Arabic Unit

Learn Arabic at the University of Kufa

The University of Kufa is proudly being the first Iraqi University to offer Arabic language courses to speakers of other languages, catering for the beginner to the more advanced adult learner.
Our Arabic courses are at the University of Kufa, in professional facilities that are easily accessible by public transport. Lessons are designed and delivered by experienced professional professors and/or lecturers and the teaching style is interactive with content equipped for practical use of the language.

For Beginners:

Introduction to Arabic

Introductory courses are short in duration (25 hours in total), aimed at complete beginners and provide a basic, more practical, introduction to the language.
Perfect for the need of simple social interaction and travel, this practical course will provide you the confidence you need to communicate in routine and high-frequency situations and, crucially, will also increase your socio-cultural understanding and survival skills where the language is spoken.
Although this course is a stand-alone course, it is also suitable for those who catch the study back, to prepare for The Unit’s for Teaching Arabic to Speakers of Other Languages higher level courses, such as Arabic First year Arabic.

The course will cover:
The curriculum of this course will act as a practical introduction to Modern Standard Arabic and will cover a selection of very basic but useful high-frequency phrases and vocabulary suitable for routine, daily interaction. Focus will be on developing the following language skills; speaking (an emphasis on correct pronunciation will be provided) and listening skills to help with scenarios like greetings, introductions, polite refusals, enquiries and sharing of personal information. The course will also briefly focus on formal and informal forms of communication.
this course will also include embed focus on culturally acceptable behaviour and etiquette in Arabic-speaking societies and highlight impolite phrases to be avoided.

Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a University of Kufa, Unit for Teaching Arabic to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate of Completion.
This is an award course. There are some institutions that may recognise this course as a unit of study. Students should check with the institution concerned regarding recognition.

For the more Advanced:

In this stage, Arabic language course is offered in one delivery mode: Full Year (classes usually begin in late March or early April each year and run for 30 weeks with one 2-hour session weekly).

The Course is Suitable for:
This Arabic course is suitable for students who have completed the Arabic introductory course at The University of Kufa, or attained the equivalent proficiency elsewhere in Modern Standard Arabic, including any in-country experience. It is also suitable for previous learners returning to the language after an absence who possess the required competency in Modern Standard Arabic for study at this level.
Please feel free to contact us and speak with a course adviser if you need assistance in selecting the appropriate course or level of study for you.

Course Content & Outcomes:
By the end of the course students must have sufficient vocabulary, understand sentence patterns and have knowledge of grammar that will help in engaging within simplified conversation on familiar topics. Students should be able to read, and write frequently-used Arabic scripts; interaction will be mainly in the present tense with some use of past tenses.
A discussion of daily activities and events will be utilized:
The course teaches students to:

  • be able express obligations and duties
  • have the capacity to express obligations and duties
  • to be able express needs and wants when acquiring goods and services
  • have the capacity to express personal feelings.

Course Delivery:
The content is equipped with practical use of the language and takes a holistic approach to develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. It provides the cohesive development of language proficiency at a consistent and comfortable speed.
The course is delivered by experienced professional Arabic professors and the teaching style is interactive, providing students the real situations to learn with, and from, others.

Certificate & Assessment:
Upon successful completion of the course, and meeting attendance requirements, participants will receive a University of Kufa, Unit for Teaching Arabic to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate of Completion.
This is an award course. There are some institutions that may recognise this course as a unit of study. Students should check with the institution concerned regarding recognition.
Enrol now and learn Arabic with the University of Kufa’s Unit for Teaching Arabic to Speakers of Other Languages!

For more information, please contact the Department of Scholarships and Cultural Relations on:
relations@uokufa.edu.iq or
+964 (0) 783 156 1706

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