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Introduction to the Arabic Language: Ihki Ordoni – Jordanian Conversation 101

Ihki Ordoni: Jordanian Conversation 101
Summary

Ihki Ordoni is an introductory course in the Arabic language for those eager to learn the Jordanian dialect. It highlights conversation and speaking, but also has an accelerated bonus section on reading and writing the Arabic alphabet. This is a crash course on learning the Jordanian dialect. Within three weeks, participants in this course will be able to have basic conversations in simple daily life situations, such as greetings, ordering food at a restaurant, checking into a hotel, asking about the price of an item, and getting into a cab. In addition, as a bonus, participants can choose to learn reading and writing the Arabic alphabet, and eventually reading and writing simple words.

Course Objectives
  • Identify the essential themes that shape the Jordanian dialect
  • Understand the major differences between the Jordanian dialect and other regional dialects
  • Apply the major linguistic features to enhance Arabic skills
More Details

This is a crash course on learning the Jordanian dialect. Within three weeks, participants in this course will be able to have basic conversations in simple daily life situations, such as greetings, ordering food at a restaurant, checking into a hotel, asking about the price of an item, and getting into a cab. In addition, as a bonus, participants can choose to learn reading and writing the Arabic alphabet, and eventually reading and writing simple words.

Methodology

A variety of online materials will be used, in addition to recorded sessions, which will present one topic at a time. Participants will be able to practice what they learn by attending synchronous (live) meetings with the course teacher twice a week.  

Course Language

English/Arabic (Jordanian dialect)

Who Should Attend?

Courses are open to the general public aged 16 and over. Courses may be of particular interest to teachers, educators and any adult or mature student interested in the Middle East and the Middle Eastern origins of modern art, math and science; teachers of history and art of the Middle East; teachers of Arabic language; beginner students of Arabic.

Benefits

At the end of this course, participants will be able to use the Jordanian Arabic dialect in order to conduct basic conversations and answer simple questions.

Cost
  • Price for course: US $300/215 JD
  • Early bird discounts:
    - US $200/144 JD if you register before April 4, 2022
    - US $250/180 JD if you register before May 15, 2022

Course Instructor: Hanan Al Bqour

Hanan Al Bqour graduated from the University of Jordan with a Bachelor’s degree in Arabic language and literature and a Master’s degree in modern literary criticism. She has 20 years of Arabic teaching experience at private schools in Amman. She also teaches Arabic at the Middlebury Language Schools in San Francisco.

Ms. Al Bqour is a faculty member in the Department of Communication, Rhetoric and the Literary Arts (CRLA) at King's Academy.