Arabic: Beginner Level 1

Approximately 422 million people worldwide—both Muslim and Christian—speak Arabic, which includes three varieties: Classical Arabic (the language of the Islamic religion), Standard Arabic (official language, news, documents, etc.), and colloquial Arabic (different dialects). Spoken both in the Arabian world and in several Asian and African countries, Arabic was adopted as one of the six official languages of the United Nations in 1973. Events in the Middle East have encouraged new interest in Arabic. Practical expressions and conversational materials will be used throughout these classes, providing students with a strong foundation for future study. Beginner Level 1 is for students who have not studied Arabic before, or have less than 10 hours of classroom time within the last year. Following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference, students at this level will learn to identify common words concerning themselves and their families, read basic vocabulary, ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need, and use simple phrases and sentences to describe familiar people and places. Instructors: Fatma F. Salem



Start Date

September 16, 2019









8 Mondays, 6-8pm. Begins Sep. 16 No class Oct. 14 & Nov. 11

Please note, this course requires the additional purchase of a textbook: Mastering Arabic 1 with 2 Audio CDs, Third Edition, Authors: Jane Wightwick & Mahmoud Gaafar. ISBN-10: 0781813387 for self study at home: Arabic in 10 Minutes a Day ISBN: 978-1931873321

Instructors: Fatma F. Salem


Fatma F. Salem

Fatma Salem has over 15 years of progressive experience in the promotion of international services and education to promote knowledge within global environments. Skilled instructor and researcher with higher education background in Asian studies, Arabic Language and Social science at numerous international institutions. After graduating with a doctorate degree she has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Asia, Canada and USA in order to create strong links between countries by linking people to education. She is teaching at CCAE, and also offers private lessons for individuals wanting to develop their skills.