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Summer 2-2020 - Arabic Conversation Level 2B

Course Category: Arabic | Level 2 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Arabic Conversation Level 2B with Anse Abeer Aborshaed

Course Code: ARA 204

InstructorAnse Abeer Aborshaed

Duration: 5 weeks

Course Dates: July 20 - August 20, 2020

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Time: 10:00 am CST/4:00 pm UK

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.


  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.

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.

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

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)

Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

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