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 or Levantine Arabic , the spoken varieties of Arabic that are 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 6 May 2019. 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.

12 Weeks
12 Lessons
€ 240,-

Schedule

  • Tuesday 17:30-19:00
  • Start: 07/05 - Last lesson: 23/07

Teaching materials

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

Alphabet book.

Register for Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic 1 > Late Afternoon Centre (starts 07/05)

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.

12 Weeks
12 Lessons
€ 240,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 11:00-12:30
  • Start: 08/05 - Last lesson: 24/07

Teaching materials

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

Alphabet book.

Register for Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic 1 > Morning Centre (start 08/05)

Level: Modern Standard Arabic 2

Have you already mastered the Arabic Alphabet? Then it’s time to expand your vocabulary and start basic conversation! You’ll study the vowels and verbs. You’ll also improve your reading skills by using the reading technique you’ve learned in MSA 1. Recognising the letters within an Arabic text will become much easier by the end of this course.

12 Weeks
12 Lessons
€ 240,-

Schedule

  • Friday 19:00-20:30
  • Start: 10/05 - Last lesson: 26/07

Teaching materials

Mastering Arabic 1 (€39,99).

Chapter 4-8.

Register for Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic 2 > Evening Centre (starts 10/05)

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 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.

12 Weeks
12 Lessons
€ 240,-

Schedule

  • Thursday 17:30-19:00
  • Start: 09/05 - Last lesson: 01/08
  • Holiday: 30/05

Teaching materials

Mastering Arabic 1 (€39,99).

Chapter 9-12.

Register for Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic 3 > Late Afternoon Centre (starts 09/05)

Level: Modern Standard Arabic 4

Would you like to dive deeper into the grammar of Standard Arabic? In this course you’ll work on expanding your knowledge of the grammar in order to write more essays. You’ll also be able to read and understand more and more texts in Arabic.

12 Weeks
12 Lessons
€ 240,-

Schedule

  • Thursday 19:00-20:30
  • Start: 09/05 - Last lesson: 01/08
  • Holiday: 30/05

Teaching materials

Mastering Arabic 1 (€39,99).

Chapter 13-17.

Register for Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic 4 > Evening Centre (starts 09/05)

Level: Egyptian Arabic 1

Would you like to learn to speak Arabic? Here’s your chance! In the Egyptian-Arabic beginner’s course you’ll get acquainted with the Egyptian dialect; the most widespread dialect in the Arab region. You’ll start by learning the sounds of Egyptian and different greetings and courtesies. At the end of the course you’ll be able to introduce yourself, talk about your family members and describe places and objects. You will also know more about the background of the different Arabic dialects and know different Egyptian drinks and dishes. No prior knowledge is required for this course.

12 Weeks
12 Lessons
€ 240,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 17:30-19:00
  • Start: 08/05 - Last lesson: 24/07

Teaching materials

Colloquial Arabic of Egypt (€44,05) by Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Jaafar.

Chapter 1-5.

Register for Arabic, Egyptian Arabic 1 > Late Afternoon Centre (start 08/05)

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 and get introduced to the Arabic Alphabet. 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.

12 Weeks
12 Lessons
€ 240,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 20:30-22:00
  • Start: 08/05 - Last lesson: 24/07

Teaching materials

Colloquial Arabic of Egypt (€44,05) by Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Jaafar.

Chapter 5-10.

Register for Arabic, Egyptian Arabic 2 > Evening Centre (start 08/05)

Level: Egyptian Arabic 3

Can you already speak a bit of Egyptian-Arabic and are you familiar with the Arabic script? In the Egyptian 3 course you’ll finish the Colloquial Arabic of Egypt, learn about past tenses and practice writing and reading. 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!

12 Weeks
12 Lessons
€ 240,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 19:00-20:30
  • Start: 08/05 - Last lesson: 24/07

Teaching materials

Colloquial Arabic of Egypt (€44,05) by Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Jaafar.

Chapter 11-19.

