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Alwan Arabic Classes - Winter/Spring 2013

Jan 17, 2013-Apr 06, 2013

Teachers:

Once again, Alwan will be offering Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine (colloquial) Arabic courses at our space on 16 Beaver Street.

The 2013 Winter/Spring courses will begin in mid-January, on Thursday, January 17 and Saturday January 19, respectively, with one intensive Levantine Level 1 course being offered over the weekend of January 12 and 13.

1. Modern Standard Arabic I
Saturdays, 11:00am-12:50pm | Jan. 19 - Apr. 6, 2013
2. Modern Standard Arabic II
Thursday Evenings, 6:10pm-8:00pm | Jan. 17 - Apr. 4, 2013
3. Advanced Levantine Arabic
Saturdays, 1:00pm-2:50pm | Jan. 19 - Apr. 6, 2013
4, Intensive Levantine Weekend, Level I
Saturday-Sunday, 11:00am-5:30pm | Jan. 12 - Jan. 13, 2013

Registration: is open until the first day of courses. Please email emeiki@aol.com to confirm your intent to take the course and bring a check or money order that covers class fees and registration, as designated below for each course, on the first day of class.

Detailed Course Descriptions and Related Requirements:

Modern Standard Arabic I
Saturdays, 11:00am-12:50pm | Jan. 19 - Apr. 6, 2013
Total of 12 sessions, Non-Refundable 50$ Registration Fee, Class Fee: $500

Course description: This elementary course in Modern Standard Arabic introduces students to the Arabic alphabet, and will focus on the skills of reading, writing, listening, and pronunciation.

Course requirements:Textbook: Brustad, K. et al., Alif Baa, with Multimedia, Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds, Georgetown University Press (Paperback, 2009).

Instructor: Iman Meiki

No Prerequisites Required


Modern Standard Arabic II
Thursday Evenings, 6:10pm-8:00pm | Jan. 17 - Apr. 4, 2013
Total of 12 sessions, Non-Refundable 50$ Registration Fee, Class Fee: $500

Course description: This course is a continuation of MSA Level I and will cover vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary for better comprehension in Modern Standard Arabic. It will focus also on further developing skills in listening, reading and speaking.

Course requirements: Textbook: Brustad, K. et al, Al-Kitaab with DVDS Part 1 Georgetown University Press (Third Edition)

Instructor: Iman Meiki

Prerequisites: MSA I or placement by instructor 

Advanced Levantine Arabic
Saturdays, 1:00pm-2:50pm | Jam. 19 - Apr. 6, 2013
Total of 12 sessions, Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $50, Class Fee: $500

Course description: This class is designed for students who have finished one or two levels of Levantine Colloquial Arabic, to practice advance conversation and dialogues besides working on listening skills through videos and DVDS. 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.

Instructor:
Iman Meiki

Prerequisites: At least 1 level of colloquial Arabic, or comparable exposure
  

Intensive Levantine Weekend, Level I
Saturday-Sunday, 11:00am-5:30pm | Jan. 12 - Jan. 13, 2013
Intensive Weekend Tuition Fee: $600

Course description: Learn how to communicate and carry on a basic conversation in Levantine Arabic... Over one weekend you'll be able to introduce yourself, ask questions and manage a basic conversation, plus gain a basic understanding of the customs of the Arabic culture.

Instructor: Iman Meiki

No Prerequisites Required
  

All classes will supplement textbook material with reading from Arabic newspapers and will introduce you to some Arab song and cinema.

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

About the Courses Coordinator and Instructor

Iman Maiki, Alwan for the Arts Language Coordinator has taught in her native Palestine, England and the US. In New York, Ms. Meiki has taught at Columbia University, New York University (NYU), New School University, Queens College and at Alwan for the Arts.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES:

To register for a class, please contact Iman Maiki, e-mail: emeiki@aol.com

Please provide checks or money orders payable to 'Alwan Foundation' for the full tuition on the first day of class, including a 50$ non-refundable registration fee.

REFUNDS:
Please also note that if you drop the class after the first session, you will be reimbursed tuition charges, minus the pro-rated cost of the first class. No reimbursements will be made after attending the second class. Registration fees are non-refundable

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

16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor
(between Broad St. and Broadway)
New York, NY 10004
(646) 732-3261

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