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 14 January 2019. Enrol before 1 December 2018 and get €10,- early bird discount! Scroll down for the schedule.

The courses are in the CENTRE (Muiderstraat 24, Sint Nicolaasstraat 59 or Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 101, you will receive a confirmation of the exact location approximately 1 week before the course starts) or in WEST (Postjesweg 175).

Do you want to enroll in one of the on-going courses? That’s possible! Please contact us for the options.

 

Level: Modern Standard Arabic 1

Would you like to learn to read and write the formal Arabic language? In this course you’ll start by studying the Arabic alphabet in all its shapes and forms. You’ll learn a reading technique that will enable you to recognize the different letters within the text. Once you master this, you’ll start learning words, simple sentences and phrases.

14 Weeks
14 Lessons
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Tuesday 12:30-14:00
  • Start: 15/01 - Last lesson: 23/04
  • Holiday: week 8

Teaching materials

Mastering Arabic 1 (€39,99) Chapter 1-3

Subscribe for Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic 1 > Afternoon Centre (starts 15/01)

Level: Modern Standard Arabic 1

Would you like to learn to read and write the formal Arabic language? In this course you’ll start by studying the Arabic alphabet in all its shapes and forms. You’ll learn a reading technique that will enable you to recognize the different letters within the text. Once you master this, you’ll start learning words, simple sentences and phrases.

14 Weeks
14 Lessons
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 17:30-19:00
  • Start: 16/01 - Last lesson: 24/04
  • Holiday: week 8

Teaching materials

Mastering Arabic 1 (€39,99) Chapter 1-3

Subscribe for Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic 1 > Late Afternoon Centre (starts 16/01)

Level: Modern Standard Arabic 2

Have you already mastered the Arabic alphabet? Then it’s time to expand your vocabulary and start with basic grammar! You’ll study the vowels and verbs. You’ll also improve your reading skills by using the reading technique you’ve learned in the alphabet course. Recognising the letters within an Arabic text will become much easier by the end of this course.

14 Weeks
14 Lessons
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Thursday 17:30-19:00
  • Start: 17/01 - Last lesson: 25/04
  • Holiday: week 8

Teaching materials

Mastering Arabic 1 (€39,99) Chapter 4-8

Subscribe for Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic 2 > Late Afternoon Centre (starts 17/01)

Level: Modern Standard Arabic 2

Have you already mastered the Arabic alphabet? Then it’s time to expand your vocabulary and start with basic grammar! You’ll study the vowels and verbs. You’ll also improve your reading skills by using the reading technique you’ve learned in the alphabet course. Recognising the letters within an Arabic text will become much easier by the end of this course.

14 Weeks
14 Lessons
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Monday 19:00-20:30
  • Start: 14/01 - Last lesson: 29/04
  • Holiday: week 8 & Monday 22/04

Teaching materials

Mastering Arabic 1 (€39,99) Chapter 4-8

Subscribe for Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic 2 > Evening West (starts 14/01)

Level: Modern Standard Arabic 3

Are you ready to take the next step in learning Arabic? It’s time to start putting everything you’ve learned into practice in terms of vocabulary and terminology and constructing sentences for daily conversation. By the end of this course you’ll also be able to write short, simple essays on a variety of topics.

14 Weeks
14 Lessons
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Thursday 19:00-20:30
  • Start: 17/01 - Last lesson: 25/04
  • Holiday: week 8

Teaching materials

Mastering Arabic 1 (€39,99) Chapter 9-15

Subscribe for Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic 3 > Evening Centre (starts 17/01)

Level: Egyptian Arabic 2

Would you like to further develop your Egyptian Arabic language skills? In the Egyptian 2 course, you’ll expand your vocabulary with the names of colors, body parts, clothing and means of transport. You also learn Egyptian counting. You’ll dive deeper into Egyptian-Arabic grammar and learn the present and future verb tenses. At the end of the course you’ll be able to make comparisons, describe routines and tell something about your hobbies and preferences.

14 Weeks
14 Lessons
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 19:00-20:30
  • Start: 16/01 - Last lesson: 24/04
  • Holiday: week 8

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.

Subscribe for Arabic, Egyptian Arabic 2 > Evening Centre (start 16/01)

Level": Egyptian Arabic 3

Can you already speak a bit of Egyptian-Arabic, but are you not familiar with the Arabic script? In the Egyptian 3 course, you’ll start with the Arabic alphabet. You’ll learn the 28 letters that the alphabet consists of and practice writing and reading simple words. You’ll also improve your speaking skills. At the end of the course you’ll know how to give advice, make suggestions, point the way and make reservations!

