Introduction to Arabic - Fall 2019

Course Category: Arabic | Level 1 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Introduction to Arabic with Anse Nishat Lal

Course Code: ARA 100

InstructorAnse Nishat Lal

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: September 9 - December 9, 2019
Timings: Mondays, 7:00 am CST/1:00 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will go into effect in the United States on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour later starting November 3rd.

Offered: This course is offered every term.

Prerequisites: Students should be women above the age of 17.

Summary: 

This course provides an introduction to Arabic reading and writing skills and a basic understanding of the language for students who have little or no previous knowledge of Arabic. The course will be divided into two parts: the first focusing on Arabic script and phonetic decoding, and the second part equipping students with the ability to identify fundamental features of Quranic Arabic script and phonology. By the end of the course, students will be able to read fluently, write what they hear proficiently and navigate their way through the Quran independently. They will feel confident in the foundations of the language and will be ready to move on to introductory study of Arabic grammar. The reading skills obtained in this course will also provide a springboard for future learning of tajwīd (the science of Quranic recitation)

Topics covered:

  • Arabic Alphabet
  • Short & Long Vowels
  • Sukūn
  • Shadda
  • Tanwīn
  • Vocabulary
  • Permanent & Connecting Hamza
  • Sun and Moon Letters
  • Points of Articulation
  • Numbers

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and review and sit for a mid term and a final exam.

Placement:

If you are unsure about your level, email ribaat.arabic@rabata.org to request a placement test. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after September 7th (if seats are available)

Auditing is not available for the Arabic Program.

Text: Handouts will be provided with the course, no textbook is needed.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


Arabic Grammar Level 1A - Fall 2019

Course Category: Arabic | Level 1 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Arabic Grammar Level 1A with Anse Saimah Asghar

Course Code: ARA 101

InstructorAnse Saimah Asghar

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: September 14 - December 14, 2019
Timings: Saturdays, 8:00 am CST/2:00 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is highly recommended for Arabic courses to achieve full benefit and required for conversation courses. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will go into effect in the United States on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour later starting November 3rd.

Offered: This course is offered in the Fall term of each year.

Prerequisites

  • Students enrolling in the program must be women above the age of 17.
  • Successful completion of ARA 100 or equivalent knowledge.

Course Description: The course is designed to equip students with knowledge of foundational grammar constructs to develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the Arabic language. This will to enable them to begin to access a variety of texts, from Quran and Hadith to modern newspaper articles and literary texts. The specially designed Grammar curriculum, in coordination with the Conversation course, gives students both the ability to comprehend a range of basic vocabulary and identify and utilize an increasingly broad array of grammatical structures, setting them firmly on the path for future learning and development of these skills.

Topics covered: 

Placement: If you are unsure about your level, email ribaat.arabic@rabata.org to request a placement test. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level.  

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments as assigned by the instructor, and review and sit for a midterm and a final exam.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after September 7th (if seats are available)

Auditing is not available for the Arabic Program.

Text: Handouts will be provided throughout the course.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


Arabic Conversation Level 1A - Fall 2019

Course Category: Arabic | Level 1 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this level: Arabic Conversation Level 1A with Anse Raghad AlSayd

Course Code: ARA 103

InstructorAnse Raghad Alsayd

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: September 11 - December 11, 2019
Timings: Wednesdays, 9:00 pm CST/3:00 am UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is highly recommended for Arabic courses to achieve full benefit and required for conversation courses. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will go into effect in the United States on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour later starting November 3rd.

Offered: Part A of this course is offered in the Fall term of each year, and Part B is offered in the Spring. 

Prerequisites:

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. ARA 100 or equivalent knowledge.
  3. ARA Grammar Level 1A or equivalent knowledge. The two courses may also be taken simultaneously.
  4. Students enrolling in this course should have a cursory knowledge of the names, shapes and sounds of Arabic letters, as well as the ability to read and write the Arabic script. Some understanding of grammar and vocabulary will be needed in this course.

Course Description: The Conversation track utilizes the al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn curriculum, building speaking and conversation skills from the beginner up to the more advanced level through interactive classes which allow students to participate in real time. The curriculum covers everyday conversation topics and integrates listening, comprehension, and writing skills, gradually increasing vocabulary as students progress through the program. Recorded lessons included in the curriculum offer an alternative to traveling to Arabic-speaking countries to put listening and conversation skills into practice. In addition to these recorded lessons and the textbook, in-class practice allows students to apply these skills with the instructor and classmates.

In Level 1, students at the beginner level progress in their use of the Arabic language and are able to partake in simple conversations. Through the recorded lessons students begin to recognize new vocabulary words and understand their meanings, increasing their personal word bank.

Course Requirements: 

Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and review and sit for a mid term and a final exam.

Placement:

If you are unsure about your level, email ribaat.arabic@rabata.org to request a placement test. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after September 7th (if seats are available)

Auditing is not available for the Arabic Program.

