Evening and Weekend Courses in Classical Arabic, Applied Arabic, and Ethics in Islam.
Beginners FastTrack 2-Day Weekend Course
The FastTrack weekend course covers the first 5 lessons of the conventional 15 lesson Zohery University Level 1 course. You need to know the alphabet and possess basic reading and writing skills in order to undertake this course.
LEVEL 1: CLASSICAL ARABIC
This introductory Arabic course teaches in just fifteen lessons the first year content of an Arabic degree at a university level.
LEVEL 2: APPLIED CLASSICAL ARABIC
Participants negotiate challenging but tractable extracts from various genres of Arabic literature and hone their skills in translating between Arabic and English.
LEVEL 3: INTRODUCTION TO Ethics in Islam
By means of close study of Ethics in Islam in Arabic with translation into English, participants gain an intimate grasp of the principles, and specialized terms of the core Islamic Ethics.
ABOUT LEVEL 1
A 15 lesson Level 1 Intensive Classical Arabic course where we expose participants to most of the general paradigms of Arabic grammar, syntax and morphology, including the 10 most common forms of the Arabic verb and the 9 derivations of each form. By the end of the course students should be able to read simple Arabic texts using the help of a dictionary; be able to translate sentences; be able to read sentences in Arabic and translate them into English; have developed a vocabulary of approximately 500 words; be familiar with most of the general grammatical structures and syntax; master the ten most common forms of the Arabic verb and the nine derivations of each form.
ABOUT LEVEL 2
The Level 2 course offers those who have completed Level 1 or have reached an intermediate level in Arabic an excellent opportunity to apply their knowledge and improve their comprehension skills. Participants negotiate challenging but tractable extracts from various genres of Arabic literature and hone their skills in translating from both Arabic to English and English to Arabic. Level 2 is an immersion course after the hard grind of Level 1. Grammar in Level 1 is taught 'prescriptively': rules are stated and then illustrated with a few examples so that the student can learn a lot of grammar in a short space of time. In Level 2, grammar is taught 'deductively': bodies of language are encountered, whether written or spoken, and attempts are made to decipher them. The teaching of grammatical rules is incidental and attendant to this. In Level 1 the student approaches meaning through structure; in Level 2 they try to grapple with meanings and refer to structure to facilitate that. Participants are given materials and exercises that are both interesting and stimulating as well as challenging and intensive.
Course Dates and Locations
For detailed information on each course, timings and locations or to book a place, please visit www.zohery.org or call 202-484-zohery