Arabic Courses for Adults

Students are excited about our newest teaching method, TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading & Storytelling). Learn more about TPRS and our other exciting teaching methods at our Teaching Methods & Resources Page

Spring 2020 Semester

January 14 – May 2 (15 weeks)

No classes week of March 16
Exact dates may vary per course

**Open Enrollment Now through February 7**

Now Offering Private Lessons and Language Workshops for Individuals and Businesses

Contact us for more information!

Pricing Info

1. Membership

Access to our Arabic Courses is just one of the many perks of being an Alif member!

2. Tuition

$385 per course

3. Textbooks

Students will be responsible for the purchase of textbooks and other materials.

(Textbook info for each class can be found below)

Arabic Courses

Alif Institute offers students courses in three forms of Arabic – Conversational Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, and Fully Integrated Arabic. Each has a different use in Arab society. See below for more information.

Conversational Arabic

Conversational Arabic (also known as ‘Spoken Arabic’ or ‘amiyyah) is the collective term referring to all the spoken dialects of Arabic. There are multiple dialects of Arabic. Some vary slightly while others vary drastically.
If your primary goal is to become conversationally proficient in Arabic, you may want to consider one of the Conversational Arabic courses.

COURSE I

Conversational Fluency

Available Dates & Times

Level 1: Tuesdays 7pm–9pm

Level 2: Thursdays 7pm–9pm

Instructor

Philip Ian

Language Focus

Listening Comprehension,  Speaking, and Overall Fluency

Methodology

TPRS: Listening immersion with understandable messages and stories in Arabic (read more)

Dialect Taught

Southern Levantine (Jordanian/Palestinian dialect)

Textbook

No Textbook Required

COURSE II

Conversational Vocabulary

Available Dates & Times

Level 1: *TBD

Instructor

Sahar Hashem

Language Focus

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

Methodology

Applying traditional teaching methods to pragmatic conversations based on location/situation (ex. at the airport, restaurant, etc.)

Dialect Taught

Northern Levantine (Syrian/Lebanese dialect)

Textbook

Syrian Colloquial Dialect

Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)

Modern Standard Arabic, also known as Fusha, is widely considered the ‘official’ form of Arabic, even though it is not used in spoken conversations. Its primary use is for official written communication – everything from journalism and literature to street signs.

If your primary goal is study Arab literature, journalism, or poetry, then you may want to consider taking our MSA class.

Modern Standard Arabic

Available Dates & Times

Level 1: Saturday 2pm – 4pm
Level 2: Saturday 2pm – 4pm

Instructor

Level 1: Lamyaa Al-Azawy
Level 2: Sahar Hashem       

Language Focus

Reading, Writing, Listening Comprehension, Pronunciation
Vocabulary and Grammar

Methodology

Traditional Mainstream Approach

Textbook

Fully Integrated Arabic

‘Fully Integrated Arabic’ refers to an approach to Arabic language education that incorporates the spoken, conversational form of the language and the formal variety of the language – each according to the way they are used in everyday life (for example: having practice conversations in Conversational Arabic and reading a newspaper in Modern Standard Arabic)

Fully Integrated Arabic

Available Dates & Times

Level 1: Thursdays 7pm – 9pm
Level 2: Tuesdays 7pm – 9pm  

Instructor

Jihan Hasan

Language Focus

Listening Comprehension and Speaking Fluency

Methodology

Cornell University Model

Dialect Taught

Levantine Educated Spoken Arabic (LESA) and Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)

Not sure which course to take? No problem!
Contact us about shadowing a class!

Don’t see a course that suits you?
Learn more about the flexibility of Private Lessons!

Other Courses at Alif

Advanced Conversation

Arabic and French for the North African Francophone World
(Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia)

Intercultural Communication

Arabic and French for the North African Francophone World
(Lebanon, Syria)

Future Courses at Alif

Iraqi Dialect

Egyptian Dialect

Libyan Dialect

Moroccan Dialect

Arabic Customs and Traditions

Winter 2020 Early Registration 
Now through January 5th, 2020: 
$25 off tuition for early registration.

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  • info@alifinstitute.org
  • 3288 Marjan Drive, Atlanta, GA 30340
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Operating Hours
  • Tuesday* 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM*
  • Tuesday - Friday 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    *When Arabic Classes are NOT in session we close at 5:30 PM.