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Spring 2021 - Introduction to Arabic

Instructor: Anse Nishat Lal

Day: Mondays         Time: 9:00 am CST/3:00 pm UK


Course Category: Arabic | Level 1 Course
Course Code: ARA 100
Instructor: Anse Nishat Lal
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 11 - Apr. 12, 2021
Day: Mondays
Time: 9:00 am CST/3:00 pm UK
Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Arabic courses require active participation. Live attendance is highly recommended to ensure the full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will also be made available for registered students.
Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

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.

Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level. Click here to Download Arabic Placement Test.

Course Description: 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, and review and sit for a mid-term and a final exam.
This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app. 

  • Access to a printer would be useful for printing course files.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (if seats are available)

  • Auditing is not available for Arabic courses.


Text: No textbook is required for this course. Course materials will be provided by the instructor throughout the course.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

Registration is now closed for this course. Join us for the Summer Term, starting June 1st, with registration opening May 20th.

Spring 2021 - Arabic Grammar Level 1B

Instructor: Ustadha Nazish Mithaiwala

Day: Thursdays       Time: 7:30 pm CST/1:30 am UK


Course Category: Arabic | Level 1 Course
Course Code: ARA 102
Instructor: Ustadha Nazish Mithaiwala
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 14 - Apr. 15, 2021
Day: Thursdays
Time: 7:30 pm CST/1:30 am UK
Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Arabic courses require active participation. Live attendance is highly recommended to ensure the full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will also be made available for registered students.
Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

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.

Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level. Click here to Download Arabic Placement Test.
Course Description: 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, and review and sit for a mid-term and a final exam.
This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app. 

  • Access to a printer would be useful for printing course files.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (if seats are available)

  • Auditing is not available for Arabic courses.

Text: No textbook is required for this course. Course materials will be provided by the instructor throughout the course.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

Registration is now closed for this course. Join us for the Summer Term, starting June 1st, with registration opening May 20th.

Spring 2021 - Arabic Conversation Level 1B

Instructor: Anse Raghad Alsayd
Day: Sundays          Time: 7:00 am CST/1:00 pm UK

Course Category: Arabic | Level 1 Course
Course Code: ARA 101
Instructor: Anse Raghad Alsayd
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 17 - Apr. 18, 2021
Day: Sundays
Time: 7:00 am CST/1:00 pm UK
Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Arabic courses require active participation. Live attendance is highly recommended to ensure the full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will also be made available for registered students.
Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

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.

Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level. Click here to Download Arabic Placement Test.

Course Description: 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, and review and sit for a mid-term and a final exam.
This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app. 

  • Access to a printer would be useful for printing course files.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (if seats are available)

  • Auditing is not available for Arabic courses.

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.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

Registration is now closed for this course. Join us for the Summer Term, starting June 1st, with registration opening May 20th.

Spring 2021 - Arabic Reading - Level 1

Instructor: Anse Nishat Lal

Day: Mondays          Time: 7:30 am CST/1:30 pm UK

Course Category: Arabic | Level 1 Course
Course Code: ARA 105
Instructor: Anse Nishat Lal
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 11 - Apr. 12, 2021
Day: Mondays
Time: 7:30 am CST/1:30 pm UK
Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Arabic courses require active participation. Live attendance is highly recommended to ensure the full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will also be made available for registered students.
Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

Offered: This is a new course!

Prerequisites: 

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.

  2. ARA 100 or equivalent knowledge.

  3. 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. An understanding of grammar or any vocabulary is not a prerequisite for this stage.

Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level. Click here to Download Arabic Placement Test.

Course Description: This course will provide students the opportunity to consolidate their Arabic reading and writing skills by practicing their pronunciation, transliteration, and Arabic writing. As they move through the course, students will begin to build vocabulary and recognize words in a variety of texts. Students will leave this course feeling more confident in their reading and writing abilities, ready to power on with full steam in their grammar journey.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, and review and sit for a mid-term and a final exam.
This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app. 

  • Access to a printer would be useful for printing course files.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (if seats are available)

  • Auditing is not available for Arabic courses.


Text: No textbook is required for this course. Course materials will be provided by the instructor throughout the course.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

Registration is now closed for this course. Join us for the Summer Term, starting June 1st, with registration opening May 20th.

