Arabic

Rationale

Arabic is the official language of over 20 countries with over 300 million native speakers, making it the fifth most commonly spoken language in the world. Because of its religious and cultural significance, it has been widely used in the whole Islamic world during the past fourteen hundred years. The Qur’an, Ahadith (the Prophet’s traditions) and a diverse and extremely rich body of religious writings in Arabic make the language particularly attractive to Muslims. Someone who speaks Arabic will be in an advantageous position for job opportunities in a variety of career fields such as journalism, business and industry, education, finance and banking, translation and interpretation, consulting, foreign service and intelligence and many others.

Initiatives to integrate the Arab world into the global economy are opening up numerous potential business opportunities. The Arab region with its rapidly growing population provides a huge export market for goods and services.

Arabic is being offered at our selected campuses for anyone who wants to learn the language as an after-school programme.

Course objectives:

Level 1

To help students acquire basic skills in reading, writing and understanding Arabic.
Since Arabic vocabularies form a major component of Urdu and other regional languages of Pakistan, this course will greatly help students achieve further advancement in Urdu and other regional tongues.
By the end of the course, students should have:
i. The ability to express simple ideas in written, spoken and other communicative forms of Arabic.
ii. The ability to grasp basic Arabic grammar for academic use.
iii. An acquaintance with correct Arabic pronunciation and vocalization.
iv. A basic understanding of the fundamentals of academic Arabic.
v. A curiosity to explore further the linkage between Arabic and Urdu as well as regional languages of Pakistan.

Duration and timings

Durations:  3 months (12 weeks)

Students 2:30-4:00pm- 3 times a week

Adults – 7:00pm-9:00pm – twice a week

Mothers- 4:00pm- 6:00pm – twice a week

Fees:

Cost of the course: Rs. 17,500

Registration fee:  Rs. 1000

  • 10% Early bird discount
  • 20% off to The City School students, parents, and alumni
  • 20% off to The City School community members’ family i.e. spouses and children

The following Group Discounts are offered:

  1. 2 participants get 10% off each,
  2. 3 participants get 15% off each, and
  3. If more than 3 participants apply, they get 20% off each.

Note: Please note that compound discounts are not applicable, and if you are eligible for two discounts then only the greater discount offering will apply.

Internationally recognised language proficiency exam– an external exam from ALPT will be arranged at an extra cost of Rs. 10,000 to 12,000/-

Rs. 10000/- is for reading, listening and writing test (used by most employers)

Rs. 12,000/- on all four skills (used by universities/employers)

Minimum students required to begin a class: 10 students