Arabic Language Certificate Course
The Language Centre is now offering courses in Arabic language (Easy to Advanced level) led by a highly trained faculty member with a wide exposure to the Arab world. Through a wide use of modern technology in a conducive setting needed for these short courses, we strive to make the process of learning Arabic easier for the participants.
Who can join us?
These courses will benefit those who are interested in developing their proficiency in the listening, speaking, reading and writing for everyday communication as well as understanding seminal religious texts, including the Qur’an and Hadith. Government employees and other professionals such as those working in call centers dealing with clients internationally or more specifically, from Arabic speaking countries, can also benefit from these short courses. People going abroad, especially to Arab countries with a prerequisite of knowing the use of some level of Arabic, can also get themselves enrolled in these courses following the eligibility criteria.
Duration and Levels
Our courses are divided into four different levels, suiting the needs of different people with different interests and proficiency level requirements. Each level will be of 32 hours (4 hours per week over 8 weeks). Following are the four levels with their specific details out of which you may choose one to start learning Arabic with us:
Level 1- Beginner: This level is for those who have little or no prior knowledge of the linguistic features of the Arabic language. By the end of this level, learners will be able to attend and participate in everyday conversations or discussions. This level also prepares you for the basic use of Arabic language if you are planning to go to any Middle-Eastern or an Arabic-speaking country soon.
Level 2- Pre-intermediate: This level is for those who have a basic knowledge of Arabic as a language and can make its use in certain given situations with some assistance. By the end of this level, learners will be able to comprehend the spoken and written language of the widely used dialect of Arabic using rules of basic Arabic grammatical constructions. This level also prepares the learners for the basic understanding of the scriptural or other texts including the Qur’an and Hadith written in Arabic language, through hands-on exercises and practice sessions.
Level 3- Intermediate: This level targets people who want a complete understanding of the main dialect of basic Arabic grammatical structures. Participants will be able to listen, speak, read and write in Arabic with minimal assistance and without any obvious linguistic barriers after attending this level. This level advances the fluency rate of participants by introducing them to some seminal religious and general texts in Arabic in more detail.
Level 4- Advanced: This level exclusively focuses on the speaking and writing skills of learners by employing advanced teaching methods and/or strategies. This level particularly targets scholars who need proficiency in spoken and written Arabic language for academic purposes.
Teaching and Learning Methodology
Through our cutting-edge methodology of teaching languages at CLLC, we strive to achieve our prime goal of facilitating our students in the best way possible. During these courses, special attention will be given to participants using all four language skills. Through the use of hands-on exercises and class participation, participants’ understanding and application of the language will be ensured. Reading and listening to dialogues from real-life situations will be part of the class activities to increase the rate of participants’ fluency. To ensure the progress of students, especially joining the beginner level, the course instructor will also help students with drilling exercises.
We use the famous book for Arabic Language Al-Arabia-bin-Yadik Series and other materials provided in the form of a course pack by the CLLC.
- Anyone with a minimum qualification of intermediate can get themselves enrolled in the first three levels
- Students with a minimum of two or four years Bachelor’s degree can attend the 4th level
- A test to assess the intended level of students will be conducted except for level 1. The learners will be admitted in the course suiting their needs after this diagnostic assessment
- Rs 15,000/- for ZU students and staff and others.
Discount in the Fee
- A group of five participants joining together will be given 25% concession from the total amount of the fee
- Blood relations such as father-son, husband-wife, brother-sister joining together in the same course will also be given 25 percent off in the shared fee structure
The time allotted for teaching the program is as follows:
Weekdays: Tuesday and Thursday 2 hours each (3.30-5.30 pm)
Please register at: admission.zu.edu.pk.
About the Facilitator
Mr. Muhammad Taqi attained his Master’s degree in Arabic from the University of Karachi and gained sufficient knowledge of Arabic literature and language in Arabic medium from Islamic education institutions located in Iraq and Iran.
He has been teaching Arabic Language, both spoken and classical, for the past 15 years to different Islamic researchers, professors and students from institutions such as Virginia University, America; University of Karachi, Federal Urdu University, Karachi; Habib University, Karachi; Imam Hussain Foundation, Karachi; Jamia Imamia and Al-Mustafa International University, Karachi Chapter. However, his work experience is not limited to teaching. He has worked as an Arabic content writer at VectraCom Pvt. Ltd, Karachi and is known for translating various articles and books on different topics such as history and ideology, the Friday Sermon for many scholars from Iraq and Lebanon and an Arabic movie, “Babul Al-Murad”.