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Regular Arabic Classes

Arabic language courses in regular evening classes are conducted in four 10-week terms per year. We have classes from beginner to advanced level. Each class has one 90 minute session per week unless indicated otherwise. The fee for our Arabic evening classes is $335 per term. The minimum number for our regular evening classes is five students, with a maximum of 10 – 12 students.

Smaller Arabic Classes

Occasionally we have only 3 or 4 students for a particular Arabic class. As a cancellation of classes might cause disappointment to our students, we offer these smaller classes at different rates and conditions.

Classes with four students are $350 for a 9-week term. Classes with 3 students are $350 for an 7-week term.

Beginners to Advanced

Beginners start as Elementary 1 (A.1.1) and go up to Elementary 4 (A1.4). Each of the elementary levels will take approximately one term to complete. Intermediate and Advanced levels vary.

Internationally recognized examinations can be taken from advanced levels. Please talk to us for a free informal assessment of your level.

Arabic Online Lessons

We offer online classes at $59 per 45 minutes especially for people who want to practice their conversation skills, but they can be for regular class work, too. Ask us for details.

Outline for A1 Elementary Arabic Levels

Book: Mastering Arabic 1

The general guideline for A1 is the following:

A1.1 = Elementary 1: Unit 1-6

A1.2 = Elementary 2: Unit 7-11

A1.3 = Elementary 3: Unit 12-16

A1.4 = Elementary 4: Unit 17-20

A1.1 Elementary 1 is an 15-hour course for beginners.

This course will take the students through general topics such as:

Language Unit 1
  • Letters of the alphabet: group 1
  • Vowels
  • Joining letters: group 1
  • Adding vowels to words
  • Conversation sections
  • Conversation: Greetings and leave-taking
  • Vocabulary learning
Language Unit 2
  • Letters of the alphabet: group 2
  • Joining letters: group 2
  • Long vowels
  • Putting words together
  • Simple sentences
  • Conversation: Introducing yourself
  • Male and female
  • Conversation: Meeting someone for the first time
Language Unit 3
  • Letters of the alphabet: group 3
  • Handwriting letters: group 3
  • Feminine words
  • What’s this?
  • The family
  • Conversation: talking about where you live and who you live with
  • Conversation: Introducing your family
  • Vocabulary in Unit 3
Language Unit 4
  • Letters of the alphabet: group 4
  • Handwriting letters: group 4
  • Joining letters: group 4
  • Jobs
  • Family occupations
  • Conversation: talking about what you do
  • Making words plural
  • Conversation: talking about where you work or study
  • Video: Amani talks about her family
  • Structure notes: Case endings; the nominative case
Language Unit 5
  • Letters of the alphabet: group 5
  • Handwriting letters: group 5
  • Joining letters: group 5
  • Everyday objects
  • Sign and crosswords
  • Describing things
  • Possessive endings (attached pronouns)
  • Conversation: polite request
  • Structure notes: Definite and indefinite
Language Unit 6
  • Letters of the alphabet: group 6
  • Emphatic letters
  • Joining letters: group 6
  • Sun letters
  • Asking questions
  • Hamza
  • Where?
  • Arabic and computers
  • Anwar’s bog
  • Conversation: Dialects
  • Structure notes: The genitive case

A1.2 Elementary 2 is an 15-hour course.

This course will take the students through general topics such as:

Language Unit 7
  • Describing your city or town
  • What’s the town like?
  • Conversation: asking for directions
  • More about plurals
  • More about adjectives
  • Conversation:
  • Describing your town or your room
  • Video: Mahmoud describes his apartment
  • Structure notes: Genitive with idafa
Language Unit 8
  • Conversation Review
Language Unit 9
  • The Middle East
  • Capital City
  • Geographical position
  • Other countries of the world
  • Nationalities
  • Nisba adjectives
  • Conversation: Talking about where you come from
  • Plural nationalities
  • Personal pronouns
  • Video: Cyrine talks about herself
 Language Unit 10
  • Arabic numbers 1-10
  • Direction of Arabic numbers
  • Counting things
  • The dual
  • Plurals with numbers
  • How many?
  • How much?
  • In the market
  • Describing what you have
  • Conversation: Buying a ring in the market
  • Structure notes: sound masculine plural case endings
Language Unit 11
  • Word roots
  • External and internal plurals
  • Plural patterns 1 and 2
  • Vocabulary learning
  • What are these?
  • The party
  • Conversation: Going shopping
  • Colours
  • Back to school
  • Structure notes: The accusative case

A1.3 Elementary 3 is an 15-hour course for beginners.

This course will take the students through general topics such as:

Language Unit 12
  • At the grocer’s
  • Describing packaging
  • My favorite dish
  • Group words
  • Waiter!
  • Conversation: At the restaurant
  • Using a dictionary
  • Words for places
  • Video: Mahmoud talks about his favourite food
Language Unit 13
  • What happenend yesterday?
  • Asking questions about the past
  • Questions with “what?”
  • Past verbs
  • Joining sentences together
  • Structure notes: Plural and dual case endings
Language Unit 14
  • Plural patterns 3 and 4
  • Numbers 11-100
  • Numbers 11 upwards with a singular noun
  • What’s the weather like?
  • Describing the weather
  • It was an enjoyable trip
  • Writing notes and postcards
  • Past verbs in the plural
  • Conversation: Talking about a vacation
  • Video: Amani talks about her trip
  • Structure notes: Higher numbers
Language Unit 15
  • Conversation: Review
Language Unit 16
  • What’s the time?
  • More about time
  • ‘At’ plus time
  • Every day
  • He and she
  • Negative statements
  • Asking questions about every day
  • Present tense
  • What do you do everyday?
  • Video: Abdou describes his daily routine
  • Structure notes: The present tense

A1.4 Elementary 4 is an 15-hour course for beginners.

This course will take the students through general topics such as:

Language Unit 17
  • The biggest in the worls
  • Comparatives and superlatives
  • Days of the week
  • At the car rental office
  • Comparing past and present
  • Was/were
  • Weak verbs
  • Video: Mahmoud talks about the Egypt of his youth
Language Unit 18
  • Education: at school
  • Education: at university
  • Video: Cyrine talks about her studies
  • Arabic words in English
  • Plural pattern 5
  • Talking about business and politics
  • A new life
  • Word order and verbs
  • Last Thursday
  • Past negative
  • Structure notes: More about idafa
Language Unit 19
  • Months oft he year
  • In the future
  • Talking about your plan
  • Forms of the verb: an introduction
  • Zeinah’s plans
  • Video: Abdou talks about his future plans
Language Unit 20
  • Conversation: Review
  • Further study