Learning Structure

Our classes are based on the following progression structure, consisting of one class a week.

Each class is two hours long and each level is for the duration of six weeks, after which you will sit an exam that you will have pass in order to progress onto the next level.

If you do not pass, or fail to attend your end of level exam, you will have to repeat that level at the cost of paying one-third of the course fee (£20).

Each level consists of 12 hours of teaching time.

Level 1 (Beginning Arabic)

Level 1 is for absolute beginners who cannot read or write the Arabic script. Hence this level covers:

  • Recognition and formulation of Arabic letters in their isolated and joined forms
  • The three short vowels: fatha, kasra and damma and three long vowels (al-madd)
  • Nunation (al-tanween)
  • The sun and moon letters (al-huruf a’shamsiyyah w’al-qamariyyah) and their associated rules
  • Al-Sukun, Al-Shadda, Al-Alif al-maqsura and Al-Hamza

Level 2: Basic 1

Level 2 is also for beginners but those who can recognise, read and write basic Arabic script. Hence this level covers:

  • A broad vocabulary grouped according to subject, including the home, the school, animals, shapes, colours, fruit and vegetables, transport, clothing, parts of the body, the family, occupations and nationalities.
  • Gender of nouns and agreement of adjectives
  • Asking and answering simple questions
  • Use of the definite article
  • Some prepositions and conjunctions
  • Use of singular personal and attached pronouns
  • The dual forms of nouns and adjectives
  • Sound and broken plural nouns and adjectives
  • Singular, dual and plural demonstrative pronouns
  • Numbers from 1 to 10 and associated rules
  • Simple dialogue

Level 3: Basic 2

This Level is for more advanced beginners who have studied some Arabic before or have completed Level 2. This level covers:

  • Personal details: talking about oneself
  • Likes and Dislikes
  • Moving house: rooms furniture and household items
  • Talking about countries, nationalities and languages
  • Everyday activities and hobbies
  • Shopping: shops and their merchandise
  • Occupations
  • Comprehensive colours and their usage
  • Animals: zoo and farm animals
  • Opposites
  • Prepositions asking and describing where things are
  • Introduction to simple forms of past and present verbs
  • Extensive classroom language games and activities
  • Reference list of nouns and their plurals

Level 4: Basic 3

This level is only for those who have successfully completed Level 3. This Level covers:

  • Over 60 past and present tense verbs
  • The imperative and negative imperative
  • The nominative, accusative and genitive cases, including the genitive possession (idafa)
  • Comparative and superlative adjectives
  • Attached and detached pronouns
  • Word roots and word patterns
  • Cardinal Numbers from 1 to 19 and ordinal numbers from 1 to 10, and the rules governing their usage
  • Prepositions
  • Dialogue practice
  • A comprehensive study and understanding of nouns together with their plural forms
  • Past tense verbs with their present tense forms

Level 5: Basic 4

This level is only for those who have successfully completed Level 4. This Level covers:

  • Family relationships
  • Home and family life
  • Asking for and giving directions
  • Telling the time
  • Extensive dialogue practice
  • Doubled root letter verbs
  • Hollow verbs
  • Verbs with an initial alif or waw or with a medial or final hamza
  • Interrogative particles
  • Rules governing hamza
  • Cardinal numbers from 20 to 99 and ordinal numbers from 1 to 19 and the rules governing their use
  • Further study and understanding of nouns together with their plural forms
  • 115 past tense verbs together with their present tense forms

Level 6: Basic 5

This level is only for those who have successfully completed Level 5. This Level covers:

  • Introduction to Air Travel
  • Food
  • Ordering a meal in a restaurant
  • Hospital and doctor’s appointments
  • Medical problems
  • Defective verbs: past, present and imperative – assimilated (mithal), weak (naqis) and complex (lafif)
  • Cardinal Numbers from 1 to 1000 and beyond, as well as their practical application
  • Telephone calls and email
  • Over 150 past and present tense verbs
  • A more advanced study of nouns and their plurals

Level 7: Intermediate 1

This level is only for those who have successfully completed Level 6. This level covers:

  • The weather and seasons
  • The subjunctive and  jussive moods and associated particles
  • An introduction to the derived forms of Arabic verbs
  • Regular and irregular Form II, III and IV verbs in the present, past, imperative, subjunctive and jussive
  • Over 140 past and present tense verbs
  • An advanced study of nouns and their plurals
  • Sample verb templates to aid conjunction

Level 8: Intermediate 2

This level is only for those who have successfully completed Level 7. This level covers:

  • Further air travel
  • Dealing with lost luggage
  • Booking a hotel room
  • Obtaining a taxi
  • Exchanging money
  • Regular and irregular form V, VI, VIII, IX and X verbs in the past, present, imperative, subjunctive and jussive tenses and moods
  • Further sample verb templates to aid conjunction
  • An extensive range of verbs and vocabulary

Level 9: Intermediate 3

Preparation for GSCE Examination

Level 10: Intermediate 4

Preparation for GSCE Examination

Level 11: Intermediate 5

Preparation for GSCE Examination and OPTION OF SITTING GCSE ARABIC EXAM UPON COMPLETION

Level 12: Advanced 1

Preparation for A ‘Level Examination

Level 13: Advanced 2

Preparation for A ‘Level Examination

Level 14: Advanced 3

Preparation for A ‘Level Examination

Level 15: Advanced 4

Preparation for A ‘Level Examination

Level 16: Advanced 5

Preparation for A ‘Level Examination and OPTION OF SITTING A ‘Level ARABIC EXAM UPON COMPLETION

Levels 17-20 (Mastering Arabic)

LEVEL 17 (MASTERING ARABIC 1)
LEVEL 18 (MASTERING ARABIC 2)
LEVEL 19 (MASTERING ARABIC 3)
LEVEL 20 (MASTERING ARABIC 4)