Can I Really Learn Arabic Online?July 5, 2021 2023-10-10 23:06
Can I Really Learn Arabic Online?
Have you been thinking about learning Arabic but you struggle with having the time and finding a good tutor to start with you from scratch or at your own level? Are you skeptical about learning Arabic online via video conference platforms like Zoom because you are not sure it will really work for you?
We, at Studio Arabiya, hear you and are eager to solve any of your problems or concerns, and invite you to join us for a successful Arabic learning journey online! Keep reading to know all about what we can do for you.
What Are Studio Arabiya Classes?
Studio Arabiya Institute, founded in 2011, has swiftly grown to become one of the major online Arabic and Quran schools, offering education in all elements of the Arabic language, the Quran, and even Islamic Studies, for all ages and levels.
As one of the most significant and largest Arabic and Quran centers for non-native speakers of Arabic and the Quran, we teach both online and live classes in Egypt.
Because our aim is to provide high-quality Arabic education to people all over the world, Studio Arabiya Institute provides a variety of Arabic courses taught by professional native speakers who have extensive experience in teaching people of all ages.
All these classes can be taught online via our online student portal – which seamlessly integrates Zoom – to those who can’t take them in person or live across the world with no reliable institution to teach Arabic.
The courses vary from very basic Arabic lessons to short Arabic courses for even the most sophisticated literature. Both the fundamentals of the language, such as the Arabic alphabet and verb conjugation and advanced topics, such as Arabic poetry and deep etymology, are taught.
Can I Really Master The Arabic Language Online Via Zoom?
Some people doubt the process of learning a new language merely via online sessions. However, Studio Arabiya’s classes are not just online sessions. We provide you with structured classes, premium educational materials, and professional tutoring in a variety of class settings.
So, YES! You can master the Arabic language online via Zoom with Studio Arabiya insha’Allah. All you have to do is register for the course you wish to take by filling the enrollment form, and the Studio Arabiya team will get in touch with you. Then you leave it all to them, confident that you’ll learn the proper way.
What Can I Learn With Studio Arabiya?
You can learn all about the Arabic language from the most basic fundamentals to the more advanced topics.
The study of classical Arabic encompasses numerous sciences, all of which are addressed in our courses. Here you will discover lessons and activities to help you improve your reading, writing, pronunciation, lexicology and vocabulary, grammar and syntax, morphology, etymology, rhetoric, and poetry.
Here’s what you can learn with Studio Arabiya courses on Zoom in detail:
1. Arabic Reading
The Arabic reading course includes learning the Arabic Alphabet (abjad) and how the letters are read and written.
There are a total of 28 letters in Arabic (abjad). The basic shape of each of the 28 Arabic letters varies depending on whether the letter is at the beginning, middle, or end of the word. You won’t be able to comprehend Arabic transcripts until you can read and write each of these letters.
We even offer an Arabic Reading course specifically designed for children!
2. Arabic Pronunciation
To learn Arabic pronunciation you need to learn the vowel marks (tashkeel) that helps the reader make the Arabic sound correctly.
Tashkeel refers to the tiny symbols – or diacritical marks – put above or under Arabic letters. They may or may not appear in all types of Arabic writing, such as the Modern Standard. They are, nevertheless, required in order to learn how to read and comprehend Holy books like the Quran or hadith (prophetic narrations ﷺ).
If tashkeel is not understood correctly, it might shift the meaning of words and cause confusion or misunderstanding.
3. Arabic Conversation
Arabic conversation can easily be learnt by listening to audio materials featuring common situational contexts in Arabic. The course provides audio conversations that you can listen to at your pace, repeat and practice, as well as a lot of vocabulary needed for everyday conversations in Arabic and exercises.
4. Arabic Syntax (Nahw)
Arabic Nahw teaches you the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences. So, in order to create a useful structured sentence, you need to use nahw rules.
As a side remark, syntax (nahw) is often what we study while learning how to create appropriate speech, whether written or spoken. Without nahw rules you can’t make logical arrangements of words and your speech will sound confusing.
5. Arabic Morphology (Sarf)
Arabic Morphology (sarf) is a branch of classical Arabic that focuses on the meanings derived from patterns and additional letters inside a word’s structure. Tense, voice, and other implications, such as the concept of searching in the attached sample, are examples of these meanings.
