- Target group
- Start level
- Target level
- Start courses
- September, May, February
- Language of instruction
Classroom course / Hybrid course
Arabic 1 is offered as a traditional classroom course and as a hybrid course.
The language of instruction in the classroom course is Dutch/Arabic.
The language of instruction in the hybrid course is English/Arabic.
In the classroom course, the teacher and all students are present in the classroom.
When registering for this classroom course (via Timetable & Registration) please select 'Arabisch 1 KLASSIKAAL'.
In the hybrid course, the teacher and some students are present in the classroom; the other students attend the lessons online.
When registering for this hybrid course (via Timetable & Registration) please select either 'Arabisch 1 HYBRIDE KLASSIKAAL' or 'Arabisch 1 HYBRIDE ONLINE'.
To be able to participate online, you are advised to use a headset with microphone.
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The course Arabic for beginners is a basic course in language acquisition and requires no prior knowledge of the language. All basic skills are addressed in the course: speaking, listening, writing and reading. In addition, the course also focuses on vocabulary and grammar. Making use of practical situations, participants can practice both informal and professional language use. Furthermore, society and culture are also covered. Every lesson includes homework and preparation of approximately three hours in total.
The course is concluded with a written test. Once you pass the test, you will receive a certificate. A certificate is awarded if the test is completed successfully and the participant has attended 80% of the lessons.
- Wightwick, J. en Mahmoud Gaafar, Mastering Arabic 1, (third edition, with audio and video ‘free-to-access’ online) Unit 1 - 7. ISBN 9781137380449
- Wightwick, J. en Mahmoud Gaafar, Mastering Arabic 1 Activity Book, Second Edition. Unit 1 - 7.
ISBN 9780781813396 or ISBN 9781137372260.
The course material is not included in the registration fee. Course participants are required to purchase course materials themselves.
Target group and admission requirements
The course is intended for adults with a higher education diploma, including both students and staff members of Leiden University, as well as interested parties who have no connection to Leiden University. The course is open to any person aged 17 or older with a completed secondary school education.
There are no entry requirements with respect to knowledge of Arabic. A basic knowledge of English is required.
- The maximum number of participants for this course is 14.
- The course load is 56 hours. On request a Course load declaration form can be issued. The student should enquire with their department whether course participation can be converted into credits.
- The holiday periods can be found in the Academic Language Centre's academic calendar.
- If classes are cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be added on to the end of the course. Please take into account courses may end later than scheduled.
- The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.