Arabic Program Spring 2018

Arabic Program Spring 2018

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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: 10 December 2017 till 10 January 2018 during
Days: Sunday – Thursday
Time:From 10 December till 31 December 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 
From 1 January till 10 January 2018 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Kindly note that outside the registration period our office is open until 4.00 pm

The Language Center is closed on 12, 17, and 18 December 2017

TII’s Arabic Program

As we are we are well aware that learners are eager to communicate, our broad approach at TII is to teach Arabic for communication, the reason for which any language exists. We try hard to have our students see their environment as an extension of their classrooms. Our extracurricular activities will immerse you in various cultural activities that will allow you to intimately understand the Arab culture in a way that the typical classroom environment may not provide. Our extracurricular activities include visiting museums, desert excursions, movie nights, Mangrove kayaking, visiting Al Shahaniya Camel Racetrack, Losail Circuit Sports Club, and visiting the Souk! Put it simply, we will fast-track you to your goal!

Whether it is fall, spring, or summer, do not wait! Give it a go and join TII’s Arabic classes. 

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 reading and writing and acquire speaking and listening skills through a variety of everyday situations. You learn how to greet and address people properly, introduce yourself and your family members, how to socialize, how to tell the time and date. Through role play and every day simulated situations, you will practice telling your address in details to a friend who will visit you or to a restaurant who will deliver a meal to you. You will learn the Arabic numbers and practice contexts in which you will have to use them! You will be introduced to some basic grammatical structures such as forming and answering simple questions. Specifically, the present tense will be studied so that you will be able to construct simple sentences on your own. Language instruction is taught in the context of Qatari and Middle Eastern culture. The class material is written in Arabic. Extracurricular activities are organized in order to enrich your Arabic learning experience.  

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

Course Dates: 16 January – 26 March 2017
Number of weeks: 10
Course duration: 40 hours

Section 1: Sunday & Tuesday, 5:00 pm – 7:00pm      
Section 2: Sunday & Tuesday, 7:00 pm – 9:00pm
Section 3: Monday & Wednesday, 5:00 pm – 7:00pm               
Section 4: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, as well as acquiring more cultural awareness. In addition to the structures and topics learned in the survival level, you start learning the essential sentence structures, introductory conversational patterns and basic grammar so that you can begin to create with the language and engage in practical everyday situations. Typically, you will learn how to describe your home, your daily routines, and to successfully handle any situation related to a supermarket or to a restaurant. New topics also 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 and immersed in outside of class activities that supplement the curriculum content. 

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: 16 January – 26 March 2017
Number of weeks: 10
Course duration: 40 hours

Section 1: Sunday & Tuesday, 5:00 – 7:00 pm      
Section 2: Monday & Wednesday, 7:00 pm – 9:00pm Section 3: Sunday & Tuesday, 9:00 – 11:00 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. More specifically, the present, past, future tenses are extensively practiced in conversation in addition to the verb patterns and the verbal nouns. Speaking topics will build on what was learned in both survival and beginner 1 levels to include visiting the doctor, making reservations, and describing the weather. You will also practice speaking about present, past and future events.  Also Supplementary speaking, listening, reading, and writing materials are used. Language instruction takes place in the context of learning about Arabic culture. You will be invited and encouraged to participate in activities organized outside the classroom setting that help you get engaged to the Arabic language. 

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

Course Dates: 16 January – 26 March 2017
Number of weeks: 10
Course duration: 40 hours

Section 1: Monday & Wednesday, 7:00 pm – 9:00pm      
Section 2:  Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 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). This course will consolidate what you have learned in the previous levels!  In order for you to expand your vocabulary, you work with a variety of authentic spoken and written texts.  You will practice speaking extensively about your friends, your favorite books, movies, trips, your home country, your school life your home city, neighbors, relatives, hobbies, etc.  You will be more involved in presentation-like class activities and receive constructive feedback both from your peers and from the instructor. 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: 16 January – 26 March 2017
Number of weeks: 10
Course duration: 40 hours

Section 1: Monday & Wednesday, 5:00 – 7:00 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. The theme for class communication in this level is built around Qatar. Participants will have the chances to explore all aspects of Qatari life from clothes, feasts, habits and traditions, food, Qatari social life, marriages, clothes, religious and national celebrations. After taking this course, you will start seeing Qatar with a different eye and hence, you will feel you are more integrated with your new environment in Qatar. 

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: 16 January – 26 March 2017
Number of weeks: 10
Course duration: 40 hours

Section 1: Sunday & Tuesday, 5:00 – 7:00 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 gain more self-confidence.

The theme for class communication in this level is built around the world countries. Students will be assigned tasks to do at home and come to present their work in class.  A different country that interests students is to be studied in details for each class in terms of its social political, economic, geographic, cultural and historic aspects etc. Participants will explore the assigned countries in the same way they explored Qatar in the previous level using a template provided by the instructor to quest for the main information. In this course you will also learn case marking (tashkeel) in Arabic for the first time. 

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: 16 January – 26 March 2017
Number of weeks: 10
Course duration: 40 hours

Section 1: Monday & Wednesday, 7:00 – 9:00 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, congratulations! At this level you engage in conversations of greater complexity and communicate with greater confidence and ease. You expand your vocabulary, structures and refine your grammar and idiomatic expressions. You are able to communicate within the appropriate cultural context. This course is supplemented by materials that cover diverse areas. Class discussions will be prompted by a movie, a short story, a song, a TV. Show or an article from the local newspapers. Typically, students will be presenting their works in class or engaging in discussions about thematic topics with guest speakers. Students in this course will be helping with leading the extracurricular activities for the whole Arabic Program.  

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: 16 January – 26 March 2017
Number of weeks: 10
Course duration: 40 hours

Section 1: Sunday & Tuesday, 7:00 – 9:00 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 structures and vocabulary that you have learned and build upon them. Learning takes place through communication. In order for the course to be more engaging for students, the tasks and topics coved in this course are selected by the students and approved by the teacher at the very beginning of the course. 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: 16 January – 26 March 2017
Number of weeks: 10
Course duration: 40 hours

Section 1: Sunday & Tuesday, 7:00 – 9:00 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. In order to develop autonomous learners, the instructor will let students take part in selecting the topics and the tasks for this course.  

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

Course Dates: 16 January – 26 March 2017
Number of weeks: 10
Course duration: 40 hours

Section 1: Monday & Wednesday, 5:00 – 7:00 pm               

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

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

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