Enrolments are closed.

Want to study Media, Communication and Languages? with a student advisor to find out more.

Australian National University logo

Introductory Arabic 1

Undergraduate | ANU-ARAB1002 | 2024

Get ready to speak at a basic level in Modern Standard Arabic. You’ll build a vocabulary of common words and get to know basic grammar. Write short and simple sentences. Enjoy polite conversations. Touch on some Arabic cultural practices and traditions.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

FEE-HELP available

Introductory Arabic 1

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

    1. recognise all of the characters of the Modern Standard Arabic alphabet;
    2. read very simple text with high frequency structural patterns and vocabulary related to basic topics;
    3. use Modern Standard Arabic alphabet (hand-written and typed) to write short and simple sentences and paragraphs with correct present and future tense and limited past tense about basic topics;
    4. use a dictionary or online resources to assist own oral, aural, reading and written communication strategies;
    5. communicate in simple conversations including greetings, courtesy requirements, personal and accommodation needs and provide simple biographical information; and
    6. listen and respond to simple questions about basic topics.

Entry requirements


This is a fast paced academic course at a University level.
You might be required to undertake a placement test

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - To successfully engage in this course students will need the following: • Laptop or computer • Computer camera (either inbuilt or webcam) • Headset with microphone • Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser • Reliable internet access • Access to a scanner or smartphone and to a printer

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Single subject FAQs

Tell us a little about yourself

Keep track of your favourites

Create a free account or sign in to:

Create an account