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Full Summer-2020 - Arabic Poetry: Language Skills in Context

Course Category: Arabic| Level 3 Course

Course Code: ARA 305

InstructorAnse Abeer Aborshaed

Duration: 13 weeks

Course Dates: June 1 - August 31, 2020

Days: Mondays

Time: 10:00 am CST/4:00 pm GMT 

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours 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.


  • Students should be women above the age of 17.
  • Arabic Grammar Level 3B or equivalent knowledge. 
  • Arabic Conversation Level 3B 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. 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.

    Summary: 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, read the assigned material, and complete a final test.

    Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

    Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until August 31st, 2020.

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

    Auditing is not available for this course.


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


    For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

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


    Option 1: Send payment in 4 monthly installments.

    Cost: USD 25.00 x 4 months

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