Classical Arabic 2017-08-01T06:37:50+00:00

CLASSICAL PROGRAM

The Classical Arabic Foundations Program takes you from having zero experience in the language to an intermediate level of understanding. It comprises of three courses that gives you to mastery over reading, writing and saying Arabic letters, and equips you with foundational grammar topics to prepare you to use Arabic for accessing the Qur’an, Hadith and other Islamic legal, theological, philosophical and mystical texts.

Fees: $495 | 10 1-1 Live Sessions/Course

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WHAT IS THE CLASSICAL PROGRAM?

The Classical program leverages the full power of a solid, academically-designed curriculum of pre-recorded media (video, text, quizzes) and combined with 1-1 live sessions. What you’ll receive:

10 WEEK COURSES

Working at an average pace, students typically can complete the equivalent of 1 university quarter’s worth of Arabic. This means that after 3 (10 week) sessions you’ve completed the equivalent of 1 year of university Arabic.

PRIVATE 1-ON-1 SESSIONS

You get one 45 minute live session (ONE ON ONE) per week with your instructor. Get personalized, one-on-one instruction with Qasid’s faculty without leaving the comfort of home.

DEDICATED LMS

Get access to our Qasid-branded Learning Management System (LMS) during the 10 week enrollment period; the LMS contains the entire Classical curriculum (hundreds of videos, PDFs, quizzes, etc.)

ACADEMIC MENTOR

On top of your live 1-on-1 instructor, you also have an Academic mentor that will guide you through learning online and overcoming any learning challenges you face to get you to achieve your goals faster.

STUDENT SUPPORT

Although your classes are 1-on-1 with your instructor, you’ll get access to in our private, student-only community, you’ll be able to post your questions to your fellow students.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

Get access to our Qasid-branded Learning Management System (LMS) during the 10 week enrollment period; the LMS contains the entire Classical curriculum (hundreds of videos, PDFs, quizzes, etc.)

EASE OF SCHEDULING

You no longer have to worry about trying to fit your schedule into a Qasid-determined once-per-week group time.With 1-1 sessions, your instructor will have multiple times for you to choose from, and you select one that works for you. This radically simplifies timing, and helps to increase the odds that you’ll be able to make each and every live session.

MORE TIME FOR YOU

A session with 10 other students means that you need to “share” the instructor’s attention and time. When it is just you, 100% of that time is yours. The benefits increase exponentially.

FULL ATTENTION & FOCUS ON YOU

One-on-one means that your instructor can zero in on precisely the language issues and challenges that YOU are having, not what 15 others are having.

WORK AT YOUR OWN PACE

Finally, 1-1 allows you to move at a pace that works for you. Move faster or slower as you and your instructor determine is best for where you’re at. Busy week at work? No problem – slow things down. Found extra time this month? Fantastic – move ahead at lightning speed. 

HOW IS THE CLASSICAL PROGRAM STRUCTURED?

There are six core courses, organized into two levels – Foundations and Intermediate. When you’re making an investment in your studies, it’s important to know what you’re getting. That’s why we share our exact curriculum — so you can make sure this program is right for you.

“Qasid Institute is a reputable institute with a tried and proven method of production. It expanded my knowledge of Grammar and ability to speak to others. It provided the perfect outlet to study for those at home who otherwise couldn’t find time for studies on the ground.”

Zachary W., CLA102 Student

HOW AM I GOING TO LEARN?

Each course is filled with step-by-step training videos, done-for-you worksheets, exercises, and quizzes. You’ll watch and learn from your computer, tablet or mobile device. Our goal is to make your online learning experience as easy and effective as possible.

Module Based Video Training

For every topic, we have a module that is released every time your progress with the course on our learning management system website. Each Module is filled with lively and informative grammar presentations that detail key grammar concepts covered in the course, resource lists, and homework designed to help you put everything you’re learning to use.

Self-Paced Grab and Go Lessons

You’re busy—we get it. Our goal is to make your learning experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. Each of our core training videos is short, only 10 to 25 minutes long, and can be played on your computer or downloaded to your tablet or smartphone and watched on the go.

Weekly Homework/Assignments

For every topic, we have multiple assignments, quizzes and learning exercises to help you put everything you’re learning to use. We’ve chosen the best and most relevant examples to help you apply grammar topics to appropriate texts.

Mastery Exercises and Assignments

For every new grammar topic presented, we have a series of online quizzes and assignments, giving you an ability to directly assess your understanding of the concept at hand. On top of that, we have a mastery component to each topic for students who want to master the topic at hand and excel at each point in their study.

“What differentiates the Qasid experience for me is the balance between independent online study and the intensity of a traditional classroom experience.  My weekly coaching sessions complement the online curriculum by lending accountability to my studies, which I’m grateful for. Theses sessions also lend very practical applications and allow me to make myself vulnerable with my new language, which I find critical to the learning process. I am happy in my progression and content in the knowledge that I can continue to grow within the Qasid framework for a long time to come…”

Raj Dagstani, MSA102 Student

WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION?

