Course Summary

This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to Arabic letters and sounds. It is based on the book “Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds” and aims to develop the students’ skills in reading, writing, and pronouncing Arabic letters. Throughout the course, students will learn the Arabic alphabet, letter forms, and basic phonetics. By the end of the course, students will be able to recognise and pronounce Arabic letters accurately and confidently.

Course Highlights:

  • Comprehensive introduction to the Arabic alphabet and its unique features
  • Mastery of letter forms, including initial, medial, final, and isolated forms
  • Accurate pronunciation of Arabic letters, sounds, and diacritics
  • Basic reading and writing skills in Arabic
  • Cultural insight and cross-cultural understanding
  • Social interaction preparation and travel readiness

Grammar is taught in the context of using the language for a specific purpose.

After completing the course, students can expect to: 

  • Achieve a comprehensive understanding of the Arabic alphabet, including letter recognition, pronunciation, and mastery of different letter forms.
  • Develop the skills to accurately pronounce Arabic letters, sounds, and diacritics, enabling them to pronounce words and sentences correctly.
  • Acquire basic reading and writing skills in Arabic, allowing them to read and write simple words, sentences, and short texts.
  • Gain cultural insight, appreciation for Arabic culture, and develop cross-cultural understanding, fostering connections and empathy.
  • Be better equipped to interact socially with Arabic-speaking individuals and prepare for travel to Arabic-speaking regions, enabling them to engage in basic conversations, understand signage, and navigate simple interactions.


This course is for beginners. No prior knowledge of Arabic is required.

This Arabic course is also suited to those who speak some Arabic but have not had the opportunity to learn the written script. It caters to people who wish to communicate with friends and family members and those who enjoy the intellectual challenge of mastering a new language.

***Cancellations or postponements are notified 48 hours before class commencement. ***

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Material required


Brustad K., Al-Batal M. & Al-Tonsi A. (2010). Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Georgetown University Press. ISBN: 9781589016323

Available from:

LANGUAGE INTERNATIONAL, 15 Station Street, Kew East Vic 3102 ph: 9857 0030


Course Sessions

Monday, 8th July - 8 classes

Session ID DLV72108C
8 Jul - 26 Aug 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$385 / $366 (conc)

Thursday, 25th July - 8 classes

Session ID DLV72109C
25 Jul - 12 Sep 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$385 / $366 (conc)
Last updated: June 14, 2024 04:32pm