Arabic and Persian Winter Class Schedule


Ready to Learn Arabic/Persian?

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

Persian classes focus on essential conversational development.

***Special Winter Offer***

Five classes for only $188


The Markaz Arts Center for the Greater Middle East • 5998 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90035   •  Telephone (323)413-2001

CLASS CONTACT: To sign up or for more information contact: Lynne Mangione, 

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

Please note that the minimum age requirement for the following classes is 18 years old.

Beginning Shami: Ideal for the person who has never studied Arabic and wants to learn the basics. This class focuses on reading and writing the Arabic alphabet, letter sounds, basic vocabulary, greetings and verbs.*

*Verbs will not be covered in detail during Winter Session due to the limited number of classes

Beginning Class Schedule: Saturdays, 1:30-4:30 pm at The Markaz.

Class Dates: 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12 & 12/19

Winter Class Schedule—page 2

Intermediate Shami: Ideal for the person who has some prior knowledge of Arabic (MSA or any dialect) and now wants to begin to learn or improve their understanding of the Shami dialect. In this class students expand their vocabulary and improve their understanding of language structures in both written and spoken contexts. Students practice reading and writing short texts in the Shami dialect, listening and speaking. Students are required to know basic verb conjugations in the present, past and future, however some review is provided. 

Class time: Sundays, 1:30-4:30 pm

Class Dates: 11/15, 11/22, 12/6, 12/13 & 12/20

Private instruction available upon arrangement with Bassam Jazairi:

 Inquire about schedule & rates directly to

Persian Classes—Winter Schedule

BEGINNING FARSI - Mondays 6-9 pm, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7 & 12/14 (final).
INTERMEDIATE FARSI - Thursdays 6-9 pm, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17 & 5th class TBD by students*

*Students can perhaps choose a Wednesday night or opt to do 2 classes one week (the Wednesdays of 11/18 & 12/2 are already booked for other events)

Persian Teacher: Elham Kharabati, a native speaker and experienced teacher from Shiraz who has a passion for sharing the language and culture of Iran, Elham has taught at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute and tutored extensively. 


  • November 14, 2015 at 1:30pm – 4:30pm
  • The Markaz, 5998 W. Pico Blvd LA 90035
  • Lynn Mangione


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