Intermediate/Advanced Arabic II | Newberry

Intermediate/Advanced Arabic II

Led by Laurel Harig. Ten sessions. 5:45 - 7:45 pm
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Thursdays, June 13 - August 22 (class will not meet on July 4)

5:45 - 7:45 pm

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (May 7 at 9 am** – May 24 at 4 pm): $315
Regular Registration Price (May 24 at 4 pm – first day of class): $346.5

** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

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Seminar Description

This course is designed to deepen and advance students’ comprehension and composition abilities in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). By the end of the course, each student will be able to read and write full pages in grammatically correct MSA describing themselves, their hobbies, work, and studies. They will also be able to express more complex actions in the past, present, and future and employ imperative and other verb forms. Lessons will incorporate various readings (e.g., current news articles and short literary works)

Ten sessions. E – $315, L – $346.5

Laurel Harig teaches classes on the art, history, and culture of the Arab world at several Chicago-area institutions. She received an MA from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a BA from Bard College in cross-cultural communications.

Materials List


  • Mahmoud Gaafar, Mastering Arabic Vol. 2. Hippocrene Books, 2010. ISBN: 978-0781812542
  • Mahmoud Gaafar, Mastering Arabic 2 Activity Book. Hippocrene Books, 2016. ISBN: 978-0781813501

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.