Learn Arabic for Beginners

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Learn Arabic in Sydney with this Beginner’s course.

This Arabic for Beginners course will teach you the basics in speaking, reading, listening and writing of the Modern Standard Arabic language – the most common language used across the Arabic speaking world.

Understand how to identify the language with its many dialects and learn how to communicate with simple vocabulary and basic sentences while you gain an understanding of Arabic culture in everyday life.

Whether you want to learn Arabic language for business, travel or just for fun, you’ll learn the basics at this informal, practical and interactive course in the Sydney CBD.

Please note that we currently offer two types of courses – class room and live online via zoom platform!


By the end of this Arabic Beginners Class you will be able to

  • speak clearly and be understood in a limited way on some practical everyday matters
  • know the basic principles of the Modern Standard Arabic
  • understand Arabic cultures including geography, social customs, family relationships, etc,
  • understand basic grammar such as sentence structure, gender of nous, singular and plural forms, etc
  • read, speak and write simple short sentences and phrases
  • have an ear for the Arabic language

Ideal for

  • Students with no previous learning in Arabic



  • Greetings and introducing oneself
  • Identifying MSA and other dialects
  • Ask and respond to simple questions
  • Numbers, times and seasons
  • Cultural practices and taboos
  • Basic language principles


  • MSA alphabet and pronunciation
  • Reading – right to left
  • Writing and linking letters
  • Word order – where to place what
  • Gender
  • Formal and familiar speech


Please purchase the course textbook – which is used for the Beginners and Level 2 course.

Alif Baa – Introduction to Arabic Letters & Sounds
(Third edition) ISBN: 978-1-58901-632-3

You can purchase the textbook from Abbeys Bookstore (131 York Street, Sydney). It is close to the CBD campus and offers a 10% discount to Sydney Community College students.

We recommend purchasing your textbook after your course has been confirmed (usually within three working days of the proposed start). The textbook is not included in enrolment fee. If you would like to inquire about the current price, please call Abbeys Bookstore on: (02) 9264 3111

Please bring to class

  • Textbook
  • Notebook and pen

Other Information

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.


Learn Arabic for Beginners

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$375 Limited inc GST / $300 / $337.50

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Course testimonials:

  • said: The teacher was able to motivate the students and form a group feeling: she provided useful notes (some with verbal recordings for pronunciation) and moved between formal and informal registers of Arabic with clarity. The lesson seemed well prepared. I think we learned a lot in the time available. I enjoyed the course and feel I gained lot from it.

  • said: 5 stars!

  • said: LOve the location, price point, hours and convenience of this class. Lovely teacher, very patient! Will come back after the Corona crisis for class 2!

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