Arabic is spoken in so many countries and so many ways! At Taalhuis Amsterdam you can choose between Modern Standard Arabic (فصحى / FusHa) and courses in the Egyptian (مصري /MaSry) and Levantine (شامي / Shaamy) dialect. In the summer we also offer Moroccan!
The Modern Standard Arabic courses focus on reading and writing and once you’ve mastered the alphabet you’ll continue with vocabulary and grammar.
The Arabic dialect courses focus on conversational skills in Egyptian, Levantine or Moroccan Arabic, the spoken varieties of Arabic that are commonly understood all over the Arab World. You’ll learn practical phrases for all kinds of situations and you’ll practice these with interactive exercises. The course material is composed of the textbook, songs, audio samples and video clips. You’ll be surprised by how much you’ll be able to say and understand in Arabic after the course!
We’re very happy that from September onwards we’ll be able to welcome some groups back to our classrooms again!
For all courses with location ‘Hortus’, ‘Dam’ or ‘Vondelpark’ the lessons will be offline (at these respective locations). We will do our best to work ‘Corona proof’, meaning that the groups will be smaller than usual and there will be some necessary hygiene measures. (Of course there are still many uncertainties and it’s difficult for us to plan everything, so please note that we might need to move courses back online if governmental policies change and/or if safety becomes a concern).
Would you prefer an online course? All courses with location ‘online’ will be taught via ZOOM for the full duration of the course!
For fulltime students and people who are unemployed there is a 10% discount rate. This also applies to people who really need it due to the current situation. If you’re not sure if this applies to you, or if you have any other questions please contact us!