Gateway to Arabic Language
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Gateway to Arabic Language

Arabic from the beginning
4.7 (9 ratings)
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Created by Imran Alawiye
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 8.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn to write and read arabic
  • gain an appreciation for what you have learned about arabic language
  • get experience with Arabic and ready to understand what people are talking about !
  • get a better understanding of Arabic Language
  • Have fun !
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Requirements
  • This is a course from scratch
  • No previous knowledge is required
  • Purchasing the book Arabic from the Beginning: Part One is preferred
Description

Course length: 56 Lessons / 8.5 hours

Prerequisites: This level is for beginners or those with some prior knowledge of Arabic i.e. those who can read vocalised text with some degree of fluency.

Description: The course will set out to improve and correct the student’s pronunciation of Arabic and introduce students to the grammar structure governing non verbal Arabic sentences. The following areas of grammar will be covered:

  • Past and present tense verbs in their simplest singular formats.
  • Attached and detached singular pronouns
  • Masculine and feminine nouns and adjectives
  • Interrogative particles (questioning words)
  • The dual
  • The sound masculine and feminine plural

The course will teach students how to converse in practical everyday situations.

Textbook: The Key to Arabic Book Two by Dr. Imran Hamza Alawiye

Other materials: Students will be provided with vocabulary and dialogue handouts as well as relevant audio recordings.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students all around the World
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Curriculum For This Course
56 Lectures
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The Arabic alphabet, Arabic letters pronounced and written
4 Lectures 27:51

The course as a whole is based on the book 'Arabic from the Beginning: Part One' by Dr. Imran Hamza Alawiye, which is available from the publisher's website: www.gatewaytoarabic.com. The course teaches everything you need to know to read and write the Arabic script, as well as useful Arabic phrases.


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 In this lesson, you will learn to read and write the Arabic alphabet in its isolate form. 

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The alphabet is analysed according to the underlying shapes, as well as the number and position of dots on each letter. 


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Reinforce your knowledge of the Arabic alphabet.
3 Lectures 26:07

This is the second session of an eighteen-lesson course for absolute beginners wishing to learn Arabic. In this lesson, you will reinforce your knowledge of the Arabic alphabet. 

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The alphabet is analysed according to the underlying shapes, as well as the number and position of dots on each letter. 

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 You will also learn how to greet people and reply to their greeting.

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you will learn about the three short vowel sounds: fat-ha, kasra and damma,
3 Lectures 33:41

 In this lesson, you will learn about the three short vowel sounds: fat-ha, kasra and damma, with ample opportunity to apply what you have learnt through extensive reading practice. 

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You  learn how to ask for someone's name in Arabic and to introduce yourself by name. 

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introduce yourself by name. 

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This section introduces the concept of writing Arabic in a joined form
6 Lectures 51:28

This lesson introduces the concept of writing Arabic in a joined form. You will learn more about twelve of the letters of the Arabic alphabet

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Six of them are joining letters (baa', taa', thaa', jeem, haa' and khaa') and the other six are the 'naughty letters' that cannot be joined to the left (alif, daal, dhaal, raa', zayn and waaw).

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 You will also be taught about the tied taa' (taa' marbootah). In addition, you will learn another useful greeting and the appropriate responses. 

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In this lesson, you will have the chance to complete two exercises using the letters you have learned to join so far.

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You will also be taught how to join the next eight letters of the alphabet, namely: seen, sheen, saad, daad, taa, zaa, 'ayn and ghayn.

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 In addition, you will learn three ways of saying good-bye in Arabic when taking your leave of someone.

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In this lesson, you will learn how to join the rest letters of the alphabet
3 Lectures 24:19

 In this lesson, you will learn how to join the rest of the letters of the alphabet, namely faa', qaaf, kaaf, laam, meem, noon, haa and yaa'

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You will also learn the names of the cardinal numbers from one to ten,

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as well as how to address someone by name or title. 

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In this section, you will gain further practice in joining the letters
3 Lectures 29:45

 In this lesson, you will gain further practice in joining the letters from alif to raa'

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Joining the letters in arabic - practicing

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You will also learn how to ask after someone's health in Arabic, as well as two appropriate responses. 

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In this sectio, you will gain further practice in joining the letters in their b
6 Lectures 01:00:58

 In this lesson, you will gain further practice in joining the letters in their beginning, middle and final form from zaay (zayn) to yaa', covering pages 33 to 41 of the book.

