Class: Arabic Classes Late Spring 2012

Sat, April 28, 2012 6:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Modern Standard Arabic I

This elementary course in Modern Standard Arabic introduces students to the Arabic alphabet and sounds, and will focus on the skills of reading, writing, listening, and pronunciation. 
Students will be engaged in basic conversation and the use of Arabic expressions and greetings, taught through handouts and recorded dialogues.

Textbook: Brustad, K. et al., Alif Baa, with Multimedia, Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds, Georgetown University Press (Third Edition).
 Textbooks available on and at some university bookstores.

Tuition & Schedule:
$500 (for Alwan member discounts, see here)
Thursdays, 6:10pm - 8:00pm
April 26 – July 12 (12 sessions)


Modern Standard Arabic II

This course is a continuation of MSA I and will cover the 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.

Textbook: Brustad, K. et al, Al-Kitaab with DVDs Part 1, Georgetown University Press (Second Edition)

Tuition & Schedule:

$450 (for Alwan member discounts, see here)

Saturdays, 11:00am - 12:50pm

April 28 – June 30 (10 sessions)


This advanced conversation class is for students who wish to improve their skills in the Levantine Arabic dialect spoken in Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine.
Course materials will include written texts, films, songs, and other audio resources to expand students’ vocabulary and understanding of conversational grammatical structures, while exposing them to the culture and customs of the Levant.

Prerequisites: Open to students who have completed at least one level of colloquial Arabic, or who have had comparable exposure to the language.

Tuition & Schedule:
$450 (For information about Alwan membership discounts, see here)
Saturdays, 1:00pm – 2:50pm
April 28 - June 30 (10 sessions)

Please email to request registration instructions and forms.

Payment must be received in full before the first class session. We cannot accommodate students who wish to sit in on a class before deciding to enroll. However, the Language Coordinator, Iman Meiki, is available to answer any questions about course content and materials, and student placement:
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
Late registration decisions are made on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Language Coordinator. Students allowed to join the class after the first meeting will be charged the full tuition.

Last updated: 2012-04-23 08:50:00

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