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Frequently Asked Questions

January 15, 2019 — by Shehab Ali0

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Frequently Asked Questions

January 15, 2019 — by Shehab Ali0

How long is the course?

The course is forty-eight hours long. Each lesson lasts an hour. If you take two lessons a week, you’ll complete the course in six months. You can expect to be competent enough to converse in Arabic in as little as four months. You can find the full course structure here

How much does the course cost?

The course is divided into twelve modules. Each module has four lessons and costs 60BHD.

How many students Can Attend?

One-on-one lessons are the most effective since everyone learns at a different pace. However, if you can’t afford to do the lessons on your own, you can invite one or two people along with no added charges. The maximum allowed number of students per lesson is three.

What is your location? Where are the classes held?

The classes are held in Costa Coffee, Country Mall on Budaiya Highway. If you’re outside Bahrain, we can have the lessons over Skype. I’ll do my best to adjust to your timezone. 

How long will it take me to be fluent in Arabic?

Fluency is a life-long pursuit; it’s difficult to define and even more difficult to measure. It’s also hard to divide fluency into levels; you’re either fluent or not. I’d rather use the word ‘proficient.’ Once you complete the course, you’ll be proficient enough to have a conversation in Arabic that would last at least an hour. I’ll then teach you how to increase your vocabulary on a daily basis. My objective is to get you to a level where you no longer need language instruction. 

I have studied Arabic before/ I have previous knowledge/ I am an advanced student.

No matter your level, I’ll adjust to your proficiency and learning pace. 

What are your qualifications?

I have a BA in Philosophy with a minor in Linguistics. I have been teaching Arabic to non-native speakers in Bahrain since 2010. In 2012, I started an institute in order to handle a larger number of students. Although the institute was successful, I shut it down in order to focus on building an online digital platform for Arabic learners. Arabic Online School is set to launch in early 2020.

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