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iMasterArabic  A2.1- Levantine Arabic & MSA

Part 1 of iMasterArabic Level A2.
Online.

Description

Speak Levantine Arabic, understand spoken Levantine and written MSA.
Reading comprehension in MSA and Levantine Arabic.

In this course, you learn and practice using FORM I verbs in the past tense in different contexts and situations, asking and speaking about events in the past tense.

 

You build your vocabulary with themes such as ‘the market’, 'food and recipes', 'landmarks', 'asking for and giving directions', always focussing on speaking and understanding spoken Levantine Arabic as well as written MSA.

You also learn practical information and sentences in Arabic that you can use in the Arabic world, and sound like a native-speaker.

 

During the lessons, lots of time is allocated for practicing speaking with the teacher as well as with classmates.

 

In addition, you practice reading and understanding texts with FORM I verbs in the past tense in MSA.

Note: in order to achieve Level A2, you have to complete all 4 parts of Level 2 (2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4) Once you have completed all these sublevels, you will achieve the equivalent of Level A2 of the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”, and you can get an Arabic A2 certificate.

Objectives

At the end of this course, you will feel comfortable talking about events in the Past tense. You can:


1. Fluently and automatically conjugate FORM I verbs in different contexts and topics.
2. Easily make complete sentences in the past tense using different verbs, the right prepositions and a rich vocabulary.
3. Shop and buy food and clothes at the market.
4. Understand the ingredients of a recipe.
5. Give and understand directions to a certain place of reference.
6. Use common verbs in the imperative in simple sentences.
7. Describe the location of a place using prepositions and landmarks.
8. Describe your place of living.
9. Understand simple sentences in MSA in the past tense.

English is used as the language of explanation.

10. Can singalong and understand a song by Fairuz.

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On Tuesdays
19:00-20:30

Online via Zoom

€325, excluding books

Total of 27 hours, at €12 per hour.

To be determined

Included:

18 group sessions of 1.5 hours, 'live' with the teacher. Active student participation is required.

Total of 27 hours of class time.

Max participants: 12

Recorded lessons to watch later at student's own pace.

Weekly homework with digital vocabulary sets.

This cost excludes:

1 required book

Requirements

1. You have completed course iMasterArabic A1.2.

OR:

1. You can (slowly) read and write the Arabic script.

2. You have a very good knowledge of the "Possessive Form" and the "Demonstratives".

3. You can easily conjugate verbs ‘to have’, ‘to want’, and 'to like' in Levantine Arabic, as well as use them in simple sentences. You can also understand these verbs if you read or hear them in MSA.

4. You are fluent with the Arabic numbers.

5. Express time-related aspects such as: the date, the time and appointments.

Books and Material

Book iMasterArabic Level A2 , by Nayla Chebli ​

 

Includes:

  • audio recordings

  • hundreds of Quizlet vocabulary sets

Paperback book €40

OR e-book: €20 

About the tutor

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Levantine Arabic (native)

Christie Bitar

 English C1, French B2

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"The priority in my classes is that you feel good, are comfortable to make mistakes, challenged to push your limits and happy to share the journey with a like-minded group." 

Originally from Lebanon, Christie is now based in Paris.

A certified iMasterArabic teacher, Christie possesses a rare combination of knowledge, passion, and empathy that allows her to inspire and motivate her students to reach their full potential. She understands that each student learns differently and is committed to providing personalised attention and support to ensure that every student can thrive.

Payment Options

1. In advance for the whole course: €325

+ €40 for paperback books or €20 for ebooks.

OR:

2. In two instalments:

   €175 upon registration

    €170 halfway, in week 8

+ €40 for paperback books or €20 for ebooks.

Homework

  • Learning new vocabulary and sentences.

  • Practicing speaking and listening to recordings.

  • Reading, listening, and writing exercises.

  • Watching videos explaining grammar.

  • On average, 3 hours of homework per week.

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