Course Summary

Arabic is the second most used written script in the world. The language is spoken by more than 200 million people in more than 13 countries. This provides a vibrant and dynamic context for the study of Arabic. Elementary 3 is an 18-hour course for beginners. The content of the course has been designed to help students master modern standard Arabic (MSA) at a high pace through a systematic approach as presented in the book series Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum al-‘Arabiyya.

Studying Arabic Elementary 3 will provide an insight into a rich culture. Whether you wish to establish business connections with Arabic-speaking countries, work in health or community centres which offer services to Arabic speakers or plan to travel in countries where Arabic is spoken, Arabic Elementary 3 will set you on the path to acquiring a good knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic.

Course Sessions

Monday, 15th January - 9 classes

Session ID DLW14201C
15 Jan - 19 Mar 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Kinda Alsamara

No class on March 12, 2018

This course will cover general topics such as:

  • Talking about family relations and life.
  • Talking about work and studies.
  • Describing things, people, and places.
  • Expressing personal opinions on a variety of topics.
  • Intermediate grammar.
  • Arabic culture.

By the end of this course students should be able to: 

  • Understand intermediate grammar and build meaningful sentences.
  • Engage in interesting conversations and exchange opinions.
  • Read a variety of simple texts in Arabic (articles, descriptions, biographies).
  • Produce simple texts in Arabic.
  • Have more knowledge about cultural and social customs in the Arab world. 
  • Have more knowledge of selected Arab countries and cities.

Arabic elementary 2 or familiarity with the Arabic script and completion of prior studies at a level equivalent to Chapters 1-5 in Al-Kitaab.


N.B. CAE withdrawal policy does not allow for refund or transfer once the course has started in the event that the level of the class is not suitable.

Brustad K., Al-Batal M. & Al-Tonsi A. (2004). Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum al-‘Arabiyya with DVDs: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part One Second Edition (Arabic Edition). Washington DC: Georgetown University Press. ISBN-13: 978-1589011045 / ISBN-10: 158901104X

Text available through Amazon and Book Depository and Georgetown University Press.

The Language International Bookshop may have some copies of 2nd Edition but stock will be limited.

***Cancellations or postponements are notified 48 hours before class commencement. Please consider this before purchasing class materials***

The course is suitable for students who have completed Arabic elementary 2 or students who are familiar with the Arabic script and who have completed studies at a level equivalent to Chapters 1-5 in Al-Kitaab. It caters for people who wish to communicate with friends and family members and those who enjoy the intellectual challenge of mastering a new language.

Last updated: October 31, 2017 03:31pm