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October 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


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. 

For more information about our language services, go to www.algarabialanguage.com 

Selected participants will be contacted by the instructor on a rolling basis and up until a week before class starts. Late applications will be considered if spots are available. If you have any questions, you can write to us at algarabialanguage@gmail.com 

Conversational Intermediate – Arabic Language Course and Film Club   

Reviews topics covered in year 1 & 2 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.

Class meets virtually on Zoom

Thursdays, Oct 22nd – Dec 28th – 5:30-7:30pm in addition to biweekly film club meetings on Sundays at 6pm (30 hrs. total)

▪ Each session can hold up to 15 participants.

▪ Cost of class $200-$300 sliding scale. This includes all course materials. 


NOTE: This program prioritizes working class, queer, BIPOC, and heritage speakers of Arabic. As part of Algarabía’s mission to make our courses accessible, 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.


At Algarabía Language Co-op, we see language learning as a meaningful, collaborative and transformative process reflected in our training in hands-on communicative and task-based language teaching approaches and our use of popular education in the language classroom. We seek to support the holistic development of all language learners as they become competent multilingual speakers. We devise classroom activities and use textbooks and other original didactic materials that meet our participants’ needs and that represent the linguistic and racial/ethnic diversity of the Spanish- and Arabic-speaking worlds.



  • 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 ›


October 22, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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