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Spring 2020 - Introduction to Arabic

Course Category: Arabic | Level 1 Course

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

Course Code: ARA 100

InstructorAnse Nishat Lal

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: January 20 - April 27, 2020
Timings: Mondays, 7:00 am CST/1:00 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

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

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour earlier starting March 8.

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 weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and review and sit for a mid term and a final exam.

Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. The placement test can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. 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)

$20.00 late registration fee after January 18th (if seats are available)

Auditing is not available for Arabic courses. To achieve the full benefit, coursework should be completed as assigned.

Text: Handouts will be provided through the course forum.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


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Spring 2020 - Arabic Grammar Level 1B

Course Category: Arabic | Level 1 Course

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

Course Code: ARA 102

InstructorAnse Saimah Asghar

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: January 26 - May 3, 2020
Timings: Sundays, 8:00 am CST/2:00 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

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

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour earlier starting March 8.

Offered: This course is offered in the Spring term of each year.

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 weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and review and sit for a mid term and a final exam.

Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. The placement test can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.  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)

$20.00 late registration fee after January 18th (if seats are available)

Auditing is not available for Arabic courses. To achieve the full benefit, coursework should be completed as assigned.

Text: Handouts will be provided through the course forum.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


Spring 2020 - Arabic Conversation Level 1B

Course Category: Arabic | Level 1 Course

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

Course Code: ARA 104

InstructorAnse Raghad Alsayd

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: January 20 - April 27, 2020
Timings: Mondays, 9:00 pm CST/3:00 am UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

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

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour earlier starting March 8.

Offered: This course is offered in the Spring term of each year.

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 weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and review and sit for a mid term and a final exam.

Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. The placement test can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. 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)

$20.00 late registration fee after January 18th (if seats are available)

Auditing is not available for Arabic courses. To achieve the full benefit, coursework should be completed as assigned.

Text: Al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn - Student Book 1 - العربية للناشئين – كتاب التلميذ 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


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Spring 2020 - Arabic Grammar Level 2B

Course Category: Arabic | Level 2 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Arabic Grammar Level 2B with Ustadha Liana Reading

Course Code: ARA 202

InstructorUstadha Liana Reading

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: January 21 - April 28, 2020
Timings: Tuesdays, 10:00 am CST/4:00 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

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

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour earlier starting March 8.

Offered: This course is offered in the Spring term of each year.

Prerequisites

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Arabic Grammar Level 2A or equivalent knowledge.
  3. Arabic Conversation Level 1B or equivalent knowledge. The two courses may also be taken simultaneously.
  4. Students enrolling in this course should have knowledge of beginner-intermediate level grammar topics and a strong grasp of the rules needed to construct and understand a variety of sentences with the aid of a dictionary.

Summary: This course is aimed at students who have a thorough knowledge of all the topics covered in levels 1A, 1B and 2A. It is designed to give students an understanding of some of the nuances of the Arabic language, introducing them, for example, to a variety of exceptions to the rules learned in previous levels. By the end of this level students should be able to engage in detailed conversations concerning their own personal lives as well as more general topics ranging from religion to current affairs. They should be able to identify grammatical features in texts, correctly read unvowelled texts, and compose texts of their own in a variety of styles. 

Topics covered: 

  • Verbal Sentences – Past & Present Subjunctive
  • The Jussive
  • Hollow Roots
  • Kana and her sisters
  • Adding the Object Pronoun to verbs and particles
  • Inna and her sisters
  • The elative and superlative
  • Introduction to relative pronouns

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

Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. The placement test can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.  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)

$20.00 late registration fee after January 18th (if seats are available)

Auditing is not available for Arabic courses. To achieve the full benefit, coursework should be completed as assigned.

Text: 

  1. Recommended: Arabic-English Dictionary: The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic , Ed. J.M. Cowan 
  2. Recommended: Modern Standard Arabic Grammar: A Learner's Guide by Mohammad T. Alhawary

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


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Spring 2020 - Arabic Conversation Level 2B

Course Category: Arabic | Level 2 Course

Course Code: ARA 204

InstructorAnse Abeer Aborshaed

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: January 23 - April 30, 2020
Timings: Thursdays, 9:00 am CST/3:00 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

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

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour earlier starting March 8.

Offered: This course is offered in the Spring term of each year.

Prerequisites

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. ARA C2A or equivalent knowledge.
  3. Arabic Grammar Level 2B or equivalent knowledge. The two courses may also be taken simultaneously.

