Arabic for Beginners: Introductory Course

25 May - 31 December 2022 г.
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  • English

    course language

  • от 4 до 5 недель

    course duration

  • about 4 hours per week

    needed to educate

  • 1 credit points

    for credit at your university

The Arabic for beginners course is designed for everyone who wants to learn the Arabic language. 


During the course students will get acquainted with the Arabic alphabet. Experienced teachers will introduce you to the peculiarities of the spelling and pronunciation of each letter. The explanation is accompanied by a large number of examples, which include this or that letter.

The illustrations that accompany each word will help you remember new words. In addition to familiarizing yourself with the basics of graphics and pronunciation, the course provides basic grammar material. Students will be able to get information on how to determine the gender of a word, its state, build the simplest phrases and sentences, as well as ask and answer the simplest questions.

After completing the alphabet training, the acquired skills are improved and consolidated on the basis of the simplest dialogues and texts. The course consists of 5 modules, each of which includes video lectures and exercises to test the acquired skills, as well as vocabulary used in the module. When developing the course, many years of experience in teaching Arabic at the Department of Arabic Philology of St. Petersburg State University were taken into account.

The authors express their gratitude to Mr. Yasir Akel and Mrs. Trepnalova Ekaterina for their help and cooperation in the development of the course.



Course program

Module 1. Graphics and Phonetics.


ا ء ب ت ث  و ي ل م ن   

Signs for Short Vowels


Module 2. Gender. Article. Graphics and Phonetics. Letters

  رز د ذ ج ح خ ه س ش ص ض ط ظ 

Personal and


Pronouns. Words and phrases. Vocabulary


Module 3. Diphthongs. Signs. Graphics and Phonetics.

Letters ك ق ف ع غ .

Words and Phrases. Texts and Dialogues. Vocabulary.


Module 4. Phrases and Sentences. Text and dialogue “In the House" Vocabulary


Module 5. Phrases and Sentences. Text and Dialogue "The city". Vocabulary.

Formed competencies

The course is aimed at the formation of general learning competencies for Bachelor’s and Specialists’ programs, as well as other competencies included in the education program.

Education directions


1) Know arabic alphabet

2) Know how to introduce yourself, to tell about your home and your city

3) Know the basic grammar rules 

4) Know the simplest vocabulary which is useful for communication


1) Read and write in Arabic

2) Ask and answer simple questions

3) Be able to build simple phrases and sentences


1) Skills of reading and writing in Arabic

2) Skills of translating simple words from Arabic into Russian and from Russian inro Arabic

3) Skills of greeting in Arabic and simple communication

Берникова Ольга Александровна

Кандидат филологических наук
Position: доцент кафедры арабской филологии

Редькин Олег Иванович

Доктор филологических наук
Position: профессор, заведующий кафедрой арабской филологии

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