This is considered to be an advanced level of Arabic learning, which you also find among Studio Arabiya courses.
6. Classical Arabic
Classical Arabic is the standardized literary form of the Arabic language which was in use from the 7th century through the Middle Ages (in the 1500s), reaching as far West as today’s Portugal and as far East as India. It is the language of the Quran (although Quranic Arabic is really its own kind – more on that below) making it the original language of Islam, as well as many other religious and non-religious literary texts of that time period, including poetry and scientific works. Classical Arabic is now limited to mainly religious scripts and is no longer a spoken language.
Learnin Classical Arabic is therefore perfect for students who want to focus on increasing their understanding of the Quran, Islamic texts, or other historic sources such as poetry. We offer two main courses covering this: Classical Arabic (more comprehensive) and Madinah Arabic (shorter course).
7. Quranic Arabic
Since the language of the Quran is so special, we generally refer to it as Quranic Arabic rather than just Classical Arabic, because the Speech contained in the Quran comes directly from God and is therefore divine and unique: there are no other Arabic texts similar or even close to it.
If you take a regular Classical Arabic course, you will most definitely increase your understanding of the Quran. However, if you want to specifically focus on the Book of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى, it is best to find a Quranic Arabic course. At Studio Arabiya, we offer both one-on-one and group classes that will help you develop a closer, more meaningful relationship with the Quran.
8. Modern Standard Arabic
Modern Standard Arabic is the main variant of the Arabic language that is spoken and studied today in formal settings. This version of Arabic is the standardized version of the language taught widely in schools and universities, and used in the news across the Arab world.
9. Colloquial Arabic
Colloquial Arabic refers to the Arabic that you can hear native speakers use in their everyday lives – their mother tongue. Because the Arabic-speaking world is so diverse and spread out, colloquial Arabic will sound different from one country to another, or even one region to another, within the same country. Some of the different dialects included in Colloquial Arabic are Egyptian (Masri) which is the most widely used, Emirati (Al Ramsa Al Emaratia), Yemeni, Hejazi (from the Hijaz region in Saudi Arabia), Iraqi, Levantine Arabic (which includes Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian, Palestinian and more), Maghrebi dialects (including Moroccan, Algerian, Tunisian, Libyan, Saharan and more). And there are many more varieties of Arabic!
Preparing a trip to Egypt or dreaming of studying there soon? You can start learning Egyptian Arabic with Studio Arabiya today!
Keep scrolling to learn about some of the many benefits of learning Arabic online!
Benefits Of Learning Arabic Online Via Zoom
1. Flexibility in schedules
Learning online has the advantage of being flexible. You can choose to take the class whenever it suits you. You can fit the online class into your schedule without wasting any time commuting to and from the learning center.
2. A variety of topics
As shown above, you have a variety of topics to choose from. Depending on your past knowledge of the Arabic language, you can choose what you need to learn next without having to comply with a general course of topics you learned before.
3. Cost-effective courses
With Studio Arabiya, you get what you pay for and more. With classes much cheaper than traditional classes, you can save money by paying the course price including the educational materials and any other external materials as everything is provided to you directly in your online student portal.
4. Tailored methods of learning
Our teachers are well-trained to adjust the technique of learning to the needs of their students, regardless of age. This adds a lot of flexibility to the lessons and lets the student feel at ease while learning and studying complicated Arabic language topics.
You won’t feel stressed or rushed to learn anything too quickly. Your teacher will examine your learning pace and move accordingly. We understand that studying Arabic takes time and effort, so we give you the chance to take your time and reflect on what you’ve learned before moving forward.
We also offer group classes if you learn best with peers and a specific timeframe.
5. Experienced teachers
With Studio Arabiya’s team of Arabic teachers, you’re in good hands. All hired tutors have teaching experience for several years as Arabic teachers. They also have professional training in educational psychology to best understand your learning needs and behaviors and act according to them.
6. Different learning experience
Learning now is easier than ever. You get to learn and improve your Arabic skills from the comfort of your home. We guarantee that you will witness a different learning experience that you’ve never witnessed before.
All of this without risking going out of your home at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic still makes it difficult or stressful for many around the world to go about like they used to. Get started on your Arabic learning journey today with Studio Arabiya Institute!