Group Online Tuition (8 MAX)
START DATE: Wednesday 27 Oct
6-7 PM BST
This course is a normal progression of students who have completed a Basics 1 class at TLC 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. TLC 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.
The teacher is an Arabic native speaker from Gaza. This enables her to teach authentic and practical pronunciation and vocabulary. It will be an interactive course, where you'll have the opportunity to know more about Palestine and the Palestinian culture.
The first session will begin on Wednesday 27 October and will run over 10 sessions. Each class lasts from 6pm to 7pm BST. All the courses at The 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.