Qasid’s Online Private Tutoring (OPT) enables advanced students of Arabic to get personalized, one-on-one instruction with Qasid’s faculty without leaving the comfort of home. New and current students—as well as alumni looking to build upon their intensive studies at our institute in Amman — can cover any of Qasid’s 900 hour core programs in MSA, Classical, Arabic for Diplomats, Business Arabic, Conversational Arabic or get specific training in manuscripts, classical texts, media Arabic, translation or modern Arabic literature from our faculty.
Qasid’s Online Private Tutoring (OPT) enables you to get personalized, one-on-one instruction with Qasid’s faculty without leaving the comfort of home.
Whether MSA, Classical, Arabic for Diplomats, or Conversational Arabic, get access to one of our expert faculty members that have a deep, specialist’s focus that will attend to your learning goals.
PRIVATE 1-ON-1 SESSIONS
You get one 50 minute live session per week with your instructor. A collaborative communications platform is used to facilitate interactions between you and your instructor, providing clear audio transmission as well as intuitive, on-screen writing capabilities.
New and current students—as well as alumni looking to build upon their intensive studies at our institute in Amman can move either faster or slower through Qasid’s 900 hour core curriculum.
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.
“I chose to give online private tutoring a try because I wanted to improve my grasp of grammar, and with it, to improve my literacy. Opportunities to do so in the States are few and far between, if consistently available at all. I had never had an online learning experience prior to Qasid, so was not sure what to expect. I have found Qasid’s curriculum and video modules to be designed with care and insight, and my teacher to be patient, pleasant, knowledgeable and supportive. The Qasid support team does a lot to pave the way and to ensure that all the details of signing up, getting logged in and having a complication-free session all go smoothly. Thanks to all of the combined effort, I can say without hesitation that I have learned a lot in a short amount of time, and am gaining greater confidence in being able to properly approach texts. I also have a clearer sense of what I will need to do over time to continue making strides. I would recommend this to any student who has the right amount of time and energy to devote to the experience.”
Zainab M., Qasid Institute Graduate
HOW DOES ENROLLMENT WORK?
Our registration process is simple yet designed to ensure your needs are fully met. Throughout the application process we’ll ensure that not only are your learning goals met but you can fit your studies into your current lifestyle.
Step#: Fill Out the Application Form & Pay Deposit
The first step is to give us your necessary details, so we know how to best process your application. Please give us detailed information about your previous study of Arabic and the specific details of what you’d like to cover in your private tutoring sessions and your expected goals. If you’re an alumni, please indicate to us when you graduate and what level you graduated from.
Step #2: Placement Exam
After you’ve paid your fees, you’ll need to complete a placement exam that will be reviewed by our expert instructors for us to determine your level of Arabic. Please note that if you have graduated from Qasid (online or offline) within the past 6 months, you will not be required to take a placement interview unless you are moving to a different program of study.
Step #3: Choose Your Class Timings
We will request multiple timings from you in order for us to match us an instructor with your available timings. We recommend you meet twice a week however for students with extremely busy schedule can schedule a class once-a-week.
Step #4: Academic Orientation & Pay Full Tuition
After we have selected your teacher and your class timings, you will have an academic orientation with your instructor where you will get familiar with the classroom technology and most importantly, you will discuss with your instructor the outline of what you’d like to cover in your OPT sessions.
“The Qasid approach has by far been the most useful for me, and the online program allows me to continue benefiting from it on a regular basis. The ease of meeting online with patience, highly qualified instructors willing to tailor their years of experience and the Qasid curriculum to your goals and needs is unmatched. Through their use of interactive online tools, Qasid has been able to replicate the essentials of a physical classroom, ensuring the quality of the experience. The classes are an incredibly convenient way to continue learning Arabic while balancing the demands of school and work, and I would highly recommend it.”
Sana M., PhD Candidate, New York University
100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE
You Can Test Drive Two Sessions of the OPT 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 two sessions 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.
“The online private tutoring program at Qasid has definitely opened new doors and given me an opportunity that I would not have had otherwise. It’s great to be able to study Arabic with experienced teachers online and be able to fit it in your work schedule. Since the teachers are attached to a reputable institute, they have expertise in many different subjects and also have all the necessary resources available, which is definitely a great plus.”
Caroline Christen, Switzerland
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We’ve answered your most frequently asked questions here about whether the Advanced Private Tutoring 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.
The OPT program is for new and current students—as well as alumni looking to build upon their intensive studies at our institute in Amman—will find benefit in a robust program that goes significantly beyond a series of generic, VOIP based chat lessons. OPT is ideally suited for those of you who learn best one-one-one, have harried schedules that make intensive studies at our institute in Amman not feasible, desire to move either faster or slower through Qasid’s 900 hour core curriculum, have a learning style better suited to a non-class structure, or require an instructor with a deep, specialist’s focus. OPT can be used as a supplement to university study, as a full-term class in and of itself, or as a means of getting up to speed before travelling to our onsite campus in Jordan.
We can’t promise you specific results from your studies in a specific timeframe. Nobody can. And you shouldn’t trust anyone who does. 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.
A collaborative communications platform is used to facilitate interactions between you and your instructor, providing clear audio transmission as well as intuitive, on-screen writing capabilities. Students can request sessions to be recorded and available for download without extra charge, allowing you to review subtleties in each lesson.
Students can cover any of Qasid’s 900 hour core programs in MSA, Classical, Arabic for Diplomats, or Conversational Arabic. Students looking for specific training in manuscripts, classical texts, media Arabic, translation or modern Arabic literature can also get specialized training from our faculty.
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.
Your sign-up for as many sessions as you’d like in the OPT program. These sessions can either be weekly or daily. However we do have a minimum requirement of taking at-least 10 sessions with one lesson once a week.
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.
We require all students applying for the program have at-least two years of university level of Arabic or the equivalent before applying. Otherwise we recommend you consider our core MSA and Classical program. For Qasid alumni, we require you have completed at least Level 2 or above before applying.
All new students(non Qasid Alumni) 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.
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.
The OPT Program is open throughout the year for registration however students that apply 2 weeks before Qasid Amman terms dates have a greater chance of requesting either a specific instructor for their study or finding a teacher at their requested time.
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.
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.
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.