Quran Fluency - Summer 2019

Course Category: Arabic | Level 1 CourseQuran Program icon

Course Code: QUR 101

Length: 8 weeks

Instructors: Anse Abeer Aborshaed, Anse Asmaa Haloul, Anse Ola Habbab & Anse Serine Sati

Course Dates: June 24 - August 31, 2019
Timings: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 am CST / 4:00 pm GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Live attendance is highly recommended whenever possible for full benefit as this is a practical course. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Offered: This course will be offered every term.

Prerequisites

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. ARA 100 or the ability to read Arabic Quranic script

Summary: This course will provide students an opportunity to put into practice their Quran reading skills. Recitation teachers will be available on the class days to meet with students and will work one-on-one with them to improve their recitation fluency. The focus will be on pronunciation of letters and makharij.

Course Requirements: This is a pass/fail course. To pass, students should be reading fluently and ready for level 2 of the Ribaat Quran program. The class will be held in an Adobeconnect classroom, and students may attend once per week or on all class days, as their schedule permits. 

Placement: If you are unsure about your level, you may complete an assessment with a tajwīd instructor. Based on that, you will receive a recommendation on the best course for your level inshallah. 

To arrange an appointment, kindly email tajwid.assess@rabata.org with your name, Skype ID, and a brief summary of your background in Quran studies. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible inshallah.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

Text: Juzu' 'Amma OR medium to large sized Holy Quran in Arabic script. Recommended: Mus-haf al-Tajwid (Color coded for tajwid)

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


Registration Options: Before enrolling, please click here to read the Registration Fees & Policies. Then choose one of the registration options below:

 

Option 1: Send payment in 4 monthly installments.

Cost: USD 25.00 x 4 months

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Introduction to Arabic - Summer 2019

Course Category: Arabic | Intro Level Coursearabic program icon

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Introduction to Arabic with Anse Nishat Lal

Course Code: ARA 101

Instructor: Anse Abeer Aborshaed

Length: 8 weeks

Course Dates: June 24 - August 31, 2019
Timings: This course meets twice weekly: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00 am CST/3:00 pm GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Live attendance is highly recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Offered: This course is offered every term.

Prerequisites

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. No previous knowledge of Arabic is needed at this level.

Summary: 

This course provides an introduction to Arabic reading and writing skills and a basic understanding of the language for students who have little or no previous knowledge of Arabic. The course will be divided into two parts: the first focusing on Arabic script and phonetic decoding, and the second part equipping students with the ability to identify fundamental features of Quranic Arabic script and phonology. By the end of the course, students will be able to read fluently, write what they hear proficiently and navigate their way through the Quran independently. They will feel confident in the foundations of the language and will be ready to move on to introductory study of Arabic grammar. The reading skills obtained in this course will also provide a springboard for future learning of tajwīd (the science of Quranic recitation).

Topics covered: 

    • Arabic Alphabet
    • Short & Long Vowels
    • Sukūn
    • Shadda
    • Tanwīn
    • Vocabulary
    • Permanent & Connecting Hamza
    • Sun and Moon Letters
    • Points of Articulation
    • Numbers

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and review and sit for a midterm and a final exam.

Placement:

If you are unsure about your level, email ribaat.arabic@rabata.org to request a placement test. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

Text: Handouts will be provided with the course, no textbook is needed for this course.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


Registration Options: Before enrolling, please click here to read the Registration Fees & Policies. Then choose one of the registration options below:

 

Option 1: Send payment in 4 monthly installments.

Cost: USD 25.00 x 4 months

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Arabic Grammar Level 1B - Summer 2019

Course Category: Arabic | Level 1 Coursearabic icon

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Arabic Grammar Level 1B with Anse Saimah Asghar

Course Code: ARA G1B

Instructor: Ustadha Urooj Shahid

Length: 8 weeks

Course Dates: June 24 - August 31, 2019
Timings: This class meets twice per week: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00 pm CST/12:00 am GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Live attendance is highly recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Offered: Part A of this course is offered in the Fall term of each year, and Part B is offered in the Spring. 

Prerequisites

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Arabic Grammar Level 1A or equivalent knowledge. 
  3. Students enrolling in this course should have an understanding of basic Arabic grammar and will have begun to memorize a range of vocabulary relating to daily life.

Summary: 

This course is designed to build on this foundational knowledge and develop students' basic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the Arabic language. This level will equip them with the ability to communicate in different tenses and with different structures which they will not only be able to use, but also recognize in a variety of texts. This level will also work on developing their speaking and listening skills to enable them to engage in conversations with a greater depth of comprehension. 

Topics covered: 

    • Nominal Sentences
    • Pronouns – Attached and Detached
    • The Idafah Construct
    • Past Tense + Negation
    • Present tense + Negation
    • Future tense
    • Plurals
    • Numbers 1-10
    • The Imperative

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and review and sit for a midterm and a final exam.

Placement:

If you are unsure about your level, email ribaat.arabic@rabata.org to request a placement test. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

Text: Handouts will be provided with the course, no textbook is needed for this course.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


Registration Options: Before enrolling, please click here to read the Registration Fees & Policies. Then choose one of the registration options below:

 

Option 1: Send payment in 4 monthly installments.

Cost: USD 25.00 x 4 months

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Arabic Conversation Level 1B - Summer 2019

Course Category: Arabic | Level 1 Coursearabic icon

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Arabic Conversation Level 1B with Anse Raghad AlSayd

Course Code: ARA G1B

Instructor: Anse Ghufran Tiba

Length: 8 weeks

Course Dates: June 24 - August 31, 2019
Timings: This class meets twice weekly: Mondays & Fridays, 2:00 pm CST/8:00 pm GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Live attendance is highly recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Offered: Part A of this course is offered in the Fall term of each year, and Part B is offered in the Spring. 

Prerequisites

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. ARA Conversation Level 1A or equivalent knowledge
  3. ARA Grammar Level 1B or equivalent knowledge. The two courses may also be taken simultaneously.
  4. Students enrolling in this course should have a cursory knowledge of the names, shapes and sounds of Arabic letters, as well as the ability to read and write the Arabic script. Some understanding of grammar and vocabulary will be needed in this course.

Summary: 

The Conversation track utilizes the al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn curriculum, building speaking and conversation skills from the beginner up to the more advanced level through interactive classes which allow students to participate in real time. The curriculum covers everyday conversation topics and integrates listening, comprehension, and writing skills, gradually increasing vocabulary as students progress through the program. Recorded lessons included in the curriculum offer an alternative to traveling to Arabic-speaking countries to put listening and conversation skills into practice. In addition to these recorded lessons and the textbook, in-class practice allows students to apply these skills with the instructor and classmates.

In Level 1, students at the beginner level progress in their use of the Arabic language and are able to partake in simple conversations. Through the recorded lessons students begin to recognize new vocabulary words and understand their meanings, increasing their personal word bank.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and review and sit for a midterm and a final exam.

Placement:

If you are unsure about your level, email ribaat.arabic@rabata.org to request a placement test. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

Text: Al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn - Student Book 1

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


Registration Options: Before enrolling, please click here to read the Registration Fees & Policies. Then choose one of the registration options below:

 

Option 1: Send payment in 4 monthly installments.

Cost: USD 25.00 x 4 months

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