Beginner user: (40 hours given in 2 stages; 20 hours in each stage)


Arabic Online from Palestine course for Beginners: This beginner’s course was developed by a team of applied linguists and experienced language teachers based at the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) in Palestine, and at the University of Glasgow (UofG) in the United Kingdom. The course is the outcome of the Online Palestinian Arabic Course (OPAC) project, which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK (Grant Ref. N. AH/R004617/1) and with the support of the UNESCO Chair for Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts (UNESCO-RILA, University of Glasgow).

We have designed for you a course that is:

• Grounded in Palestinian culture, history, language, and art;

• Tailor-made for online delivery from a challenging context;

• Holistic i.e. focusing not just on language for communication but also on the emotional and aesthetic dimensions of language. 

Objectives: By the end of this level, the learner will be able to

  1. participate in basic social communicative functions: greetings, introduction, thanking, requesting and offering in everyday social contexts.
  2. engage in basic short conversations related to these topics: personal information, travel, shopping, work, home, likes and dislikes and weather.
  3. ask and answer basic yes-no and wh-questions about the topics listed above.
  4. use basic collocated expressions and vocabulary in real-life situations related to the topics listed above.
  5. understand and produce basic 2-3 short sentences related to the topics listed above.
  6. use numbers (0 -100),
  7. read and write simple and short words/sentences in the Arabic alphabet.


Kindly, have a look at the video on the home page. The video will give you an idea about how the course looks like.

Please, contact the center for joining the course because it needs access. The center's coordinator will help you. 

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