Spring 2021 - Arabic Grammar Level 2B

Instructor: Ustadha Liana Reading

Day: Thursdays       Time: 9:00 am CST/3:00 pm UK

Course Category: Arabic | Level 2 Course
Course Code: ARA 202
Instructor: Ustadha Liana Reading
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 14 - Apr. 15, 2021
Day: Thursdays
Time: 9:00 am CST/3:00 pm UK
Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Arabic courses require active participation. Live attendance is highly recommended to ensure the full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will also be made available for registered students.
Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

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.


Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level. Click here to Download Arabic Placement Test.

Course Description: 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 online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, and review and sit for a mid-term and a final exam.
This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app. 

  • Access to a printer would be useful for printing course files.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (if seats are available)

  • Auditing is not available for Arabic courses.


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.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

Registration is now closed for this course. Join us for the Summer Term, starting June 1st, with registration opening May 20th.

Spring 2021 - Arabic Conversation Level 2B

Instructor: Anse Fida Chamseddine
Day: Saturdays       Time: 9:00 am CST/3:00 pm UK

Course Category: Arabic | Level 2 Course
Course Code: ARA 204
Instructor: Anse Fida Chamseddine
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 16 - Apr. 17, 2021
Day: Saturdays
Time: 9:00 am CST/3:00 pm UK
Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Arabic courses require active participation. Live attendance is highly recommended to ensure the full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will also be made available for registered students.
Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

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.


Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level. Click here to Download Arabic Placement Test.

Course Description: 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 online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, and review and sit for a mid-term and a final exam.
This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app. 

  • Access to a printer would be useful for printing course files.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (if seats are available)

  • Auditing is not available for Arabic courses.


Text: Al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn - Student Book 2 (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.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org
Registration is now closed for this course. Join us for the Summer Term, starting June 1st, with registration opening May 20th.


Spring 2021 - Arabic Reading - Level 2

Instructor: Anse Fida Chamseddine

Day: Sundays          Time: 9:00 am CST/3:00 pm UK

Course Category: Arabic | Level 2 Course
Course Code: ARA 205
Instructor: Anse Fida Chamseddine
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 17 - Apr. 18, 2021
Day: Sundays
Time: 9:00 am CST/3:00 pm UK
Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Arabic courses require active participation. Live attendance is highly recommended to ensure the full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will also be made available for registered students.
Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

Offered: This is a new course!
Prerequisites: 

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.

  2. Arabic Grammar Level 1B or equivalent knowledge. 

  3. Arabic Conversation Level 1B or equivalent knowledge. 

  4. Students enrolling in this course should have a strong grasp of the foundational rules of Arabic grammar and be able to demonstrate these in writing and speaking.


Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level. Click here to Download Arabic Placement Test.

Course Description: This course will provide students with the opportunity to put their Arabic skills into practice by reading a variety of texts. As they move through the course, students will continue to build vocabulary and reading comprehension.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, and review and sit for a mid-term and a final exam.
This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app. 

  • Access to a printer would be useful for printing course files.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (if seats are available)

  • Auditing is not available for Arabic courses.

Text: No textbook is required for this course. Course materials will be provided by the instructor throughout the course.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

Registration is now closed for this course. Join us for the Summer Term, starting June 1st, with registration opening May 20th.

Spring 2021 - Arabic Grammar Level 3B

Instructor: Ustadha Asma Alam

Day: Fridays          Time: 8:00 pm CST/2:00 am UK


Course Category: Arabic | Level 3 Course
Course Code: ARA 302
Instructor: Ustadha Asma Alam
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 15 - Apr. 16, 2021
Day: Fridays
Time: 8:00 pm CST/2:00 am UK
Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Arabic courses require active participation. Live attendance is highly recommended to ensure the full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will also be made available for registered students.
Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

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.


Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level. Click here to Download Arabic Placement Test.

Course Description: 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 online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, and review and sit for a mid-term and a final exam.
This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app. 

  • Access to a printer would be useful for printing course files.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (if seats are available)

  • Auditing is not available for Arabic courses.


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.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org
Registration is now closed for this course. Join us for the Summer Term, starting June 1st, with registration opening May 20th.

