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Arabic Courses

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Arabic  Language Courses

                        (CAST) has been established to link cultures, bridge diversifications and create new opportunities through uniquely designed training programs in languages, business, IT, and customized/specialized courses. (CAST), is a leader in designing custom programs that meet the particular needs of groups and individuals. In this respect,  Canadian Academy for Sciences & Technology (CAST) developed a full range of Arabic courses for non-native speakers of Arabic. Courses range from the beginning up to the advanced level of the language. Courses include

·       Spoken Arabic in Egyptian Dialect (SAED)

·       SAED Conversational Focus

·       Standard Modern Arabic (SMA)

        Our up dated and accurately designed curricula leads to a serious progress in the Arabic language in a reasonable period of time. The student-centered participatory teaching methodology applied guarantees a smooth learning process and perfect utilization of the information offered in the course.  

 Course Levels & Duration:

 

Course

Levels

Duration

Spoken Arabic in Egyptian Dialect(SAED)

7 Levels

1 Level = 1Month

6 days/ week x 4 hours

Modern Standard  Arabic (SMA)

9  Levels

1 Level = 1Month

6 days/ week x 4 hours

 

 

  Evaluation:

Trainees are evaluated through out the program; the evaluation process includes:

§         Oral discussions/exams

§         In-class writing assignments/workshops

§         Writing assignments (home works)

§         Written Exam at the end of the course.

*              General Regulations:

§          Trainees must attend at least 75% of the classes.

§         Grades of class participation will be considered part of the total grade.

§          Program supervisor will be responsible for the follow-up of course sessions

§          Supervisors will write a report of each program.

Course Structure:

§      Spoken Arabic in Egyptian Dialect (SAED)

Level 1 Beginners : Ask and give personal information about people – shop – give instruction to a taxi driver– talk about jobs – tell time – deal with money and numbers.

Level 2 Early Elementary : Introducing oneself – family members – adverb of place - polite requests – asking about address – routine verbs – shopping – short planning – flat hunting – colors --clothes

Level 3 Elementary : Talk about weather – hobbies – suggestions – invitations – ordering in restaurants –likes and dislikes – talking about future and past events – complaints of physical illnesses.

Level 4 Early Intermediate : Biographies – describe cities and buildings – talking about change between past and present – disapproving with people – talk about past personal experience – ask services – invitations

Level 5 Intermediate : Reported speech – apologies – asking help – borrowing – complaining – talk about accomplishments – expressing positive and negative opinions – describe feelings and emotions –narration of stories.

Level 6 Upper Intermediate : Talk about historical events – comparisons – express personal opinion – idioms to express duration of events – agreeing and disagreeing – giving advices –assumptions – probabilities and conditionals – asking for help – giving reasons.

Level 7 Advances levels : Express subtle sophisticated ideas – put feelings into language – use exaggeration and flattery – engage in lively exchanges – understand some of the cultural influences on the language.

§         Standard Modern Arabic (SMA)

Level 1 Pre-SMA: Using a variety of classroom activities, this course will enable you to build up the basic skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking as well as developing language acquisition skills. Grammar is not presented explicitly at this stage.

 

Level 2 Beginners SMA: This level aims to enhance the understanding and production, both written and spoken, of different patterns of nominal sentences, present and future tenses of verbs conjugated with single pronouns, negation of nominal and verbal sentences and useful basic vocabulary.

 

Level 3 Early Elementary SMA: This course expands on the teaching points of the previous level in teaching tenses with plural nouns. The level also deals with all essential morphological rules related to verb conjunction, such as weak roots and the ten forms of Arabic verbs as well as sentence structures. All grammar and morphology presentations are contextualized in relevant situations which expand the basic lexicon.

 

Level 4 Elementary SMA: This level prepares the participant with essential newspaper expressions and vocabulary. This level expands on the morphological aspects of vocabulary."Masdars", active and passive voice, reported statements, conjunctions and complex sentences. This will enable students to understand and use them in meaningful contexts.

 

Level 5 Early Intermediate SMA: This level details sentence formation, compound and complex sentences and related syntax, i.e. connectors, clauses and accusatives. It expands more on morphology as active and passive participles.

 

Level 6 Intermediate SMA: Students will be exposed to different styles of semi-authentic texts with the aim of building a more specialized lexicon and expanding on grammar taught in previous levels. This level also enforces oral and written skills through a variety of classroom activities.

 

Level 7 Upper Intermediate: This level exposes the student to a wide range of topics which cover a variety of areas such as Politics, Economics & History. It focuses in expanding grammar such as different uses of "Masdars", using different verb types and conditionals.

 

Level 8 Post Intermediate : This level is aiming at fluency in reading and enables the participant to cope with short texts of different styles by using a wide range of topics. Grammar points are generated from the text. The student consolidates and expands on all grammar and morphological rules taught in previous levels.

 

Level 9 Advanced levels : In these levels, students are exposed to a variety of texts which enrich their knowledge of sophisticated vocabulary. The levels also widen the scope of the students’ understanding of different written styles; i.e. the informative, argumentative, philosophical, scientific and literary styles which are used at different times by different writers. These authentic texts enable students to have a deeper analytical view of Arabic grammar and syntax problems. The students also recycle old structures and enhance and develop their writing and listening skills