Classes

Alwan Arabic Classes, Late Spring 2011 Session

Apr 06, 2011-Jun 09, 2011

Teachers: Iman Meiki

Alwan offers three classes in Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine colloquial conversation. Each meets for 10 sessions.

Arabic I/II: Wednesdays, Apr 6 - Jun 8, 6:10-8:00 pm
Levantine Arabic I (colloquial): Thursdays, Apr 7 - Jun 9, 8:00-9:50 pm
Levantine Arabic II (colloquial): Thursdays, Apr 7 - Jun 9, 6:10-8:00 pm

Alwan members are eligible for discounts. See here for more details.

Class Descriptions: 

Modern Standard Arabic I/II
Tuition: $420
Textbooks: 1. Brustad, K. et al., Alif Baa, with Multimedia, Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds, Georgetown University Press (Third Edition) and 2. Brustad, K. et al, Al-Kitaab with DVDs Part 1 Georgetown University Press (Second Edition)
Instructor: Iman Meiki
This course will begin with a review of Arabic I and merge into Arabic II, covering the vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary for better comprehension in Modern Standard Arabic. Skills will be developed in listening, reading and speaking.

Levantine Arabic I
Tuition: $420
Instructor: Iman Meiki
This course will work on the student's conversation and pronunciation skills in order to achieve confidence and fluency in day-to-day situations. The course will be conducted in the Levantine dialect spoken in Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. This course is for students who have completed Level I and have the ability to read and write.

Levantine Arabic II  
Tuition: $420
Instructor: Iman Meiki
This course continues the lessons learned in Levantine Arabic I, a colloquial Arabic class that improves student conversation and pronunciation skills, in order to achieve confidence and fluency in day-to-day situations. The course focuses on the dialect spoken in Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. This class is for students who have completed Levantine Arabic I, and have an ability to read and write, or have similar qualifications as determined by the instructor.
 
All classes will supplement textbook material with reading from Arabic newspapers and will introduce you to some Arab songs and cinema.

 
Textbooks available at Dahesh Heritage Books, 1775 Broadway at 57th Street, or at some university bookstores.

Registration:

To register for a class, please email classes@alwanforthearts.org

Please bring payment to the first class meeting, or mail a check payable to 'Alwan Foundation' for the full tuition to:
 
Alwan Foundation
16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor,
New York, NY 10004
 
Refunds
Please note that if you drop the class after the first session, you will be reimbursed 75% of the fees. No reimbursements will be made after attending the second class.
 
Late Registration
If you decide to register after the first class meeting you will be expected to bring a full tuition check to the 2nd session.

Alwan for the Arts

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(between Broad St. and Broadway)
New York, NY 10004
(646) 732-3261

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