Courses By Catogories
Standard Arabic or Literary Arabic, is the standardized and literary variety of Arabic used in writing and in most formal speech throughout the Arab world to facilitate communication. It is considered a pluricentric language.
This course will benefit those students who want to learn Arabic as a second language for learning the Holy Quran, Hadith, and Islamic sciences. Classical Arabic courses are based on fus-ha which is the dialect of the Quran. It comprises of three levels that Madinah Book Series as a base to teach fus-ha from, as well as wide range of other resources. The course is especially designed for a non-native Arab.
Arabic for the Media
This writing-intensive course seeks to familiarize students with Arabic journalism writing styles
over a comprehensive range of story styles and regional news outlet house styles. Special
attention is paid to the specialized vocabulary of news reporting.
A close textual and analytical study of a wide variety of selections from modern Arabic literature
and thought designed to evoke aesthetic and intellectual discussions of issues of Arab culture.
Courses By levels
Beginners’ Arabic as a Foreign Language
A thorough course in basic literary Arabic with emphasis on the vocabulary of modern literature,
the press, and current affairs. This course teaches grammar and structure to enable students
to read, understand, and translate, from and into Arabic, within a tightly controlled syntactical
Intermediate Arabic as a Foreign Language
A continuation of the carefully graded approach begun in Beginners course, and
culminating with the exposition of the derivation system. This course empowers students
to use lexica, and to read, understand, and translate, unhampered by any loopholes in their
knowledge of basic Arabic syntax and morphology.
Advanced Arabic as a Foreign Language
The main goal for this level is to reach a superior level of proficiency. Reading texts that contain
opinions, hypotheses, and intellectual discussions, in addition to selections from classical
Arabic literature. Grammar consists largely of details, such as the full conjugation of irregular
verb classes and fine points of complex sentence structure. Instruction is totally in Arabic.