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Arabic course for complete beginners

This Arabic for complete beginners course is designed for complete beginners who are travelling to an Arabic-speaking country.

The focus is on oral communication (oral and aural skills) and

the students will cover the following practical "survival skills":

Course Objectives

This is a summary of the objectives for this Arabic course for complete beginners. 

Sociolinguistic Appropriateness

To be able to establish basic social contact by using the simplest everyday polite forms of greetings, farewells, introductions, saying please, thank you, sorry etc.

Listening Comprehension (LC)

To be able to follow speech that is very slow and carefully articulated, with long pauses for him/her to assimilate meaning.

Reading Comprehension (RC)

To be able to understand very short, simple texts a single phrase at a time, picking up familiar names, words and basic phrases and rereading as required.

Spoken Interaction (SI)

To be able to interact in a simple way but communication is totally dependent on repetition at a slower rate of speech, rephrasing and repair.

Spoken Production (SP)

To be able to produce simple mainly isolated phrases about people and places.

Written Interaction (WI)

To be able to ask for or pass on personal details in written form.

Written Production (WP)

To be able to write simple phrases and sentences about themselves and imaginary people, where they live and what they do.

About the teacher

Salah Haddad is an expert in Arabic language, literature and Middle East cross-culture with long experience in teaching, coaching and translating. He received a Master Degree in Intercultural Studies from DCU in 2006. He is currently working on a PhD at Trinity College. He has published several books in Arabic, ranging from history to fiction and from culture to poetry criticism; Salah Haddad runs Arabic courses online which provide individually-tailored Arabic classes on a one-on-one or small group basis to people who need language skills for school, college, business, family and travel needs. All courses use additional language and culture materials, as well as many technology-based resources that help with speeding up the learning process. Depending on your needs and level, Salah will focus on the following: Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), Business Arabic, Arabic Exam Preparation, Introductory Course to Arabic Literature, Arabic For Tourism, General Arabic and Middle East Cross-Cultural Success Package. 


We currently have one date available for the course "Arabic course for complete beginners"

Start date: Tuesday, 27th September 2022 Price: €250
Course Length: 10-week Arabic course (MSA) for complete beginners  
Course time: From 19:30 to 21:00   Add to My Cart

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Course venue: Online course (Zoom or Skype - TBC)  
Further Detail: Course for complete beginners covering practical "survival skills" to travel in Arabic-speaking countries.