Survival Arabic A


First semester Register

(1) OT: date of placement test

(2) Where? In the "Where?" column you will find the name of the room or auditorium where the course takes place. You will find detailed info in the "Where to find us?" section.

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Content information

Starting level: No prior knowledge of Arabic is needed.

Objective: This course offers interactive classes which allow you to quickly grasp basic spoken Arabic.

Content: You learn to think and speak in Arabic, without first translating from Dutch. You learn to meet & greet, to ask for directions, to order, to invite. You will be able to talk about your relatives and introduce your colleagues. You do not acquire high-brow, classic Arabic, but learn to communicate independently. To that end, the course opts for simplified standard Arabic, which opens up conversations with intermediary varieties of Arabic, as used for instance in the Levant. The Arabic alphabet is also focused on. Per chapter, you will learn a group of letters. After seven units, you will be able to read and write all words, using simplified grammar. Both grammar and vocabulary are used as means to increase fluency, not as an end in themselves. The course book includes 2 audio cds, featuring tracks of native speakers and covers a wide range of cultural topics.

Placement test: No

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: AraA
Attention! This is not the course code. You will find the latter in the schedule near the top of this page.

Programme: VTO

Course fees

Price category: AA

Useful info

Course book:
UCT course book. You will receive this book from your language teacher in class.


CEF: A1-

Number of tuition hours: 30

Period: 1st sem.

Nr. of hours per week: 1 x 2,5

For who?: All