Introduction to Arabic - Spring 2018

Course Category: Arabic | Introductory Coursearabic program icon


Course Code: ARA 100

Instructor: Anse Nishat Lal

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: January 25 - May 6, 2018
Timings: Thursdays, 7:00 am CST/1:00 pm GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is highly recommended for Arabic courses to achieve full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Offered: This course is offered in the Fall and Spring terms of each year.

Prerequisites: Students enrolling in the program must be women above the age of 17.

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


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.  

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

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

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

$20.00 late registration fee after January 20th (if seats are available)

Click here for Registration Fees & Policies

Text: Handouts will be provided throughout the course.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

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Arabic Grammar Level 1B - Spring 2018

Course Category: Arabic | Level arabic program icon1

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Arabic Grammar Level 1A with Anse Nishat Lal

Course Code: ARA G1B

Instructor: Anse Saimah Asghar

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: January 27 - May 6, 2018
Timings: Saturdays, 9:00 am CST/1:00 pm GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is highly recommended for Arabic courses to achieve full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

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

Prerequisites

  • Students enrolling in the program must be women above the age of 17.
  • Arabic Grammar Level 1A or equivalent knowledge. 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.

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


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.  

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

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

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

$20.00 late registration fee after January 20th (if seats are available)

Click here for Registration Fees & Policies

Text: Handouts will be provided throughout the course.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

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Arabic Grammar Level 2B - Spring 2018

Course Category: Arabic | Level 2arabic program icon


Course Code: ARA G2B

Instructor: Ustadha Liana Reading

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: January 23 - May 1, 2018
Timings: Tuesdays, 1:00 pm CST/7:00 pm GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is highly recommended for Arabic courses to achieve full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

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

Prerequisites

  • Students enrolling in the program must be women above the age of 17.
  • Arabic Grammar Level 2A or equivalent knowledge. 
  • Arabic Conversation Level 1B or equivalent knowledge.
  • Prerequisite skills for Arabic Level 2B include 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.

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

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.  

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

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

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

$20.00 late registration fee after January 20th (if seats are available)

Click here for Registration Fees & Policies

Text: Recommended: Modern Standard Arabic Grammar: A Learner’s Guide by Dr. 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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Arabic Grammar Level 3B - Spring 2018

Course Category: Arabic | Level 3arabic program icon


Course Code: ARA G3B

Instructor: Anse Hiba Rahman

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: January 22 - April 30, 2018
Timings: Mondays, 5:00 pm CST/11:00 pm GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is highly recommended for Arabic courses to achieve full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

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

Prerequisites

  • Students enrolling in the program must be women above the age of 17.
  • ARA Grammar Level 3A or equivalent knowledge. 
  • ARA Conversation Level 2B or equivalent knowledge. 
  • Students 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.

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

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.  

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

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

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

$20.00 late registration fee after January 20th (if seats are available)

Click here for Registration Fees & Policies

Text: 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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Arabic Grammar Level 4B - Spring 2018

Course Category: Arabic | Level 4arabic program icon

Class Sample: Arabic Grammar Level 4A with Anse Anna-Maria Ramzy

Course Code: ARA G4B

Instructor: Anse Anna-Maria Ramzy

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: January 26 - May 4, 2018
Timings: Fridays, 12:00 noon CST/6:00 pm GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is highly recommended for Arabic courses to achieve full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

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

Prerequisites

  1. Arabic Grammar Level 4A or equivalent knowledge. Students enrolling in this level will 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.
  2. Arabic Conversation Level 3B or equivalent knowledge. 
  3. Students enrolling in the program must be women above the age of 17.

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

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.  

