Colloquial Arabic Classes – 2017 Spring Session- Levantine Dialect!

The CAC offers Colloquial Arabic classes in the Levantine dialect

“Levantine dialect” refers to the dialects of Arabic spoken in the Levant: Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and Jordan.

Like all colloquial forms of Arabic (also known as ‘amiyya), it is used in daily speech and is helpful if you want to travel or use your Arabic primarily for conversation. Although colloquial Arabic is spoken, these classes will also teach you to read and write the Arabic script.

Levantine dialect is understood quite well by speakers of other Arabic dialects. It is very different, however, from Darija, the vernacular dialects spoken in the Maghreb countries (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia).

Unlike the CAC Arabic School in Newton (which teaches Modern Standard Arabic),
these classes are held at our location in Somerville.

NEW Session! Spring 2017 Colloquial Arabic – Advanced Beginner Levantine

Saturdays:  11:30 am – 1 pm
Session :   Feb. 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1

Arabic Language Classes

This level is best suited for advanced beginners who had  previous exposure to the Arabic language. It will cover the Arabic alphabet and conversation practice. In addition, the course will cover conversational skills and daily routine tasks and conversations among people.

Our colloquial language courses progressively move students from no knowledge of the Arabic language to being able to deal with a variety of real- life situations such as directing a taxi, answering the phone, dealing with groceries, speaking on the phone, etc. Students will also be exposed to very basic reading and writing skills such as road signs, Arabic numbers, restaurant menus, bills and signing your name and phone number in Arabic.

Cost: $275/session

To register for Session I, CLICK HERE


Colloquial Arabic – Advanced Levantine Arabic

This Class is not offered this Semester- Come back in August for information about the Fall Session

This level is best suited for students who have had previous experience with the Arabic language either colloquial or formal Arabic. The instructor will help to build students vocabulary, sentence structure and pronunciation in Levantine dialect.

Our colloquial language courses progressively move students from no knowledge of the Arabic language to being able to deal with a variety of real- life situations such as directing a taxi, answering the phone,dealing with groceries, speaking on the phone, etc. Students will also be exposed to very basic reading and writing skills such as road signs, Arabic numbers, restaurant menus, bills and signing your name and phone number in Arabic.

Cost: $275/session

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