Arabic Language Courses, London & Online

The Anglo-Omani runs Arabic Language Courses in our Sackville Street offices and online (due to the current situation, all classes are online). Our classes, which are designed for a variety of abilities, from total beginner to confident conversationalist, have won high plaudits from participants.

Our courses cover both written and spoken Arabic and focus on Modern Standard Arabic, although our teachers have good knowledge of various dialects, and can therefore explain different dialectic translations, depending on students’ interests.

Courses run for 10 weeks and consist of 2 hour classes. Any material (courses roughly follow the Gateway to Arabic books) required for the course will be provided via email PDF. However, we recommend students purchase the Gateway to Arabic books if they are able to. There is no requirement for how much work students do between lessons, but we highly recommend putting some time aside each week to revise vocabulary, spelling and grammar etc. The more work you put into your studies, the more you'll get out of the course. 

Our Summer Term starts w/c 2nd August and ends 10th October. All class times refer to UK time.

We run daytime and evening courses online for the following levels:

  • Beginner 1: students have little or no existing knowledge of Arabic. (click here to view our syllabus). Tuesday 3pm-5pm.

  • Beginner 2: students are somewhat familiar with the alphabet, know some basic words and key phrases, can introduce themselves (click here to view our syllabus). Friday 3pm-5pm. 

  • Beginner 3: students are more comfortable with the alphabet, have some vocabulary (beyond basic vocab used to introduce oneself), have some knowledge of present tense verbs conjucation (I, you, he/she, we) and possessive endings (click here to view our syllabus). Thursday 5.30pm-7.30pm. 

  • Pre-Intermediate 1: students are comfortable with conjugating present tense verbs (1st, 2nd, 3rd person singular) and have a basic vocabulary. Students may have some knowledge of the past tense (click here to view our syllabus). This directly succeeds Beginners 3. Monday 5pm-7pm.

  • Pre-Intermediate 2: students have some introductory knowledge of the past tense, be fairly comfortable with asking and answering questions (click here to view our syllabus).  Thursday 5pm-7pm. 

  • Pre-Intermediate 3: students are able to conjugate verbs in present and past tenses using first, second and third persons pronouns, read Arabic words with short vowels, long vowels and Shadda (stress symbol), introduce themselves briefly in Arabic. Monday 3pm-5pm.

  • Pre-Intermediate 4: Students are confident with verb conjugations. Some students can hold basic conversations in Arabic. Wednesday 11am-1pm. 

  • Intermediate: Tuesday 6pm-8pm OR Wednesday 5pm-7pm OR Friday 6pm-8pm.

  • Advanced: students can confidently hold conversations about a variety of topics in Arabic. Some students have degrees in Arabic, but the level is quite mixed (click here to view our syllabus). TBC

Our courses are open to members of the Society, and cost £125 for each 10-week course. If you are interested in joining our classes, please email us at rsvp@ao-soc.org. If you would like to join a course, but you are not a member of the Society, you may apply to join here

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