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COLLOQUIAL ARABIC COURSE

Equivalent (431/ 441/ 451)

ONLINE 18 COLLOQUIAL ARABIC CONVERSATIONS

Prerequisite: STANDARD CLASSICAL ARABIC 430/ 440/ 450

 

INTRODUCTION:
Colloquial Arabic is the form of language used in daily communication between common people. Although its root is classical Arabic, it was simplified for easy daily use. Some non-Arabic words were infiltrated into colloquial Arabic due to geographical location, external cultural and linguistic influences.

Since Classical Arabic requires full understanding of the word and its diacritics by adopting vowel-units, students must learn Arabic grammar and apply it in these vowel-units. Colloquial Arabic is free of these characteristics and the case ending is unnecessary.

Most US schools teach Classical Arabic separate from Colloquial. Most Colloquial instruction comes in a transliterated format (written in Roman letters, pronounced in Arabic). This method usually requires students to learn additional Alphabets that correspond to those Arabic letters not found in English. Also it requires memorization of words, phrases and sentences and will be restricted to the dialect being taught.

Our method of teaching Colloquial Arabic is an innovative online method that encompasses both Classical and Colloquial.

There are several Arabic dialects spoken in different regions of the Arab world that have more in common than being different. In applying the Classical framework of Arabic instruction, we can formalize these different dialects into a more common dialect that is unique and adaptable.

To attend this Colloquial Course, a student must complete the Classical Arabic Course 430/440/450 or equivalent first and familiarize themselves with vocabulary, grammar, word derivation, and structure of sentences.

 

FOUR DIALECTS:
The Arabic course will be designed to incorporate five different Arabic dialects. Native speakers of each dialect will design the course and record the sound track in their native dialect. A subscription to this Colloquial Arabic course gives you access to Arabic lessons in one dialect of your choice.

The Four Dialects are:

A. Eastern - The Dialect of Greater Syria: Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan.

B. Gulf - The Dialect of the Arabian Peninsula, with a focus on Saudi Arabia.

C. Egyptian - The Dialect of Egypt.

D. North African - The Dialect of North Africa, with a focus on Morocco.

  

SPECIAL FEATURES:
     v     18 Lessons conversational, written in Arabic with a voice track in one dialect of your choice.
     v     Exercises and Practices with each lesson. Changing gender, number, and tense.
     v     Word derivation from classical Arabic. Comparison with Classical Arabic.
     v     Learning different ways of speaking Colloquial in different regions.
     v     Standard Colloquial, which will be understood in every region.
     v     Telephone Office Hour with our instructors.
     v     E-mail capability with our staff.

 

DURATION: The Duration of this course is 20 weeks.

 

COST: click here for current price
It includes 18 Conversational Lessons in one Arabic dialect of your choice with grammatical and structural analyses, exercises & practices, voice track, and a telephone prearranged office-hour.

Course Extension: The 20 weeks can be extended for students, who need more time to finish this course at $50.00/ month (4 weeks). Under special circumstances, we may provide an extension at no charge.

 

Course Packaged: It includes 18 Conversational Lessons with grammar and structural analyses, exercises & Practices in a binder together with a CD. click here for current price

 

Optional Audio CD ALONE: Students who would like a CD of the audio portion of the Colloquial course can purchase it in addition to the online Colloquial course.
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A SPECIAL OFFER:
Since the Standard Classical Arabic Course (32 session-course) is a pre requisite for the Colloquial Arabic Course (unless applicants have previous study in Standard Classical Arabic), the two courses are offered at a reduced cost. click here for current price

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18 Colloquial Arabic Lessons & Lesson Supports

How to use the course:

Choose Your Regional Arabic Dialect
The Arabic language is spoken in four major regional dialects. You can learn Arabic online in a specific dialect. One subscription to this course will give you access to one Arabic dialect of your choice.

These dialects are:

  • Eastern Dialect - Greater Syrian Dialect, Eastern Arabic or Levantine Arabic. It covers Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan and to some extent Iraq.
  • Egyptian Dialect - covers Egypt.
  • Gulf Dialect - Arabian Peninsula Arabic: covers all Gulf states.
  • North African Dialect - covers Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.

Click the button on the map that corresponds with the region of your interest.
Learn Arabic Dialect of Greater Syria Learn Arabic Dialect of Arabian Peninsula Learn Arabic Dialect of Egypt Learn Arabic Dialect of North Africa

After choosing your Arabic dialect, click on the links to the left to review each lesson. After reviewing the lessons, you can test the mastery of your skills by clicking on the exercise links to the right.

Supported Web Browsers
Due to Arabic characters and sound file integration, these courses are supported by Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher or Mozilla FireFox 3.0 and higher. If you do not have these web browsers, you may download them for free at Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

Listening to sound files:
The sound files use Adobe Flash. If you do not have this media player, you may download it for free by clicking the following image:
Get Adobe Flash player

Since we have provided you with extensive Arabic voice recordings, please allow extra time for the sound files to download.

Bandwidth:
Each lesson contains a large amount of content, including Arabic characters and sound files. Loading of the lessons may take longer than a normal web page. Please be patient while waiting for the lesson pages to load. If you have a broadband connection, you may not notice the wait.

 

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