Some of you may already be familiar with the Christendom Classical Language Institute which offers summer classes in Latin, Ancient Greek, and Biblical Hebrew.

This year, however, the Institute is offering two new courses to be taught online by Dr. David Owen: Elementary Arabic I and II.

Elementary Arabic I

This course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of the formal and spoken registers of Arabic. No prior knowledge of Arabic is required. We will learn the Arabic script, greetings, a data set of useful and frequent words, the ability to compose basic sentences, and the language’s fundamental grammatical and syntactic forms. Some attention will be paid to continuities in Arabic heritage, in both its ancient and modern dimensions.

Elementary Arabic II

This course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of the formal and spoken registers of Arabic. Familiarity with the Arabic script and basic grammatical and syntactic forms is required, as is the ability to produce simple sentences. We will consider examples of beautiful Arabic writing, expand our data set of useful and frequent words, and will introduce intermediate-level idioms and syntactic structures. Students will acquire basic oral and aural proficiency for communication, the ability to compose more complex sentences, and basic cultural competency through engagement with Arabic heritage.

If you are interested in a little extra summer learning, you should click HERE to visit the Classical Languages Institute’s website.

Also, interested students should contact the instructor, Mr. David Owen at: david.owen@christendom.edu.