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Arabic Levantine Beginners 2 - Semi-intensive

A short semi-intensive course in Levantine Arabic for beginners

Duration: 20 hours, two weeks

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Mode of Attendance: Part-time

Fees: Fees for this 20-hour semi-intensive course are £299, payable in advance.

Arabic Levantine Beginners 2 - Semi-intensive is 2-week course of 20 hours aimed at those looking for a rapid boost to the skills received while doing the Arabic Levantine Beginners 1 or similar course.

Duration: 20 hours, two weeks, Monday 6th August - Friday 17th August 2018

Mode of Attendance: 18:00-20:00, five weekday evenings, Monday - Friday


This semi-intensive course at SOAS Language Centre in London is designed to enable learners to communicate in Levantine Arabic within a limited range of everyday situations. This course is not for complete beginners, the course is ideal for students who have finished beginners 1 level (approximately 20 hours of Arabic) or equivalent.
The course covers reading, speaking and listening using contemporary printed and audio material. An appropriate balance is struck between communicative activities, structure, practice and grammar
During this intensive course, students are expected to undertake about 1-2 hours of self-study on top of contact hours
The course is taught in English. Class size is limited to fifteen to allow for intensive practice.


All the necessary materials for this course will be provided by the teacher.


All courses will take place on the Bloomsbury campus of SOAS. Click here for a map of the Bloomsbury campus.

Room locations will be notified once the Registration Period for the course has closed.


There are discounts available for SOAS staff and students and also for staff and students of a number of University of London colleges. Please check here to see the list of colleges of which membership would qualify an applicant for a discount.

Terms and Conditions

Before applying, please be sure that you have read the SOAS Language Centre Terms and Conditions.

How to Apply

This course is not aimed at complete beginners. Unless you progress to this course from one of the Levantine Arabic Beginner 1 courses offered at the Language Centre, you will be expected to have already covered similar language content to what is covered in our Levantine Arabic Beginner 1 courses. You are advised to read online the syllabuses for both the Levantine Beginner 1 and Levantine  Beginner 2 courses and enrol on the most suitable one for you.

Important Note

Please note that, if you wish to progress smoothly to the next level of study, you should expect to devote enough time out of class to self-study and revision. Although the summer courses are designed to ensure that you make progress regardless of how much self-study you do, we strongly recommend that you put sufficient private study time aside to support the in-class tuition you receive. Please be aware that the pace of the summer courses is fast-moving. You are strongly advised not to over-commit yourself for the duration of a course that contains the word ‘intensive’ in its description. For those who wish to study at a more leisurely pace (one contact session of 2 hours a week), our term-time courses are ideally suited.

Continuing Your Study

This intensive course is equivalent to beginner level 2; students who completed this course should be able to join Levantine Beginners level 3 in the Autumn or Winter Term of the academic year 2018-2019.


You can book this course in our Online Store.