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Overview

Adult Level I

Adult Level II

Adult Level III

Arabic Intensive Short Course

Private Instruction


Overview

SEA offers a comprehensive Adult Arabic language program that allows the adult student to gradually progress from a beginner level to more advanced levels of reading, writing, comprehension, and speaking, while gaining an appreciation into the richness of Arabic history and cultures.

 


 

Classical (Fus-ha) Arabic is taught for all levels, allowing the student to build a solid foundation in the language. The student will be able to understand Arabic books, newspapers, and news broadcasts through the building of vocabulary and knowledge of grammar rules. In later levels, Sultan Education Academy will expose the student to the usage of popular Arabic slang for the purpose of showing the differences between the formal and informal Arabic, and enabling use at the street-level.

Adult Arabic programs are offered in small class settings (eight students maximum) or through private, one-on-one instruction. All classes are taught at Sultan Education Academy located at #201, 1440 -17th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta. All ages (16 +) and abilities are welcome, and a variety of cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, and reasons for learning Arabic make up the students who study at SEA. Everyone is welcome.

The commitment for Levels I, II, and III are two, 60-minute classes each week, for a six-month period. Class times are flexible and can be set according to the needs of the students. The minimum number of students needed for any level is five, and the maximum class size is eight. If the minimum is not met, students are put on a waiting list and notified when a full session will start.

Private, one-on-one instruction is arranged according to the needs of the student and is flexible with respect to dates and times.

Course material for each level is provided and is an additional one-time fee, on top of regular course fees.

 

 

Adult Level I (Beginner)

Students with little or absolutely no previous knowledge of the Arabic language are encouraged to register in Level I. Classes will introduce the basic structure of the language, the Arabic alphabet, pronunciation of each letter, and different aspects of grammar, allowing the student to gain confidence in spoken and written Arabic. Participants will develop comprehension, understanding of simple questions and answers, and a functional vocabulary. Students will be able to compose simple sentences, interact in a dialogue, and gain fluency and confidence in speaking and reading. Upon completion of this course, each student will have the ability to compose sentences in the past, present, and future tenses. In Level I, the instructor speaks mainly English for the majority of the class time. There is a written and oral exam at the end of the semester and the student is awarded a certificate upon successfully passing the exam.

Course material is an additional $40.


Small Group Classes

Start Date: Phone for information

Time: Usually after 6pm; Phone for more information

Duration: 6 months

Cost: $150 per month


Private Instruction

Start Date: Upon request

Time: Upon request

Duration: Upon request

Cost: $55/hour

 

 

Adult Level II (Intermediate)

This course is designed for students who have completed the Level I Arabic program or passed the Level I exam. The course serves to reinforce Level I, but with more detail and complexity in the materials studied. At this level, students are introduced to different methods of pluralizing nouns in Arabic, different forms of the Arabic verb, more detail into the etymology of a root word, all through the use of more complex stories and materials. Students are exposed to news broadcasts and are expected to participate in class discussions about the material. Participants will develop an increased comprehension, speed of speaking, vocabulary, and ability to understand dialogues. Relevant, educational plays will be used in class to allow students to incorporate what they’ve learned. In Level II, the instructor speaks mainly Arabic for the majority of the class. There is a written and oral exam at the end of the semester and the student is awarded a certificate upon successfully passing the exam.

Course material is an additional $65.


Small Group Classes

Start Date: Phone for information

Time: Usually after 6pm; Phone for information

Duration: 6 months

Cost: $150 per month


Private Instruction

Start Date: Upon request

Time: Upon request

Duration: Upon request

Cost: $55/hour

 

 

Adult Level III (Advanced)

This course is designed for students who have completed the Level II Arabic program or passed the Level II exam. Level III focuses on increased dictionary usage, popular Arabic literature (Kalila & Dimna), and famous Arabic quotes, integrated with new grammar rules and vocabulary. Level III involves more detailed Arabic grammar rules, sentence structure, and relies on short story composition by the student. Students are expected to have a high reading and comprehension speed, close to the speed of someone who has spoken Arabic as their first language. Relevant, educational plays will be used in class to allow students to incorporate what they’ve learned. In Level III, the instructor speaks Arabic for the entire class. There is a written and oral exam at the end of the semester and the student is awarded a certificate upon successfully passing the exam.

Students who have passed Level III will have the opportunity to further improve their Arabic skills by assisting with all levels.

Course material is an additional $100.


Small Group Classes

Start Date: Phone for information

Time: Usually after 6pm; Phone for information

Duration: 6 months

Cost: $150 per month


Private Instruction

Start Date: Upon request

Time: Upon request

Duration: Upon request

Cost: $55/hour

 

 

Arabic Intensive Short Course

Designed with the needs of individuals or groups/families traveling to the Middle East for work or tourism in mind, as well as anyone who is short on time, but would like to take a crash course in Arabic in a compressed time period. The commitment for the Arabic Intensive Short Course is a 2-hour session, three times per week, for a three-month period. The course will give the student an understanding of the fundamentals of the language, and builds confidence in speaking and reading. The three-month program follows the same curriculum as Level I, with an on emphasizes Arabic culture. This course needs a minimum of four students to run, although private instruction is available for an hourly rate. Start dates and times are set upon request and according to the needs of the student(s).

 

3 days per week; 2 hours per session; 3 month course = $1,000, 4 student minimum.

 

Start Date: Upon request

Time: Upon request

Duration: 3 months, or upon request

Cost: $1,000 for 3 months

Course material is an additional $40.


 

Private Instruction

Levels I, II, and III are all available as one-on-one private instruction, with a schedule that accommodates the needs of the student. Instruction is not limited to Levels I, II, and III, and can also be tailored to meet the requirements of the student. There is no minimum or maximum duration, and start dates are flexible.

Cost: $55/hour

Course material is extra and the cost depends on the Arabic level and material studied. Please contact SEA for more information.



 

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