Fall 2017 Colloquial Course: Levantine Dialect
About the 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).
Register for Course
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.
Start Date: September 23, 2017
Schedule: Saturdays Sept. 23 - Nov. 4, 12-1:30 pm.