Arabic professor Al-Fareed, aka Alfred Madain, a native of Amman, Jordan, will be teaching a Beginning-Intermediate Arabic class for The Markaz, starting on Saturday, July 1st and every Saturday thereafter for 10 weeks, from 10 am-1 pm.
Al-Fareed has a unique approach to teaching this diverse language: his focus is on the Shami or Levantine dialect, while lessons are infused with Modern Standard Arabic and vocabulary common throughout most dialects.
Classes are three hours, once a week for ten weeks (a total of 30 hours of class time). Cost is $300 when you pre-register (25% off the standard $400 tuition for day-of registrants). Early registration is now open. To register or for more information, contact The Markaz, 310.657.5511.
Why learn Arabic with The Markaz?
The Markaz (formerly the Levantine Cultural Center) is an Arab/Middle Eastern cultural center where you always mix with native Arab speakers at our public programs. And Arabic is one of the world's major languages, spoken in a broad belt extending from the Arabian Peninsula north to the Fertile Crescent and then west to the Atlantic Ocean. It is the official language of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Mauritania, making it the mother tongue of about 230 million people. In 1974 Arabic was made the sixth official language of the United Nations.
Whether you are interested in the Middle East for professional purposes or you are looking to discover a whole new world displayed by a rich and different language, our conversational Arabic classes are the answer to your quest.
Feedback from our students
"I really enjoyed my time and can happily recommend Levantine classes to anyone. The enthusiasm of all the staff and the teacher are not only a fabulous background for the learning experience but really made this place feel like home! Thanks for everything!" —Sarah
"During my time at the Levantine Cultural Center, I made enormous progress in my writing and speaking in Arabic. The programs were flexible and adapted to my needs. My teacher was wonderful and helped me to understand the cultural aspects of his home country of Syria!" —Travis.
"The thing I am most pleased by is the quality of the teaching and instruction. The teacher is excellent and motivated. I also enjoyed my tutoring sessions. I liked the fact that the teacher encouraged the use of Arabic outside of the classrooms." —Eric.
"Overall, I was very impressed with The Markaz and would recommend it to friends, students, or university programs." —Jon M.C.
"I had a great time, received excellent teaching, and learned a lot. It is a friendly place and one I would highly recommend." —Suleiman
Fees and Registration
The Markaz's everyday Arabic program runs for 10 weeks 3 hours a week. Students are expected to pay the full tuition at the beginning of the program. No cancellations or refunds after the first week of classes. A 25% discount is offered on all Arabic classes when you register early (anytime before the first day of class), saving $100 right up front!
- July 01, 2017 at 10am – 1pm
- The Markaz, 432 South Main St. Loft No 5, Los Angeles, CA 90013
- $300.00 USD
- 10 people are going