The writing system will be introduced and, by the end of the course, the student will be able to read and write basic literary Arabic.

WAL can design a special language program for you or your group.

Custom classes are planned with your needs and objectives in mind.

Required Textbook: Brustad, K., Batal, M., & Tūnisī, A. Al-Kitaab fii taʻallum al-ʻArabiyya = A textbook for beginning Arabic. Daily life issues such as employment, emigration, and future plans are topics covered.

Grammar points covered include verb-subject agreement, negation of the future and past tense, expressing how many, noun endings, and sentence complements.

At the Washington Academy of Languages, courses are designed to teach Modern Standard Arabic, which represents a blend of the major urban colloquial forms.

Our classes teach reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Grammar points covered in this course include negating the present tense, nominal and verbal sentence structure, introduction to the verb forms, object pronouns, adverbs, demonstrative pronouns, and numbers.

Students extensively practice communicating through both role play and conversation, building their comfort level in expressing ideas and speaking more fluently. (ISBN: 9781589017368) (used for levels 2-6) By the end of this course students will be able to communicate in spoken and written forms in most essential daily situations.

Required Textbook: Brustad, K., Batal, M., & Tūnisī, A. Al-Kitaab fii taʻallum al-ʻArabiyya = A textbook for beginning Arabic. They will be able to converse about the weather, education, family, and hobbies in culturally appropriate ways.

Listening, reading, and writing about these topics are also part of the course.

Custom Programs may be contracted in 10-hour blocks.