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.  This provides a vibrant and dynamic context for the study of Arabic.  

This high-paced intermediary 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 intermediary skills in literary, conversational, as well as everyday language.  Studying Arabic Elementary 6 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 that offer services to Arabic speakers or plan to travel in countries where Arabic is spoken, Arabic Elementary 6 will set you on the path to further develop your knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic as well as introducing you to the Egyptian and/or Levantine dialects.

Course Sessions

Monday, 3rd June - 8 classes

Session ID DLW96101C
3 Jun - 7 Oct 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$421 / $400 (conc)
Amani Zayegh

(3 sess.) 3 to 24 Jun.-No class Jun.10 & (5 sess.) 9 Sep. to 7 Oct.

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

  • Exchanging information and opinions
  • Talking about religious celebrations and traditions in the Middle East
  • Engaging in general chit chat
  • Talking about distinguished Arab personalities
  • Talking about the history of selected Arab countries
  • Reading simple poetry
  • Cultural topics

Grammar is gradually introduced as the level increases.

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

  • understand intermediate grammar and build more complex sentences
  • engage in meaningful conversations and exchange opinions
  • be able to read a variety of intermediate texts in Arabic (advertisements, articles, biographies)
  • be able to produce intermediate 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 should have completed Arabic Elementary 5 or are familiar with reading and writing the Arabic script and who are able to engage in intermediate conversation and exchange of information.


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, 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.

Suitable for students who have completed Arabic Elementary 5 or students who are familiar with reading and writing the Arabic script and who are able to engage in intermediate conversation and exchange of information.

Last updated: September 13, 2019 04:45pm