Our online programs includes dynamic support structures to keep you on track every step of the way.

QASID ONLINE SUPPORT

As always, we’re here to serve you. If you have technical issues or are simply having a challenge you need help with, write help@qasidonline.com and we’ll be happy to take care of you.

ACADEMIC MENTORING

At the beginning of the program, we hold an academic orientation call to get students onboard with how our online learning platform works and how to stay motivated to get your Arabic goals achieved.

OFFICE HOURS

Throughout your program, we hold “Office Hours” calls during the weeks to tackle your toughest questions and keep you inspired, energized and taking action.

COMMUNITY

In our private, student-only community, you’ll be able to post your questions to your fellow students. With a global community by your side, questions are rarely left hanging!

“The online staff at Qasid have been exceptional. They are warm and encouraging, genuinely supportive of one’s ambition to study, and are eager to help circumnavigate any obstacles that may arise. I have seen a huge improvement in skills, my speaking and listening skills are much better than they were.”

Leila R., CLA102 Student

100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE

You Can Test Drive Three Weeks of the Classical Program, 100% Risk Free.

Our mission is to help you achieve a high level of fluency in Arabic and realize your full potential so you can accomplish your academic or professional goals. That’s why we invite you to take the first three weeks of our program risk-free. If you don’t feel we’ve delivered on our promise within those Modules, we’ll happily refund 100% of your money.

GET STARTED WITH THE CLASSICAL PROGRAM

Click on the button bellow to enroll for our online classical program. Course begins immediately.

Fees: $495 | 10 1-1 Live Sessions/Course

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“The extra materials, like the grammar worksheets and online videos for grammar, are SO helpful for me; difficult grammar concepts are offered in clear, concise, ways that I did not get with my Arabic experience at my university. Learning Arabic is definitely a challenge for me, and I think the best part about the experience in studying with Qasid is seeing the improvements from my studies. Although I still have a lot more to learn and improve on, I feel more comfortable with reading and grammar, and I’m starting to understand more while listening.”

Christianna B, Student at John Hompkins University

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We’ve answered your most frequently asked questions here about whether the Classical Arabic program is right for you. We’ve pledged to always be honest with you, and We’ll tell you whether this course is right for you or not.

GENERAL

You do not need to have previous knowledge of Arabic to join the Classical Arabic Program. We’ll take you from knowing nothing, teach you the Arabic Letters and take you to a high level of fluency in the language.

“I’m busy and I have kids”. We tried the Classical Program with people of different ages, locations, and skill levels. Age makes no difference in learning and speaking Arabic using our curriculum and teaching methodology online. And we’ll show you how to learn even if you have big commitments like a family or a full-time job.

We can’t promise you specific results from your studies in a specific timeframe. Here’s why: We all begin at different levels of sophistication, experience, and skill. We all have different backgrounds. It would make no sense to promise “one size fits all” results just to get you to like me. In fact, we’d rather be honest about the challenging nature of this material, which is why I added lifetime access and ongoing support. If you’re deliberate, methodical, and follow the action steps, you will see results. And looking back, 1-2 years from now, the amount of time you invested will pale in comparison to the recurring rewards you’re accruing.

No, and please don’t join the program. We’re not looking for people who want to get fluent in 3 months because when you’re desperate you give-up quickly without putting in the hard work.

This is like a regular university course in that it covers the similar material and aims to produce similar proficiency results. It is unlike a regular university course in that it is online, and students are expected to put in more study time than a regular university course, precisely because it is online. Moreover, because of the online nature of the course, there are significantly more resources available to students, including additional self-reference quizzes, worksheets, activities, and a sizeable library of videos available for reference 24/7.

ABOUT THE CLASSICAL PROGRAM

This is the only course that has been built with experience of teaching 10,000+ paying students, over 10+ years. It is the only online Arabic course that covers the entire process to starting from absolute nothing and getting to a high level of fluency. Moreover, because of the online nature of the course, there are significantly more resources available to students, including additional self-reference quizzes, worksheets, activities, and a sizeable library of videos available for reference 24/7. Myths that online Arabic is “Arabic-lite” should be put to rest immediately. Those of you that persevere, however, will be amply rewarded with proficiency levels and comfort with the language that may have previously seemed unattainable.

As a Qasid Online student, you will have an academic mentor to help guide you throughout your program of study. An academic advisor also available to you along with the support you will receive from your instructor and mentor. Qasid uses a combination of technology and social networking to offer all students personalized support aimed at course completion, career advancement, and lifelong learning. Qasid Online also offers 24/7 technical support, any time of the day or night, any day of the week, by helping with everything from retrieving a lost password to solving an Internet connection problem.

