Arabic Conversation Level 4A - Fall 2017

Course Category: Arabic Level 4 ribaat arabic icon

View a short segment of this level: Class Sample

Course Code: ARA C4A

Instructor: Anse Ghufran Tiba

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: Oct. 4 - Dec. 20, 2017 
Timings: Wednesdays, 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 whenever possible. As a conversation course, full benefit will only be achieved when attending live. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

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


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

Students in 4A will work on refining their knowledge of key grammatical constructs, and will increase their grammatical knowledge through study of more advanced concepts and exposure to a variety of Arabic texts. This level builds upon the content covered in Levels 1, 2 and 3 and takes students into the world of more advanced Arabic grammar skills. By including a greater focus on application of skills through reading, the aim at this level is to strengthen students’ comprehension of Arabic writing, and to consolidate the grammatical skills they need to express themselves in the language.

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 September 10th (if seats are available)

Text: Al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn, Student Book 4 (PDF version)

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop.

Placement: If you are unsure about your level, email 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.  

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