Al-Bustan Summer Arabic Classes
Al-Bustan is pleased to offer remote Modern Standard Arabic courses for adults in 2022 using curricula specifically designed for our students, based on feedback from previous course cycles. Held on ZOOM, the 10-week sessions run the week of June 6th through the week of August 8th. We are offering two sections, Beginner 1 for complete novices to the Arabic language and Beginner 2 for those with novice prior engagement with the Arabic language, both taught by Instructor Noora Alrawi.
Please note that our curriculum is based on the Mastering Arabic series by Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar. Our Beginner 1 & 2 students use Mastering Arabic 1: Third Edition and accompanying Mastering Arabic 1 Activity Book: Second Edition.
You can purchase the required textbook and activity book for your course from the publisher’s website: https://www.hippocrenebooks.com/store/c19/Mastering_Arabic_Series.html
You can also find used copies of these textbooks for a lesser price from online sellers.
View the Beginner 1 Syllabus HERE: BegArabicIStudentSyllabus2022 PDF Doc.
View the Beginner 2 Syllabus HERE: BegArabicIIStudentSyllabus2022 PDF Doc.
Fee: $400 for 10-week session
Adult Beginner 1: Mondays & Wednesdays | 6-7pm
Adult Beginner 2: Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6-7pm
Registration for these courses closes at 5pm on Sunday, June 5th . Zoom links for the courses will be sent to registrants before 8pm on Sunday, June 5th.
Please note: Upon registration, you will receive an email with a short pre-course evaluation to assess your previous exposure to Modern Standard Arabic and current proficiency, so we can ensure you are placed in the best course for you!
Dates for Beginner 1:
June 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
July [NO CLASS 4] 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
August 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 (make-up class for July 4)
Dates for Beginner 2:
June 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
August 2, 4, 9, 11
Noora Alrawi has a B.A. in Fine Arts from Purdue University. She is a certified Arabic instructor with STARTALK Program based at the University of Maryland. Noora has taught Arabic at Penn State University since 2011. Her other experiences include teaching elementary age students at private schools and institutions for many years. We are excited to have her continue teaching with Al-Bustan this summer!