Abjad Arabic’s aim is to provide a firm grounding in the Arabic language to English speakers: whether that is to understand classical Quranic Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic or Business/Media Arabic.
Why is Abjad Arabic different?
Traditionally Arabic is taught through a structural-grammatical approach that puts heavy emphasis on understanding abstract grammar. Although this approach is effective in certain contexts i.e. to teach someone who already knows Arabic the underlying rules of the language, for new learners this can lead to becoming stuck in difficult grammatical rules that have little, or no, relevance to the beginner. Thus many new learners of the language either quickly give up in the first few weeks or they learn the grammatical rules without being able to read, write or speak Arabic. At Abjad Arabic we strive teach the language through an immersive approach that puts emphasis on learning the everyday practicalities first.
Basic Arabic Teacher: Anees
Anees is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and currently reading for his PhD in history at the University of London. He has spent time in Cairo and Yemen and has extensive classroom experience in teaching Arabic, including GCSE Arabic at the Peterborough Regional College. He has a good understanding of the specific challenges that English speakers can encounter whilst learning the language.