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

1. Conversational Arabic

Conversational Arabic (aka. ‘Spoken Arabic’ or ‘amiyyah) is a collective term referring to all the spoken dialects of Arabic. 
If your primary goal is to converse in Arabic, you may want to consider the Conversational Arabic Course

This course uses storytelling and games to deliver high amounts of easily-understandable Levantine Arabic. Through this low-stress immersion into the language, students gradually develop a subconscious fluency in the language.

Here’s what our students have shared about their experience:

Available Dates & Times*

Level 1
May 11 – June 29 (8 weeks)
Mondays 7pm–9pm

Level 2 
May 5 – June 23 (8 weeks)
Tuesdays 7pm–9pm 

Level 3 
May 7 – June 25 (8 weeks)
Thursdays 7pm–9pm

*Before choosing your level, please select a course package (see below)

Course Packages

Packages are the same for all levels

Basic Package: $220

1. Weekly, 2-hour virtual class
2. Supplemental listening material for practice
3. Four asynchronous Conversation Labs via Instagram

Premium Package: $320

1. Weekly, 2-hour virtual class
2. Supplemental listening material for practice
3. Eight asynchronous Conversation Labs via Instagram

Classroom Format

Live, Virtual Classroom via Zoom
Asynchronous Conversational Practice via Instagram

Instructor

Philip Ian

Language Focus

Fluency and Listening Comprehension

Methodology

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

Dialect Taught

Southern Levantine (Jordanian/Palestinian dialect)

Textbook

No Textbook Required

Fully-Integrated Arabic (MSA + Levantine)

Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), also known as Fusha, is widely considered the ‘official’ form of Arabic. It is not used in spoken conversations, but it is the primary language of official written communication – everything from journalism and literature to street signs. Our Fully-Integrated Arabic incorporates Levantine Arabic with MSA using the textbook ‘Arabiyyat Al-Naas. If your goal is a more balanced approach between conversation and literature, you may want to consider these course offerings.

Summer I (MSA + Levantine)

Available Dates & Times

May 12 – July 2 (8 weeks)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 7pm–8:30pm

Course Packages

Basic Package: $320

1. 1.5-hour virtual class twice a week (3 hrs/wk)

Premium Package: $420

1. 1.5-hour virtual class twice a week (3 hrs/wk)
2. “Yalla Nidardish” – 8 hours of conversation practice

Instructors

Sahar Hashem and Jihan Hasan

Language Focus

Reading, Writing, and Conversation

Methodology

Cornell University Model

Textbook

Summer II (MSA + Levantine)

Available Dates & Times

May 13 – July 1 (8 weeks)
Wednesdays 7pm–9pm

Course Packages

Basic Package: $220

1. 2-hour virtual class once a week (3 hrs/wk)

Premium Package: $320

1. 2-hour virtual class once a week (3 hrs/wk)
2. “Yalla Nidardish” – 8 hours of conversation practice

Instructors

Sahar Hashem and Jihan Hasan

Language Focus

Reading, Writing, and Conversation

Methodology

Cornell University Model

Textbook

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

Contact Us

  • 770-936-8770
  • 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.