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Language course Arabic for absolute beginners (halfway to A1)

Would you like to learn Arabic and do you as yet have no knowledge of the language, writing and culture? If you are an absolute beginner, the Learn Arabic halfway to A1 language course is a great first step.


    After completing this Arabic language course, you will be able to:

    • understand simple words, expressions and sentences;
    • ask and answer simple, short questions;
    • follow a simple conversation;
    • write simple, short sentences about personal matters;
    • read and write in Arabic.

    The course focuses primarily on verbal communication, as well as reading, listening and writing skills. You will also learn more about Arabic culture.

    To receive a Radboud in’to Languages certificate, you need to attend 80% of the classes.

    This course will help you on your way to level A1. After completing this course, you can continue with the language course Arabic A1 to complete the A1 level.

    Why take a group course at In’to?

    • Small groups (max. 18 participants)
    • Lots of interaction and personal feedback
    • Fast-paced with quick results
    • Comprehensive digital learning environment
    • Our teachers are rated 8.8!

    Would you prefer individual classes, or a shorter, more intensive course? Check out our tailor-made courses.

    Starting date

    01 October 2024, 6 pm
    This course ends on 26 November 2024. Each session takes 1.5 hours.
    50% (RU students), 10% (RU & Radboudumc staff and alumni; WUR students and staff)
    Educational method
    Main Language
    Number of sessions
    Maximum number of participants


    Type of education

    Contact information

    Do you have a question? Or would you like to discuss which course best suits your needs and starting level? Feel free to contact us. We are happy to help you out.

    Contact us

    024-361 21 59
    info [at] (info[at]into[dot]ru[dot]nl)

    This course takes place from 1 October until 26 November 2024. There is no class in the week of 21 October because of the Autumn Break.

    Class day and time: Tuesdays from 6.00 - 7.30 pm 
    Location: Online via the Virtual Classroom and always involves guidance from a teacher 
    Number of participants: min. 5 - max. 16

    Approach and content

    Arabic is spoken as much as possible during classes, with Dutch and English as the supporting languages. This means that in most cases, you can take this course if you do not speak Dutch. Please contact our Service Centre for more information about the course.

    You should count on about three to four hours of individual study per week.

    Course material

    • Mastering Arabic 1 (ISBN 978-1350367265)
    • Mastering Arabic 1 Activity book: practice for beginners (ISBN 978-1350370685)

    These materials will also be used for the courses Arabic A1, Halfway to A2 and A2.
    The course material can be purchased at Roelants bookstore. Course material is not included in the course fee.


    • Regular fee: € 319,-
    • RU students: € 159.50 (50% discount)
    • RU and Radboudumc staff & alumni : € 287.10 (10% discount)
    • WUR staff & alumni: € 287.10 (10% discount)


    Register now

    This course starts every year in January/February, April/May and October. If you would like to take this course, but is it fully booked or your desired start date has not yet been listed, let us know that you would like to be kept informed, and we will let you know when you can sign up for new dates.