If you have previously taken an introduction to colloquial (informal) Arabic course or have completed Arabic: Introductory and would like to express yourself in a wider variety of everyday situations, this course will help you gain confidence in speaking. You will be encouraged to fine-tune your pronunciation, reinforce your basic knowledge and develop your communication skills. Additional material will also be introduced to expand your vocabulary. Knowledge of the Arabic alphabet is required to register for this level. Note: We recommend that you bring a recording device to class.
Prior to your course start date, you will receive an email notification outlining how to test and access your online course session and materials. You will meet online at the scheduled day(s) and time to engage in real-time learning. During class time, you will have the opportunity to interact in real-time with your instructor and other class participants. Additionally, you will access resources to facilitate learning and communication through a dedicated class platform (Moodle). Full system requirements for accessing online courses are available on the System requirements page.
By the end of this course, students will have:
Acquired and broadened the skills taught in "Arabic: Introductory" with a more structural approach.
Achieved a deeper knowledge of Arabic grammar, including irregular plurals
Started to communicate using full sentences
Fine-tuned their pronunciation
Broadened their understanding of the various Arabic cultures and dialects
We encourage students to participate in our language courses more than one time in order to truly learn the material taught over 10 lessons. It also gives you additional exposure to varying activities within each topic.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $15 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).