- Beginning Arabic 1A (first semester of first-year level)
- Intermediate Arabic 2A (first semester of second-year level)
- Advanced Arabic 3A (first semester of third-year level)
Start Date: Sept. 7, 2021
End Date: December 17, 2021
Benefit from Bayan’s fully online classical Arabic courses. A full-year level can be completed in a Fall and Spring semester sequence. The courses offer a great way for members of the general public to study the language in a structured academic manner, with instructors who are experts in teaching Arabic as a foreign language to non-native speakers. These courses can also prepare high school students for advanced placement in undergraduate courses, and prepare undergraduates for admission to graduate school. Graduate students can refresh their understanding of the language and prepare for more advanced levels. These courses are suitable for anyone who wishes to improve their Arabic language fluency, including native speakers of dialectical Arabic who may wish to understand the formal language better.
The 1A and 1B sequence represents a full academic year of study (Fall and Spring terms) at the beginning level. Likewise, 2A and 2B constitute the full academic year at the intermediate level. Students who are new to Arabic language should start at the 1A level. Students with some prior coursework in Arabic may start at the 1B or 2A level, based on a placement test we can provide.
Beginning Arabic 1A (first of 2 parts) from Sept. 7 through Dec. 17
Intermediate Arabic 2A (first of 2 parts) from Sept. 7 through Dec. 17
All levels are taught in a manner corresponding to typical US university academic Arabic programs, using the contemporary “communicative” approach, which develops the four skills areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Emphasis is given to classical (fus’ha) grammar and elements of modern standard Arabic, rather than any regional dialects. Proficiency in the language requires commitment and patience, and results can be seen over time.
The coursework involves weekly self-paced preparation and homework using the assigned textbook and online platform, as well as scheduled live online Zoom sessions each week with the instructor. Students are expected to come prepared for each live session, having completed the homework assignments, so learning can be reinforced through practice in the live setting. Zoom sessions are not recorded for review.
|LEVEL||MEETING TIMES||REQUIRED BOOKS||INSTRUCTORS|
|ARABIC 1A||Tuesdays 7:00-10:00pm Central Time||Dr. Mahbuba Hammad|
|ARABIC 2A||Thursdays 7:00-10:00pm Central Time||Dr. Mahbuba Hammad|
Please purchase the required textbook at least one week prior to the course start date. In addition to the textbook, access to the Al-Kitaab Companion website will need to be purchased for $25 (instructions will be provided by the instructor near the start of the course).
The registration form below is for enrollment as a Community member. No academic credit is granted and no transcript is provided for completed courses. If you are interested in graduate-level academic credit that may be transferable to another school, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance, as the enrollment procedure is different and the registration fee is the full tuition rate.
|Enrollment Type||Individual||Group Rate|
|Community / Non-Credit (no transcript)||$700 for each part (1A / 1B / 2A / 2B) and $1,400 for 1A+1B or 2A+2B||$500 for each part (1A / 1B / 2A / 2B) and $1,000 for 1A+1B or 2A+2B|
|Graduate Credit (transferable / transcript)||$3,087 (contact us for application process; do not use the form below)||n/a|
Groups of five or more learners who register together are eligible for the group rate.