The MSA program leverages the full power of a solid, academically-designed curriculum of pre-recorded media (video, text, quizzes) and combined with 1-1 live sessions. Practically you do the work at home, work or while you’re commuting and once a week you show-up for your 1-on-1 sessions to practice your Arabic with a live native instructor and get your questions answered.

This is NOT a live, in-person program, so you can get started immediately. That also means you don’t have to spend money to fly to a different country and take time away from your family. The MSA Program lets you complete this material from the comfort of your own home, at your own pace. And since all videos are transcribed and downloadable in multiple formats, you can even learn during your commute. The course comes with lifetime access, so the vocab, grammar points, and resources in this course will always be available whenever you need them.

5-10 hours per week. The more time you put in, the faster you’ll see results. You can also access the material to listen to on your phone, or watch the grammar videos — whatever’s easiest for you. 5 hours is our recommendation, but because MSA Program comes with a lifetime access, you can go faster or slower if you want.

This answer varies for each student. There are many factors that influence how long it will take. Depending on the program, some students are able to complete 3 courses every year — others more than 3 courses. For example, our Classical Program contains a total of six courses, each course being 10 weeks at length. You are not required to take courses back-to-back as soon as you complete them. You could complete a course, take a short break for 2 – 3 weeks, then continue on to the next course thereafter. You should choose a program that best fits your schedule and your life circumstances.

When you sign-up you will be assigned a personal coach/instructor. One-on-one means that your instructor can zero in on precisely the language issues and challenges that YOU are having, not what 15 others are having.

1-1 allows you to move at a pace that works for you. Move faster or slower as you and your instructor determine is best for where you’re at.

No. Our programs lets you complete the material from the comfort of your own home, at your own pace. And since all videos are transcribed and downloadable in multiple formats, you can even learn during your commute. The course comes with lifetime access, so the vocab, grammar points, and resources in this course will always be available whenever you need them.

There is no set class time. Your live sessions are scheduled based on your availability and our instructors availability in Amman, Jordan. Once we’ve agreed on a time, we can meet as often as once a week or more. As for your course materials, they can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We recommend logging on 3 – 4 times a week for two hours or more to stay engaged with the class discussion boards and the course materials.

ENROLLMENT AND REGISTRATION

All students entering into the program will be required to take a placement exam that will test students on their previous Arabic knowledge and ability. The exam will be reviewed by our academic team and students will be assigned to one of the six courses in the program. The exam is a diagnostic test and not a pass/fail exam. Students will be informed of their results within 48 hours.

Whether you’ve studied some Arabic or not, all students entering into the program will be required to take a placement exam that will test students on their previous Arabic knowledge and ability. You do not need to have previous knowledge of Arabic to join the Classical Arabic Program

The exam will be reviewed by our academic team and students will be assigned to one of the six courses in the program. The exam is a diagnostic test and not a pass/fail exam. Students will be informed of their results within 48 hours.

No, these courses are open to the general public, regardless of where you live. However, students must hold a high school diploma, or the equivalent, in order to register. No special visas are necessary for international students.

Since the nature of our program is a hybrid of self-paced materials and 1-on-1 private sessions, the Classical Program is open throughout the year for registration. The courses start when you complete your registration .

After you have completed your payment, you will need to go through the following steps:

  1. Take an online placement quiz.
  2. Wait for your placement quiz to be reviewed and you to be placed appropriately in one of the three courses
  3. Book an orientation session with your academic instructor.
  4. Gain access to your online platform and book your 10 live 1-on-1 sessions.
  5. Get ready for your first class

The placement test is a diagnostic exam, so don’t worry there is no pass/fail at the end of it. You will be given a series of multiple choice questions and you will also be required to give us a recording of your answers in Arabic.

TUITION/PAYMENTS/DISCOUNTS

We stand by this course with a 100% money-back guarantee. Because we extensively tested it, we know the course works. Try the entire course and decide if it’s right for you. However — and this is important — only join if you intend to follow the action steps. This course is not simply to consume information. It’s designed for you to take action. If you ask for a refund, we will require you to tell us what aspects of the program you didn’t deliver.

Please note that all pricing is in US dollars (USD).

Yes, you may choose to pay your tuition over 2 monthly installments: Once at the time of enrollment, a 2nd one a month from the purchase date. To request the payment plan please email online@qasid.com

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Your assignments are submitted electronically through your online classroom environment — just like you would turn them in to your professor on campus.

Any internet-enabled device (computer, iPad, phone, etc.) and a high-speed internet connection for your live 1-on-1 sessions.

CREDITS, GRADES & TRANSCRIPTS

Qasid Online courses can be taken for a grade and credit, but that credit cannot be applied toward a degree at the moment. It may be possible to apply that credit toward a degree program at another college or university, depending on that institution’s academic policies.

At the successful completion of an entire program, you will receive a certificate of completion from us.

Students can request for an official transcript at the end of their course by emailing online@qasid.com.