If you already know the very basics of Egyptian Arabic, including the alphabet, you can deepen your knowledge of the language and practice how to read and write it, all in a class series especially designed for Middle Eastern dancers!
In this 10-week Arabic class series you will learn:
Review of Arabic alphabet & basic greetings
Speaking, reading & writing in Arabic
Grammar (gender, adjectives, verb conjugations)
Vocabulary related to dance
A famous Um Kulthum song (Ana Fi Intizerak)
This is an interactive class that will be aired live over Zoom video conference on the following Mondays, 7-8pm EST: January 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15 (no class on February 22) March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Each class is 1 hour long and you will receive an email with the materials covered in class each week.
If you miss a class, you can view the class recording after. Each recording will be available for 7 days.
We're only accepting a handful of students so everyone can interact and get feedback and corrections. Sign up before it sells out!
About The Teacher
Amel Tafsout is a first source dance master, teacher, and scholar. She is fluent in four languages and is a language instructor in three of them (French, Arabic, and German).
With more than 35 years of teaching experience, she has taught teenagers, higher education students, business community members, seniors, fashion students, and National Guard Soldiers.
Amel has been particularly involved in new methods of language teaching and in teaching French Language and Literature and Standard Arabic (Iraqi, Egyptian, Algerian, and Levantine among other dialects).
In the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic, Amel finds herself teaching classes virtually. In addition to the use of textbooks, she develops her own teaching materials.
In her teaching, the focus is firmly on helping students acquire language skills and refine their use of the foreign language, as well as accessing tools to better understand another society. Amel published many articles in various magazines in Europe and the United States.