14 Weeks
14 Lessons
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 20:30-22:00
  • Start: 16/01 - Last lesson: 24/04
  • Holiday: week 8

Teaching materials

In this course we use the Arabic script supplements of Colloquial Arabic of Egypt (€44,05) by Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Jaafar.

Subscribe for Arabic, Egyptian Arabic 3 > Evening Centre (start 16/01)

Level: Egyptian Arabic 4

Have you mastered the basics of Egyptian-Arabic and can write and read the alphabet? Then you can improve your reading skills in this course! You will get started with reading short Egyptian dialogues about daily topics. You’ll practice your speaking skills by carrying out various interactive assignments. You also become familiar with popular Egyptian TV series!

14 Weeks
14 Lessons
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Thursday 19:00-20:30
  • Start: 17/01 - Last lesson: 25/04
  • Holiday: week 8

Teaching materials

In this course we use Egyptian Arabic Diaries (€22,99) by Matthew Aldrich, offering authentic materials to practice both reading and listening skills in spoken Egyptian Arabic.

Subscribe for Arabic, Egyptian Arabic 4 > Evening Centre (start 17/01)

Level: Egyptian Arabic 5

Have you mastered the basics of Egyptian-Arabic and can write and read the alphabet? Then you can improve your reading skills in this course! You will get started with reading short Egyptian dialogues about daily topics. You’ll practice your speaking skills by carrying out various interactive assignments. You also become familiar with popular Egyptian TV series!

14 Weeks
14 Lessons
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Thursday 20:30-22:00
  • Start: 17/01 - Last lesson: 25/04
  • Holiday: week 8

Teaching materials

In this course we use Egyptian Arabic Diaries (€22,99) by Matthew Aldrich, offering authentic materials to practice both reading and listening skills in spoken Egyptian Arabic.

Subscribe for Arabic, Egyptian Arabic 5 > Evening Centre (start 17/01)

Level: 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.

14 Weeks
14 Lessons
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Tuesday 11:00-12:30
  • Start: 15/01 - Last lesson: 23/04
  • Holiday: week 8

Teaching materials

Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) (€50,99) Chapter 1-4

Subscribe for Arabic, Levantine Arabic 1 > Morning Centre (starts 15/01)

Level: 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.

14 Weeks
14 Lessons
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 17:30-19:00
  • Start: 16/01 - Last lesson: 24/04
  • Holiday: week 8

Teaching materials

Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) (€50,99) Chapter 1-4

Subscribe for Arabic, Levantine Arabic 1 > Late Afternoon Centre (starts 16/01)

Level: 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.

14 Weeks
14 Lessons
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 20:30- 22:00
  • Start: 16/01 - Last lesson: 24/04
  • Holiday: week 8

Teaching materials

Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) (€50,99) Chapter 5-7

Subscribe for Arabic, Levantine Arabic 2 > Evening Centre (starts 16/01)

Level: 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.

14 Weeks
14 Lessons
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Monday 17:30-19:00
  • Start: 14/01 - Last lesson: 29/04
  • Holiday: week 8 & Monday 22/04

Teaching materials

Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) (€50,99) Chapter 5-7

Subscribe for Arabic, Levantine Arabic 2 > Late Afternoon West (starts 14/01)

Level: Levantine Arabic 3

Levantine Arabic is the spoken dialect in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine. In this course we'll deepen the conversations about yourself, your family, food etc. and we take a next step in reading and writing.

14 Weeks
14 Lessons
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 19:00-20:30
  • Start: 16/01 - Last lesson: 24/04
  • Holiday: week 8

Teaching materials

Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) (€50,99) Chapter 8-13

Subscribe for Arabic, Levantine Arabic 3 > Evening Centre (starts 16/01)

Level: Levantine Arabic 3

Only by practicing and speaking a lot you get more confidence and your speech will improve. This course focuses pure on speech and conversation.

14 Weeks
14 Lessons
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Monday 20:30-22:00
  • Start: 14/01 - Last lesson: 29/04
  • Holiday: week 8 & Monday 22/04

Teaching materials

Not applicable

Subscribe for Arabic, Levantine Arabic conversation > Evening West (starts 14/01)