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Continuing Education

Arabic for Beginners

Arabic for Beginners

Fridays, March 16th to May 11th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

Location: Traill College, Wallis Hall 224, 315 Dublin Street.

Cost: $20 per class (+ HST) before March 9th. $30 per class (+ HST) after March 9th.

Register online at https://www.regonline.com/arabicforbeginners or in person with cash or cheque at Scott House Room 102.4, 300 London Street, Traill College.

This conversational course will help you communicate in Arabic for everyday situations. This will be done through covering different issues in the life of Fatima, a fictional Canadian who speaks Arabic. We will begin our course by learning some general information about Arabic language. The classes will also explore Middle Eastern culture, who speaks Arabic, and the main differences between English and Arabic languages.

In this course, you will learn Arabic greetings and how to introduce yourself. As well you will speak and listen to the basic vocabularies that are used in the daily life such as at school, stores, home, and cafe. You will able to write and pronounce the Arabic alphabet and Arabic numbers.

Friday March 16 - Introduction to Arabic

Who speaks Arabic and different dialects. The difference between Arabic and English. Why do you want to learn Arabic (open discussion)? Introduction to Arabic Alphabet.

Friday March 23 - Meet our friend Fatima

Arabic greetings and introductions.

Friday March 30 - There is no class because of Good Friday.

Friday April 6 - Fatima invites us to her home 

In this class we will learn the names of family members (mother, son, etc.), as well as items in Fatima's home such as furniture and appliances.

Friday April 13 - Shopping with Fatima 

Learn vocabulary that is used at the store, such as names of vegetables, fruits, dairy products.

Friday April 20 - Going to school with Fatima

Learn vocabulary that is used at school, such as colours, days, months, weather.

Friday April 27 - Fatima is sick

In this class we will learn body parts and common illnesses such as cold, fever, etc.

Friday May 4 - Walking to the park with Fatima 

In this class we will learn common safety words such as stop, be careful, don’t run, etc., as well as plants and animals.

Friday May 11 - Writing our names with Arabic letters 

We will go over the Arabic alphabet, so that we can write our names in Arabic.

About the instructor:

Amany Raslan is a teaching assistant in physics at Trent University.  She moved to Peterborough in 2012 to pursue her Masters degree. Now, she is a PhD student in the Material Sciences program. She is from Egypt, where Arabic is her native language, and she has a broad knowledge of Middle Eastern cultures and traditions.

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 - 3:30 pm.