Arabic Language Classes

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ARABIC ( اَلْعَرَبِيَّةُ ) LANGUAGE CLASSES:

Please note that due to the Covid-19 lockdown and the closure of the University of Waikato, our Arabic course will be offered on-line only until such time as Level 3 restrictions end and the University reopens. Term 2 classes will begin, as scheduled, on Monday 4 May 2020. Classes now take place on-line via Zoom until we can resume in-person classes.

Our Introductory Arabic language classes begin with a focus on learning the Naskh (قلم النسخ) script and basic conversation and vocabulary. Subsequent Terms reinforce both reading and writing, and focus on grammar, conversation and vocabulary.

EarthDiverse currently offers the following Arabic language classes on a rotating basis:

  • Arabic 101: Introductory Arabic – Term 2 (offered 2020 Term 2)
  • Arabic 102: Introductory Arabic – Term 3
  • Arabic 103: Introductory Arabic – Term 4

The first series of Introductory Arabic classes (101-103) will continue throughout 2020. Intermediate Arabic (201-204) will be offered during the 2021 year if there is sufficient interest.

Our Term 2 Introductory Arabic 101 class (currently offered during 2020 Term 2: May-June) is specifically designed for adults who do not know how to read, write or speak the Arabic language, and who are unfamiliar with the script.

Introductory Arabic 101 classes begin with learning Naskh (قلم النسخ) script, writing and reading practice, and include basic introductory grammar and some conversation. Arabic 102 classes continue with reading and writing practice, and with introductory grammar, vocabulary, and conversation. Those who already understand and speak some Arabic, but who do not know how to read and write, may chose to enroll in the Arabic 101 course.

Introductory Arabic 101-103 is currently offered this year on Monday afternoons from 4:00-5:30pm during school Terms. Each Term consists of 8 weekly classes. Arabic 101 Term 2 classes begin on Monday 4 May 2020 and run for eight successive weeks, with the last class of the Term held on Monday 22 June 2020. Subsequent classes (Arabic 102 and 103) will be held in the same time slot for the rest of the year.

Cost per person per Term (8 classes):

  • Waged: $104 (includes $4 online registration fee)
  • Unwaged (unemployed, students, seniors): $84 (includes $4 online registration fee)


Term 2 Registration and payment information can be found on our Registration page. Then scroll down to the appropriate section under Arabic Language classes and choose the correct ‘Pay Now’ button to initiate registration and payment.

Please note that Term 2 Registration is now available on our Registration page.

INSTRUCTOR: Classes are taught by Sohaib Al Shawakik. (bio and photo coming soon)

LOCATION: Arabic classes take place at Lady Goodfellow Chapel at the University of Waikato (Gate 1, Knighton Road, Hamilton).

page last updated on 2 May 2020.