Arabic Language Course & Arabic Film Club
Algarabía Language Co-op is offering new Arabic courses at The People’s Forum to those who are interested in topics of social justice, cinema, media, and culture. Through weekly social justice themes, and using a communicative and popular education approach, participants will improve their Arabic skills, and critically engage with various Arabic cultural productions, including films, TV series, newsreels, and short stories. These courses are designed for folks at different levels of fluency in their productive (speaking, writing) and receptive (listening and reading) skills. Special focus will be given to learning vocabulary and community organizing terminology relevant to contemporary social movements in the U.S. and the Arab world.

Arabic Language • Summer 2020 COURSES
Instructor: Karim Elhaies

INTERMEDIATE - Arabic Language Course and Film Club
Reviews topics covered in year 1 & 2 Arabic. Covers grammar review, vocabulary building, and text editing; focus is on developing conversational skills, as well as analyzing and critically engaging with various colloquial Arabic cultural productions.

Class will meet virtually on Zoom
Thursdays, Jul 9th - Sep 10th - 5:30-7:30pm (30 hrs.)
Class will also meet biweekly on Saturdays for our film club: 1st session Sat Jul 18, 5:30 - 7:30pm

▪ Each session can hold up to 15 participants.
▪ Cost of class $200-$250 sliding scale. This includes all course materials.

HIGH BEGINNER - Arabic Language Course
Reviews topics covered in Arabic 1 & 2 courses. Covers grammar review and text editing; focus is on developing conversational skills, as well as analyzing and critically engaging with various colloquial Arabic cultural productions.

Class will meet virtually on Zoom
Sunday, August 9th - Nov 8th - 12:00-3:00pm (45 hrs./15min. break)

▪ Each session can hold up to 15 participants.
▪ Cost of class $250-$400 sliding scale. This includes all course materials.

NOTE: This program prioritizes working class, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and heritage speakers of Arabic. As part of Algarabía's mission to make our courses accessible, we have sliding-scale rate options and payment plans available. Once you complete the application and are selected, you will be given the opportunity to apply to these discounted rates individually.

ABOUT US:
At Algarabía Language Co-op, we see language learning as a meaningful, collaborative and transformative process reflected in our training in hands-on communicative and task-based language teaching approaches and our use of popular education in the language classroom. We seek to support the holistic development of all language learners as they become competent multilingual speakers. We devise classroom activities and use textbooks and other original didactic materials that meet our participants’ needs and that represent the linguistic and racial/ethnic diversity of the Spanish- and Arabic-speaking worlds.

For more information about our language services, go to www.algarabialanguage.com

Selected participants will be contacted by the instructor on a rolling basis and up until a week before class starts. Late applications will be considered if spots are available. If you have any questions, you can write to us at algarabialanguage@gmail.com
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Arab Culture
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How do you want to use Arabic?
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Listening to or reading the news
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