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Winter & Spring Arabic Language Classes
NEW FOR 2017: TWO Conversation-based Arabic classes on Friday afternoons! See below for details.

Winter & Spring 2017, Mizna is offering five classes in spoken and written Arabic taught by Dunia Khouri and Abdelkader Hamouchi, and two new conversation-based classes. Classes will take place in Mizna's office in St. Paul, 2446 University Ave W, Ste 115, St. Paul, MN 55114.

***A note about our bundle discounts: if you are interested in a bundle combination that is not offered below, please get in touch with us at mizna@mizna.org and we can probably accommodate your request.****

NEW: CONVERSATION-BASED ARABIC Parts I & II

The Conversation-based Arabic I & II classes are each 10 weeks in length and focus exclusively on developing speaking and listening abilities with the purpose of engaging in a basic conversation in Arabic. By the end of the course students will have the confidence to greet people, describe and discuss their environment, communicate emotions and feelings, and talk about general situations. The first section still requires the Alif-Baa textbook used in Beginning Arabic and the second section still requires the Al-Kitaab textbook used in Intermediate Arabic, so these Conversation Practice classes are a great complement to the other Arabic classes we offer. But they can also be taken on their own, with the separate purchase of the textbook, which will provide diverse spoken exercises for the class. Taught by Dunia Khouri.

Conversation-based Arabic I. 10 weeks, Fridays, 12pm to 1:30 pm. Textbook: Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds Third Edition by Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi
WINTER 2017 Conversation I: January 20 through March 24, $200 REGISTRATION CLOSED
SPRING 2017 Conversation I: April 7 through June 9, $200 REGISTER
FALL 2017 Conversation I: September 15 through November 17, $200

Conversation-based Arabic II. 10 weeks, Fridays, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Textbook: Al-Kitaab fii Ta callum al-cArabiyya A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part 1 Third Edition by Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi
WINTER 2017 Conversation II: January 20 through March 24, $200 REGISTRATION CLOSED
SPRING 2017 Conversation II: April 7 through June 9, $200 REGISTER
FALL 2017 Conversation II: September 15 through November 17, $200

BUNDLE Conversation-based Arabic sections with any other class! Contact us at mizna@mizna.org to arrange.

BEGINNING ARABIC Parts I & II

The Beginning Arabic I & II classes are each 10 weeks in length and focus on developing basic communication skills in Arabic. Students will learn Classical Arabic, standard vocabulary and grammar, and colloquial dialect. Although all four areas of language learning will be covered in class (i.e., speaking, listening, reading, and writing), the focus of the Arabic class will center on developing speaking and listening abilities with the purpose of engaging in a basic conversation in Arabic. By the end of the course students will have the confidence to greet people, describe and discuss their environment, communicate emotions and feelings, and talk about general situations. The courses will use the textbook Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds Third Edition by Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi. Beginning I will cover Units 1-5 and Beginning II will cover Units 6-10. Students are responsible for purchasing books independently. Taught by Dunia Khouri.

>>A GOOD PAIR WITH CONVERSATION-BASED ARABIC I!<<

Beginning Arabic I. 10 weeks, Tuesdays, 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Textbook: Alif Baa, Units 1-5
WINTER 2017 Beginning I: January 17 through March 21, $200 REGISTRATION CLOSED
SPRING 2017 Beginning I: April 4 through June 6, $200 REGISTER
FALL 2017 Beginning I: September 12 through November 14, $200

Beginning Arabic II. 10 weeks, Tuesdays, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Textbook: Alif Baa, Units 6-10
WINTER 2017 Beginning II: January 17 through March 21, $200 REGISTRATION CLOSED
SPRING 2017 Beginning II: April 4 through June 6, $200 REGISTER
FALL 2017 Beginning II: September 12 through November 14, $200

BUNDLE Beginning Arabic I & II! Get a great deal when you register for both Beginning Arabic I (Winter 2017) and Beginning Arabic II (Spring 2017)--both classes for only $350. REGISTER

INTERMEDIATE ARABIC Parts I & II

The Intermediate Arabic classes are each 10 weeks in length and are designed for students with an introductory knowledge of Arabic to continue to develop skills in spoken and written language. Students will work with the instructor and other classmates in practicing their knowledge of both spoken and written Arabic using class exercises and the text. The courses will use the textbook Al-Kitaab fii Ta callum al-cArabiyya A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part 1 Third Edition by Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi. Intermediate I will cover Units 1-5 and Intermediate II will cover Units 6-10; the final units of the textbook are covered in Advanced Arabic (see below). Students are responsible for purchasing books independently. Taught by Dunia Khouri & Abdelkader Hamouchi.

>>A GOOD PAIR WITH CONVERSATION-BASED ARABIC II!<<

Intermediate Arabic I: 10 weeks, Thursdays, 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Textbook: Al Kitaab, Units 1-5
WINTER 2017 Intermediate I: January 19 through March 23, $200 REGISTRATION CLOSED
SPRING 2017 Intermediate I: April 6 through June 8, $200 REGISTER
FALL 2017 Intermediate I: September 14 through November 16, $200

Intermediate Arabic II: 10 weeks, Thursdays, 7:30 pm to 9:15 pm. Textbook: Al Kitaab, Units 6-10
WINTER 2017 Intermediate II: January 19 through March 23, $200 REGISTRATION CLOSED
SPRING 2017 Intermediate II: April 6 through June 8, $200 REGISTER
FALL 2017 Intermediate II: September 14 through November 16, $200

BUNDLE Intermediate Arabic I & II: Get a great deal when you register for both Intermediate Arabic I (Winter 2017) and Intermediate Arabic II (Spring 2017)--both classes for only $350. REGISTER


Advanced Arabic

This 10-week advanced course is designed for students who want to further develop their skills in the written and spoken language. The instructor will work with students at their respective levels and will use literature, music, and current news articles as the basis for learning. The course will also use the textbook Al-Kitaab fii Ta callum al-cArabiyya A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part 1 Third Edition by Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi. This class will cover Units 11-13 of the book plus extra materials provided by the instructor. Students are responsible for purchasing books independently. Taught by Abdelkader Hamouchi.

ADVANCED ARABIC. 10 weeks, Mondays, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Textbook: Al-Kitaab, Units 11-13 plus additional materials (news articles, videos, literature)
WINTER 2017 Advanced: January 16 through March 20, $200 REGISTRATION CLOSED
SPRING 2017 Advanced: April 3 through June 5, $200 REGISTER
FALL 2017 Advanced: September 11 through November 13, $200

About the instructors
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ABDELKADER HAMOUCHI is a native Arabic speaker from Morocco and has twenty years of experience in language instruction both in Minnesota and Morocco and has a proficient knowledge of Arabic, Berber, French, and English. He also has a great passion for education, creative writing, and filmmaking.

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DUNIA KHOURI is a native Arabic speaker from Lebanon. She has lived in in Minneapolis, Minnesota for 19 years and has had many years of experience teaching Arabic to elementary through high school students. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in Lebanese legal studies from the University of Lebanon, Beirut, Lebanon. Also she holds a masters degree in law from the University of Minnesota's Law School. She has studied ESL: Literacy and LEP Education and Effectively Advocating ESL at Hamline University, St. Paul.
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