Arabic Courses for Adults

To ensure the safety and care of our staff, teachers, students, and loved ones, all Arabic courses will be held through online platforms until further notice. We are committed to maintaining the highest degree of excellence and student engagement during this challenging time. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at info@alifinstitute.org

Winter/Spring Open House on January 16th from 3-5pm in-person at Alif Institute. *Masks & social distancing will be required.

Arabic Fusha with Levantine Dialect

Arabic Fusha with Egyptian Dialect

Course Info

An immersive approach, placing heavy emphasis on conversational proficiency in the Levantine Dialect (Syrian, Jordanian, Lebanese, Palestinian) – which is used in everyday conversations.

Students will develop conversational proficiency through repeated exposure to high amounts of the most frequently-used, everyday vocabulary – all in the form of storytelling, understandable conversations, and games.

The course will be a total of 15 sessions. 

Beginner

Monday 7-9pm

Level 1

Tuesday 7-9pm

Intermediate High & Advanced Low

Thursday 7-9pm

All Courses
Beginning the week of January 25 – the week of May 17 with one week off for Eid el-Fitr. 

Regular Price: $385
Early Bird Discount: $360*
*Sale ends January 16

Live, Virtual Classroom via Zoom
Asynchronous listening and speaking practice via Google Classroom

Philip Ian

Nelly Shalaby 

TPRS: Listening-focused immersion with simple, understandable messages and stories in Arabic (read more)

No textbook required

Here’s what students have shared about Philip and the Spoken Arabic Course:

Course Info

An incorporated approach to learning Arabic, combining Modern Standard Arabic (used for reading, writing, and formal speech) and the Levantine Dialect (Syrian, Jordanian, Lebanese, Palestinian), which is used for everyday conversation.

Students will develop a knowledge of the Arabic alphabet and grammar, along with the ability to participate in both formal discourse and everyday conversation.

The course will be a total of 15 sessions. 

Beginner 

Monday 7-9pm

Level 1

Tuesday 7-9pm

Intermediate Low

Wednesday 7-9pm

Intermediate High/Advanced Low

Wednesday 7-9pm

All Courses
Beginning the week of January 25 – the week of May 17 with one week off for Eid el-Fitr. 

Regular Price: $385
Early Bird Discount: $360*
*Sale ends January 16

Live, Virtual Classroom via Zoom
Asynchronous practice through textbook

Jihan Hasan

Sahar Hashem

Cornell University Model

Here’s what students have shared about the Integrated Arabic Course:

Course Info

An incorporated approach to learning Arabic, combining Modern Standard Arabic (used for reading, writing, and formal speech) and the Egyptian Dialect, which is used for everyday conversation.

Students will develop a knowledge of the Arabic alphabet and grammar, along with the ability to participate in both formal discourse and everyday conversation.

The course will be a total of 15 sessions. 

Beginner 

Wednesday 7-9pm

Level 1 

Thursday 7-9

All Courses
Beginning the week of January 25 – the week of May 17 with one week off for Eid el-Fitr. 

Regular Price: $385
Early Bird Discount: $360*
*Sale ends January 16

Live, Virtual Classroom via Zoom
Asynchronous practice through textbook

Nelly Shalaby

Focus on the building blocks of vocabulary and grammar, through activities and drills

Arabiyyat al-Naas (Part One): An Introductory Course in Arabic

Here’s what students have shared about the MSA Course:

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