Text: Al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn - Student Book 1

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

Arabic Grammar Level 2A - Fall 2019

Course Category: Arabic | Level 2 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Arabic Grammar Level 2A with Ustadha Liana Reading

Course Code: ARA 201

InstructorUstadha Liana Reading

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: September 10 - December 10, 2019
Timings: Tuesdays, 10:00 am CST/4:00 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will go into effect in the United States on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour later starting November 3rd.

Offered: Part A of this course is offered in the Fall term of each year, and Part B is offered in the Spring. 

Prerequisites:

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Arabic Grammar Level 1B or equivalent knowledge.
  3. Students enrolling in this course should have a strong grasp of the foundational rules of Arabic grammar and be able to demonstrate these in writing and speaking.
  4. Arabic Conversation Level 1B or equivalent knowledge. The two courses may also be taken simultaneously.

Course Description: In this course, students are introduced to more complex grammatical constructs and are aided in applying these to their own writing. This level aims to equip students with the ability to convey and discuss their own ideas as well as comprehend a variety of texts, both with and without diacritical marks. 

Topics covered: 

  • Reversed Khabar
  • Verb consolidation
  • The Subjunctive
  • Negation of Verbs
  • Duals, Plurals – Formation and Use
  • Numbers and Quantifiers
  • The Masdar and Idafah
  • Application of Rules to Texts

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and review and sit for a mid term and a final exam.

Placement:

If you are unsure about your level, email ribaat.arabic@rabata.org to request a placement test. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after September 7th (if seats are available)

Auditing is not available for the Arabic Program.

Text: Handouts will be provided throughout the course.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


Arabic Conversation Level 2A - Fall 2019

Course Category: Arabic | Level 2 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this level: Arabic Conversation Level 2A with Anse Raghad AlSayd

Course Code: ARA 203

InstructorAnse Abeer Aborshaed

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: September 12 - December 12, 2019
Timings: Thursdays, 9:00 am CST/3:00 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will go into effect in the United States on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour later starting November 3rd.

Offered: Part A of this course is offered in the Fall term of each year, and Part B is offered in the Spring. 

Prerequisites:

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Arabic Conversation Level 1B or equivalent knowledge.
  3. Arabic Grammar Level 2A or equivalent knowledge. The two courses may also be taken simultaneously.

Course Description: 

The Conversation track utilizes the al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn curriculum, building speaking and conversation skills from the beginner up to the more advanced level through interactive classes which allow students to participate in real time. The curriculum covers everyday conversation topics and integrates listening, comprehension, and writing skills, gradually increasing vocabulary as students progress through the program. Recorded lessons included in the curriculum offer an alternative to traveling to Arabic-speaking countries to put listening and conversation skills into practice. In addition to these recorded lessons and the textbook, in-class practice allows students to apply these skills with the instructor and classmates.

In Level 2, students advance to more complex conversational skills and gain the ability to make simple sentences based on the texts studied in class. Students will gain knowledge of Arabic phrases and new vocabulary words through the lessons and class activities.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and review and sit for a mid term and a final exam.

Placement:

If you are unsure about your level, email ribaat.arabic@rabata.org to request a placement test. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after September 7th (if seats are available)

Auditing is not available for the Arabic Program.

Text: Al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn - Student Book 2

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


Arabic Grammar Level 3A - Fall 2019

Course Category: Arabic | Level 3 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this level: Arabic Grammar Level 3A with Anse Sana Mohiuddin

Course Code: ARA 301

InstructorUstadha F. Chowdhury

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: September 15 - December 15, 2019
Timings: Sundays, 2:00 pm CST/8:00 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will go into effect in the United States on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour later starting November 3rd.

Offered: Part A of this course is offered in the Fall term of each year, and Part B is offered in the Spring.

Prerequisites:

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Arabic Grammar Level 2B or equivalent knowledge.
  3. Arabic Conversation Level 2B or equivalent knowledge. The two courses may also be taken simultaneously.
  4. Students enrolling in this course should be well acquainted with basic and intermediate grammatical constructs and be confident in identifying and using these.

Course Description: This level takes students well into the domain of intermediate Arabic grammar, solidifying and consolidating knowledge from previous levels and building on their reading and writing skills through application of grammar to texts and their own writing. The use of a root dictionary as a tool to aid comprehension is also stressed at this level. Students will work on their translation skills by analyzing a variety of texts, without diacritical markings.

Topics covered: 

  • The Passive
  • Hollow Roots
  • Inna, Kana, Laysa
  • Doubled Roots
  • Active Participle + the Hal Form
  • Numbers 11-99
  • Adverbs
  • Rules of Hamza

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and review and sit for a mid term and a final exam.

Placement:

If you are unsure about your level, email ribaat.arabic@rabata.org to request a placement test. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after September 7th (if seats are available)

Auditing is not available for the Arabic Program.

