Early 2016 Schedule for Middle Eastern Languages at The Markaz

Shami Arabic Classes 2016 

What are your reasons for wanting to learn a new language? New Year’s Resolution? Romance? Travel? Family? Business? Literature?

Classes at The Markaz offer students an opportunity to learn about the cultures and everyday languages spoken throughout the Middle East regions...

Shami Arabic • Farsi • Hebrew • Turkish

***Special Offer***

$100 Discount for Early Bird Registration • New term begins Saturday January 16, 2016 download registration form here and email it to lmangione45-at-gmail.com.

Language classes run for 6 weeks, 3 hours/class

Tuition $400 but with Special Offer $300 if registration is completed by the first day of class

To register or for more information contact: Lynne Mangione lmangione45-at-gmail.com

Please note that the minimum age requirement for the following classes is 18 years old. Info 310.657.5511 or Lynne, 310.433.9066.

Shami Arabic [registration form]

Our Shami Arabic classes teach students the fundamentals of the Arabic language with a focus on the dialect spoken in the Levant— Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine/Israel.

Teacher: Bassam Aljazairi, a native speaker and experienced teacher from Syria who has a passion for sharing the language and culture of his homeland.

Beginning Level 1: This class focuses on reading and writing the Arabic alphabet, letter sounds, numbers, basic vocabulary, greetings and simple sentence structure

Class time: Saturdays, 11-2 pm

Class start-date: January 16

Beginning Level 2: Ideal for the student who already knows how to read and write the Arabic alphabet and wants to develop their understanding of language structure and basic conversation skills. This class delves deeper into grammatical concepts such as adjectives and descriptive phrases, forming questions and answers, while of course helping students expand their vocabulary.

Class time: Saturdays, 2:30-5:30 pm

Class start-date: January 16

Intermediate: For the person who has prior knowledge of Arabic (MSA or any dialect) and wants to begin to learn or improve their understanding of the Shami dialect. In this class students continue to expand their vocabulary and improve their understanding of language structures in both written and spoken contexts. This class also teaches verb conjugations in thepresent, past and future. Students practice reading and writing short texts, listening & speaking.

Class time: Sundays, 2:30-5:30 pm

Class start-date: January 17

Persian for Beginners

Farsi [registration form]

Teacher: Elham Kharabati, a native speaker and experienced teacher from Iran who loves teaching and learning about her students.

Beginning Level 2: For the person who already knows how to read and write the Persian alphabet and some basic vocabulary. In this class students expand their vocabulary and improve their reading, writing and basic conversation skills.

Class time: Mondays, 6-9 pm

Class start-date: January 18

Hebrew [registration form]

Teacher: Aylam Orian, a native speaker from Israel with 15 years experience teaching Hebrew, English and Drama in the US

Level: TBD*

Class time: Sundays, 11-2 pm (possibility of daytime classes during the week, upon request*)

Class start-date: TBD*

*If interested in registering for Hebrew, email Lynne at lmangione45-at-gmail.com with a brief description of your level of Hebrew, and tell us if you can attend the Sunday classes or would prefer a different day.

Turkish [registration form]

Teacher: Dijle Koont, a native speaker with many years of experience teaching in the US—not only Turkish but also seminars on healing.

Level: TBD*

Class time: Sundays, 11-2 pm (possibility of daytime classes during the week, upon request*)

Class start-date: TBD*

*If interested in registering for Turkish, email Lynne at lmangione45-at-gmail.com with a brief description of your level of Turkish, and tell us if you can attend the Sunday classes or would prefer a different day.

  • January 16, 2016 at 12pm – 3pm
  • The Markaz, 5998 W. Pico Blvd LA 90035
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  • Lynne Mangione

    310.657.5511
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