COLLOQUIAL ARABIC COURSE

LEVANTINE DIALECT

"Levantine dialect" refers to the dialects of Arabic spoken in the Levant: Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and Jordan.

Like all colloquial forms of Arabic (also known as 'amiyya), it is used in daily speech and is helpful if you want to travel or use your Arabic primarily for conversation. Although colloquial Arabic is spoken, these classes will also teach you to read and write the Arabic script.

Levantine dialect is understood quite well by speakers of other Arabic dialects. It is very different, however, from Darija, the vernacular dialects spoken in the Maghreb countries (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia).

Our colloquial language courses progressively move students from no knowledge of the Arabic language to being able to deal with a variety of real- life situations such as directing a taxi, answering the phone, dealing with groceries, speaking on the phone, etc. Students will also be exposed to very basic reading and writing skills such as road signs, Arabic numbers, restaurant menus, bills and signing your name and phone number in Arabic.

Enroll your children now and have them practice spoken Arabic, which you speak at home.

ADVANCED BEGINNER

This level is best suited for advanced beginners who had  previous exposure to the Arabic language. It will cover the Arabic alphabet and conversation practice. In addition, the course will cover conversational skills and daily routine tasks and conversations among people.

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED

This level is best suited for students who have had previous experience with the Arabic language. Experience with either colloquial or formal Arabic is acceptable. The instructor will help to build students' vocabulary, sentence structure and pronunciation in Levantine dialect.

Register for Fall Session: Advanced Beginner

This level is best suited for advanced beginners who had previous exposure to the Arabic language. It will cover the Arabic alphabet and conversation practice. In addition, the course will cover conversational skills and daily routine tasks and conversations among people. Saturdays Sept. 23, 30, October 7,14,21,28, Nov. 4 @ 12-1:30 pm.

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