Register for Arabic, Egyptian Arabic 3 > Evening Centre (start 08/05)

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!

12 Weeks
12 Lessons
€ 240,-

Schedule

  • Thursday 20:30-22:00
  • Start: 09/05 - Last lesson: 01/08
  • Holiday: 30/05

Teaching materials

Masrijano & Egyptian diaries.

Register for Arabic, Egyptian Arabic 5 > Evening Centre (start 09/05)

Level: advanced Egyptian Arabic

Are you pretty fluent in Egyptian Arabic? In this advanced course you'll practice reading, listening, writing and a lot of speaking! You'll also work on advanced grammar skills.

12 Weeks
12 Lessons
€ 240,-

Schedule

  • Thursday 19:00-20:30
  • Start: 09/05 - Last lesson: 01/08
  • Holiday: 30/05

Teaching materials

Yet to be decided.

Register for Arabic, Egyptian Advanced 1 > Evening Centre (start 09/05)

Level: Levantine Arabic 1

Would you like to start speaking the dialect of Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Palestine? In this course you'll learn how to make simple conversations in this dialect. You’ll learn how to introduce yourself and talk about your family.

12 Weeks
12 Lessons
€ 240,-

Schedule

  • Monday 18:00-19:30
  • Start: 06/05 - Last lesson: 29/07
  • Holiday: 10/06

Teaching materials

Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) (€50,99)

Chapter 1-4

Register for Arabic, Levantine Arabic 1 > Evening West (start 06/05)

Level: Levantine Arabic 2

Would you like to start talking about more topics in Levantine Arabic? In this course you'll learn how to have simple conversations about yourself, your family, food etc. and we will also start learning some letters.

12 Weeks
12 Lessons
€ 240,-

Schedule

  • Tuesday 11:00-12:30
  • Start: 07/05 - Last lesson: 23/07

Teaching materials

Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) (€50,99)

Chapter 5-7

Register for Arabic, Levantine Arabic 2 > Morning Centre (start (07/05

Level: Levantine Arabic 2

Would you like to start talking about more topics in Levantine Arabic? In this course you'll learn how to have simple conversations about yourself, your family, food etc. and we will also start learning some letters.

12 Weeks
12 Lessons
€ 240,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 17:30-19:00
  • Start: 08/05 - Last lesson: 24/07

Teaching materials

Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) (€50,99)

Chapter 5-7

Register for Arabic, Levantine Arabic 2 > Late Afternoon Centre (start 08/05)

Level: Levantine Arabic 3

Are you ready to start talking about a variety of topics in Levantine Arabic? In this course we'll deepen the conversations about yourself, your family, food etc. and you’ll learn how to describe your house and ask for directions. You’ll also take a next step in reading and writing.

12 Weeks
12 Lessons
€ 240,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 20:30-22:00
  • Start: 08/05 - Last lesson: 24/07

Teaching materials

Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) (€50,99)

Chapter 8-13

Register for Arabic, Levantine Arabic 3 > Evening Centre (starts 08/05)

Level: Levantine Arabic 4

Would you like to continue learning the Levantine dialect? Let’s learn how to do shopping on the market, go to the doctor and talk about how you feel.

12 Weeks
12 Lessons
€ 240,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 19:00-20:30
  • Start: 08/05 - Last lesson: 24/07

Teaching materials

Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) (€50,99)

Chapter 18-20

Register for Arabic, Levantine Arabic 4 > Evening Centre (starts 08/05)

Level: advanced Levantine Arabic

Do you already speak Arabic but would you like to become more fluent and confident in various situations? Only by practicing and speaking a lot you get more confidence and your speech will improve. This course focuses on speech and conversation and of course a lot of listening.

10 Weeks
10 Lessons
€ 200,-

Schedule

  • Monday 19:30-21:00
  • Start: 06/05 - Last lesson: 13/07
  • Holiday: 10/06

Teaching materials

Not applicable

Register for Arabic, Levantine Arabic conversation > Evening West (starts 06/05)