Arabic Intermediate Beginner 1

Course Category: Arabic 

Course Code: ARL 211

Instructor: Ustadha Samah Atef

Duration: 6 weeks

Course Dates: November 4 - December 24, 2023

Day: Sundays & Wednesdays

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CST

Course Description: 

This is the first module of the Intermediate Beginner band. In this level, students will be introduced to constructing verbal sentences in the past, present, and future tenses. They will work on developing this skill to include positive and negative sentences and learn how to ask questions. Students will also learn how to tell the time and will cover vocabulary relating to schedules and their daily routines.

Module Content:  

  • Constructing verbal sentences 
  • Asking Questions 
  • Negating the past and present 
  • Attached pronouns 
  • Constructing the future tense 
  • Telling the time 
  • Describing your weekly/ daily routine 

Course Prerequisites:

  • Students should be women above the age of 17.
  • Arabic Novice High or equivalent knowledge.


If this is your first Arabic course at Ribaat, you are required to submit a placement test. Click here for the Arabic Placement test.

Course Requirements:

Students are expected to attend 2 online classes each week, complete weekly assignments, submit a personal project and a final exam.

This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 
  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 
  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app.

Text: Arabic-English Dictionary: The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic


Live attendance is recommended whenever possible for the best learning experience. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until January 8th, 2024


Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

  • $150.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)
  • Registration closes on November 5th
  • Auditing is not available for this course

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