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iMasterArabic  A1.2 Levantine & MSA

Follow-up to course iMasterArabic A1.1
Speak Levantine Arabic, understand and read MSA.

Description

This course is the second part of the Level A1, it consists of 18 lessons of 1.5 hours each, spread out over two semesters Several breaks are scheduled throughout the course in order to allow the student to catch up and review regularly.

The focus of this course is Levantine Arabic, however, the student is encouraged to understand both Levantine and Modern Standard Arabic. Active participation is required of the student in order to practice speaking, and to play in-class interactive games.

The following is practised in class:

1. the demonstratives: pointing to things and objects, demonstrating, showing and asking about this, that, these and those.

2. nominal sentences: speaking without using verbs! Yes, that's very common in Arabic :-)

3. 'to have' and 'to want' (very much up-to-date!)

4. 'to go' and 'to come' (now allowed after the lockdown!)

5. 'to like' and 'to love' (human nature!)

6. speaking about hobbies and free time (great way to make conversation)

7. reserving and ordering in an Arabic restaurant (love eating out!)

8. time-related subjects: saying the time, making appointments, checking schedules, and saying when something took place.

Objectives

At the end of this course, you will achieve the equivalent of Level A1 of the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”.

 

This means that you are able to:

 

1. Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.

 

2. Easily express yourself with the verbs ‘to have’, ‘to want’ and 'to like/love' in different daily situations.

 

3. Interact in a simple way, provided the other person talks slowly and clearly, and is prepared to help.

4. Can singalong and understand a Levantine song.

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On Mondays
19:00-20:30

Online via Zoom

€325 euros,  excluding books

Total of 27 hours, at €12 per hour!

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 A1.1

OR:

1. You're able to (slowly) read the Arabic script and to spell words.

2. You can make basic conversation in Levantine Arabic.

3. You're fluent with the "Possessive Form" & the numbers.

Books and Material

Book iMasterArabic Level A2 , by Nayla Chebli, including:

  • audio recordings

  • hundreds of Quizlet vocabulary sets.

 

Paperback €40 

 

 

OR e-book: €20

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.

Payment Options

1. In advance for the whole course: €325

€40 for the paperback book or €20 for the ebook.

OR:

2. In two instalments:

   €170 upon registration

    €165 halfway, in week 8

+ €40 for paperback book or €20 for the ebook.

About the tutor

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Levantine Arabic (native)

Christina Yazbeck

 Dutch C1, 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.

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