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

Spoken Arabic

Tuesdays 7-9pm

Integrated Arabic

Wednesdays 7-9pm

Modern Standard Arabic

Mondays 7-9pm

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.

Level 1 (Beginner)
Tuesdays 7-9pm

Level 2 (Intermediate & Advanced)
Thursdays 7-9pm

Level 1 (Beginner)
August 25 – December 15  (15 weeks – No Class October 6 or November 24)

Level 2 (Intermediate and Advanced)
August 27 – December 17   (15 weeks – No Class October 8 or November 26)

Regular Price: $385
Early Bird Discount: $360*
*Sale ends August 15

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

Philip Ian

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:

Integrated Arabic 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.

Level 1 (Beginner)
– Wednesdays 7-9pm
– Instructor: Sahar Hashem

Level 2 (Intermediate – Advanced)
– Wednesdays 7-9pm
– Instructor: Jihan Hasan

August 26 – December 16   (15 weeks –No Class October 7 or November 25)

Regular Price: $385
Early Bird Discount: $360*
*Sale ends August 15

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:

Modern Standard Arabic Course Info

A fundamental approach, using the basic building blocks of the language to develop literacy, listening, and speaking skills in Modern Standard Arabic (aka ‘Formal Arabic’), the form of Arabic employed for reading, writing, and formal speech.

Through drills and activities that focus on vocabulary and grammar, students will develop skills in all areas of the language, along with a richer understanding of Arab cultures. 

August 24 – December 14   (15 weeks –No Class October 5 or November 23)

Regular Price: $385
Early Bird Discount: $360*
*Sale ends August 15

Live, Virtual Classroom via Zoom
Asynchronous practice through textbook

Nelly Shalaby

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

Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allam al-‘Arabiyya – A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part One

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

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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.