Arabic: Elementary - Consolidation


This 10-week consolidation course is based on the syllabus of the previous two terms (most recently - Arabic: Beginners - Part 2) and is primarily tailored to meet the needs of students who completed the weekly class, but new students who are at the appropriate level of proficiency are also welcome. Students who missed some classes during the first two terms and wish to catch up for the next level up in the next academic year are encouraged to join.

The class activities will focus on listening, speaking and the exploration of culture; and students will be encouraged to practise reading and writing skills in their own time. There will be plenty of opportunities to interact in the target language, leading to the development of the four language skills as well as learning basic grammar structures.

Programme details

Course starts: 24th April 2024

Week 1: Providing personal information. Discussing favourite leisure activities.

Week 2: Introducing and describing family members.

Week 3: Shopping for food. Ordering at a restaurant.

Week 4: Narrating past events and holiday experiences.

Week 5: Discussing weather conditions and forecasts.

Week 6: Daily and weekly routine. Telling the time and talking about schedules.

Week 7: Making comparisons.

Week 8: Reserving hotel accommodation and renting vehicles.

Week 9: Conversing about future plans.

Week 10: Class choice: song, love poem, or language game. Grammar review.


Students who attend a minimum of 70% of classes will receive a Certificate of Attendance.


Description Costs
Course Fee £251.00


If you are in receipt of a UK state benefit, you are a full-time student in the UK or a student on a low income, you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees. Please see the below link for full details:

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Mr Tareef Howe

Tareef has a BA in International Business from Jordan and holds two Masters degrees. One in Muslims, Globalisation and the West from the University of Aberdeen, and a second in Risk Management from Glasgow Caledonian University. Tareef has a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language from The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and has extensive experience teaching Arabic Literature in Saudi Arabia.

Tareef is passionate about teaching Arabic as a foreign language. He uses a communicative approach in the classroom and focuses on learners’ needs to foster an effective learning environment. He is fascinated by how Arabic is taught and learnt as a foreign language, whilst focusing his efforts on courses relating to Media Arabic, Business Arabic and Arabic Levantine.

Tareef has been working as a Business Consultant in Oxford since 2013.

Course aims

  • Consolidate what has been learnt throughout the first two terms, and
  • Revise more challenging aspects of the language that are appropriate for the level

Course Objectives

  • To develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing for simple interaction in Arabic
  • To equip students with basic information about the culture and daily life of the Arabic-speaking countries.
  • To familiarize students with basic vocabulary and grammar structures to understand simple short Arabic texts

Teaching methods

You will learn through a communicative teaching approach with the emphasis on actively engaging in classroom activities in the target language. These are likely to include role-plays, pair- and small group-work, and conversational practice conducted in a supportive, friendly and informal learning environment.

The course has been structured to help you primarily to develop your speaking and listening skills and to gradually gain an insight into the culture and daily life of your target language. You will also learn and practise new grammatical structures in a communicative context and will be encouraged to develop your reading and writing skills in your own time.

Learning outcomes

The following are brief indicators of what students should be able to do in each of the skills

Speaking (S), Listening (L), Reading (R), and Writing (W) by the end of the individual stages:


S - Participate in simple everyday conversation made up of familiar language

L - Understand simple messages and conversations

R - Obtain specific information from simple written texts

W - Produce simple short texts using limited structures and vocabulary items

Assessment methods

You will be set short, optional assignments to consolidate your learning and to allow you to progress at your own pace.


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