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College of Extended Learning

Everyday Arabic & Culture

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CCOM 2040

Immerse yourself in the rich Middle Eastern Culture with this introductory Arabic language course. With instructor Hamdi Fannoush 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

Dates: Thursdays, Nov. 1 - Nov. 29, 2018 (5 weeks)
Thursdays, Jan. 24 - Feb. 21, 2019 (5 weeks)
Thursdays, March 21 - April 18, 2019 (5 weeks)
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: UNB Fredericton campus (campus map)
19 MacAulay Lane, Carleton Hall, Room 256
Course fee: $85 (+ HST)
Instructor: Hamdi Fannoush
Materials: No materials required

Register for Nov. 1 - Nov. 29, 2018

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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