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Continuing Education

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Continuing Education

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.

Online registration is provided through RegOnline, a third-party registration service. An additional charge will be applied by RegOnline in addition to the course fee. Avoid online fees by registering in person at the College Office during business hours with cash or a cheque. Traill College Office is in Scott House and is open Monday to Friday, 9 am - 4:00 pm.