Programs

Al-Diwan offers different academic programs for learning Arabic to suit all students.

Modern Standard Arabic

(Fus-ha) Program


Overview

Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), Standard Arabic, or Literary Arabic is the standardized and literary variety of Arabic used in writing and in most formal speech. (MSA) is the literary standard across the Middle East, North Africa, Horn of Africa and one of the official six languages of the United Nations. Most printed matter in the Arab League -including most books, newspapers, magazines, official documents, and reading primers for small children- is written in MSA.


Program Wieght

12 Levels

3 Stages

Each Stage is 4 levels

Each Level needs 40 hours

Total Program needs 480 hours


Program Details

  • NOVICE Stage (4 Levels)
  • This stage aims at training students to use Arabic in their daily lives, so that they can:

    a) Introduce themselves and get acquainted with people.

    b) Order food in a resturant.

    c) Tell a taxi driver where they want to go.

    d) Buy fruits and vegetables.

    e) Exchange money, tell the time in Arabic.

    f) Speak about themselves and their daily life.

    g) Make a phone call.

    h) Show sympathy with patients.

  • INTERMEDIATE Stage (4 Levels)
  • The aims of this stage are to enable students to:

    a) Use the modern languge so that they can understand the general idea of a journalistic article or a novel.

    b) Use Arabic to describe historical,geographical, and political fields.

    c) Know the proverbs used in the Arab world and compare them with proverbs in their own language.

    d) Know about various arts in the arab world such as calligraphy and arabesque.

    e) Know Arabic poetry and be familiar with famous poets such as Ilia Aby Mady and famous writers such as Najeeb – Mahfouz.

    f) Take part in job interviews and Describe their experiences

    g) Manage a conversation with Arabs in general topics. After this stage the student can continue to study Advanced Modern Arabic or customized courses that fit his goals e.g. to study the languag used in Mass Media ; to study Arabic for the purpose of trading or any other purpose.

    h) Become more aware of Arab customs for example in marriage, death, and celebrations.

    After this stage the student can continue to study Advanced Modern Arabic or customized courses that fit his goals e.g. to study the languag used in Mass Media ; to study Arabic for the purpose of trading or any other purpose.

  • ADVANCED Stage (4 Levels)
  • The student performs readings from selected Arabic and Islamic books, dating back to the golden age of Arab civilization. During these levels, the student studies Arabic Rhetoric, the History of Arabic Literature, and selections from traditional texts relating to the Glorious Qur’an, Prophetic traditions, and other Islamic sciences


Fus-ha Books

All these books are available in the center.

  • Arabic For The World Part 1 (Authored by Al-Diwan Founders)
  • Arabic For The World Part 2 (Authored by Al-Diwan Founders)
  • Al-Kitab Al-Asasi
  • How to write an Arabic Letter
  • Arabic Illustrated Rhetoric

Egyptian Colloquial Arabic

(Aameya) Program


Overview

Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (ECA) is spoken natively by more than 55 million Egyptians, and as a second language by most of the remaining 25 million Egyptians, as well as by immigrant Egyptian communities in the Middle East, Europe, North and Latin America, Australia and East Asia. Among the spoken varieties of Arabic, standard Egyptian Arabic (based on the dialect of the Egyptian capital) is the only one to have become a lingua franca in other parts of the Arabic-speaking world.

Program Wieght

10 Levels

3 Stages

2 Stages are 4 levels each, and Last Stage is 2 Levels

Each Level needs 30 hours

Total Program needs 300 hours


Program Details

  • BEGINNERs Stage (4 Levels)
  • This Stage aims that the student be able to use Egyptian dialect in normal day to day situations, so that he/she can:

    a) Introduce yourself and welcome others.

    b) Use numbers and tell the time and date – weekdays and months.

    c) Describe locations, directions, addresses and the weather.

    d) Conduct a conversation with (Hotel service employees – salesmen at the market – Post office employees – Restaurant waiters)

    e) Learn the Arabic alphabet.

    f) Recognize the different types of sentences in the Arabic language.

    g) Use Pronouns – Demonstrative Pronouns – Singular and plural – Relative pronouns – Negation – Interrogative Pronouns.

    h) Identify Jobs and occupations.

    i) Recognize tenses (past-present-future) in the Arabic language.

    j) Learn some adjectives and recognize some sports and hobbies.

  • INTERMEDIATE Stage (4 Levels)
  • The aims of this stage are to enable students to:

    a) Get familiar with the Arabian and Egyptian culture.

    b) Thank, praise and appreciate a person.

    c) Talk about your own life and describe memories.

    d) Describe a trip to a certain place.

    e) Talk about your family.

    f) Describe some habits and traditions in Egypt and the Arab world.

    g) Describe an event you saw or heard about.

    h) Recognize some Arab and Egyptian dishes and traditional products.

    j) Recognize some famous figures in the Arabian and Egyptian cultures (Najeeb Mahfooz – Omar El Shareif).

    k) Recognize festivals and events in Egypt and the Arab world.

    l) Recognize some Arab proverbs used in everyday life.

    m) Use tools of condition – exception – assumption – hope.

