Arabic 1

This course is for complete beginners, or those with limited exposure to Arabic who are unable to read and write the language

What You'll Learn

PRACTICAL SKILLS

  • Arabic alphabet: four of six sets (20 of 28 letters)

  • reading and writing

  • basic conversation

WORD STRUCTURES

  • long vowels, short vowels, shadda and sukuun

  • taa' marbuuta and feminine words

  • nouns: singular and sound plurals (human)

  • case endings (al-i3raab): introduction to the nominative (ar-raf3)

PHRASE SENTENCE STRUCTURES

  • possession: "my" and basic idaafa

  • demonstratives: "this"

  • equational sentences

  • verbs (present tense): live, work and study

VOCABULARY & CONVERSATION TOPICS:

  • greetings and introductions

  • Arabic names

  • subject pronouns: singular

  • question words: who? what? where?

  • vocabulary: family members, occupations and places of work

Prerequisites: None

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Arabic 1 (full level)

Eight one-hour lessons

  330*

Arabic 1a (1st half)

Four one-hour lessons

  $180

Arabic 1b (2nd half)

Four one-hour lessons

  $180

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*You may register for the full level or only half. You can save $30 by registering for the full level.