A100 : Arabic for Beginners

Prerequisite: None, Students who know the alphabet are recommended to join this class.
Teacher: Imad HALLAK
Number of classes: 10
Teaching language: English, French, Arabic


This course is for students who do not know the Arabic Alphabet and want to start from scratch. It is necessary to master the materials studied in this level to be able to continue the second course A002.

We will cover the history of the Arabic language, sounds, consonants, vowels, and notations. By the end of the course, the student will learn the alphabet and 140 words.  Student should be able to read and write texts seen for the first time.

Students will also be introduced to the structure of the Arabic language. This will begin by the Nominal sentence, the different kinds of predicates, the genitive construction, and the adjective. The student will also learn the personal pronouns, and be introduced to the demonstrative and relative nouns, as well as learn the proper naming convention in Arabic culture.

The registered student will have access to recorded classes to view them if they miss the class or for studying and revising purpose.

Short stories will be provided to student along with slow and fast audio tracks to perfect reading and pronunciation by playing and repeating them many time as each individual needs.

The student will have exercises for writing skills, to connect the letters of beautiful Arabic poems/songs.

Students will have access to optional materials to learn short suras – chapters from the holy Quran such as chapters 1, 110, 112, 113, and 114.

Students will also learn to greet someone at different times of day: say please and thank you; ask about school and the job, and express simple feelings.

At the end of the course, students will be able to compose beautiful nominal sentences that fascinate Arab native speakers.


 Time & Place

Time: Every Friday 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm  Starting from 16 November 2018.

Address: Canadian Institute of Islamic Civilization (615, Rue Belmont, Montreal, QC, H3B 2L8) (Metro McGill or Square Victoria)

Room: 6th. Floor, Royal room.

Sessions can be broadcast on the internet, and can be attended on line as per (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).

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Duration of the lectures may extend for an optional period of exercises up to 60 minutes in addition to the duration mentioned above. It is recommended to not have commitments after the class immediately. However, all lectures are recorded and you can watch the recording of the portion you were not able to attend any time.