If you live in the San Francisco bay area and are interested in learning Arabic from scratch this Fall...
Registration now open for my Beginning Arabic class at Stanford on Wednesday evenings 7-9 pm starting 9/25 for 10 weeks. Anyone is welcome and no prior knowledge of Arabic needed. Spread the word and/or register at https://continuingstudies.stanford.edu/courses/course.php?cid=20131_ARB+01
Beginning Arabic I
(ARB 01)This course is intended for anyone interested in learning the Arabic alphabet as well as basic communication skills in Arabic. Instead of emphasizing the complex grammatical and syntactical structure of the language, this course will spotlight useful Arabic words, phrases, and sentences in a way that will equip students to communicate on a basic level with native Arabic speakers. The course will concentrate on using, pronouncing, and understanding Arabic expressions through interaction with fellow students and the instructor.
This is the first course in a two-course sequence. The textbook assigned for Arabic Level I will also be used for Level II. Students may enroll in this introductory course without intending to take both courses in the sequence.
Ramzi Salti, Lecturer in Arabic Language, Stanford
Ramzi Salti received a PhD in comparative literature (with a primary emphasis on Arabic literature) from UC Riverside. He received the Stanford Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2004 and an Honorable Mention for the Associated Students of Stanford University Teacher of the Year award in 2009. He was recently awarded the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship for “Favorite Professor 2013.”
Textbooks for this course:
(Required) Salti, Course Reader
Download the Preliminary Syllabus (subject to change)
Register at https://continuingstudies.stanford.edu/courses/course.php?cid=20131_ARB+01