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T3allam 3arabi
for Absolute Beginners

Speak and understand Levantine Arabic, learn reading and writing the Arabic script


​​Learn reading the Arabic script, speaking in Lebanese Arabic and build a vocabulary of 500 words!

In this course, you learn Arabic the way Arabs use their language: you learn reading and understanding Modern Standard Arabic, while speaking a colloquial variation of Arabic: Levantine Arabic (which is the dialect of Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and North Jordan). Levantine Arabic is one of the most popular dialects in the Arab world because of the music, movies and series which are produced in this region and are very popular throughout the Arabic world. Levantine Arabic is also generally considered as a soft and musical language.

Active participation is required in order to practice speaking, reading and interactive games.

Part of the lesson is dedicated to the Arabic alphabet, using a unique method developed by the “iMasterArabic” language institute. You practice reading words, then sentences. You also learn the rules of writing; how to connect the letters together to form words.


In parallel, you learn and practice basic conversation in Levantine Arabic (Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, North Jordan): greeting and formalities, talking about yourself and getting to know someone, offering and asking for a drink, and counting.


1. Read and understand a short text in Modern Standard Arabic.


2. Write words using the Arabic script.


3. Build a useful vocabulary of around 500 words.


4. Count till 10.


5. Greet people and answer basic formalities.


6. Introduce yourself, ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, where you learn Arabic, and what you do in life, and offer and order drinks.


On Saturdays 
10:30-12:30 ACT


AUD 480 , excluding books


Total of 32 hours at AUD 15 per hour.

This cost includes:

32 hours of 'live' course time with the teacher, and active student participation for a total of 16 weeks.

Recorded lessons to watch later at student's own pace.

Weekly homework with digital vocabulary sets.

This cost excludes:

Two required ebooks


No previous knowledge required.

This course is required if you cannot read the Arabic script.


  • Learning new vocabulary and sentences.

  • Practicing with speaking and listening to recordings.

  • Reading, listening, and writing exercises.

  • Practicing with app Learnarab

Books and Material

1. ebook: Learn Lebanese for beginners.

2. ebook: Master Arabic reading and writing for beginners.

Both include:

  • audio recordings

  • hundreds of Quizlet vocabulary sets

Total cost of books and material:

 ebooks bundle: AUD 50

About the tutor


Levantine Arabic (native)

Loren Trad

English C2


Originally from Lebanon and residing in Melbourne, Australia Loren has 25 years experience teaching English and Arabic as a second language.

"I'm thrilled that Arabic is gaining momentum again. Some learners are actively connecting with their heritage and are keen on arming themselves and/or their children with the language that completes their identity construction. Others want to learn a new language for other purposes. It makes me extremely happy that I can help learners fulfil their goals through immersion be it either in Arabic or English."

Payment Options

1. In advance for the whole course: 

AUD 480 for the course +

AUD   50 for the ebooks and material.


AUD 530 in total.


2. In two instalments:

   - AUD 250 + AUD 50 for the ebooks, paid pon registration.

    - AUD 250 halfway, in week 8.

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