Class Times & Schedules

All language Classes - Arabic, Farsi, Punjabi, Urdu,      Hindi are taught in English at Beginner Levels

and gradually in the new language as the students advance to intermediate and advanced levels. All programs are designed to put high emphasis on conversational and communication skills using our unique communicative techniques and interactive methods from day one.

Some language courses teach the script as well as the conversational part of the language, others only teach conversational language skills without having to learn how to read or write the new language script.

LEARN: Arabic – Farsi – Punjabi – Urdu - Hindu

Our Group Language Classes: All language classes are held once a week and run for 8 weeks. A group language class needs at least 5 students. Smaller classes are considered semi-private classes (3 to 4 students).

ARABIC

For Arabic classes we currently have two different streams of Arabic language courses (these two streams DO complement each other and build different but complementary language skills for anyone who wants to learn Arabic as a language to be used and not just studied for research, etc.):

- Colloquial Conversational Arabic courses: Strictly conversational colloquial Arabic courses which teach how to converse in Egyptian/Massri, Levantine Arabic and Gulf/Iraqi Arabic (you do not learn how to read or write, or speak Modern Standard Arabic which is the formal and only form of written Arabic, language of the news, newspapers, books, formal meetings, etc. and understood by the whole Arab world). These courses can be viewed as intensive language labs of dialogues and role play in colloquial Arabic.

- Modern Standard Arabic courses: (Read, write and speak MSA which is the language of the news, schools, books, formal meetings, only form of written Arabic. Some major dialects will be touched upon from time to time as possible in classes but the main focus is MSA.)

PRIVATE Classes: We also offer private tutoring in the Centre's premises for the rate of $80 for each 2-hour session.

The Centre operates on a continuous enrollment basis accepting applications for regular evening or weekend group classes. We run classes when we have enough students to form a class.

Group language classes are held once a week and run for 8 weeks. A group language class needs at least 5 students for it to run. Smaller classes are considered semi-private classes (3 to 4 students).

Group Class: if FIVE or more fully paying students register then - 8 sessions of 2.5 hours each. No classes on long holiday weekends (UNLESS students and instructor agree to take the class that weekend then classes end one week earlier). Fee includes HST tax and applicable handouts $360.

SEMI-PRIVATE Class: if THREE OR FOUR fully paying students register then - 8 sessions of TWO hours each. Fee includes HST tax and applicable handouts $360.

The Centre For Middle Eastern Studies & Languages

Private, Group, and
Condensed Daytime, Evening & Weekend Courses

427 Bloor Street West,
Suite B2, Toronto
Phone: 416-904-2216

Best way to reach us:
e-mail info@middleeasterncentre.com