Arabic Program Summer 2018

Arabic Program Summer 2018

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

Registration details
Dates: 18 March 2018 till 3 April 2018
Days: Sunday – Thursday
Time: 
From 4 March till 22 March 2018 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 
           
From 25 March till 3 April 2018 from 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 

Survival Arabic

Since you are living in Qatar now, you must be interested in acquiring basic Arabic language skills over a short period! 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 1620
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: QAR 290

Course Dates: 8 April – 9 May 2018
Number of weeks: 5
Course duration: 30 hours

Section 1: Sundays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:00 – 12:00 am
Section 2: Sundays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:00 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-Tonsi
  • Audio, visual, and web-based materials. 
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 1620
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: QAR 360 (this textbook will be used for Beginner 1 & 2 & 3)

Course Dates: 8 April – 9 May 2018
Number of weeks: 5
Course duration: 30 hours

Section 1: Sundays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:00 pm      

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. Moreover, 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 1620
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: QAR 360

Course Dates: 8 April – 9 May 2018
Number of weeks: 5
Course duration: 30 hours

Section 1: Sundays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 7:00 – 9:00 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. 
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: 1620 QAR
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: 360 QAR (this textbook will be used for intermediate 1 & 2 & 3)

Course Dates: 8 April – 9 May 2018
Number of weeks: 5
Course duration: 30 hours

Section 1: Sundays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 7:00 – 9:00 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 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: 1620 QAR
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: No textbook is required.

Course Dates: 8 April – 9 May 2018
Number of weeks: 5
Course duration: 30 hours

Section 1: Sundays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:00 pm

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

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

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