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Arabic for Beginners Language Program

28 days
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Arabic for Beginners Language Program at Tel Aviv University is a diglossic language, for which two varieties exist: Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), used mainly in written texts and formal settings, and Colloquial (Spoken) Arabic, which refers to the various dialects spoken in Arab countries and communities. 


Learning outcomes

Though these varieties complement each other, even after studying MSA there is often still a need to work specifically on spoken Arabic and to understand the differences in regional dialects. For this purpose, we offer the following Arabic courses during the summer:

Introduction to Colloquial (Spoken) Arabic: Through this course students will acquire basic vocabulary and functional grammar that will contribute to fluency in colloquial Arabic. This course is designed for beginners who have little previous knowledge of MSA or Spoken Arabic.

A Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) course: Arabic I. This Arabic for Beginners Language Program course at Tel Aviv University is for complete beginners in Arabic only. The course teaches students the Arabic alphabet and the basics of MSA, the lingua franca of the Arab world, used in written communication, literature and all formal and religious contexts. Students will also learn to correctly pronounce and identify Arabic sounds in context, understand the basic grammar and vocabulary of MSA, read and translate basic texts. The courses will focus on developing reading, writing and listening skills as well as the acquisition of a basic vocabulary.

Students may be able to enroll in Introduction to Colloquial (Spoken) Arabic and Arabic I (MSA) at the same time. Alternatively, students can enroll in just one course. Each course (Spoken, Arabic I) is worth 4 academic credits.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

1. Familiarity with the Arabic alphabet and reading words in the Arabic script, including all vowels and other added signs. 

2. Arabic typing and using online Arabic-English dictionaries. 

3. Basic grammar and vocabulary of MSA.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 28 days

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Partially taught in English


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A copy of valid passport
  • Passport sized photo, in JPG/PNG files only
  • Medical Form
  • Letter of Agreement
  • Security Deposit Form

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Tel Aviv Yaffo

4103 - 6890 ILS /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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