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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 for 2021/22 are offered at Beginner, Elementary or Intermediate levels.

They can be taken for credit or not-for-credit. Modules with 44 taught classsroom hours are worth 15 credits, those with 88 taught classroom hours are worth 30 credits. Check your level

Registration for September entry is now closed. You will be able to register for Semester 2 modules from January 2022.

LAN4055

Arabic Language and Culture 1 (Beginner)

2 x 2 hours per week: Semester 1: Tue 9-11 am (Mile End: Queens LG3) AND Wed 10-12 (Mile End: Scape 1.02); Semester 2: Monday 6-8 pm (Mile End: Scape 0.11) AND Tue 9-11 am (Mile End: Arts One: G19)

27th September 2021 - 14th April 2022

88 classroom hours plus 212 hours independent study; 22 weeks

LAN4156

Arabic Language and Culture 1a (Beginner)

1 x 2 hours per week: Fri 9-11 am (online) OR Fri 12:30-2:30 (Mile End: Bancroft G.13)

27th September 2021 - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 22 weeks

LAN4056

Arabic Language and Culture 1a (Beginner)

(over 1 semester)

2 x 2 hours per week: Semester 1: Tue 9-11 am (Mile End: Queens LG3)

27th September - 17th December 2021

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks

LAN4157

Arabic Language and Culture 1b (Elementary)

1 x 2 hours per week. Thu 4-6 pm (Mile End: Bancroft 3.22)

27th September 2021 - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 22 weeks

LAN4057

Arabic Language and Culture 1b (Elementary)

(over 1 semester)

2 x 2 hours per week: Monday 6-8 pm (Mile End: Scape 0.11) AND Tue 9-11 am (Mile End: Arts One: G19)

24th January - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks (Semester 2)

LAN5055

Arabic Language and Culture 2 (Intermediate)

2 x 2 hours per week: Semester 1: Tue 12-2 pm (Mile End: Arts Two: 218) AND Fri 10-12 (online); Semester 2: Tue 11-1 pm (Mile End: Engineerg 216) AND Fri 9:30-11:30 (online)

27th September 2021 - 14th April 2022

88 classroom hours plus 212 hours independent study; 22 weeks

LAN5156

Arabic Language and Culture 2a (Intermediate)

1 x 2 hours per week. Mon 11:00-1:00 pm (online)

27th September 2021 - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 22 weeks

LAN5056

Arabic Language and Culture 2a (Intermediate)

(over 1 semester)

2 x 2 hours per week: Semester 1: Tue 12-2 pm (Mile End: Arts Two: 218) AND Fri 10-12 (online)

27th September - 17th December 2021

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks

LAN5057

Arabic Language and Culture 2b (Upper Intermediate)

(over 1 semester)

Tue 11-1 pm (Mile End: Engineering 216) AND Fri 9:30-11:30 (online)

24th January - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks (Semester 2)