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New York City / Arabic

Arabic 1

We get it, you don’t know anything more than “marhabaan” and “shukraan,” or maybe you’ve taken a decade off. Either way, you’re ready for that all to change with Arabic 1. This class is perfect for you if you're completely new to the language and want to get the basics down to start speaking conversational Arabic.

NEXT ARABIC 1 START DATE

Aug. 19, 2019. See all start dates

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From $399

BEGINNER COURSE

Meet once a week for 2 hours. 10 sessions in total.

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AN IMMERSIVE GROUP CLASS

Our Group Classes are small, social, and interactive - averaging around ten students per class. This setting allows for ample speaking and instructor time to learn your next language.
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Consistency is Key

Each class meets at the same time and place for 10 weeks - creating consistency in your language learning.

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Experiential and Effective

We believe in hands-on learning, rather than getting lost in a textbook or sucked into perfection of grammar.

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Passionate Instructors

We exclusively hire instructors with a conversation based and student-centered approach to teaching, providing the best in-class experience.

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Conversation First

Speaking is at the heart of all of our classes, and in an immersive setting, you’ll get even more opportunity to practice critical speaking and listening skills.

Fluent City is a great way to learn a language. The class structure is easy to follow and manageable. Sign up if you're on the fence, it's worth it!
- Dan G, West Chester, PA

Here's what to expect

Step 1

NERVOUS? DON'T BE

From day one, you'll be engaging in conversation with your instructor and your classmates. This will prepare you to feel confident and comfortable when speaking with natives.

Step 2

YOU'LL BE ABLE TO

Introduce yourself and your family, ask people's names and jobs, describe places and ask for directions.

Step 3

THE NITTY GRITTY

The alphabet and pronunciation. Formal vs. informal. Adjectives and prepositions. Possessive. Definite article.

Step 4

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Nothing! Because this course is designed for complete beginners, you'll be ready to join even if you've never spoken a word of Arabic in your life.

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Arabic 1 is a course that meets once per week with a total of 10 sessions.

Start Date
Teacher
Day & Time
Price

August 19th

Ends November 4th

Teacher

Maryah

Monday

7 - 9PM

Midtown East

330 5th Ave 7th Floor

New York, NY 10001

$399

* Only a few spots left!

Maryah is committed to making Arabic intuitive and fun

About the Teacher

Maryah learned Arabic as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jordan. She has over 14 years’ experience teaching adults and children, including in academia and private language schools in Jordan, Indiana, Cairo and New York. Maryah has a Certificate of English Language Teaching for Adults and an MA in Near Eastern Languages and Culture. She has written about the Middle East for publications including BLYNKT, Silk Road Review, Newfound, The Matador Review, and Michigan Quarterly Review, and blogs intermittently at bymaryah.wordpress.com. Maryah is committed to making Arabic intuitive and fun, and is constantly creating more online and supplemental resources to stretch her students’ skills and build their confidence.

What students are saying
Maryah really provides us with great strategies for learning Arabic. She Is personal and warm and makes learning fun.

September 12th

Ends November 14th

Teacher

Irene

Thursday

7 - 9PM

Financial District

40 Rector Street, #1000

New York, NY 10006

$399

Irene is a world traveller with a PhD in Comp Lit who wants to re-ignite your delight for discovery

About the Teacher

Irene received her doctorate in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley, focusing on Arabic and French language and cultural studies. She's worked as Comparative Literature professor, Language Program Director, and taught kids and adults of all ages. She encourages her students to reignite the child-like delight of discovery, and to get comfortable taking risks. Irene understands first hand the challenges of learning other languages, as well as navigating different cultures. She’s lived and traveled abroad where she’s done everything from co-directing a dance project for refugees in Greece; to human rights interviews in Israel and Palestine; to translating Sudanese testimonies in Egypt; to even working as a Parisian street performer. In addition to her role as an educator Irene is a community organizer, writer, professional dancer and physical theater artist. When she’s not teaching, she can most likely be found performing around New York.

What students are saying
Irene is the best!

September 24th

Ends November 26th

Teacher

Maryah

Tuesday

7 - 9PM

NoMad

27 E 28th Street

New York City, NY 10016

$399

Maryah is committed to making Arabic intuitive and fun

About the Teacher

Maryah learned Arabic as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jordan. She has over 14 years’ experience teaching adults and children, including in academia and private language schools in Jordan, Indiana, Cairo and New York. Maryah has a Certificate of English Language Teaching for Adults and an MA in Near Eastern Languages and Culture. She has written about the Middle East for publications including BLYNKT, Silk Road Review, Newfound, The Matador Review, and Michigan Quarterly Review, and blogs intermittently at bymaryah.wordpress.com. Maryah is committed to making Arabic intuitive and fun, and is constantly creating more online and supplemental resources to stretch her students’ skills and build their confidence.

What students are saying
Maryah really provides us with great strategies for learning Arabic. She Is personal and warm and makes learning fun.

October 9th

Ends January 15th

Teacher

Irene

Wednesday

7 - 9PM

Downtown Brooklyn

16 Court Street, 34th Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11241

$399

Irene is a world traveller with a PhD in Comp Lit who wants to re-ignite your delight for discovery

About the Teacher

Irene received her doctorate in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley, focusing on Arabic and French language and cultural studies. She's worked as Comparative Literature professor, Language Program Director, and taught kids and adults of all ages. She encourages her students to reignite the child-like delight of discovery, and to get comfortable taking risks. Irene understands first hand the challenges of learning other languages, as well as navigating different cultures. She’s lived and traveled abroad where she’s done everything from co-directing a dance project for refugees in Greece; to human rights interviews in Israel and Palestine; to translating Sudanese testimonies in Egypt; to even working as a Parisian street performer. In addition to her role as an educator Irene is a community organizer, writer, professional dancer and physical theater artist. When she’s not teaching, she can most likely be found performing around New York.

What students are saying
Irene is the best!

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We love questions, almost as much as we love providing answers. Here are a few samplings of what we're typically asked, along with our responses

Do you hold classes on holidays?

We know our students and teachers probably have holiday plans, so we do not hold classes on holidays. The full list of our skip dates is New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and a holiday break between Christmas and New Years.

How many times do you group classes meet?

All of our group classes, except Essentials, are 2 hours once a week for 10 sessions. Our Essentials classes are 1.5 hours twice a week for 12 weeks.

Can I cancel my enrollment or transfer to another level?

Plans change—we get it. You have until 7 days before the start date of your Group Course to make any cancelations or same-level transfers. After that, there are no refunds under any circumstance. During the first 2 weeks of class, however, if you feel your level isn't the right fit, reach out to [email protected], and we will transfer you to a better fit, free of charge!

What happens if I miss a class?

Most students do miss a class, or two, and we’re here to help ensure that you won’t fall behind despite any missed classes. We’ve set up our curriculum to make lessons easy to follow along outside of class, and your teacher will reach out to your group each week with a summary of materials, topics, and homework covered in-class.

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