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Once you feel confident in knowing how to join all the letters of the alphabet, you may wish to listen again to the audio tracks from this lesson

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lesson seven (without looking at the video) and use them for dictation practice.

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In this lesson, you will gain further practice at reading and writing letters in their joined forms, working from pages 42 to 47 of the book.

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You will also cover pages 48 to 49 where you will be introduced to the concept of tanween (nunation). 

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Tanween is the final ‘an’, ‘in’ or ‘un’ sound that sometimes appears at the end of Arabic nouns and adjectives. You will also be taught vocabulary concerning soft drinks and learn how to express a preference.

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In this SECTION, you will be introduced to the three long vowel sounds
6 Lectures 57:30

 In this lesson, you will be introduced to the three long vowel sounds, working from pages 50 to 54 of the book, including reading and writing practice

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 In addition, you will learn to apply the soft drinks vocabulary taught in the previous lesson in a conversational context.

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 In addition, you will learn to apply the soft drinks vocabulary taught in the previous lesson in a conversational context.

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 In this lesson, you will be introduced to the sukoon symbol that indicates when an Arabic letter carries no vowel, working from page 55 of the book.

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 brief overview of the hamza (glottal stop) is also given, though this will be covered in more detail in lesson thirteen. In addition, you will learn to ask questions beginning with the interrogatives ‘man’ (who?) and ‘hal’ (is/are/does/ do…?)

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together with the singular personal pronouns (I, you masculine, you feminine, he, she) and the demonstrative pronoun ‘this’ in its masculine and feminine singular forms (haadhaa, haadhihi). 

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In this section, you will be able to practise reading and writing words
9 Lectures 01:27:26

In this lesson, you will be able to practise reading and writing words carrying the sukoon symbol, working from pages 56 to 59 of the book,

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 you will learn to ask and answer the questions ‘Where are you from?’ and ‘Where do you live?’

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 The concept of the sun and moon letters (al-huroofush-shamsiyyah waI-qamariyyah) is also introduced, covering pages 64 to 67.

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Furthermore, you will learn some basic expressions to enable you to ask someone what their job is and to reply using various occupations.

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 In this lesson, you will build upon your knowledge and understanding of the sun and moon letters,

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working from pages 68 to 69 of the book, with additional reading practice

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ou will also learn how to improve your fluency 

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 reading sentences containing sun and moon letter words defined by ‘al’. 

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n this section, you will gain additional practice in reading sentences
6 Lectures 01:01:01

 In this lesson, you will gain additional practice in reading sentences containing sun and moon letter words defined by ‘al’, working from page 70 to the end of the book, 

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 in order to improve your fluency. Now that you have covered all the skills necessary to be able to read and write the Arabic script, from this lesson onwards we will be revisiting all the conversational words and phrases you have previously been taught using Latin transcription,

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using Latin transcription, so that you can read and learn them in their proper Arabic form. These include greetings, asking someone what their name is, and replying appropriately. 

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 revisit some of the conversational words and phrases

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words and phrases you have previously been taught using Latin transcription, so that you can read and learn them in their proper Arabic form.

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These include greetings and good-byes, the numbers from one to ten, and the soft drinks vocabulary.

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About the Instructor
Imran Alawiye
4.7 Average rating
9 Reviews
40 Students
1 Course
Teacher at London University

Dr. Imran Alawiye is a well recognised expert in the field of teaching Arabic to non Arabic speakers in a non Arabic environment. He graduated from the Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia in 1979 with a BA in Arabic Language and Literature followed by an MA. He proceeded to complete the PhD in Classical Arabic at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 1985.

He is the author and publisher of four successful series of books for teaching Modern Standard Arabic to non-Arabic speakers, namely ‘Gateway to Arabic’, ‘The Key to Arabic’, ‘Arabic from the Beginning’ and ‘Arabic Without Tears’ and produces supporting materials including flashcards and posters.

He was the deputy head of the Arabic department and the registrar at the King Fahad Academy from 1985 to 1995.

He was previously the principle examiner of O-level Classical Arabic for Edexcel, and was responsible for setting exam papers and supervising the marking.

He was an Arabic tutor for five years at Morley College and set up and ran the Greenford Arabic School for more than fifteen years.