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Arabic Classes to Begin Sunday, June 19th @11am

Posted on Jun 12 , 2011 in Events & Programs

Assalamou alaikom dear brothers and sisters,

IN SUMMARY

1) We will insha’Allah commence our Arabic class offering for beginners next Sunday, June 19th @11am.
2) Links to buy the introductory book are below.
3) Please reply to me to confirm your attendance.
4) Ages 12+ are welcome.

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How will the program be structured?

We will use an academic curriculum for learning Arabic with 10-week programs. The book we’ll use insha’Allah is:

Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum al-Arabiyaa: A Texbook for Beginning Arabic. This program has an introductory edition in addition to three books (levels 1,2, and 3).

This curriculum is widely-adopted and is considered one of the best out there.

What book(s ) do we need to get?

We will start, insha’Allah with: Alifa Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds (Edition 3, June 2010). The book comes with a DVD and a companion website.
bn.com: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alif-baa-kristen-brustad/1004781056?ean=9781589016323&itm=1&usri=mahmoud%2bal%2bbatal
Note: you have the option to rent the book for $20 for 60 days or buying it. If you are a B&N member, the book will cost about $46 with shipping

amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Alif-Baa-Introduction-Al-Kitaab-Language/dp/1589016327/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307922812&sr=1-1-catcorr

What age group is this program for?
Ages 12+ are welcome. It will be hard to include ages younger than 12. We can discuss at the first meeting and see what other alternatives we may have.
Why beginners?

It’s better to bring people up to the same level. If you already know some Arabic, this may help you bridge any gaps and prepare you for the following levels that will be offered insha’Allah.

How long is a class and how much does it cost?
Each class will run for 2 hours with a 15-minute break. Given that we will only meet once a week (unless the collective desires otherwise), this will be an intensive session (I.e., you need to be passionate AND serious about learning). I do not mind doing an additional 1-hour class on Wednesdays or Thursdays if this is feasible for everyone.

Based on the survey, the majority preferred something in the range of $10/hour. All proceeds will go to the masjid.
The total cost for the class will be $200 (10 weeks X 2 hours X $10). Payment is due by the 3rd week (July 10th).

What’s the teaching style like?
The instructor, Adnan Al-Ghourabi, has taught before intermediate and advanced Arabic at the Rochester Institute of Technology and intermediate Arabic for a group of Muslims in Denver few years ago. I try to make the experience as enjoyable as possible.
We will have interactive sessions so it is not a boring one-way lecturing style. We will use the provided DVDs as well as materials online to make the learning experience more enriching.

This will definitely be a lot easier since most of you, if not all, already know some basics (at least, reading-wise). But keep in mind that you have to do most of the work to read and learn on your own and not only rely on the lecturer. If you are not up for this task, this may not be the best option for you.
We look forward to seeing you on the 19th!

15 Comments → “ Arabic Classes to Begin Sunday, June 19th @11am ”


  1. George Quarles

    8 years ago

    Hi,

    I’m interested in attending your class. Thank you for putting one on at a discounted rate! (it’s a bit pricey to take the language from one of the local colleges). I have three questions:

    (1) Is the class open to people with absolutely no familiarity with the Arabic alphabet? I am have learned other Semitic languages, and so I get some of the shared general principles between them, but have never learned Arabic script. One of the comments on the page seemed to assume at least a basic familiarity with Arabic script.

    (2) Is the class open to non-Muslims? I am interested in being able to read the Qur’an in Arabic but am not a Muslim.

    (3) What day and time will class be?

    Thanks!

    Reply

  2. Administrator

    8 years ago

    Hi George,

    Thanks for visiting the site and we really appreciate your interest!

    1) Absolutely. That’s why we are starting from the beginner level. Familiarity with Arabic will definitely makes it a lot easier, but we will not make any assumptions.

    2) Yes! You don’t need to be a Muslim to learn Arabic or visit our masjid 🙂 Everyone is welcome!

    3) The class will start this coming Sunday @11am. The location of the masjid is a bit confusing, so let us know if you need any help finding it!

    All the best and we look forward to seeing you.

    Regards,
    Administration

    Reply

  3. Jason

    8 years ago

    Hello,
    I just read the article in the Denver Post about your center, and I am interested in studying Arabic. Do you have a new group for beginners starting in the near future? Thank you for your time.

    Reply

    • Administrator

      8 years ago

      Hi Jason, thanks for visiting our website and for your interest.

      The first introductory course to Arabic is currently underway and will conclude in 2-3 weeks. We will be offering more classes in the near future. I’ll e-mail you that information as soon as it becomes available!

      Thanks again.

      Reply

  4. Wanda Alsideri

    8 years ago

    Hello,

    I am interested in this class, is it still offered?

    thank you

    Reply

    • Administrator

      8 years ago

      Hi Wanda,

      The first introductory course to Arabic is currently underway and will conclude in 2-3 weeks. We are planning on offering more of these in the near future.

      As soon as I have more details, I’ll e-mail them to you and we look forward to having you and others attend our classes!

      Regards.

      Reply

      • Wanda Alsideri

        8 years ago

        Tahnk you very much, I am very interested in these classes.

        Reply

  5. Charmaine

    8 years ago

    when is the next arabic class being offered ? thank you

    Reply

    • Administrator

      8 years ago

      Hi, no definitive date has been set yet, but it will likely start late October. We’ll e-mail you as soon as we have a schedule.

      Thanks for your interest!

      Reply

  6. Elle

    7 years ago

    Salaam aleikum,

    Do you have another class underway yet? I would like to be informed of the next one you do. Thank you so much. I have been looking for a way to learn and to get more into the Muslim community here in Denver and this seems like a good start.

    Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.

    Best,

    Elle

    Reply

  7. Marie

    7 years ago

    Hi,
    Like Elle above, I am interested in being notified when you start classes again. I too think this would be a nice way to not only learn but integrate into the Muslim community. I know there is a lot going on with the move and look forward to future beginning level classes once everything settles down.

    Thank you and may Allah bless you,
    Marie

    Reply

  8. Amy

    7 years ago

    Hello,
    When will your next class session be held? Thank you!

    Reply

    • Administrator

      7 years ago

      Hi Amy, we will keep you posted. We’re currently looking for a permanent location and have been offering services at hotels, which is not ideal. Pray for us 🙂

      Reply

  9. Andrea

    7 years ago

    When are the next beginner classes offered?

    Reply

  10. Leslie

    6 years ago

    Are there currently any Intermediate Arabic classes being offered by you or anyone else in the Denver area? I am returning from living in Morocco for a couple years, and am interested in improving my MSA with a teacher/class if possible. Shukran Jazeelan!!

    Reply

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