Arabic Program Fall 2017

Arabic Program Fall 2017

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Register online and confirm your registration at TII by paying your course fees (payment by credit or debit cards only).

All payments are accepted at our offices: Al Luqta Street, Qatar Foundation, Gate #2, LAS Building, First Floor.

Registration details
Dates: 15 August till 30 August and 10 September till 20 September 
Days: Sunday – Thursday
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (from 15 August – 30 August 2017)
10:00 am – 6:30 pm (from 10 – 20 September 2017)

Kindly note that the Language Center is closed during the Eid holiday

Survival Arabic

Since you are living in Qatar now, you must be interested in acquiring basic Arabic language skills over a short period of time! If this sounds like you, you should consider taking this course. In this course, you learn the Arabic alphabet and acquire speaking and listening skills through a variety of everyday situations. You learn how to greet and address people properly, introduce yourself, how to socialize, how to tell the time and date, etc. Language instruction is taught in the context of Qatari and Middle Eastern culture. The class material is written in both Arabic and the Roman script.

Tuition fees: QAR 2,500
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: QAR 290

Course Dates: 24 September – December 13
Number of weeks: 12
Course duration: 40 hours

Section 1: Sunday & Tuesday, 5:00 pm – 6:40pm      
Section 2: Sunday & Tuesday, 7:00 pm – 8:40pm
Section 3: Monday & Wednesday, 5:00 pm – 6:40pm               
Section 4: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 11:40 am

Pre-requisites: No prior knowledge of Arabic is expected.

Course Materials

  • Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds, Third Edition, by Kristin Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tons
  • Audio, visual, and web-based materials. 

 

Arabic Beginner 1

If you have finished the Survival Arabic or you already have some basic knowledge of Arabic, you must be asking “What is next?”! The perfect answer is to consider this course! It is the true beginning! In it, you start broadening your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, as well as acquiring more cultural awareness. At this level you start learning sentence structure, introductory conversational patterns and basic grammar so that you can begin to create with the language and engage in practical everyday situations. Topics include but are not limited to greetings, polite expressions, asking and answering questions, and exchanging personal information. The present tense is practiced as well as the basic sentence structure. Supplementary speaking, listening, reading, and writing materials will be used. You will also discuss topics of Arabic culture.

Tuition fees: QAR 2,500
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: QAR 360 (this textbook will be used for Beginner 1 & 2 & 3)

Course Dates: 24 September – December 13
Number of weeks: 12
Course duration: 40 hours

Section 1: Sunday & Tuesday, 5:00 – 6:40 pm      
Section 2: Sunday & Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:40 pm
Section 3: Monday & Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:40 pm
Section 4: Sunday & Tuesday, 9:00 – 10:40 am   

Pre-requisites: Survival Arabic at this program or equivalent.

Course Materials

  • Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum Al Arabiya, Part One, Third Edition, by Kristin Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal and Abbas Al-Tonsi
  • Supplementary audio, visual, and web-based materials.

 

Arabic Beginner 2 

Now that you have completed Arabic Beginner 1 you are curious to explore further. And it gets easier. In this course you gain more practical experience, learn more sophisticated grammatical concepts and how to implement them in your speech and expand your vocabulary for a greater variety of situations. The present, past, future tenses are extensively practiced in conversation. Supplementary speaking, listening, reading, and writing materials are used. Language instruction takes place in the context of learning about Arabic culture.

Tuition fees: QAR 2,500
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: QAR 360

Course Dates: 24 September – December 13
Number of weeks: 12
Course duration: 40 hours

Section 1: Sunday & Tuesday, 5:00 – 6:40 pm      
Section 2: Monday & Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:40 pm   
Section 3: Sunday & Tuesday, 11:00 – 12:40 pm

Pre-requisites: Arabic Beginner 1 at this program or equivalent.

Course Materials

  • Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum Al Arabiya, Part One, Third Edition, by Kristin Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal and Abbas Al-Tonsi
  • Supplementary audio, visual, and web based materials. 