Spring 2021 - Arabic Conversation Level 3B

Instructor: Anse Abeer Aborshaed

Day: Thursdays          Time: 8:00 am CST/2:00 pm UK

Course Category: Arabic | Level 3 Course
Course Code: ARA 304
Instructor: Anse Abeer Aborshaed
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 14 - Apr. 15, 2021
Day: Thursdays
Time: 8:00 am CST/2:00 pm UK
Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Arabic courses require active participation. Live attendance is highly recommended to ensure the full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will also be made available for registered students.
Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

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.


Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level. Click here to Download Arabic Placement Test.

Course Description:
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 online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, and review and sit for a mid-term and a final exam.
This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app. 

  • Access to a printer would be useful for printing course files.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (if seats are available)

  • Auditing is not available for Arabic courses.


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

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.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

Registration is now closed for this course. Join us for the Summer Term, starting June 1st, with registration opening May 20th.

Spring 2021 - Arabic Poetry: Language Skills in Context (Level 3)

Instructor: Anse Abeer Aborshaed

Day: Tuesdays       Time: 8:00 am CST/2:00 pm UK

Course Category: Arabic | Level 3 Course
Course Code: ARA 305
Instructor: Anse Abeer Aborshaed
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 12 - Apr. 13, 2021
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 8:00 am CST/2:00 pm UK
Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Arabic courses require active participation. Live attendance is highly recommended to ensure the full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will also be made available for registered students.
Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

Offered: This is a new course!
Prerequisites

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

Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level. Click here to Download Arabic Placement Test.
Course Description: In this course, students will continue the study of the Arabic language in the context of Arabic poetry. They will implement reading, writing, grammar, and conversation skills learned in Levels 1-3 to understand poetry and access the beauty of the Arabic language. Students will build vocabulary, review grammar skills, and put comprehension and expression skills into practice in a whole new way.
Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, and review and sit for a mid-term and a final exam.

This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app. 

  • Access to a printer would be useful for printing course files.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (if seats are available)

  • Auditing is not available for Arabic courses.

Text: No textbook is required for this course. Course materials will be provided by the instructor throughout the course.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

Registration is now closed for this course. Join us for the Summer Term, starting June 1st, with registration opening May 20th.

Spring 2021 - Arabic Grammar Level 4B

Instructor: Ustadha Nadia S. Ahmad

Day: Saturdays      Time: 8:30 am CST/2:30 pm UK


Course Category: Arabic | Level 4 Course
Course Code: ARA 402
Instructor: Ustadha Nadia S. Ahmad
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 16 - Apr. 17, 2021
Day: Saturdays
Time: 9:00 am CST/3:00 pm UK
Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Arabic courses require active participation. Live attendance is highly recommended to ensure the full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will also be made available for registered students.
Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

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 4A or equivalent knowledge. 

  3. Arabic Conversation Level 3B 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.

Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level. Click here to Download Arabic Placement Test.

Course Description:
Students in this course will continue to work on refining their knowledge of key grammatical constructs, and will work on developing their knowledge of the language through the study of more advanced concepts and exposure to a variety of Arabic texts. This level builds upon the content covered in previous levels with an emphasis on the application and recognition of grammatical rules and structures in different texts. This is intended to strengthen students’ comprehension of Arabic writing, and to consolidate the grammatical skills they need to express themselves in the language.

Topics Covered:

  • Revision of key topics from previous levels

  • Verb Forms I-X

  • Participles – Active + Passive 

  • Conditionals

  • ‘Because’ phrases

  • The imperative

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, and review and sit for a mid-term and a final exam.
This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app. 

  • Access to a printer would be useful for printing course files.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (if seats are available)

  • Auditing is not available for Arabic courses.


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.
Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org
Registration is now closed for this course. Join us for the Summer Term, starting June 1st, with registration opening May 20th.

Spring 2021 - Arabic Conversation Level 4B

Instructor: Anse Abeer Aborshaed

Day: Fridays          Time: 8:00 am CST/2:00 pm UK

Course Category: Arabic | Level 4 Course
Course Code: ARA 404
Instructor: Anse Abeer Aborshaed
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 15 - Apr. 16, 2021
Day: Fridays
Time: 8:00 am CST/2:00 pm UK
Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Arabic courses require active participation. Live attendance is highly recommended to ensure the full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will also be made available for registered students.
Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

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 4A or equivalent knowledge.