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 2, students advance to more complex conversational skills and gain the ability to make simple sentences based on the texts studied in class. Students will gain knowledge of Arabic phrases and new vocabulary words through the lessons and class activities.

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

Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. The placement test can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.  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)

$20.00 late registration fee after January 18th (if seats are available)

Auditing is not available for Arabic courses. To achieve the full benefit, coursework should be completed as assigned.

Text: Al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn - Student Book العربية للناشئين – كتاب التلميذ 2

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


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Spring 2020 - Arabic Grammar Level 3B

Course Category: Arabic | Level 3 Course

Course Code: ARA 302

InstructorUstadha Urooj Shahid

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: January 22 - April 29, 2020
Timings: Wednesdays, 2:30 pm CST/8:30 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

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

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour earlier starting March 8.

Offered: This course is offered in the Spring term of each year.

Prerequisites

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. ARA Grammar Level 3A or equivalent knowledge.
  3. Arabic Conversation Level 2B or equivalent knowledge. The two courses may also be taken simultaneously.
  4. Students enrolling in this course should be confident in expressing themselves in Arabic using a wide variety of grammatical forms and should be able to identify these rules in unmarked texts.

Summary: This level consolidates the grammatical constructs covered so far and introduces students to the concept of Verb Forms, which constitute the backbone of the Arabic language. Students are taught to identify a number of these forms and manipulate roots to express different meanings in their own writing. This level prepares students to enter the realms of more advanced grammar and the translation of more complex text in future levels.

Topics covered: 

  • Weak End Roots – Standard Conjugation
  • Weak Roots in Different Moods
  • Forms
  • Forms I, II, III in action
  • Conditional Sentences- Past
  • Conditional Sentences – Future
  • Participles – Active
  • Participles – Passive
  • Exceptive Sentences
  • The Five Nouns

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

Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. The placement test can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.  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)

$20.00 late registration fee after January 18th (if seats are available)

Auditing is not available for Arabic courses. To achieve the full benefit, coursework should be completed as assigned.

Text: 

  1. Recommended: Arabic-English Dictionary: The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, Ed. J.M. Cowan
  2. Recommended: Modern Standard Arabic Grammar: A Learner's Guide by Mohammad T. Alhawary

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


Ribaat Arabic Placement Test.pdfRibaat Arabic Placement Test.pdf

Spring 2020 - Arabic Conversation Level 3B

Course Category: Arabic | Level 3 Course

Course Code: ARA 304

InstructorAnse Abeer Aborshaed

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: January 21 - April 28, 2020
Timings: Tuesdays, 9:00 am CST/3:00 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

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

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour earlier starting March 8.

Offered: This course is offered in the Spring term of each year.

Prerequisites

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Arabic Conversation Level 3A or equivalent knowledge.
  3. Arabic Grammar Level 3B or equivalent knowledge. The two courses may also be taken simultaneously.

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 3, students advance to more complex conversational skills and more advanced language skills. As in previous levels, students will gain conversation, listening, speaking, and vocabulary skills. This level also focuses on writing as students begin to apply previous knowledge to express themselves in writing on a range of topics.

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

Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. The placement test can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. 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)

$20.00 late registration fee after January 18th (if seats are available)

Auditing is not available for Arabic courses. To achieve the full benefit, coursework should be completed as assigned.

Text: Al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn - Student Book 3 العربية للناشئين – كتاب التلميذ

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


Spring 2020 - Arabic Grammar Level 5B

Course Category: Arabic | Level 5 Course

Course Code: ARA 502

InstructorAnse Anna-Maria Ramzy

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: January 24 - May 1, 2020
Timings: Fridays, 1:00 pm CST/7:00 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

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

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour earlier starting March 8.

Offered: This course is offered in the Spring term of each year.

Prerequisites

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Arabic Grammar Level 5A or equivalent knowledge. 
  3. Arabic Conversation Level 4B or equivalent knowledge. The two courses may also be taken simultaneously.
  4. Students enrolling in this level should have a firm grasp of foundational and intermediate-level grammatical features of the Arabic language, and will be confident in reading and writing the script. 

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

Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. To obtain a placement test, email ribaat.arabic@rabata.org. 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)

$20.00 late registration fee after January 18th (if seats are available)

Auditing is not available for Arabic courses. To achieve the full benefit, coursework should be completed as assigned.

Text: 

  1. Recommended: Arabic-English Dictionary: The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic,  Ed. J.M. Cowan
  2. Recommended: Modern Standard Arabic Grammar: A Learner's Guide, by Mohammad T. Alhawary

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