Language Learning Platforms

ArabicOnline.eu

The ground-breaking development that put Pendragon Educational Publishers on the map. This innovative approach to learning Arabic is trusted by individual learners, corporations, universities and schools worldwide.

HandsOnTurkish.com

Completed in October 2015, HandsOnTurkish is the latest major development from Pendragon Educational Publishers: an online course of the Turkish language and culture aimed at the business community.

LearnOasis.com

LearnOasis is a portal containing the original STELLA courses for Less Widely Used and Tsught Languages (LWUTLs), such as Danish and Hungarian. Learnoasis also provides access to ArabicOnline and HandsOnTurkish.


Language Courses

All our courses meet the requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, the international benchmark for measuring language learning, which is recognised throughout Europe. Our online courses can prepare students for gaining credits, which are recognised within the EQF (European Qualifications Framework) and ECVET (European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training). Our courses can be accessed online and downloaded from the app stores.

First Steps in Arabic

First Steps Arabic provides a perfect introduction to the Arabic language.
Learners can progress at any time to the full Beginners Course of Modern Standard Arabic. It helps learners to use Arabic in common everyday situations through audio dialogues accompanying exercises and interactive role play activities with recording functions.

Hayya Bina Arabic

An extensive self-guided online course of Modern Standard Arabic for beginners with a comprehensive range of support materials and downloads. On completion of the full course learners will have achieved Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (Level 4 of the European Qualifications Framework).

Advanced Arabic

An extensive self-guided online course of Modern Standard Arabic for advanced level learners dealing with texts, vocabulary and grammar topics – includes exercises. On completion of the full course learners will have achieved Level B1/B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

First Steps in Turkish

This short course of Turkish for absolute beginners can be completed over 12 hours or 4 weeks. The course covers topics such as, meeting and greeting people, introducing yourself, thanking people and respond positively, say where you are from. Learners can apply for a digital certificate on completion.

Turkish Language and Business culture

Hands On Turkish provides a ‘barrier-free’, vocationally-oriented eLearning course of Turkish, which is optimised for web and apps. The course offers companies and individuals the chance to acquire Turkish for business purposes and gain a better awareness of Turkish culture and business etiquette. It guides learners to level A2 of the CEFR.

LearnOasis Danish

This interactive online course is designed for absolute beginners. The course is an ideal introduction to the Danish language and Danish culture. It can be used for travel or relocation. Free introductory ‘taster’ courses are available.
The sound pedagogical approach ensures an effective and motivating learning experience.

LearnOasis Hungarian

Hungarian is fascinating and beautiful language, quite unlike any other you have ever learned! Learning some Hungarian will certainly surprise and impress Hungarian friends and locals, who don’t often experience this pleasure! Follow Lisa and Martin as they visit their friends in Budapest. Improve your knowledge of Hungarian language and culture.

LearnOasis Spanish

Hungarian is fascinating and beautiful language, quite unlike any other you have ever learned! Learning some Hungarian will certainly surprise and impress Hungarian friends and locals, who don’t often experience this pleasure! Follow Lisa and Martin as they visit their friends in Budapest. Improve your knowledge of Hungarian language and culture.

Grammar Explorer Danish

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LearnOasis English

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Mobile language learning apps

A selection of apps for iOS and Android

Discover Arabic

A comprehensive course of Modern Standard Arabic for iPad! This iPad app is perfect for classroom use, for individual study ‘on-the-go’ or to take with you if you are deployed to or stationed in an Arabic-speaking country. The course provides a perfect introduction to Arabic, especially for people who wish to know more about the language and who wish to start speaking Arabic.

Word Trainer Arabic

Word Trainer Arabic will help you to improve your vocabulary and master some of the most common everyday words which you would typically expect to encounter in everyday situations in the Arab world. It counteracts traditional ‘rote learning’ by carefully guiding you through a comprehensive and thorough learning process to ensure that you learn and practise the sounds, pronunciation, meaning and spelling of each word correctly.

Arabic Conversation Practice

This app is ideally suited to people travelling to the Middle-East and Arabic speaking countries. The aim of the app is to help you practise and improve conversational skills in typical everyday situations which you would expect to encounter in the Arab world, such as ordering food, asking for the bill, shopping and inviting a guest to dinner, etc.

HandsOnTurkish Compact - Android

The app is ideal for business people wishing to take advantage of the growing potential of the Turkish market and gain a better awareness of Turkish culture and business etiquette. It is an ideal companion for staff relocating, travelling or taking part in trade missions to Turkey. The Hands On Turkish app is equally useful to general learners and students.

HandsOnTurkish Compact - iOS

The Hands On Turkish iPhone app meets the needs of modern learners who want to access content online and offline and on different devices. The iPhone app supports and complements the online course. It has been specially designed for mobile devices and contains activities and exercises that are not included in the online web version.

HandsOnTurkish for iPad

The app contains all the content and key features of the online web version, including interactive dialogues with voice recording and role plays, intensive vocabulary practice and a wide range of activities for practice and consolidation. If used together with the online course, you will achieve Level A2 of the CEFR (Level 4 of the EQF).


Workbooks

Available as eBooks or printed workbooks from Foyles

A Guide to Writing Arabic

Available in paperback and eBook download, this workbook is the ideal partner to the ArabicOnline eLearning course. It carefully guides learners through all the letters of the Arabic alphabet and there are plenty of opportunities to practise the letters AND words. If you are learning Arabic writing for the first time, then this is for you! Available from Foyles bookshop, London.


Digital certificates and Badges

Digital badges are an assessment and credit-awarding mechanism that is hosted and managed online. Badges are designed to document and validate learning in both formal and informal settings. Badges can be downloaded and stored on personal websites and eportfolios and linked to online profiles. They are an innovative way to have learning achievements recognised and displayed digitally. Our digital badges can be trusted as a reliable and accurate record of achievement.

Digital badges are currently available for the online Arabic and Turkish course. Learners can apply for a digital badge on completion of a course.

Online tests

We offer online tests for Arabic and Turkish.

An online test for Turkish is available at level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference and is recommended with the Course of Turkish Language, Culture and Business Etiquette. The test evaluates listening, reading, writing and speaking as well as cultural awareness.

The online test for Arabic Language culture is referenced to level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference. The test evaluates listening, reading, writing and speaking as well as cultural awareness. The oral component is tested by an accredited tutor. The test equares to Level 4 of the European Qualifications Framework.

Certification for Spanish, Danish and Hungarian is in development and will be coming soon.

Solid foundations

Pendragon’s language courses are based on three theoretical ‘cornerstones’: the conception, the methodology and the syllabus.
The conception details the mental model on which the methodology (‘roadmap’) for the courses is based.
This methodology, in turn, informs the syllabus for the course (i.e the graded organization of the items that constitute the course).
The central goal to be achieved through these ‘cornerstones’ is a learning experience that is motivating, meaningful, efficient and above all sustainable.

Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language - Theoretical Foundation

Available in paperback and eBook download, this workbook is the ideal partner to the ArabicOnline eLearning course. It carefully guides learners through all the letters of the Arabic alphabet and there are plenty of opportunities to practise the letters AND words. If you are learning Arabic writing for the first time, then this is for you! Available from Foyles bookshop, London.