Group Online Tuition (8 MAX)
START DATE: Wednesday 27 January
5.30-6.30 PM GMT
This course is a normal progression of students who have completed a Basics 1 class at LLC or have an equivalent knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. Designed for those with little knowledge of MSA to sharpen their productive skills (Writing and Speaking) and receptive skills (Listening and Reading). With a balanced approach, basic grammatical rules are extracted from conversational practices; facilitating the learning process during and after the course. If you have Basic knowledge of the Arabic writing system, or for instance have lived before in an Arabic-speaking country, or simply want to get back on track with Arabic, Basics 2 would be perfect for you. We aim to contextualize each class in a way that would primarily enable students by the end of the course to:
Use common structures and verbs to express themselves. (Ex. want/can/ To have/ Ask for permission).
Know prices and bargaining phrases.
Ask using different question words/Negative and positive replies
Understand gender agreement in nouns and adjectives
Talk about the past
Grasp diverse vocabulary that would facilitate common conversations (Ex. At the market, at home, at school)
This course is taught in 10 sessions, each of them is 60 mins long. LLC offers an interactive online opportunity through diverse virtual engagement methods. During those 10 weeks, students will be encouraged to practice outside class time through resources and recommendations tailored to their needs. The textbook we recommend for Basics 2 is Wightwick, J. and Gaafar, M. (2014): Mastering Arabic 1 (3rd ed.). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
An Arabic-speaking tutor based in the UK, Andrew is an aspiring entrepreneur and Arabic teacher from Egypt. He finished his postgraduate studies at SOAS University of London in 2019 and established a start-up that promotes social integration and cultural diversity in education. He tutored Arabic classes for more than five years to expats in Egypt individually and from different NGOs. Now, he works as an Arabic teacher in London and manages his start-up, “WASIl”.
The first session will begin on Wednesday 27 January and will run over 10 sessions. Each class lasts from 5.30 pm to 6:30 pm GMT. All the courses at London Learning Cooperative are based on a pay what you can afford model. We break down our prices into 5 bands based on how much you earn each year. The basic premise is simple: the more money you have the more you pay, enabling everyone to access brilliant tuition at an affordable price.