Course Summary

This high-paced elementary course has been designed to help students master modern standard Arabic through a systematic approach as presented in the book series Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum al-‘Arabiyya. It aims to provide learners with basic skills in literary, conversational, as well as everyday language. 

Studying Arabic Elementary 2 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 2 will set you on the path to acquiring a basic knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic as well as introducing you to the Egyptian and/or Levantine dialects.

Course Sessions

Tuesday, 8th October - 9 classes

Session ID DLV72306C
8 Oct - 10 Dec 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Kinda Alsamara

No class on Nov.5, 2019

Thursday, 9th January - 9 classes

Session ID DLV72301C
9 Jan - 5 Mar 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Isam Ibrahim

Wednesday, 15th January - 9 classes

Session ID DLV72302C
15 Jan - 11 Mar 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Kinda Alsamara

This course will take the students through a range of general topics such as:

 Exchange of information and opinions

  • Talking about health and well-being
  • Engaging in general chit chat
  • Talking about family life
  • Work / study
  • Describing things, people, and places
  • Cultural expressions

 Grammar is gradually introduced as the level increases.

By the end of this course the student will be able to:


  • understand basic grammar and build meaningful sentences
  • engage in basic conversations and exchange opinions
  • be able to read a variety of simple texts in Arabic (advertisements, descriptions, biographies)
  • be able to produce simple texts in Arabic
  • acquire more knowledge about cultural and social customs in the Arab world
  • acquire more knowledge of selected Arab countries and cities

Arabic: Elementary 1 or about 18 hours of previous study.


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

Available from:

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

Available with companion website access from Georgetown University Press. Companion website access can be purchased by itself.

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

The course is ideal for people who intend to travel to Arabic speaking countries for business or leisure, or communicate with Arabic speakers in Melbourne. It is aimed at those who would like to develop basic competence in spoken and written Arabic and who wish to communicate on everyday topics, building on what they have learned in previous study.

Last updated: November 20, 2019 12:35pm