Sign Up for the next "Marhaba" / Hello Arabic Course

Next start date: Tuesday, 12 October, 9 am - 11 am London time

(That would be 9 am Lagos time, Hamburg 10 am, 12 pm Dubai time, 4pm Singapore time, 6pm Sydney time, 9 pm Auckland time)

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The Marhaba online Arabic learning course is becoming a yearly event, and it's lovely to see how well my previous students have developed and gained a solid foundation in Arabic. They loved the interactive classes and looked forward to them. It's much more than a course, as we built a small tightly knit community of learners, mentored for future success, with daily support outside the classroom, and even after. 

The Marhaba course is an online group learning course for beginners in Arabic. It will be conducted over Zoom application, so you need to have a stable connection, and ideally a tablet or computer for larger view of letters. It's a mixed gender course, open for all learners, from all abilities and backgrounds (You can choose to switch of your camera for privacy).


Learners will also have access to an online  library, where they will find all the required books and many additional resources, free of charge. They will also be assisted in developing their personal learning plan for Arabic language, specifically tailored for their personal goals. And in addition to all of that, learners will get an exclusive 40% discount coupon to use in the online eBook store. That's not all! There's more: 100% discount coupons on selected eBook(s).


The course is split into two phases to complete Novice / A1 level in Arabic (You join at phase 1 or at phase 2, depending on your skills):

Phase 1:

10 Lessons x 2 hours each weekly, every Tuesday at 9 am - 11 am, London time (Please check your local time)

(total of 20 hours) for Breakthrough / absolute beginners (from Zero): Reading, Writing and Basics.

50% discounted price, for a limited time = $100 for all 20 hours or 4 payments of $25! (equivalent of £73.15 ,  €85.26, AED 367.30, or AUD$ 265.64) 

Lesson time: 9 am - 11 am London time

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Course Schedule (Term Holidays are off):

Oct 12, Oct 19 (Oct 26 is term holiday)

Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 23, Nov 30

Dec 7, Dec 14, Dec 21 


Phase 2:

17 lessons × 2 hours each weekly, every Tuesday at 9 am - 11 am, London time (Please check your local time)

(total of 34 hours) for A1 level (I also normally provide an extra support and revision lesson)

60% discounted price, for a limited time = $170 or 8paymentsx$21.25 for all 34 hours! 

Lesson time: 9 am - 11 am London time

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Course Schedule (Term Holidays are off):

Jan 4, Jan 11, Jan 18, Jan 25

Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb 22 (Feb 15 is term holiday)

Mar 1, Mar 8, Mar 15, Mar 22, Mar 29

Apr 19, Apr 26   (Apr 5 & 12 are Easter holidays)

May 3, May 10, May 17, *May 24 (for additional or extra / support lesson)

*Accepting payments through online invoices payable by debit or credit card, as well as PayPal. 


The first phase, phase 1, is dedicated for absolute beginners, to learn how to read and write the Arabic script, plus conversational basics that will prepare them for the next phase. This is perfect for those who do not have any previous knowledge of Arabic, are not very confident with their reading and writing skills, or are not familiar with the Arabic script and sounds.


Phase 2, A1 level, you will learn about various topics for beginners, suitable for those who now know how to read and write Arabic, or those who have completed phase 1.


Below is an infographic of what to expect to achieve at Novice or A1 level, after completing the course (according to ACTFL American standards / CEFR European standards). You need a minimum of 54 hours to complete this level.

Expectations at Novice Beginner Level ACTF standards.jpg

What will you learn about in phase 2?

Below is an example of the various topics from the last course:

Course Plan inphographic, Phase 2.jpg