 

Arabic Beginner 3

You are getting there! You are almost at the end of the beginner stage. This course helps you move to the intermediate level of proficiency as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Proficiency Guidelines (ACTFL). In order for you to expand your vocabulary you work with a variety of authentic spoken and written texts.  Speaking, listening, reading and writing all play an integral part in this course. This course has a strong cultural component which helps in the learning of the language.

Tuition fees: 2,500 QAR
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: 360 QAR (this textbook will be used for beginner 1 & 2 & 3)

Course Dates: 24 September – December 13
Number of weeks: 12
Course duration: 40 hours

Section 1: Monday & Wednesday, 5:00 – 6:40 pm             

Pre-requisites: Arabic Beginner 2 at this program or equivalent.

Course Materials

  • Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum Al Arabiya, Part One, Third Edition, by Kristin Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal and Abbas Al-Tonsi
  • Supplementary audio, visual, and web-based materials.

 

Arabic Intermediate 1

You have completed the beginner series! Now what? It’s time to get ready to build on the skills you have already acquired. As you now have a strong knowledge of the basic structures and a good reserve of vocabulary, you are ready to proceed on exploring the Arabic language and culture in greater depth!

This course will expand your range of vocabulary and grammar knowledge. As a result, your communicative skills will develop and you will be able to successfully engage in conversations with native speakers.

Tuition fees: 2,500 QAR
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: 360 QAR (this textbook will be used for intermediate 1 & 2 & 3)

Course Dates: 24 September – December 13
Number of weeks: 12
Course duration: 40 hours

Section 1: Sunday & Tuesday, 5:00 – 6:40 pm      

Course Materials

  • Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum Al Arabiya, Part Two, Third Edition, by Kristin Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal and Abbas Al-Tonsi
  • Supplementary materials, including audio and video resources.

Pre-requisites: Beginner 3 at this program or equivalent.

Arabic Intermediate 2

You are now in the middle of the intermediate series and you have acquired more knowledge! Keep up! In this course, you build upon the skills you have acquired in Intermediate 1. You perform more complex communication tasks and more self-confidence. You also learn to take linguistic risks in daily communicative situations. 

Tuition fees: 2,500 QAR
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: 360 QAR (this textbook will be used for intermediate 1 & 2 & 3)

Course Dates: 24 September – December 13
Number of weeks: 12
Course duration: 40 hours

Section 1: Monday & Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:40 pm

Course Materials

  • Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum Al Arabiya, Part Two, Third Edition, by Kristin Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal and Abbas Al-Tonsi
  • Supplementary materials, including audio and video resources.

Pre-requisites: Intermediate 1 at this program or equivalent.

Arabic Intermediate 3

You have reached the end of the intermediate series. At this level you engage in conversations of greater complexity and communicate with greater confidence and ease. You expand your vocabulary and refine your grammar and idiomatic expressions. You are able to communicate within the appropriate cultural context. 

Tuition fees: 2,500 QAR
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: 360 QAR (this textbook will be used for intermediate 1 & 2 & 3)

Course Dates: 24 September – December 13

Number of weeks: 12

Course duration: 40 hours

Section 1: Sunday & Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:40 pm

Course Materials

  • Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum Al Arabiya, Part Two, Third Edition, by Kristin Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal and Abbas Al-Tonsi
  • Supplementary materials, including audio and video resources.

Pre-requisites: Intermediate 2 at this program or equivalent. 

Arabic Conversation 1 

If you have completed the beginner series at this program or elsewhere and wish to focus on your communication skills away from a textbook this is the right course for you. You use the basic grammatical structures and vocabulary that you have learned and build upon them. Learning takes place through conversation and communication. The course is taught using only authentic and customized communicative materials watching Arabic movies, listening to Arabic music, songs, and viewing cartoons. You also read materials from the Internet and print media about current events and discuss them in class. You expand your vocabulary and grammatical means of expression and improve your fluency. The class is conducted in Arabic.

