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

2020 Winter/Spring Open House

Saturday, January 16th from 3 pm -5 pm
In-person at Alif Institute. Masks & social distancing required.

Conversational Levantine Arabic

Educated Levantine Arabic

Educated Egyptian
Arabic

Course Info

This course focuses on spoken Levantine Arabic (Palestinian/Jordanian). Highly interactive, it is taught using stories, props, and Arabic Chat Language (Arabic written in English script).

The course will be a total of 15 sessions.

Beginner

Monday 7-9pm

Level 1

Tuesday 7-9pm

Level 2

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 

This course follows a model known as TPRS (Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling) which emphasizes comprehensible input in a fun interactive setting. (read more)

No textbook required

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

Course Info

This course focuses on Levantine Dialect (Syrian, Lebanese, Palestinian, Jordanian) and Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) integrated to reflect natural usage. This course follows the integrated Arabic communicative model focusing on reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills developed at Cornell University.

The course will be a total of 15 sessions. 

Beginner
Mondays, 7 pm – 9 pm

Level 1
Tuesdays, 7 pm – 9 pm

Level 2
Wednesdays,  7 pm – 9 pm

Level 3 (begins Jan. 12)

Tuesdays, 7 pm – 9pm

All Courses, with the exception of Level 3 Levantine Arabic, will begin the week of January 25 and continue through the week of May 17, with one week off for Eid al-Fitr. 

Level 3 Educated Levantine Arabic begins on Tuesday, January 12th. 

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

Live, Virtual Classroom via Zoom
Asynchronous practice through textbook

Jihan Hasan

Sahar Hashem

University-style Arabic language instruction focused on the Communicative Language Approach based on the standards of the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

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

Course Info

This course focuses on Egyptian Dialect (Cairo) and Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) integrated to reflect natural usage. This course follows the integrated Arabic communicative model focusing on reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills developed at Cornell University.

The course will be a total of 15 sessions (30 hours). 

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

University-style Arabic language instruction focused on the Communicative Language Approach based on the standards of the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

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

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.