Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (January 8 at 9 am** – January 25 at 4 pm): $300
Regular Registration Price (January 25 at 4 pm – first day of class): $330
** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
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 and their hobbies, work, and studies. They will be able to express complex actions in the past, present, and future tenses using the imperative mood and different verb forms. Lessons will also involve reading current news articles and short literary works.
Ten sessions. E - $300, L - $330
Laurel Harig teaches classes on the art, history, and culture of the Arab world at several Chicago-area institutions. She holds an MA from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago and a BA in cross-cultural communications from Bard College.
- Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar, Mastering Arabic Vol. 2, Hippocrene Books, 2010. ISBN: 978-0781813501
- Hans Wehr, Arabic-English Dictionary, 4th Edition, Spoken Language Services, 1993. ISBN: 978-0879500030
- Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar, Easy Arabic Reader, First edition, McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-0071754026
- There is no reading assignment for the first class.