Tuition fees: 2,500 QAR
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: No textbook is required.

Course Dates: 24 September – December 13
Number of weeks: 12
Course duration: 40 hours

Section 1: Sunday & Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:40 pm

Course Materials
Audio, video, and web-based resources are used.

Pre-requisites: At least Beginner 3 at this program or equivalent.

Arabic Conversation 2  

In this course you continue to develop your communication skills. If you have completed Intermediate 1 or 2 levels or equivalent this is the right course for you. The course is taught using only authentic and customized communicative materials watching Arabic movies, listening to Arabic music, songs, and viewing cartoons. A typical class includes intensive practice in conversation with emphasis on vocabulary building and improving fluency in speaking, reading, and listening. Classes are conducted exclusively in Arabic.  You read an article, write a summary, make a presentation to the class, answer questions from other students, and engage in conversation.

Tuition fees: 2,500 QAR
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: No textbook is required.

Course Dates: 24 September – December 13
Number of weeks: 12
Course duration: 40 hours

Section 1: Monday & Wednesday, 5:00 – 6:40 pm               

Course Materials
Audio, video, and web-based resources are used.

Pre-requisites: Conversation 1, Intermediate 1 or 2, or equivalent.  

Media Arabic 1   

You have taken Arabic courses but you wish to go off “the beaten path” of instruction. Then you may want to consider this course. The goal of the Media Arabic 1 course is to introduce you to the Arabic used in the media. The course is designed to develop your ability to read simple news items in different newspapers published in the Arab world and to listen to and understand broadcast news. You achieve two goals: you have a focus on the media and you also expand you vocabulary and grammatical resources by engaging with the language in a natural way. This utilizes authentic materials with an emphasis on the local media in Qatar.

Tuition fees: 2,500 QAR
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: No textbook is required.

Course Dates: 24 September – December 13
Number of weeks: 12
Course duration: 40 hours

Section 1: Monday & Wednesday, 5:00 – 6:40 pm               

Course Materials
Audio, video, and web-based resources are used.

Prerequisites: At least intermediate 1 at this program or equivalent.

Qatari (Khaleeji) Dialect

Here you are, knowing some Arabic and yet unable to talk with your Qatari colleagues, neighbors and friends. What’s wrong? You need the Qatari dialect! This is the course that will help you fix the problem.

While most Arabic language classes focus on Modern Standard Arabic, this course provides the perfect opportunity to learn the variety of Arabic spoken by Qataris. Typically, students in this course have successfully completed three or four semesters of Modern Standard Arabic. You learn through authentic materials and emphasis is placed on communicative tasks. Role play is part of instruction. In the process you learn specific aspects of the Qatari dialect such as grammatical structures, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Tuition fees: 2,500 QAR
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: No textbook is required.

Course Dates: 24 September – December 13
Number of weeks: 12
Course duration: 40 hours

Section 1: Sunday & Tuesday, 5:00 – 6:40 pm      

Course Materials
Audio, video, and web-based resources are used.

Pre-requisites: Intermediate level of Modern Standard Arabic.

Arabic for Medical Professionals  

You are a doctor, a nurse or another healthcare professional in Qatar and you find out that English is not enough. Sometimes you wish you could understand your Arabic-speaking patients better and to show to them that you care. This is the course that can help you do that. 

This course is very practical. It is designed around basic clinical situations that healthcare professionals face and the interactions they engage in. It will help you explain a prescription, report lab results, communicate with a patient who comes in with a fever or with a concerned family member.

Tuition fees: 2,500 QAR
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: No textbook is required.

Course Dates: 24 September – December 13
Number of weeks: 12
Course duration: 40 hours

Section 1: Sunday & Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:40pm
Section 2: Monday & Wednesday, 5:00 – 6:40 pm               

Course Materials
Audio, video, and web-based resources are used.

Pre-requisites: No prior knowledge of Arabic is expected.

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