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

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

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

$20.00 late registration fee after January 20th (if seats are available)

Click here for Registration Fees & Policies

Text: 

  • Arabic-English Dictionary: The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic Ed. J.M.Cowan
  • 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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Arabic Conversation Level 1B - Spring 2018

Course Category: Arabic | Level 1arabic program icon

Click here to view a sample class with this instructor: Arabic Conversation Level 1A with Anse Raghad al-Sayyid

Course Code: ARA C1B

Instructor: Anse Raghad al-Sayyid

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: January 22 - April 30, 2018
Timings: Mondays, 9:00 pm CST/3:00 am GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is highly recommended for Arabic courses to achieve full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

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

Prerequisites

  • Students enrolling in the program must be women above the age of 17.
  • ARA Conversation Level 1A or equivalent knowledge
  • ARA Grammar Level 1B or equivalent knowledge. 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.


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.


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.  

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

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

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

$20.00 late registration fee after January 20th (if seats are available)

Click here for Registration Fees & Policies

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 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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Arabic Conversation Level 2B - Spring 2018

Course Category: Arabic | Level 2arabic program icon


Course Code: ARA C2B

Instructor: Anse Anse Raghad al-Sayyid

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: January 24 - May 2, 2018
Timings: Wednesdays, 9:00 pm CST/3:00 am GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is highly recommended for Arabic courses to achieve full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

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

Prerequisites

  • Students enrolling in the program must be women above the age of 17.
  • Arabic Conversation Level 1B or equivalent knowledge.
  • Arabic Grammar Level 1B or equivalent knowledge. 

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.


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.  

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

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

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

$20.00 late registration fee after January 20th (if seats are available)

Click here for Registration Fees & Policies

Text: Al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn, Student Book 2

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available 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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Arabic Conversation Level 3B - Spring 2018

Course Category: Arabic | Level 3arabic program icon

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Class Sample

Course Code: ARA C3B

Instructor: Anse Hanada Alech

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: January 24 - May 2, 2018
Timings: Wednesdays, 10:00 am CST/4:00 pm GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is highly recommended for Arabic courses to achieve full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

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

Prerequisites

  • Students enrolling in the program must be women above the age of 17.
  • Arabic Conversation Level 3A or equivalent knowledge.
  • Arabic Grammar Level 2B or equivalent knowledge.

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.


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.  

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

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

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

$20.00 late registration fee after January 20th (if seats are available)

Click here for Registration Fees & Policies

Text: Al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn, Student Book 3

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available 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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Arabic Conversation Level 4B - Spring 2018

Course Category: Arabic | Level 4arabic program icon


Course Code: ARA C4B

Instructor: Anse Ghufran Tiba

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: January 23 - May 1, 2018
Timings: Tuesdays, 3:00 pm CST/9:00 pm GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is highly recommended for Arabic courses to achieve full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

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

Prerequisites

  • Students enrolling in the program must be women above the age of 17.
  • Arabic Conversation Level 4A or equivalent knowledge.
  • Arabic Gramma Level 3B or equivalent knowledge.

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.


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.  

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

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

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

$20.00 late registration fee after January 20th (if seats are available)

Click here for Registration Fees & Policies

Text: Al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn, Student Book 4

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available 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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Arabic Conversation Level 5B - Spring 2018

Course Category: Arabic | Level 5arabic program icon


Course Code: ARA C5B

Instructor: Anse Raghad al-Sayyid

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: January 24 - May 2, 2018
Timings: Wednesdays, 8:00 pm CST/2:00 am GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is highly recommended for Arabic courses to achieve full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

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

Prerequisites

  • Students enrolling in the program must be women above the age of 17.
  • Arabic Grammar Level 3B or equivalent knowledge. Students enrolling in this level will 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.
  • Arabic Conversation Level 5A or equivalent knowledge. 

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 develop as they discuss and analyze more advanced topics. Writing is also included at a more advanced levels, as students are able to write several paragraphs. This level also focuses on reading comprehension through reading and discussing additional texts on various topics.

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.  

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

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

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

$20.00 late registration fee after January 20th (if seats are available)

Click here for Registration Fees & Policies

Text: Al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn, Student Book 5

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available 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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