Arabic

Arabic lessons

We offer Modern Standard Arabic, and courses in the Egyptian and Levantine dialect.

The courses Modern Standard Arabic focus on reading and writing and once you’ve mastered the alphabet we’ll continue with vocabulary and grammar.

The dialect Arabic courses focus on conversational skills in Egyptian Arabic (or Levantine Arabic), the spoken variety of Arabic that is commonly understood all over the Arab World. You’ll learn practical phrases for all kinds of situations and you’ll practice these through interactive exercises. The course material is composed of the textbook, songs, audio samples and video clips. You’ll be surprised at how much you’ll be able to say and understand in Arabic after the course!

New courses start in the week of May 28, 2018! Scroll down for the options.

 

Egyptian Arabic 1

This course in Egyptian Arabic allows you to start working on your Arabic skills from scratch, so no previous knowledge of the Egyptian Arabic dialect is required. Throughout 15 weekly classes we make sure that you get a first grip on this beautiful dialect, which is the most widely understood dialect in the Arabic region.

During this beginners course you will learn about:

- The Arabic language situation
- Arabic sounds
- Greetings and simple courtesies
- Introducing yourself
- Members of the family
- Egyptian dishes and drinks
- Jobs and occupations
- Describing places and objects
- Colors
- Numbers 1-100
- Parts of the body
- Items of clothing

8 lessons
€ 160,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 20:30 - 22.00
  • Start: 30/5 - Last lesson: 18/7

Teaching materials

In this course we use Colloquial Arabic of Egypt (€44,05) by Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Jaafar, a step-by-step method offered in romanization form. It equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Egyptian Arabic in a broad range of situations. The book includes many supplementary materials, ranging from extra activities and vocabulary lists to cultural information and audio tracks.

 

Subscribe for Arabic, Egyptian Arabic 1 (starts 30/5)

Egyptian Arabic 2

In this second curriculum of our Egyptian Arabic courses, we teach you Egyptian from an intermediate level, which is the logical follow-up course to Egyptian Arabic 1. In this course we continue where we left off by expanding our vocabulary and diving deeper into the Egyptian Arabic grammar.

During this course you will learn about:

- Comparing things
- Means of transportation
- Expressing likes and dislikes
- Describing your routine
- Time
- Present/future tense of verbs
- Giving advice
- Understanding and giving directions
- Making reservations
- Making suggestions

8 lessons
€ 160,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 19:00 - 20:30
  • Start: 30/5 - Last lesson: 18/7

Teaching materials

We continue with the second half of Colloquial Arabic of Egypt (€44,05) by Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Jaafar, a step-by-step method offered in romanization form. It equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Egyptian Arabic in a broad range of situations. The book includes many supplementary materials, ranging from extra activities and vocabulary lists to cultural information and audio tracks.

Subscribe for Arabic, Egyptian Arabic 2 (starts 30/5)

Egyptian Arabic 3

Have you mastered the basics of Egyptian Arabic and are you ready for the next stage? Then it’s time to shift from the romanized script to the Arabic script! Join our intermediate course and continue building on your skills by learning the Arabic alphabet.

8 lessons
€ 160,-

Schedule

  • Thursday 20:30 - 22:00
  • Start: 31/5 - Last lesson: 19/7

Teaching materials

In this course we use the Arabic script supplements of Colloquial Arabic of Egypt (€44,05) by Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Jaafar. By the end of the course you will be familiar with all 28 letters of the Arabic alphabet and able to read a short dialogue in the Arabic script.

Subscribe for Arabic, Egyptian Arabic 3 (starts 31/5)

Egyptian Arabic 4

Are you ready to bring your Egyptian Arabic to the next level? This fourth level of Egyptian Arabic is offered in the Arabic script and is meant for students at an (upper) intermediate level. A course for those with a real knack for Arabic already!

8 lessons
€ 160,-

Schedule

  • Thursday 19:00-20:30
  • Start: 31/5 - Last lesson: 19/7

Teaching materials

In this course we use Egyptian Arabic Diaries by Matthew Aldrich, offering authentic materials to practice both reading and listening skills in spoken Egyptian Arabic. The twenty texts or “diary entries” that appear in the book have been written en recorded by native speakers from around Egypt. Each diary entry appears in various forms (audio file, unvoweled Arabic text, handwritten text, English and phonemic translation) allowing students to study the language from a variety of focal points.

Subscribe for Arabic, Egyptian Arabic 4 (starts 31/5)

Modern Standard Arabic 1

In our first course of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), we teach you the main basics for reading and writing the standardized variety of the Arabic language. This is the official language of the Arab World and one of the United Nations’ six main languages of correspondence.

8 lessons
€ 160,-

Schedule

  • Thursday 19:00 - 20:30
  • Start: 31/5 - Last lesson: 19/7

Teaching materials

Mastering Arabic 1

Subscribe for Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic 1 (starts 31/5)

Modern Standard Arabic 2

This course follows MSA 1 and will dive deeper into the grammar of Standard Arabic. You're expected to already know how to read and write.

8 lessons
€ 160,-

Schedule

  • Thursday 17:30 - 19:00
  • Start: 31/5 - Last lesson: 19/7

Teaching materials

Mastering Arabic 1

Subscribe for Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic 2 (starts 31/5)

Levantine Arabic 1

Levantine Arabic is the spoken dialect in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine. In this course you'll learn how to make simple conversations in this dialect.

8 lessons
€160,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 19:00-20:30
  • Start: 30/5 - Last lesson: 18/7

Teaching materials

Colloquial Arabic (Levantine)

Subscribe for Arabic, Levantine Arabic 1 (start 30/5)

Levantine Arabic 2

Levantine Arabic is the spoken dialect in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine. In this course you'll learn how to have simple conversations about yourself, your family, food etc. and we will also focus on reading and writing.

8 lessons
€ 160,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 17:30 - 19:00
  • Start: 30/5 - Last lesson: 18/7

Teaching materials

Colloquial Arabic (Levantine)

Subscribe for Arabic, Levantine Arabic 2 (starts 30/5)