Scholarship for Sharek Centre's Certificate in Contemporary Arabic

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  • 100% Tuition Waiver
  • 2 October 2017
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Sharek Centre Certificate in Contemporary Arabic

A full time immersive programme

Programme description

Since native speakers of Arabic all over the world are generally able to communicate effectively with each other irrespective of where they live, we take this same holistic approach in the way that we teach Arabic language, focusing on language unity, whilst fully integrating Arabic varieties.

The certificate in Contemporary Arabic is a fully experiential, contextualised and communicative course providing an intensive Arabic language and cultural experience, and preparing you for a wide range of professional, social and academic challenges. It will enable you to communicate effectively in both formal and informal, spoken and written Arabic, appropriate to the context in which you find yourself.

In this course learners of Arabic will develop a high level of communicative competence and language awareness, improving in linguistic ability and skills, as well as in cultural knowledge. This happens through a strong focus on the use of language for specific purposes such as business Arabic, academic Arabic, Arabic for tourism, law, media and journalism.

Who is this course for?

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Learners aiming to achieve a high level of spoken and written fluency in

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Arabic in a short space of time.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Learners wishing to study Arabic language and culture in a communicative,

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 interactive and motivating environment.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Professionals who need Arabic in their related fields.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Heritage learners and near native learners wishing to forge connections with

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 their Arabic backgrounds.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Students wishing to undertake an access course prior to further academic studies in a related field.

Levels:聽beginners to advanced

Mode of attendance:聽20 hours, weekly 鈥 4 hours, daily / 5 days a week

Total number of hours: 500

Programme dates:

Term 1: 23rd October 鈥 22nd December 2017

Term 2: 15th January 鈥 16th March 2018

Term 3: 9th April 鈥 18th May 2018

Price: The full cost is normally 拢7000. but one fully funded scholarship is available for this programme. For more information contact

In this intensive course students will progress to a new level every 6 weeks and participants can join either at the beginning, or at the level agreed upon after assessment.聽 Upon completion of the course, successful participants will be awarded with the Sharek Centre certificate in Contemporary Arabic.

Key features of the course

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Structured classes with experienced, well trained and qualified teachers

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 An engaging and learning-rich environment

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 An innovative teaching approach consisting of individual, pair, and team based activities

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 A strong emphasis on 鈥榣earning through doing鈥

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Contextualised learning incorporating role play, simulations and free discussion

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Regular out of class projects and guided homework tasks

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Presentations, interviews and performances

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 The opportunity to be placed in a homestay with an Arabic speaking family

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Provision of opportunities for work experience in an Arabic speaking environment

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Visits to Arabic restaurants, Arabic TV channels and to various locations in London with an Arabic tour guide

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 A visit to an Arabic speaking country to practice, interact, connect, and network with people living there (additional cost)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Free participation in all Sharek Centre鈥檚 special events

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Personalised support, feedback, help and advice from our teachers and tutors

A Sharek Centre achievement level certificate is awarded at the end of each level. The certificate in Contemporary Arabic is the equivalent of B2 level in the common European framework for language learning

Our story

Sharek Centre is a new, London-based, centre for holistic Arabic language learning, Arabic language teacher training and Arabic cultural awareness. We offer a range of programmes鈥攆rom language courses for all levels of proficiency to business language solutions and professional development training for teachers - priding ourselves on being a global provider of immersive Arabic language study. With a dedicated team of experts in the fields of Arabic language and teacher training, we emphasise personalised attention to the needs of the learner, enabling them to communicate effectively with native Arabic speakers.

Our approach

At Sharek Centre we focus on the practical use of the Arabic language for today鈥檚 world. Through our holistic approach to language learning, we integrate communication skills with cultural elements to expose learners to the rich tradition of Arab language and culture. A key feature of our strategy involves teachers and learners sharing and exchanging their experiences of Arabic with one another. Sharek鈥檚 language courses revolve around shared and complementary learning, putting the learner and the way they experience the Arabic language鈥攊n and outside the classroom鈥攁t the centre of our process. We also strongly emphasise the practical aspects of learning, with conversation as a starting point from which to enjoy the language and the rich cultural heritage behind it.

Studying Arabic in London

With our central position next to the British museum, right in the heart of a bustling multicultural city, we are very well placed to establish links and opportunities for learning with London鈥檚 thriving Arab community of over 100,000 people. We have connections with many of London鈥檚 Arab media and cultural centres and regularly organise visits to these and to cultural events such as this year鈥檚 Shubbak Festival of contemporary Arabic culture, the BBC Arabic Film Festival and the London Arabia Fashion and Art Week. These are an important part of the course, ensuring that language learnt in class is activated in the world outside the classroom and that London鈥檚 rich Arabic culture is fully integrated into everything that we do.


Applicants must be over the age of eighteen聽with right to remain in the UK.


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