Arabic for Beginners
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:
About our courses
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).
Idlewild is an international bookstore with locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
We also offer language classes in French, Spanish and Italian. Our classes were recently included in the "Best of New York 2012" issue of New York Magazine and are taken by more than 2500 New Yorkers every year.
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