At Keele we offer beginners level of Arabic, available to all students and staff.

This course will provide you with a glimpse and an insight into a rich and diverse culture. More than 250 million people in 22 countries speak Arabic and this course will be a journey that will be relaxed and fun. It will also stretch you just enough to experience a whole new world that will be valuable in your current studies and in your future endeavours. 

See the module catalogue for the descriptions of:

Semester 1
Semester 2


Arabic 1

Which level do I choose?

There are 2 levels (stages 1 & 2). The qualifications table will show you the most appropriate module for your level of language competence. Where GCSE qualifications are given, we assume these were taken 2-5 years ago.

Keele Students

If you choose a Modern Language module as a free-standing elective within your undergraduate degree programme there is no additional cost.

If your principal programme does not allow you to take any free-standing elective modules you can still enrol on one language module per semester free of charge.  Equally, if you can only choose one free-standing elective per year you can take a second module in the same language without additional charges.


Students who have sufficient free-elective space but would like to take one or more Modern Language modules in addition to their degree have to pay a module fee of £250 for the first module and £199 for a second module in the same language in the same year.

We are pleased to offer our PGT and PGR students a number of free places on our language modules (subject to availability). For details please e-mail

Please contact the Language Centre office ( who will be happy to advise on any of the above.

Keele Staff

As part of Keele's international strategy, the Language Centre offers free places on credit-bearing language modules to staff.


Times for classes are dependent on the Keele undergraduate timetable and will be available from the beginning of the academic year.