Learn Arabic for Beginners


$375 Limited inc GST / $300 / $337.50
Learn Arabic for Beginners

<p>Learn Arabic in Sydney with this Beginner’s course.</p><p>Whether you want to learn Arabic language for business, travel or just for fun, you’ll learn the basics at this informal, practical and

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Course description

Learn Arabic in Sydney with this Beginner’s course.

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.

Modern Standard Arabic is the common language used across the Arabic speaking world, bridging the many dialects particular to different regions. Formal Arabic is the written form. This Level 1 course will teach you the basics in speaking, reading, listening and writing. You will learn to communicate with simple vocabulary and basic sentences and gain an understanding of Arab culture in everyday life.


By the end of this Arabic Beginners Class you will have learned how to:

  • identify and pronounce the characters in the Arabic alphabet
  • greet people and introduce yourself
  • ask and respond to simple questions, such as name, nationality, wellbeing, etc
  • understand the differences between formal and familiar speech
  • say the numbers (for phone numbers, addresses, money and age, etc)
  • say the words for days, months, seasons, colours, etc
  • express your personal likes and dislikes, including food preferences
  • understand Arabic cultures, including geography, social customs, family relationships, etc
  • understand basic grammar, including sentence structure, gender of nouns, past and present tense, singular and plural forms, etc.

The curriculum may be adapted slightly to suit the needs of the class. The topics above will be covered during this course, but not necessarily in the order given.

Ideal for
  • Students with no previous learning in Arabic
Textbook for Levels 1 and 2

Please purchase the course textbook and bring it to each class:

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

The textbook costs approximately $99 and includes a DVD with audio/video material, as well as access to the companion website.

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.

Please note: sometimes a course start date is postponed until there are enough enrolments. It is therefore wise to purchase your textbook after your course has been confirmed (usually within three working days of the proposed start).

Before the class – please organise:
  • Your textbook, a notebook and pen to every class.
Feedback from past students

"Excellent. Adla’s knowledge of the content is excellent, as is her confidence."

"She took the time to understand our individual needs... an excellent teacher, she explained everything extremely well... was very attentive and always made the topics very interesting. I would highly recommend this course to friends."

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.

Course testimonials:

  • William said: Adla was amazing, great mix of teaching us culture, language, writing and pronunciation - amazing course and I will be back. Facilities very run down