Course Summary

Arabic is the second most used written script in the world.  The language is spoken by more than 300 million people in more than 22 countries.  Arabic Elementary 3 provides a vibrant and dynamic context for the study of Arabic.  


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 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 basic knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic as well as introducing you to the Egyptian and/or Levantine dialects.

Currently, we have no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us via email to register your interest.

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


  • Exchange of information and opinions
  • Talking about the weather
  • Engaging in general chit chat
  • Talking about hobbies
  • Work / study
  • Discussing plans and schedules
  • 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
  • have more knowledge about cultural and social customs in the Arab world
  • have more knowledge of selected Arab countries and cities

Students who have completed Arabic Elementary 2 or students who are familiar with reading and writing the Arabic script and who are able to engage in simple conversation and exchange of information.

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

Available from:

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

Available online through Amazon and Book Depository.

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

Last updated: March 18, 2019 04:28pm