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Arabic

Why Study Arabic?

  • Arabic is the 5th most commonly spoken native language in the world
  • There is a high demand and low supply of Arabic-speakers in the Western world
  • Arabic-speaking nations are a fast-growing market for trade, and various government organisations around the world consider Arabic to be of ‘critical importance’
  • Arabic-speaking peoples have made significant contributions to the world civilizations.
  • The Arab-speaking world has a rich cultural heritage

Academic Modules

The modules in this programme may be taken for credit as part of your degree study or as a standalone module (for a separate fee). They are also open to postgraduate students and university staff. We offer a range of levels, depending on the language, as well as accelerated options for those who wish to develop their language skills at a faster pace.

Most of our modules are year-long and can therefore be taken for 24 or 30 CATS (determined by your home department). To give you more options, we have split our highest-level modules in French into two part-year modules (12/15 CATS each).

Lifelong Learning Courses

Courses within this programme may not be taken as part of your degree. They are available to those wishing to learn a language at a more relaxed pace. We offer a wide range of language courses that can take you from beginner through to advanced level, with the majority of the classes timetabled in the evenings.

Upon completion of the course you may be eligible for a certificate awarded by the Language Centre (the eligibility criteria can be found here).