Arabic: Intermediate 1

Location Parkside Community College

Day Monday

Start Date 18 September 2017

Time 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Weeks 10 weeks

Price £79 (£52 concession)

Brief Description:

This course is suitable for learners who have completed at least two years of Arabic tuition, and have a good knowledge of Arabic foundation of grammar.
We will be concentrating on the four elements of the language reading writing, speaking and listening.  Progression will continue in the spring and summer terms.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

Approx. 120 hours previous experience required.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the one-year course you will:

First Term: 
1. Be introduced to the course and its contents.
2. Learn about the culture of Arabic countries or of student's own countries.
3. Learn about the general use of circumstantial verbs.
4. Take part in conversation and discussion sessions about Arabic text.
5. Talk about Eating, Habits, and Hobbies.

Second Term:
1. Learn vocabulary associated with house, home and daily routines.
2. Learn grammar by using Videos/movies
3. Discuss texts from current Arabic newspapers or Arabic magazines.
3. Understanding how the texts can be translated to English and make conversations about it.
4. From the texts look at the Grammar used: Verbs, Nouns, Adjectives.
5. Learn about Imperative and Present Tense.

 Third Term:
1. State/discuss past experiences.
2. Develop skills based on the grammar learned in the second term, consolidating understanding.
3. Talking about Body Parts following by pain and symptoms some general health care.
4. Tourism: choose texts from Arabic countries or any other countries.

About Your Tutor:

Nelly Bird, is a native Arabic speaker, Arabic is her first language following by French and English, she holds a degree of Interior Design and all sort of Arts from University of “ Fine Arts & Architecture “ in Damascus, had an experience and higher degrees of Arabic language learning and teaching from her home Syria. She is currently working as a self-employed interpreter. She is interpreting and translating Arabic-English/English-Arabic as well as French with Pearl Linguistic Company based in London. Her roles have covered Northamptonshire for the NHS and Hospitals there; she is most popular and has had long years’ experience of self-employment teaching adults and pupils at St. Ivo School in St. Ives.

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:

Your tutor will advise in the first class: choose Arabic book from Baghdadi series

For the first session you will need to bring….

Note pad and Pen

Examination Fees:


On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Learners will be able to attend an advance level following this course.
Your tutor will advise in the first class.
The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.


  • For full course information:
  • We are able to accept bookings over the phone, please have your credit/debit card to hand.
  • Places on any courses are only secure upon receipt of the FULL payment.
  • Loyal Learners receive 5% discount towards the cost of any course in the 2017/18 academic year, to qualify for the discount full payment must be received before the enrolment deadline. For full terms and conditions contact the office.
  • Postal enrolments with fees are welcome (please DO NOT send cash), make cheques payable to Parkside Federation Academies.
  • Enrolments via email MUST NOT contain card payment details.
  • Enrolments are welcome throughout the year.
  • Courses with fewer than the relevant number of learners may have the option of continuing on payment of supplementary fees or the length of the course reducing.
  • Upon enrolment you will receive learner information about college support and signposts to policies and regulations. If you do not have an email address please pick up a copy of the terms and conditions from the Adult Learn & Train office.


  • Fees are payable in full when you enrol. We accept all major debit and *credit cards (*50p charge), cheques (made payable to Parkside Federation Academies), or cash (in person).
  • Please note should you choose to withdraw from the course you will still be liable to pay any outstanding instalments.
  • Refunds will only be paid in full when a class is closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment at least two weeks before the course starts. If you decide to cancel less than two weeks before the course starts you will receive a 50% refund. Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund if a course has already started.
  • Concessionary fees are available if you: are in receipt of the “Guaranteed Credit” element of the Pension Credit / have an income equivalent to the Government low income threshold / are in receipt of a means tested benefit. Proof must be shown at enrolment, otherwise the full fee will be charged.

Learner Information:

  • If you have supplied your email address, you will receive a confirmation email following your enrolment. If you have not received this, please contact the Adult Learn & Train team on 01223 712340 or If the course is cancelled, we will contact you to offer an alternative or a full refund.
  • Free Parking is available in the evening at all centres on a first come first serve basis. During the day spaces are extremely limited in the car park – street parking is available a short walk away. If you require accessible parking please contact the centre concerned to reserve a space.
  • All college premises are strictly NO SMOKING sites, any learners wishing to smoke are asked to do so away from the immediate vicinity of the college.
  • In the event of severe weather conditions that result in school closure: please check the website or tune into local radio for up-to-date information.

Some courses are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency

Equalities and Diversity Statement: We are fully committed to equality of opportunity and welcome enrolments from everyone.

We positively encourage all learners with any concerns about specific needs which might affect their learning to discuss their requirements with us in confidence. We believe that everyone is entitled to learn in an environment that is free from discriminatory behaviour so that we build a community based on mutual trust and respect.

We will ensure that resources and equipment are accessible to all and make reasonable adjustments to ensure that all learners can access activities.

Safeguarding Statement: Arrangements have been made to make sure that you are safe in this centre. If you feel you are not safe for any reason, for example through verbal or physical abuse or you have been discriminated against, please tell your tutor or the centre manager, who will investigate to ensure your safety.

Adult Learn and Train reserve the right to withdraw tuition and exam entries in the event of verbal, physical or intimidating behaviour to other learners, tutor or staff.

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