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College of Extended Learning

Everyday Arabic & Culture

CCOM 2040

Immerse yourself in the rich Middle Eastern Culture with this introductory Arabic language course. With instructor Crestina Matta as your guide, you’ll develop a basic knowledge of Arabic conversation. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to carry on basic face-to-face conversations on limited topics, as well as be familiar with Arabic customs and culture. This course is aimed at non-native speakers. There are no prerequisites.

Topics covered include:

  • Week 1 & 2: Language: Meaning & Pronunciation
  • Week 3: Culture
  • Week 4: Strange Customs and Fun Facts
  • Week 5: Guest Speaker

Course details

Upcoming dates: Thursdays, Sept. 20 - Oct. 18, 2018
Thursdays, Nov. 1 - Nov. 29, 2018 *registration coming soon*

Thursdays, Jan. 24 - Feb. 21, 2019 *registration coming soon*
Thursdays, Mar. 21 - Apr. 18, 2019 *registration coming soon*
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: UNB Fredericton campus (campus map)
Course fee: $85 (+ HST)
Instructor: Hamidi Fannoush
Materials: No materials required

Register for Sept. 20 - Oct. 18

About the instructor

Hamdi Fannoush has had a rich and varied career, having worked in the legal profession, government and as a diplomat. He has a special interest in learning local Arabic dialects spoken in different areas of the Arab world, having lived in many Arab capitals. His expereince allowed him to communicate casually with people in their own dialect and to learn more about their customs and cultures. For a number of years, he volunteered to teach simplified Arabic language and culture to African and Bosnian refugees, as well as other immigrants. More recently, he received training from the Multicultural Association of Fredericton to become an approved interpreter and a cultural broker. He is pleased to join the UNB Leisure Learning teaching team and share the Arab language and culture with others.

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