  3. Arabic Grammar Level 4B or equivalent knowledge. The two courses may also be taken simultaneously.

Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level. Click here to Download Arabic Placement Test.

Course Description: 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 4, students’ conversation and listening skills develop and they are able to discuss and analyze more advanced topics. Writing is also included at a more advanced levels, as students are able to write longer paragraphs. This level also focuses on reading comprehension through reading and discussing additional texts on various topics which will be discussed.


Course Requirements:
Students are expected to attend the online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, and review and sit for a mid-term and a final exam.
This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app. 

  • Access to a printer would be useful for printing course files.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (if seats are available)

  • Auditing is not available for Arabic courses.

Text: Al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn - Student Book 4 (العربية للناشئين – كتاب التلميذ 4)

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.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

Registration is now closed for this course. Join us for the Summer Term, starting June 1st, with registration opening May 20th.

Spring 2021 - Arabic Conversation Level 5B

Instructor: Anse Raghad Alsayd

Day: Sundays         Time: 8:30 am CST/2:30 am UK

Course Category: Arabic | Level 5 Course
Course Code: ARA 504
Instructor: Anse Raghad Alsayd
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 17 - Apr. 18, 2021
Day: Sundays
Time: 8:30 am CST/2:30 am UK
Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Arabic courses require active participation. Live attendance is highly recommended to ensure the full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will also be made available for registered students.
Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

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 5A or equivalent knowledge.

  3. Arabic Grammar Level 5B or equivalent knowledge. The two courses may also be taken simultaneously.

Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level. Click here to Download Arabic Placement Test.

Course Description:
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 5, students’ conversation and listening skills continue to develop as they discuss and analyze more advanced topics. Students continue to practice writing and reading skills as they write pieces composed of several paragraphs and hone their reading comprehension through reading and discussing additional texts on various topics.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, and review and sit for a mid-term and a final exam.
This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app. 

  • Access to a printer would be useful for printing course files.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (if seats are available)

  • Auditing is not available for Arabic courses.


Text: Al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn - Student Book 5 (العربية للناشئين – كتاب التلميذ 5)

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.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

Registration is now closed for this course. Join us for the Summer Term, starting June 1st, with registration opening May 20th.

Spring 2021 - منتدى القراءة والمحادثة بالعربية

المدرّسة: الآنسة رغد السيد

فئة المادة: لغة عربية

رمز المادة: ARA 505

الفصل: ربيع 2021

المدة: فصل دراسي واحد (14 أسبوع)

14 كانون الثاني - 15 نيسان 2021

التوقيت: الخميس

8:00 مساءً بتوقيت أميركا المركزي / 2:00 صباحاً بتوقيت انكلترا

مدة الحصة تقريباً ساعة واحدة وينصح بحضور الحصة بوقتها للاستفادة الكاملة، وسيتم تسجيل الحصة لمن تعذر عليها حضور الحصة المباشرة.

متطلبات التسجيل:

  • الدورة للنساء فوق عمر 17
  • إنهاء المستوى الخامس من مواد اللغة العربية في رباط ARA 501, 502, 503, 504
  • أو التمكن من التحدث والقراءة والكتابة باللغة العربية

المواد اللازمة للمادة:

  1. الكتاب: الهجرة حدث غير مجرى التاريخ. شوقي ابو خليل
  2. سيتم تسليم الواجبات المنزلية عن طريق موقع رباط وباستخدام برنامج  Wordفعلى الطالبة التمرس في استخدامهم
  3. انترنت سريع على الأقل  2 mbps  لحضور البث المباشر للدرس الأسبوعي.
  4. سماعات وميكروفون وكاميرا للمشاركة بالحصة الدراسية.
  5. كمبيوتر أو لابتوب أو موبايل أو تابلت لحضور البث الأسبوعي من خلال تطبيق Zoom

متطلّبات المادة: على الطالبات حضور الحصص الأسبوعية التي تبثّ مباشرة عبر الانترنت، وإنجاز واجباّ أسبوعياً أو أكثر حسب طلب المدرّسة، وقراءة الصفحات المطلوبة قبل الحصة، وتقديم امتحاناَ نصفياً و امتحاناً نهائياَ.

