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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Modern Arabic

People in a square in Dubai

Arabic is spoken by about 400 million people, is an official language in over 20 countries, and is one of the five most widely spoken languages in the world. Speakers of Arabic are in high demand. Knowledge of the language can help you in a government career, but it will also be of benefit in business and in industries such as engineering, medical, and in the non-profit and international relations sectors. Speaking Arabic can help you build relationships with business people in wealthy Middle Eastern countries like Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia.

Arabic modules offered from January 2021 are at two levels: Beginner and Elementary

They are taught via two weekly sessions (2 hours each) on MS Teams, complemented by material for independent study on QMplus. They can be taken for credit or not-for-credit. Check your level

To register for one of the modules listed below, please complete the Online application form.

The full range of levels will be offered again from September 2021.

LAN4056

Arabic Language and Culture 1a (Beginner)

Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm AND Fridays 10:00am-12:00pm

25th January - 16th April 2021

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks

LAN4057

Arabic Language and Culture 1b (Elementary)

Wednesdays 1:00pm-3:00pm AND Thursdays 4:00am-6:00pm

25th January - 16th April 2021

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks