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April 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

*TPF is closed from March 10 – April 20*


Algarabía Language Co-op is offering new Arabic courses at The People’s Forum to those who are interested in topics of social justice, cinema, media, and culture. Through weekly social justice themes, and using a communicative and popular education approach, participants will improve their Arabic skills, and critically engage with various Arabic cultural productions, including films, TV series, newsreels, and short stories. These courses are designed for folks at different levels of fluency in their productive (speaking, writing) and receptive (listening and reading) skills. Special focus will be given to learning vocabulary and community organizing terminology relevant to contemporary social movements in the U.S. and the Arab world.

Intermediate 1 – Arabic Culture Club  

Instructor: Karim Elhaies

To register, APPLY HERE

Reviews topics covered in year 1 Arabic. Covers grammar review, vocabulary building, and text editing; focus is on developing conversational skills, as well as analyzing and critically engaging with various colloquial Arabic cultural productions.

Thursdays, February 20th – May28th, 2020, 6-9 pm  (3hrs/week; 45 hrs.)

Class will also meet monthly – on the last Wednesday of every month: Feb. 26, Mar. 25, Apr. 29, May 27, 2020, 6-9 pm

▪ Each session can hold up to 15 participants.

▪ Course contribution is $250-400 (Sliding-scale option available). This includes all course materials.

▪ This program prioritizes working class, racialized folks of Arab, Indigenous and African descent, and Queer & Trans folx. As part of Algarabía’s mission to make our courses accessible to working class people of color, we have sliding-scale rate options and payment plans available. Once you complete the application and are selected, you will be given the opportunity to apply to these discounted rates individually.

To register, APPLY HERE


  • Karim Elhaies
    Karim Elhaies is an Egyptian American multilingual graduate student of Middle Eastern Studies, History, and Cinema. He teaches Arabic language and Arab cinema classes at several New York colleges and universities. Believing that language structures social lives, he is interested in teaching Arabic language as well as Arab history (cinema, … Read More ›


April 9, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The People’s Forum
320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States
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