Arabic Course Descriptions for Adults

Arabic Course Descriptions for Adults

You might be interested in acquiring basic Arabic language skills over a short period of time since you are living in Qatar! If this really is what are you looking for, you should seriously consider pursuing this course which will teach you the Arabic alphabet and reading skills that give you the basics of speaking and listening through a variety of everyday situations. You will learn how to greet others, introduce yourself, communicate with people, ask about the places of  things and persons, read billboards and street names, etc. It is worth notice that the Arabic language taught in this course falls within the proper cultural contexts of the State of Qatar and the Middle East. Textbooks also include texts written in Arabic and Latin letters in order to facilitate learning Arabic in this early stage.  The language we teach in this course is the Modern Standard Arabic (MSA).

Prerequisites: 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 (you can purchase the textbook form the Language Center's library) 
  • Additional audio and visual resources prepared by TII's Language Center, and other web-based resources.
 

If you have finished the Survival Arabic course 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 build sentences 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 structures. Supplementary speaking, listening, reading, and writing materials are used. Arabic cultural topics are also introduced. The language we teach in this course is the Modern Standard Arabic (MSA).

Prerequisites: Survival Arabic at this program or equivalent. You can contact our Arabic Language Coordinator to meet him, or to perform a test to determine your level. 

Course materials:

  •  Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum Al Arabiya, Part One, Third Edition, by Kristin Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal and Abbas Al-Tonsi: Lessons 1-4 (you can purchase the textbook form the Language Center's library) 
  • Additional audio and visual resources prepared by TII's Language Center, and other web-based resources. 

You have completed the Arabic survival or Beginner 1 level, so you are able to read, you have some vocabulary, and you know the basics about the structure of the Arabic sentence, but you still feel that you need a step to help you achieve fluency of this level and communicate with people on basic topics. You need to talk to the taxi driver, to ask for food on the phone, to introduce yourself and your family ... and so on. This course is designed for this purpose, and for these needs. It is a strong beginning to make the Arabic language easy and it will qualify you to follow the Arabic courses efficiently and with the best possible benefits and expectations.

Pre-requisites: Arabic Beginner 1 or completed Arabic Survival efficiently.

Course Materials

Teacher Prepared Materials with Audio, visual, and web-based materials.

You are a doctor, a nurse or another healthcare professional in any Arab state 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.

Learning Outcomes:

Having finished this course, you will:

  • Be familiar with Arabic medical terminology
  • Be able to communicate with patients at a basic level
  • Have practiced your interpersonal skills in real case scenarios
  • Be able to handle challenging situations from a linguistic and cultural perspective

Pre-requisites: Arabic Beginner 1 or completed Arabic Survival efficiently.

Course Materials:

  • Authentic audio, visual and web-based resources
  • Instructional materials developed by TII Arabic instructors

Now that you have completed Arabic Beginner 1, you are curious to explore further; as 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. Arabic cultural topics are also introduced.  The language we teach in this course is the Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). 

Prerequisites: Arabic Beginner 1 at this program or equivalent. You can contact our Arabic Language Coordinator to meet him, or to perform a test to determine your level.

Course materials: 

  • Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum Al Arabiya, Part One, Third Edition, by Kristin Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal and Abbas Al-Tonsi:  Lessons 5-8 (you can purchase the textbook form the Language Center's library)  
  • Additional audio and visual resources prepared by TII's Language Center, and other web-based resources.

If you have completed Arabic beginner 3 or at least Arabic beginner 2 efficiently, at this program or elsewhere, and wish to focus on your communication skills away from a textbook, then this is the right course for you. You will use the basic grammatical structures and vocabulary that you have learned and will build upon them. Learning takes place through conversation and communication. This 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 to help you express yourself. You will increase your vocabulary and grammatical means of expression and improve your fluency. The class is conducted in Arabic.

Pre-requisites: Arabic Beginner 3 or at least Arabic Beginner 2 efficiently at this program or equivalent.  

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.  The language we teach in this course is the Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). 

Prerequisites: Arabic Beginner 2 at this program or equivalent. You can contact our Arabic Language Coordinator to meet him, or to perform a test to determine your level.

Course materials: 

  • Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum Al Arabiya, Part One, Third Edition, by Kristin Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal and Abbas Al-Tonsi: Lessons 9-13 (you can purchase the textbook from the Language Center’s library) 
  • Additional audio and visual resources prepared by TII's Language Center, and other web-based resources.

If you have completed the beginner 3 or at least beginner 2 efficiently, 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 to help you express yourself. You expand your vocabulary and grammatical means of expression and improve your fluency. The class is conducted in Arabic.

Pre-requisites: Beginner 3 or at least Beginner 2 efficiently at this program or equivalent.  

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.

Prerequisites: Arabic Beginner 3 at this program or equivalent.

You can contact our Arabic Language Coordinator to meet him, or to perform a test to determine your level.

Course materials: 

  • Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum Al Arabiya, Part Two, Third Edition, by Kristin Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal and Abbas Al-Tonsi (you can purchase the textbook from the Language Center’s library)  
  • Additional audio and visual resources prepared by TII's Language Center, and other web-based resources.

You are now in the middle of the intermediate series and you have acquired more knowledge! Keep up! This course will develop the skills gained in Intermediate 1. The tasks to be completed in this course are more complex and make you continue to gain self-confidence. You also learn to do some Arabic attempts in daily communicative situations.  

Prerequisites: Arabic Intermediate 1 at this program or equivalent.

You can contact our Arabic Language Coordinator to meet him, or to perform a test to determine your level.

Course materials: 

  • Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum Al Arabiya, Part Two, Third Edition, by Kristin Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal and Abbas Al-Tonsi (you can purchase the textbook from the Language Center’s library)  
  • Additional audio and visual resources prepared by TII's Language Center, and other web-based resources.

In this course, you will continue to develop your communication skills. If you have completed Arabic Intermediate 2 or at least Arabic Intermediate 1 efficiently, or equivalent, then 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 in the right context and improving fluency in speaking, reading, and listening. Classes are conducted exclusively in Arabic.  You will read an article, write a summary, make a presentation to the class, answer questions from other students, and engage in conversation. 

Prerequisites: Arabic Intermediate 2, or at least Arabic Intermediate 1 efficiently or equivalent.

Course materials: Teacher prepared materials with audio, visual, and web-based materials.

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

Prerequisites: Arabic Intermediate 2 at this program or equivalent.

You can contact our Arabic Language Coordinator to meet him, or to perform a test to determine your level.

Course materials: 

  • Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum Al Arabiya, Part Two, Third Edition, by Kristin Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal and Abbas Al-Tonsi (you can purchase the textbook from the Language Center’s library)  
  • Additional audio and visual resources prepared by TII's Language Center, and other web-based resources.

After you have finished Intermediate 3 and you know a lot of vocabulary, you may ask how you have all these vocabulary and still find some difficulty in speaking, or you may also find it hard to remember sentences and phrases! It is normal because you do not use your sentences and phrases in a conversation and may not know the correct contexts to use them. This is the right course that will make you benefit from what you have learned at the beginner and intermediate levels in a practical way through exercises in conversation and dialogue. It also discusses topics such as migration, environment, health, etc. Also, this course provides you with sentence connectors that make your speech coherent and clear, in addition to structures and phrases to express the various functions of language such as persuasion, comparison, explanation, evaluation and more.

Prerequisites: Arabic Intermediate 3 or equivalent.  

Course materials: Teacher prepared materials with audio, visual, and web-based materials.

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