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Arabic for Beginners
8-week course Winter 2014

Idlewild Books

Arabic for Beginners  8-week course Winter 2014

Registration Information

Registration Type Price Fee Quantity
Fridays 5:30-7:00 pm, 1/17 - 3/7
25% off reg. $395.
$295.00 $0.00

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Idlewild’s language courses are fun and practical, and were recently included in the "Best of New York 2012" issue of New York Magazine.

Our Arabic classes are taught in our beautiful store, not a stuffy classroom, by Mohamed Badr, a native of Egypt with more than 10 years’ experience, including teaching at Berlitz and founding the Arabic language programs at CUNY and Yeshiva. You can see a video of Mohmaed teaching here

Is this class for you?

This course is designed for beginner students or those who have little background in Arabic. You will learn to read and write as well as pronounce and recognize the Arabic alphabet of Modern Standard Arabic. It is an introduction to the language including some common phrases, greetings and basic vocabulary as well as aspects of Arab culture.

In this course you will learn the structures and skills necessary to:

  • write and pronounce the Arabic alphabet
  • meet and greet people and make small talk
  • talk about yourself (nationality, profession, likes and dislikes, and your family)
  • tell time and discuss days and dates in Arabic
  • describe people, things, and mental and physical states
  • order in a restaurant and discuss prices and preferences in a shop

About our courses

  • This course is 8 weeks long and will meet for 90 minutes per session.
  • Class size is limited to 15 people.
  • This course will follow a coursepack with book and CDs (not included in the course price but available to students for around $20 with your student discount).
  • There are no make-up classes. On the first day of class, each student will receive a syllabus that lists the weekly assignments so you can keep up with your studies if you have to miss a class.

If you wish to cancel your registration, you must contact Idlewild by telephone or email at least seven days before the start date of your class to receive a refund.

If you wish to postpone your registration to a later session, you must contact Idlewild by telephone or email at least three days before the start date of your class to receive a credit toward a future session (good for one year).

Have questions about Arabic for Beginners 8-week course Winter 2014? Contact Idlewild Books


Idlewild Books
12 West 19th Street
(between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011


Idlewild Books


Idlewild is an international bookstore with locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Our language classes were named "Best of New York" by New York Magazine and are taken by more than 3000 New Yorkers every year.

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Call (212) 414-8888 with any questions!

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