Arabic for Beginners
Mondays, October 15 to December 3, 2018 (7pm - 9pm)
Location: Traill College, Wallis Hall 226, 315 Dublin Street.
Cost: $20 per class (+ HST) before October 12th. $30 per class (+ HST) after October 12th.
Register online at https://www.regonline.com/arabicforbeginnersfall2018 or in person with cash or cheque at Scott House Room 107.1, 300 London Street, Traill College.
This course is aimed at teaching Arabic to English-speaking students. Students participating in this course will develop an understanding of the principles of phonology and script of the Arabic language, enabling them to speak and read at a basic level about some everyday topics; such as greetings, families, food and clothing. Students will also acquire the use of simple sentence structures for speaking and writing. In addition, this course will allow students to become familiar with some aspects of the Arabic culture.
Monday October 15 – Introduction
Introduction to Arabic Language, who is speaking Arabic, different Arabic dialects, difference between Arabic and English, and the Arabic you already know.
Monday October 22 – Arabic Letters
Basics of Arabic alphabet, understand basic Arabic grammar, Arabic numbers, dates, and Measurements.
Monday October 29 – Arabic in Action
Everyday Arabic vocabulary: words for the House. Introduce yourself, greetings and making small Arabic talk.
Monday November 5 – Asking Questions in Arabic
Everyday Arabic vocabulary: words for the. Asking directions and finding your way.
Monday November 12 – Outside the Home in Arabic
Everyday Arabic vocabulary: words for foods. Eating in and dining out, going shopping, hitting the town.
Monday November 19 – Arabic on the Go
Everyday Arabic vocabulary: words for transportation, planning a trip and getting around: planes, trains, and automobiles, finding a place to stay.
Monday November 26 – Handling Emergencies in Arabic
Everyday Arabic vocabulary: words for body parts. Finding help when you need it, talking to a doctor, getting legal help.
Monday December 3 – Arabic: Next Steps
Best ways to pick up Arabic quickly. Most used Arabic expressions. Great Arabic Proverbs.
About the Instructor:
Maher Selim is a Post-doctoral Fellow at Trent University. He obtained his PhD at Western University, London, Ontario. He moved to Peterborough one year ago to pursue his postdoctoral work at Trent University in Artificial Intelligence. Arabic is his native language. He is from Cairo, Egypt, and is very knowledgeable about Middle-Eastern Culture.