Modern Standard Arabic

The course consists of 6 grades within 3 levels, Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. By the end of this course, one should be able to read and understand texts on topics of interest and to communicate in everyday situations. This route is designed primarily for individuals and groups looking to learn Modern Standard Arabic, either for academic, business or personal reasons.

For the beginner level, the class focuses on building the essential vocabulary and basic grammar (in the early stages, grammar is taught implicitly, unless otherwise requested). The student will also learn to conduct very basic conversations. In the later stages, the focus shifts to more in-depth grammar. Usage of a more extensive vocabulary is encouraged. Although all levels follow a set curriculum, the higher levels offer more opportunities for deviation from the course materials. We use additional resources both to help you to overcome linguistic weaknesses as they are identified and to focus on areas of special interest.

At all stages, you are encouraged to make use of the Academy and its tutors to develop your language skills further. It is hard to gain a precise understanding of the usage of words without regularly speaking Arabic. The answer to the question of how to speak Arabic language fluently lies with constant practice.

It is important to note that Arabic Academy Malaysia applies the European CEFR standards, which stands for the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The CEFR is a standard for evaluating language proficiency levels.

Level 1: Basic Arabic (A1 & A2)

The elementary level is intended for students with little or no prior exposure to Arabic. Participants will learn to read and write using the Arabic alphabet and acquire the skills needed to conduct simple conversations concerning daily needs. Students begin building a vocabulary base and are introduced to basic grammar and syntax structures. By the end of level one, students should be able to satisfy routine social demands and limited work requirements.

Level 2: Intermediate Arabic (B1 & B2)

Students entering the intermediate level should be able to speak clearly, converse on limited subjects, and read and write simple texts. This level emphasizes techniques for reading, research and composition in Arabic, as well as advanced conversational skills. Audio-visual and published materials are introduced to reinforce listening and reading comprehension. Students gain increased confidence in grammar and syntax and concentrate on expanding their vocabulary base. At the end of this level, students should be able to speak, read and write confidently on various subjects, including: politics, religion, economics and culture.

Level 3: Advanced Arabic (C1 & C2)

Advanced participants should be able to speak confidently and clearly in most situations and be capable of reading and writing on different subjects with relative ease. The advanced level emphasizes overall reading comprehension, advanced writing skills, translation techniques and continued vocabulary acquisition. In addition to texts introduced for class work and home study, course material may also reflect the individual needs and interests of the advanced student. Participants who successfully complete this level should possess Arabic skills acceptable for academic or professional use.

Since the number of Arabic speakers is limited in Malaysia, learning Arabic language in Malaysia requires keeping a close circle of Arabic language enthusiasts even after completing the advanced level. Therefore, Arabic Academy Malaysia offers its Arabic conversation course, a special programme designed to focus on building and maintaining conversation skills. Additionally, Arabic Academy Malaysia offers the Arabic Conversation Club for its students.

For more information about the Arabic Conversation Course, please CLICK HERE.

For more information about the Arabic Conversation Club, please CLICK HERE.