  • ADVANCED Stage (4 Levels)
  • The aims of this stage are to enable students to:

    a) Talk and discuss various subjects – local and international politics, social life and religion.

    b) Compare between countries – persons – Time eras.

    c) Talk about the history of some countries.

    d) Recognize the features of the Egyptian, Arabian and Islamic culture.

    e) Describe characters both physically and morally.

    f) Giving advice, instructions, suggestions and recommendations after analyzing and evaluating cases and problems.

    g) Using compound & passive tenses and tools of relation.

    h) Recognize some famous Arabian arts and literature.

    i) Tell a story with different time aspects using description.

Aameya Books

All these books are available in the center.

  • Kallimni ‘Arabi Bishweesh
  • Kallimni ‘Arabi
  • Kallimni ‘Arabi Aktar
  • Kallimni ‘Arabi Mazboot
  • Kallimni ‘Arabi fi Kull Haaga

Arabic For Specific Purposes

Special Programs


Overview

Al-Diwan offers several specific programs to suit those who want to learn Arabic for a specific purpose or who want to take specialized advanced lessons in a specific part of Arabic as Conversational Arabic (Fus-ha) or Al-Nah'w (Arabic Grammer), or who even want to learn some specific skills as writing, reading ...etc.

  • Arabic for Media
  • Arabic for Business
  • Arabic for Diplomacy Professionals
  • Arabic for Islamic studies
  • Arabic for Medical Professionals
  • Arabic for Banking
  • Arabic for Administraton
  • Arabic for Air cabin crew
  • Arabic for Tourism
  • Arabic for Hotels
  • Arabic for Managers and Directors
  • Arabic Grammar (Nah'w)
  • Arabic Literature
  • Arabic Rhetoric (Balagha)
  • Quranic Recitation and Memorization

Also if you are studying Arabic for none of the above mentioned reasons, please contact us and we will be pleased to customize courses that meet your needs.

One of the most popular specific purposes' programs is "Conversational Arabic (Fus-ha)" Program, and here are some details about that program.


"Conversational Arabic (Fus-ha)" Program

"Conversational Arabic (Fus-ha)" Program does not only focus on listening and speaking skills, but also on understanding the Arabic culture to achieve a better communication with the Arab people.

Program Wieght

5 Levels

Prerequisites: Passing level three in (MSA) Fus-ha Program

Each Level needs 40 hours

Total Program needs 200 hours


Program Details

  • Level One
  • At the end of this level students should be able to manage a conversation with Arabs .This stage aims at training the student to use Arabic in his daily life, so that he can introduce himself ;get acquainted with people; describe his trip; make a phone call; ask about someone who is not present; describe his studies(location and specialization); describe the symptoms of his illness and go to a suitable doctor; deal with a taxi driver; pay the bill in a restaurant; and get acquainted with the customs and habits of Arabs (visiting the sick, celebrating the success, respecting elder people, having good family ties,--. etc.)

  • Level Two
  • At the end of this level the student will be able to:

    Take part in job interviews.

    Describe his/her experiences.

    He will also become more aware of Arab customs for example in celebrating the month of Ramadan.

    Describe the celebration of the national day in his country.

    Discuss (in Arabic) the effect of technology in his society.

    Recognize the educational system in Egypt and compare it to that of his country.

    Speak about geographical, economic, and spiritual aspects in the Arab world.

  • Level Three
  • At the end of this level the student will be able to:

    Describe the important monuments in Egypt in comparison to the monuments in his country.

    Become more aware of Arab customs for example in marriage and death.

    Manage a conversation with Arabs in general topics.

    Know the points of agreement and disagreement between the Arabic.

    Islamic culture and Western culture (from an Arab point of view).

  • Level Four
  • At the end of this level the student will be able to:

    Describe his journey in sea of the Arabic language.

    Compare between his view of the Arab world after studying the Arabic language and before.

    Give suggestions to strengthen the relations between the East and the West.

    Become familiar with the customs and traditions in the Arab world.

  • Level Five
  • At the end of this level the student will be able to:

    Discuss the cultural foundations of the Arabic language mentioning Arabic proverbs and most common expressions.

    Introduce most famous artists, politicians, elites, scientists, and sportsmen in Egypt (historically and nowadays).

    Manage a conversation with Arabs in general topics.

    Describe the most vital places in Egypt.

"Conversational Arabic (Fus-ha)" Books

All these books are available in the center.

  • Arabic Conversation (Authored by Al-Diwan)


Assessment & Evaluation Systems

“Continuous Evaluation” of all instructional components; Student, Teacher, Curriculum, and Administration is a main principle at Al-Diwan Center. We have accordingly implemented the following evaluation systems in order to continuously improve the instructional components of our programs.