Special Arabic Courses
Special Arabic Courses
“we offer this course upon your request”:
–A special course for foreign politicians and consuls: Special programs for politicians and consuls who work in consuls and embassies of foreign countries in Jerusalem and want to study the Arabic language and learn to speak with the Arab people.
– Topics upon request: According to our past students’ desire to learn more topics than our standard courses, we are introducing the opportunity to take a specialized short course (Fifteen hours over a regular semester). Topics will include: Arab poetry, Palestinian poetry, Holy Land churches and mosques, Palestinian political parties, and many more other topics on request.
– Media Arabic high level for the journalist: this course This course is designed for students who have reached a high level in Media Arabic and want to advance their listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. The course will also have an emphasis on perfecting the right pronunciation of Arabic. This course is for students who have studied Arabic for at least3 years. Students at this level are expected to learn and activate vocabulary items that belong to different genres (politics, history, religion, economy, etc.). The students are also expected to generate written pieces that reflect a higher level of complexity and style. Writing or speaking for specific purposes and unique audiences is emphasized. The students’ reading level will reflect this higher level of complexity. Students are expected to produce oral and written presentations where new and old syntactic rules and structures are utilized.
– Spoken Arabic high level: This course is designed for students who live in Arab world and he already speak Arabic & he want to improve their speaking skills. Students in this course will also sharpen their pronunciation skills of the Palestinian dialect. This is an upper-level course for students who can already handle basic communicative skills in Colloquial Palestinian Arabic and are ready to work on more advanced conversational skills such as talking about current events, and expressing abstract ideas and opinions. The teaching and learning process in this course is communication-based and the emphasis is placed on context. Students are required to watch TV broadcasts of cultural, historical, and religious programs; analyze more complex topics and present their analysis orally in class; and engage in lengthy discussions with other classmates.