Courses
Special Arabic Courses

Special Arabic Courses

Course Structure

Special and customized courses are offered for small groups of minimum three participants or on one-on-one basis. The duration of courses for groups is either:

• Two-week courses for a total of 20 hours
• Four-week courses for a total 40 hours

To request a one of the special courses or get more information please contact us

Available Courses

1. Arabic for Media
The course helps the students to master the core vocabulary and structure of the printed and internet news media in order to understand the overall and details of extended authentic texts. The course adopts thematic approach in order to allow for high frequency of vocabulary recycling and build awareness of text organization in different themes of news. We introduce themes such as elections, ‘conflicts and terrorism’, ‘meeting and conferences’, demonstrations, and ‘business and finance’. The course requires a post-intermediate level of MSA (level 6) or above and at least 2 students to open a Media class.

2. History and Society
The course gives an introduction to the political, social and cultural status in Egypt and other Arabic speaking countries with the main focus on the 20th century. The course helps the student to have a varied insight into the most important factors that have influenced the current situation in the Middle East.

3. Religion and Culture
The course helps the students to gain deeper understanding of the religious and cultural context in the Arabic speaking countries. The historical background of certain issues might be minimally introduced just to provide context that is essential for understanding the current situation.
We teach many topics about Culture such as Contemporary Arab culture, Arab identity, marriage and divorce, circumcision, envy, Arabic music, folk arts, “cinema in Egypt” and “crafts in Egypt”. We teach many topics about religion such as the veil, status of the woman in society, religious occasions and popular celebrations.

4. Commercial Communications
The course helps and trains the students to use Arabic in professional situations related to commercial communication with and within the Arabic speaking countries. Examples: letters to firms and institutions in Arabic speaking countries, press statements, details of products, applications, minutes etc.
During the course students will simulate real work situations e.g. face to face meetings, giving complaints about a certain contractor product & how to solve problems that might happen within the work field.
The course includes official and nonofficial communications such as: How to write invoices, reports, and commercial letters, how to ask about proposals, offers, and prices, how to respond to business letters and complaints and marketing strategies for advertising, publicity and sales promotion.

5. Grammar Courses
The course helps the student to observe accuracy in their speaking and writing. It also helps students understand some grammatically problematic expressions that are encountered in different reading resources. The course focuses on: the Noun with all its case endings: Nominative, accusative and genitive, the verb with all its tenses: present, past, future and imperative, the introduction of subjunctive and jussive cases and the study of the morphology of some topics.

6. Arabic Writing Skills Courses
The Arabic Writing Skills Course is designed to enable you express and communicate in writing both in personal and academic contexts. You will gain more fluency in your written production and develop the ability to draft, review and edit your own writing. The instructions follow a top-down approach to the writing process including pre-writing, drafting, revising and editing and eventually publishing. The course will help you expand your vocabulary and raise your awareness of sentence, paragraph and text structure to achieve accuracy and cohesion in your text.

7. Translation Courses
You will gain a solid foundation of translation processes and techniques and hands-on training in paraphrasing, summarizing and translating variety of text types. The translation course requires Arabic/English bilingual proficiency and is recommended for people who are at least level B2 on the Common European Framework (CEFR) scale.
The course focuses on translating written texts from Arabic to English. The texts are selected from a variety of sources, including, business, media or commercial fields.

8. Arabic Dialects: Levantine, Sudanese and Gulf Arabic
The course for each dialect is tailor-made to cover any required level from A1 to advanced level C1 of the CEFR scale. Course content and course materials are selected according your own learning needs to function in specific professional or social contexts. The classroom instructions focus on the learner’s ability to speak and listen.

Course Structure

Special and customized courses are offered for small groups of minimum three participants or on one-on-one basis. The duration of courses for groups is either:

• Two-week courses for a total of 20 hours
• Four-week courses for a total 40 hours

To request a one of the special courses or get more information please contact us

Available Courses

1. Arabic for Media
The course helps the students to master the core vocabulary and structure of the printed and internet news media in order to understand the overall and details of extended authentic texts. The course adopts thematic approach in order to allow for high frequency of vocabulary recycling and build awareness of text organization in different themes of news. We introduce themes such as elections, ‘conflicts and terrorism’, ‘meeting and conferences’, demonstrations, and ‘business and finance’. The course requires a post-intermediate level of MSA (level 6) or above and at least 2 students to open a Media class.

2. History and Society
The course gives an introduction to the political, social and cultural status in Egypt and other Arabic speaking countries with the main focus on the 20th century. The course helps the student to have a varied insight into the most important factors that have influenced the current situation in the Middle East.

3. Religion and Culture
The course helps the students to gain deeper understanding of the religious and cultural context in the Arabic speaking countries. The historical background of certain issues might be minimally introduced just to provide context that is essential for understanding the current situation.
We teach many topics about Culture such as Contemporary Arab culture, Arab identity, marriage and divorce, circumcision, envy, Arabic music, folk arts, “cinema in Egypt” and “crafts in Egypt”. We teach many topics about religion such as the veil, status of the woman in society, religious occasions and popular celebrations.

4. Commercial Communications
The course helps and trains the students to use Arabic in professional situations related to commercial communication with and within the Arabic speaking countries. Examples: letters to firms and institutions in Arabic speaking countries, press statements, details of products, applications, minutes etc.
During the course students will simulate real work situations e.g. face to face meetings, giving complaints about a certain contractor product & how to solve problems that might happen within the work field.
The course includes official and nonofficial communications such as: How to write invoices, reports, and commercial letters, how to ask about proposals, offers, and prices, how to respond to business letters and complaints and marketing strategies for advertising, publicity and sales promotion.

5. Grammar Courses
The course helps the student to observe accuracy in their speaking and writing. It also helps students understand some grammatically problematic expressions that are encountered in different reading resources. The course focuses on: the Noun with all its case endings: Nominative, accusative and genitive, the verb with all its tenses: present, past, future and imperative, the introduction of subjunctive and jussive cases and the study of the morphology of some topics.

6. Arabic Writing Skills Courses
The Arabic Writing Skills Course is designed to enable you express and communicate in writing both in personal and academic contexts. You will gain more fluency in your written production and develop the ability to draft, review and edit your own writing. The instructions follow a top-down approach to the writing process including pre-writing, drafting, revising and editing and eventually publishing. The course will help you expand your vocabulary and raise your awareness of sentence, paragraph and text structure to achieve accuracy and cohesion in your text.

7. Translation Courses
You will gain a solid foundation of translation processes and techniques and hands-on training in paraphrasing, summarizing and translating variety of text types. The translation course requires Arabic/English bilingual proficiency and is recommended for people who are at least level B2 on the Common European Framework (CEFR) scale.
The course focuses on translating written texts from Arabic to English. The texts are selected from a variety of sources, including, business, media or commercial fields.

8. Arabic Dialects: Levantine, Sudanese and Gulf Arabic
The course for each dialect is tailor-made to cover any required level from A1 to advanced level C1 of the CEFR scale. Course content and course materials are selected according your own learning needs to function in specific professional or social contexts. The classroom instructions focus on the learner’s ability to speak and listen.

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