رسم التسجيلغير قابل للاسترجاع وغير قابل للتبديل

100.00 دولار أمريكي (عدا ثمن الكتاب)
الكتاب:
 الهجرة حدث غير مجرى التاريخ. شوقي ابو خليل

الطالبات مسؤولات عن توفير الكتب قبل بدء المادة. يمكن شراء الكتب الخاصة برباط عبر موقع Daybreak Press Global Bookshop، وتحصل طالبات رِباط على خصم خاص عند شراء كتب رِباط.

قبل التسجيل يرجى الاطلاع على شروط الرسوم والتسجيل ثم اختيار أحد خيارات التسجيل أدناه
 التواصل: لأي استفسار يمكن التواصل مع:  registration@rabata.org

 

Course Description: This course is a reading and conversation course that will be held entirely in Arabic. Students enrolling should be able to read, speak and understand Arabic and/or be in Level 5 of the Ribaat Arabic Program.

Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level. Click here to Download Arabic Placement Test.

Registration is now closed for this course. Join us for the Summer Term, starting June 1st, with registration opening May 20th.


Spring 2021 - النحو الواضح | القسم الثاني أ

المدرّسة: الآنسة عائشة معراوي

فئة المادة: لغة عربية

رمز المادة: ARA 606

الفصل: ربيع 2021

المدة: فصل دراسي واحد (14 أسبوع)

11 كانون الثاني - 16 نيسان 2021

التوقيت: الاثنين

10:30 صباحاً بتوقيت أميركا المركزي / 4:30 مساءاً بتوقيت انكلترا

مدة الحصة تقريباً ساعة ونصف وينصح بحضور الحصة بوقتها للاستفادة الكاملة، وسيتم تسجيل الحصة لمن تعذر عليها حضور الحصة المباشرة.

متطلبات التسجيل:

الدورة للنساء فوق عمر 17

إنهاء المستوى الخامس من مواد اللغة العربية في رباط ARA 501, 502, 503, 504, 505

أو التمكن من التحدث والقراءة والكتابة باللغة العربية

المواد اللازمة للمادة:

تواجد الكتاب المقرر: النحو الواضح في قواعد اللغة العربية. علي الجارم ومصطفى أمين.

سيتم تسليم الواجبات المنزلية عن طريق موقع رباط وباستخدام برنامج  Wordفعلى الطالبة التمرس في استخدامهم

انترنت سريع على الأقل  2 mbps  لحضور البث المباشر للدرس الأسبوعي.

سماعات وميكروفون وكاميرا للمشاركة بالحصة الدراسية.

كمبيوتر أو لابتوب أو موبايل أو تابلت لحضور البث الأسبوعي من خلال تطبيق Zoom

متطلّبات المادة: على الطالبات حضور الحصص الأسبوعية التي تبثّ مباشرة عبر الانترنت، وإنجاز واجباّ أسبوعياً أو أكثر حسب طلب المدرّسة، وقراءة الصفحات المطلوبة قبل الحصة، وتقديم امتحاناَ نصفياً و امتحاناً نهائياَ.

رسم التسجيلغير قابل للاسترجاع وغير قابل للتبديل

100.00 دولار أمريكي (عدا ثمن الكتاب)
 الكتاب: النحو الواضح في قواعد اللغة العربية. علي الجارم ومصطفى أمين.
الطالبات مسؤولات عن توفير الكتب قبل بدء المادة. يمكن شراء الكتب الخاصة برباط عبر موقع Daybreak Press Global Bookshop، وتحصل طالبات رِباط على خصم خاص عند شراء كتب رِباط.

قبل التسجيل يرجى الاطلاع على شروط الرسوم والتسجيل ثم اختيار أحد خيارات التسجيل أدناه
 التواصل: لأي استفسار يمكن التواصل مع:  registration@rabata.org

 

Course Description: This course is an intermediate grammar course that will be held entirely in Arabic. Students enrolling should be able to read, speak and understand Arabic and/or be in Level 5 of the Ribaat Arabic Program.

Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level. Click here to Download Arabic Placement Test.

Registration is now closed for this course. Join us for the Summer Term, starting June 1st, with registration opening May 20th.