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!
Due to the current situation we planned most of our January courses online. A limited number of courses is planned offline. More information.
We aim to keep our courses accessible for as many people as possible. There is a discount for people who need it and you can pay our extra fee if you would like to support our lessons for refugees in cooperation with ASKV. More information.