Arabic Program Summer 2017

Arabic Program Summer 2017

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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: 2 – 19 April 2017
Days: Sunday – Thursday
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (from 2 – 8 April 2017)
10:00 am – 6:30 pm (from 9 – 19 April 2017)

Tuition fee: QAR 1620
Discounted rate: (see discount policy)
Course duration: 23 April – 24 May (5 Weeks), 30 hours

Beginner 1

You live in Doha, you are in the Middle East and you want to learn the language! This is the course you start out with! It is a course for true beginners. In it you start developing basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, as well as basic cultural awareness. In this level you not only learn the Arabic letters, sounds, and symbols but you also start learning the sentence structure, introductory conversational patterns, and basic grammar so that you can begin to create with the language 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 structure. Supplementary speaking, listening, reading, and writing materials will be used. You will also discuss topics of Arabic culture.

Prerequisites:  No prior knowledge of Arabic is expected.
Textbook fee: QAR 290 (Alif Baa)

Sections:
Section 1:
Sundays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Section 2: Sundays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Section 3: Sundays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Course Materials: Al-Batal, M. , Al Tonsi, A. , Brustad, K. (2010) . Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds, (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: George Town University Press. Supplementary audio, visual, and web-based materials.

Beginner 2

Now that you have completed Arabic Beginner 1 you are curious to explore further. And 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 and future tenses are practiced extensively in conversation. Supplementary speaking, listening, reading, and writing materials are used. Language instruction takes place in the context of learning about Arabic culture.

Prerequisites:  Beginner 1 at this program or equivalent.
Textbook fee: QAR 360 (Part 1)

Section 1: Sundays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Course Materials: Al-Batal, M. , Al Tonsi, A. , Brustad, K.  (2011) . Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum Al Arabiya, PART ONE, (3rd ed.) . Washington, DC: George Town University Press. 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). 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.

Prerequisites:  Beginner 2 at this program or equivalent.
Textbook fee: QAR 360 (Part 1)

Section 1: Sundays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Course Materials: Al-Batal, M. , Al Tonsi, A. , Brustad, K.  (2011) . Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum Al Arabiya, PART ONE, (3rd ed.) . Washington, DC: George Town University Press. Supplementary audio, visual, and web-based materials.

Arabic Basic Conversation

Since you now are living in Qatar, you must be curious about developing your basic Arabic speaking skills over a short period of time before learning the alphabet! If this sounds like you, you should consider taking this course.
​In this course, you learn through speaking and listening in a variety of everyday situations. You learn how to greet and address people properly, introduce yourself, how to socialize, how to tell the time and date, etc. Language instruction is taught in the context of Qatari and Middle Eastern culture. The class material is written in the Roman script.

Prerequisites:  No prior knowledge of Arabic is expected.

Sections:
Section 1:
Sundays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Section 2: Sundays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Course Materials: There is no required textbook for this course. Audio, video, and web-based resources are used.

Khaleeji

Here you are, knowing some Arabic and yet unable to talk with your Qatari colleagues, neighbors and friends. What’s wrong? You need the Qatari dialect! This is the course that will help you fix the problem.
​While most Arabic language classes focus on Modern Standard Arabic, this one provides the perfect opportunity to learn the variety of Arabic spoken by Qataris. Typically, students in this course have successfully completed three or four semesters of Modern Standard Arabic. You learn through authentic materials and emphasis is placed on communicative tasks. Role play is part of instruction. In the process, you learn specific aspects of the Qatari dialect such as grammatical structures, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Prerequisites:  Intermediate level of Modern Standard Arabic.

Section 1: Sundays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Course Materials: There is no required textbook for this course. Audio, video, and web-based resources are used.

Arabic for Medical Professionals

You are a doctor, a nurse or another healthcare professional in Qatar 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.

Prerequisites:  No prior knowledge of Arabic is expected.

Section 1: Sundays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Course Materials: There is no required textbook for this course. Audio, video, and web-based resources are used.

Media Arabic 1 (NEW!)

You have taken Arabic courses but you wish to go off “the beaten path” of instruction. Then you may want to consider this course. The goal of this course is to introduce you to the Arabic used in the media. The course is designed to help you develop your ability to read simple news items in various newspapers published in the Arab world and to listen to and understand broadcast news. You achieve two goals: you have a focus on the media and you also expand your vocabulary and grammatical resources by engaging with the language in a natural way. The instructor utilizes authentic materials with an emphasis on the local media in Qatar.

Prerequisites:  Intermediate level of Modern Standard Arabic.

Section 1: Sundays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Course Materials: There is no required textbook for this course. Audio, video, and web-based resources are used.

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