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

Winter 2020 Semester

January 14 – May 2 (15 weeks)

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

Pricing Info

1. Membership

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

2. Tuition

$385 $360* per course
*offer good through January 6

3. Textbooks

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

(Textbook info for each class can be found below)

Course Tracks

Our two course tracks offer students a variety of learning experiences,
emphasizing different aspects of the Arabic language and developing different language skills.

Conversational Arabic Track

  • Pure focus on conversational fluency in Spoken Arabic, with emphasis on subconscious language acquisition.
  • Immersion-based methodTeaching Proficiency through Reading & Storytelling (TPRS).

Conversational Arabic I (Beginner)
Day & Time Options:
– Tuesdays (7pm – 9pm) 
– Saturdays (2pm – 4pm) 
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Conversational Arabic II (Intermediate-Advanced)
Day & Time Options:
– Thursdays (7pm – 9pm)
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Language Goals: Listening & Speaking Fluency
Instruction Method: Implicit (focus on meaning and fluency)
Form(s) of Arabic: Levantine Arabic**
Writing Form: Transliteration (Arabic with English letters)

*For Conversational Arabic students interested in learning the Arabic Alphabet, private lessons may be purchased as an add-on.
**Other dialects available upon request.

Required Textbook
None

Expected Homework Amount
Less than 15 minutes per week

Philip Ian
Course(s) Taught at Alif
– Conversational Arabic I (Tuesdays & Saturdays)
– Conversational Arabic II

Email
philipian@alifinstitute.org

Teaching at Alif Since
August 2018

Comprehensive Arabic Track

  • More balanced approach between speaking skills and writing skills. 
  • More explicit, traditional teaching methods with greater emphasis on grammar and memorization.

Comprehensive Arabic I
Date & Time Options:
– Tuesdays (7pm – 9pm)
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Comprehensive Arabic II
Date & Time Options:
– Tuesdays (7pm – 9pm)
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Comprehensive Arabic III
Date & Time Options:
– Tuesdays (7pm – 9pm)
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Language Goals: 
Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking
Instruction Method: 
Explicit (focus on form and accuracy)
Form(s) of Arabic: 
Levantine Arabic and/or Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)*
Writing Form 
Traditional Arabic Alphabet

*Some courses exclusively teach MSA

 

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

Expected Homework Amount
30 minutes per week

Jihan Hasan
Course(s) Taught at Alif
Comprehensive Arabic

 

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Courses

Comprehensive Arabic I

This course serves as a basic, traditional introduction to the Arabic language, starting with the Arabic alphabet. 

Available Dates & Times

Tuesdays 7pm – 9pm

Language Goals

Basic traditional literacy with the Arabic alphabet and beginner-level proficiency in both Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine Arabic. 

Methodology

(More information to come)

Textbooks Required

Expected Homework Amount

Roughly 30 min per week
(Exercises from textbook)

Instructor

Lamia Azawy
info@alifinstitute.org

Dialect Taught 

Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine dialect


Students will be able to: 

(More information to come) 

Alphabet Style

Traditional Arabic Alphabet 

Experience Recommended

No prior experience needed

Comprehensive Arabic II

The purpose of this class is to cultivate a love of the Arabic language and an increased understanding of unique Arab cultures. Class time is focused on conversation as well as listening, reading, grammar, and writing exercises. This course is multi-level, but students all receive the same material. This allows for peer-to-peer facilitation and a more socially-oriented learning experience.

Available Dates & Times

Tuesdays 7pm – 9pm

Language Goals

(More information to come)

Methodology

(More information to come)

Textbooks Required

Expected Homework Amount

Roughly 30 min per week
(Exercises from textbook)

Instructor

Sahar Hashem
info@alifinstitute.org

Dialect Taught 

Modern Standard Arabic with Levantine Dialect

Students will be able to: 

(More information to come) 

Alphabet Style

Traditional Arabic Alphabet 

Experience Recommended

A basic understanding of the Arabic letters  

Comprehensive Arabic III

The purpose of this class is to cultivate a love of the Arabic language and an increased understanding of unique Arab cultures. Class time is focused on conversation as well as listening, reading, grammar, and writing exercises. This course is multi-level, but students all receive the same material. This allows for peer-to-peer facilitation and a more socially-oriented learning experience.

Available Dates & Times

Tuesdays 7pm – 9pm

Language Goals

Advanced proficiency in reading and writing, and basic conversational proficiency

Methodology

(More information to come) 

Textbooks Required

Expected Homework Amount

Roughly 30 min per week
(Exercises from textbook)

Instructor

Jihan Hasan
jihano74@hotmail.com

Dialect Taught 

Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine Arabic

Students will be able to: 

(More information to come) 

Alphabet Style

Traditional Arabic Alphabet 

Experience Recommended

Basic literacy in traditional Arabic alphabet and at least one year of experience learning Arabic

Conversational Arabic I

This class is purely devoted towards developing beginner-level conversational proficiency in Levantine Arabic. Conversational Arabic I focuses on familiarity with using the most frequently used words and phrases in the language (pronouns, prepositions, basic verbs, everyday items, etc.).

Available Dates & Times

Tuesdays 7pm – 9pm
Saturdays 2pm – 4pm

Language Goals

Listening and Speaking Fluency

Methodology

The course is taught using Comprehensible Input (CI) and a methodology known as Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS).

Textbooks Required

No Textbooks Required

Expected Homework Amount

Less than 15 minutes per week
Consists of viewing a video story on Google Classroom

Instructor

Philip Ian
philipian@alifinstitute.org

Dialect Taught 

Levantine Arabic 

Students will be able to: 

– Make basic introductions and exchange basic pleasantries
– Make simple, spontaneous observations from surroundings 
– Comprehend most basic, high-frequency verbs and phrases

Alphabet Style

Transliterated Arabic (Arabic with English letters)

Experience Recommended

No prior experience needed

Conversational Arabic II

Conversational Arabic II is a multi-level course for students who have completed Conversational Arabic I (completion requires at least 75% attendance). The course is devoted towards further establishing fluency with the basic, high-frequency words and phrases, while also incorporating more nuanced and individualized language pertinent to students’ everyday lives.

This course also provides students with explanations of various aspects of the Arabic language that can aid students in their goal of conversational fluency.

Available Dates & Times

Thursdays 7pm – 9pm

Language Goals

Listening and Speaking Fluency

Methodology

The course is taught using Comprehensible Input (CI) and a methodology known as Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS).

Textbooks Required

No Textbooks Required

Expected Homework Amount

Less than 15 minutes per week. 
(Viewing a video story on Google Classroom)

Instructor

Philip Ian
philipian@alifinstitute.org

Dialect Taught 

Levantine Arabic

Students will be able to: 

– Describe their daily routine
– Ask and answer simple questions on familiar topics
– Engage in a simple conversation

Alphabet Style

Transliterated Arabic (Arabic with English letters)

Experience Recommended

Completion of Conversational Arabic I
(75% attendance required for completion)

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

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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.