Arabic Regional Dialects-Egypt
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Please note that this is one of a series of workshops:
LAW001 7th Nov-Egypt
LAW002 14th Nov-The Levant
LAW003 21st Nov-The Gulf
LAW004 28th Nov-Sudan
LAW005 5th Dec-Morocco and
LAW1111 1st Nov -Arabic writing for beginners.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LAW001
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
The course will also provide you with the needed cultural awareness and competences that will help you to demonstrate respect and appreciation. It includes high-frequency vocabulary and phrases likely to be heard in different regions where Arabic is spoken. Each week will focus on a different dialect and will be taught by a different tutor each week who speaks the relevant dialect from these countries/ regions:
14th Nov-The Levant
21st Nov-The Gulf
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Amongst the topics covered will be:
Greetings and simple courtesies
Talking about your family
Making small talk
Asking for directions
At the grocer
A day in my life
Food and drinks.
At the pharmacy
Buying a ticket.
Some commonly used expressions.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Understand the differences between Modern Standard Arabic and the Arabic spoken in different regions and be able to be able to use the dialect words and phrases in conversations.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable if you have studied Arabic for a year or have an equivalent level.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on the tutor's own materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
LAW002 -Arabic Regional Dialects-The Levant.
Micheline Antonian was born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt and moved to the UK in the early 1990s. Soon after she worked for 20+ years as the Regional Director, Arab Region, for the largest women's development NGO in the world. She graduated from Westminster University with a Bachelor's degree in Arabic language and holds a TAFL certificate (Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language). Her work and frequent travelling have broadened her understanding of cultural contexts, as well as the evolution of spoken Arabic. She became familiar with a wide range of different dialects and has developed an appreciation of the cultural differences between the west and Arab world. The more she learnt, the more she realised that teaching the Arabic language to adults would help them discover and appreicate the Arab cultural richness and diversity. She is passionate in guiding students to the same excitements and discoveries that she had found! Her teaching focuses on developing speaking and communicative skills, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, using different classroom activities, while ensuring each and every student accomplishes the goals they set for themselves.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.