Learn Arabic

Learn Arabic

In the Spring Semester Richmond will be running two programmes. 

Beginner Level Course: Arabic Language & Culture I
Beginner Level Course: Arabic Language & Culture II

More information is available below on each programme. Or contact the Centre for Modern Language at 020 8332 8283.  

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Beginner Level Course: Modern Standard Arabic I

Start Date: 27 January – 30 March 2016, Wednesdays
Duration: 10 Week Programme
Venue: Richmond Kensington campus, Seminar 1, 16 Young Street, W8
Time: 18H30 – 20H30 

Course level: Beginner
Type of Course: Evening, Short Course (not for credit)

This is an introductory course to Modern Standard Arabic language.  While the course primarily focuses on oral communication based upon key structures and vocabularies, reading Arabic characters and some writing are an integral part of the course. The course will teach students how to communicate in a limited range of contexts in everyday life situation.

What you will learn:

  • Greeting in everyday life and business content
  • Self introduction
  • Asking for and giving personal information (name. age, nationality, occupation, etc.)
  • Describing and asking time and date
  • Talking about what one does, likes and dislikes (food and drink etc)

Who should apply

This short course is ideal for interested learners who have no or limited knowledge of Arabic.

Entry Requirements

No prior knowledge of Arabic is required.


Beginner Level Course: Modern Standard Arabic II

Start Date: 26 January – 29 March 2016, Tuesdays
Duration: 10 Week Programme
Venue: Richmond Kensington campus, Seminar 1, 16 Young Street, W8
Time: 18H30 – 20H30 

Course level: Beginner
Type of Course: Evening, Short Course (not for credit)

This is an introductory course to Arabic language, with an integrated approach to the language and culture.  While the course primarily focuses on oral communication based upon basic structures and vocabulary, reading and writing simple basic Arabic text are an integral part of the course. The course will introduce familiar words, basic phrases and sentence structures, with which the participants should be able to communicate in a limited range of context in everyday life situations.

What you will learn:

  • Talking about past events;
  • Describing and discussing the weather;
  • Arabic numbers: 11-100 and days of the week;
  • Describing and discussing daily activities;
  • Eating out and drinking;
  • Shopping , quantities and measurements;
  • Comparing things and people;
  • Talking about future plans;

Who should apply

This short course is ideal for the learners who have completed Arabic. Language and Culture I or some prior knowledge of Arabic

Entry Requirements

See above. If you have learned Arabic and are interested in joining the course, please contact Centre for Modern Languages (cml@richmond.ac.uk) for an assessment.