في درس اللغة العربية
Arabic

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 (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.

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.


online courses

These courses 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 everything you can expect from an online language course.


Schedule and registration

Level 0 > pre A1

The schedule and registration will be published in the catalogue shortly.


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.

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.

Level pre A1 > A1

The schedule and registration will be published in the catalogue shortly.


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. The office hour is by appointment only and takes place shortly before the start of the courses. Once we have scheduled the office hours you can book your appointment online here.

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.
  • 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.

Nestor

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

Level A1 > A2

The schedule and registration will be published in the catalogue shortly.


Level A1 > A2 is for participants who successfully completed level 0 > lower 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. The office hour is by appointment only and takes place shortly before the start of the courses. Once we have scheduled the office hours you can book your appointment online here.

Course Material   

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

  • 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.

Nestor

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

Rates

Student Discount Full
€ 250 € 360 € 390
Optional Rosetta Stone account for online independent study: € 105


Rosetta Stone

Use a Rosetta Stone account for online independent study besides one of our language courses, to keep working on your language skills during and after the course. This is not compulsory for our language courses and will not be used by the teacher.


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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.


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