Text: 

Recommended: 

  1. Arabic-English Dictionary: The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, Ed. J.M. Cowan
  2. Modern Standard Arabic Grammar: A Learner's Guide, Mohammad T. Alhawary

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


Arabic Conversation Level 3A - Fall 2019

Course Category: Arabic | Level 3 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this level: Arabic Conversation Level 3A with Anse Raghad AlSayd

Course Code: ARA 303

InstructorAnse Abeer Aborshaed

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: September 10 - December 10, 2019
Timings: Tuesdays, 9:00 am CST/3:00 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will go into effect in the United States on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour later starting November 3rd.

Offered: Part A of this course is offered in the Fall term of each year, and Part B is offered in the Spring. 

Prerequisites:

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Arabic Conversation Level 2B or equivalent knowledge.
  3. Arabic Grammar Level 3A or equivalent knowledge. The two courses may also be taken simultaneously.

Course Description: 

The Conversation track utilizes the al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn curriculum, building speaking and conversation skills from the beginner up to the more advanced level through interactive classes which allow students to participate in real time. The curriculum covers everyday conversation topics and integrates listening, comprehension, and writing skills, gradually increasing vocabulary as students progress through the program. Recorded lessons included in the curriculum offer an alternative to traveling to Arabic-speaking countries to put listening and conversation skills into practice. In addition to these recorded lessons and the textbook, in-class practice allows students to apply these skills with the instructor and classmates.

In Level 3, students advance to more complex conversational skills and more advanced language skills. As in previous levels, students will gain conversation, listening, speaking, and vocabulary skills. This level also focuses on writing as students begin to apply previous knowledge to express themselves in writing on a range of topics.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and review and sit for a mid term and a final exam.

Placement:

If you are unsure about your level, email ribaat.arabic@rabata.org to request a placement test. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after September 7th (if seats are available)

Auditing is not available for the Arabic Program.

Text: Al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn - Student Book 3

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


Arabic Advanced Self-Study | Part 1 - Fall 2019

Course Category: Arabic | Level 4 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this course:  Arabic Self Study Part 1 with Anse Raghad AlSayd

Course Code: ARA 405

InstructorAnse Raghad Alsayd

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: September 15 - December 15, 2019
Timings: every other Sunday, 10:00 am CST/4:00 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

This course will be self-study with some sessions led by Anse Raghad. Live attendance at the online sessions is highly recommended to achieve full benefit. Students who cannot attend the scheduled sessions must make arrangements with the instructor to fulfill the necessary coursework.

Daylight savings time will go into effect in the United States on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour later starting November 3rd.

Offered: Part 1 of this course is offered in the Fall term of each year, and Part 2 is offered in the Spring. Completion of Part 1 is recommended but not required to enroll in Part 2.

Prerequisites:

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Arabic Conversation Level 3B or equivalent knowledge.
  3. Arabic Grammar Level 3B or equivalent knowledge. 

Course Description: This course is designed for students of the Arabic Program levels 3 and above. It will provide students the opportunity to hone their Arabic reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, as well as increase their vocabulary in preparation for the upper levels of the Arabic Program. Students will be assigned a number of units, through which they will proceed at their own pace and their own level. Activities will be provided at different levels to cater to the individual level of each student. The instructor will meet periodically with students throughout the course to touch base and hear presentations.

Placement: If you are unsure about your level, email ribaat.arabic@rabata.org to request a placement test. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level.  

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the online sessions, complete weekly assignments as assigned by the instructor, present on a topic in Arabic, and review and sit for a final assessment. Students will need a minimum of 3 hours of study time each week to complete the course requirements.

Placement:

If you are unsure about your level, email ribaat.arabic@rabata.org to request a placement test. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after September 7th (if seats are available)

Auditing is not available for the Arabic Program.

Text: Materials will be provided through the course forum.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


Arabic Grammar Level 5A - Fall 2019

Course Category: Arabic| Level 5 Course

Course Code: ARA 501

InstructorAnse Anna-Maria Ramzy

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: September 20 - December 13, 2019
Timings: Fridays, 1:00 pm CST/7:00 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will go into effect in the United States on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour later starting November 3rd.

Offered: Part A of this course is offered in the Fall term of each year, and Part B is offered in the Spring. 

Prerequisites:

  1. Students enrolling in the program must be women above the age of 17.
  2. Arabic Conversation Level 4B or equivalent knowledge.
  3. Arabic Grammar Level 4B or equivalent knowledge.
  4. Arabic Advanced Self-Study Parts 1 & 2 

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and review and sit for a mid term and a final exam.

Placement:

If you are unsure about your level, email ribaat.arabic@rabata.org to request a placement test. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after September 7th (if seats are available)

Auditing is not available for the Arabic Program.

Text: 

Recommended: 

  1. Arabic-English Dictionary: The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, Ed. J.M. Cowan
  2. Modern Standard Arabic Grammar: A Learner's Guide, Mohammad T. Alhawary

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org