Why choose Sandford Language Institute for your Arabic tuition? Well,in addition to having excellent qualified & experienced tutors, we also offer and run courses all year round for adult students from beginner to advanced levels which is very important if you intend progressing in the language & reaching a proficient level of Modern Standard Arabic.(which is spoken throughout the Arabic Speaking World).

*For Latecomers* If a course you wish to join has started, it is always possible to join.We will put you in contact with the tutor,who will advise you regarding which of the currently running courses is suitable for you.

If you are a total beginner and have missed the first few weeks of the course, we can arrange a catch up class/es to cover what you have missed

For post beginner level students, you can join an appropriate level at any stage and pay pro-rata for the remaining duration of the course.

Please contact Mary Zerbe, Arabic Coordinator on 01 2601296 or 0877509794 (to text message,with your name) or email: mary.zerbr@sandfordlanguages.ie

We also offer classes for secondary school students, subject to demand. Preparation for Arabic for Leaving Cert.Exam is also available. Contact Mary by email :mary.zerbe@sandfordlanguages.ie or call 012601296 or 0877509794 (text message,with your name)

The Sandford Language Institute has been running courses in Arabic since 1989. Mariana our excellent tutor, is a native Arabic speaker, she is a qualified teacher and highly experienced tutor, teaching the communicative use of the language and making it as relevant as possible to every day situations, in addition to teaching all of the main language skills of Speaking.Reading, Writing,Listening Comprehension and Use of language (Grammar)

Enrollment for the upcoming term is now possible. Should you have any queries, please contact Mary our Arabic language coordinator on 01 2601296 or 0877509794 (to text a message,with your name)


For beginner level students. 2018 Arabic level 1 Description Level 1 (complete beginners) It is a course for complete beginners, for students who have no previous knowledge of the Arabic script or/and the Modern Standard Arabic.Each session covers everyday conversation topics, learning the alphabet, reading and basic grammar. We follow the Mastering Arabic book 1 and Activity book, this course covers chapters (1-6). A- Topics of conversation: - Arabic greetings - Introducing ourselves and family members -Meeting someone for the first time -Discussing jobs -Describing the place we live in and the work place -Basic conversation in a shop -Basic conversation in a restaurant -Learning common Arabic expressions for different situations B- Writing and reading: The students learn the Arabic Alphabet (letters, vowels, signs), how to read and write. We recommend the Gateway to Arabic 1 book to practice writing. C- Grammar: This course covers the very basics in Arabic Grammar: -Nominal sentences in the Nominative case - Demonstratives (singular, masculine, feminine) -Masculine and feminine nouns -Adjectives (masculine/feminine) -Personal pronouns -The attached possessive pronouns (singular) -Sound masculine plural -Sound feminine plural -Definite/indefinite -Introduction to the 3 Arabic grammatical cases: 1- Nominative 2- Accusative 3- Genitive -Writing basic sentences. : we recommend : we recommend using the website www.palgrave.com/masteringarabic for extra exercises, videos, Script practice, etc. and Mastering Arabic script book for handwriting (Instead of Gateway to Arabic)

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