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Arabic is one of the most widely recognized languages in parts of Asia and the Middle East. At Hills Learning, we teach MSA (Modern Standard Arabic) and can also teach various dialects of the language.
Arabic private classes can be held in a specific time frame with customized goals. Hills Learning’s curriculum for Arabic comprises both language and cultural instruction. For each class, we follow our SWIRL methodology, developing at least three of the five language skills per class. Our main goal for Arabic private lessons is to develop conversational skills, but we also specialize in teaching heritage speakers, business or other specific goals.
Within this basic framework, Hills Learning’s staff develops curriculum and assessments based on student needs and goals.
Are you (or your young teen) interested in learning about the Arabic language and culture? How about you have children that would like to learn Arabic, either to develop skills to communicate with family or learn Arabic to get credit at school?
Hills Learning offers a unique opportunity for teens and kids learning Arabic in private lessons. We can not only teach them the basics of the Arabic script, reading, writing, and conversation, but it’s also possible that the classes your teen is taking with us can be transferred to their respective high school or college for credit. Please see for credit for further information.
For more general information on our Arabic classes for kids, please CONTACT US
The teacher is very patient and she works with us to make sure we get it. She is giving us a wonderful introduction and kind support. This is a language journey and I look forward to having an awareness of sounds and the ability to introduce myself. I am very satisfied with my progress so far. Megan B Arabic Group
The teacher is very patient and she works with us to make sure we get it. She is giving us a wonderful introduction and kind support. This is a language journey and I look forward to having an awareness of sounds and the ability to introduce myself. I am very satisfied with my progress so far.
There are multiple levels for beginner through advanced Arabic students. We have developed our own curriculum based off of standards and best teaching practices.
for every level
Beginner Arabic students learn the basics of Arabic such as greetings, classroom phrases and conversational skills. They also learn how to shop, order food and discuss in detail their schedules and activities. They can form basic sentences and can read and write some Arabic script.
Adv Beginner Arabic students go more in depth with everyday life skills in Arabic. They start out by discussing one's home and giving commands, then traveling and giving directions, and finally they can discuss their experiences and hobbies. Students start to learn how to do more advanced discourse.
Pre-Intermediate students start out with phrases and vocabulary to discuss their travels in depth. Included in this is discussing experiences abroad, but also descriptors on recommendations and making appointments. Pre-Intermediate 2 enables students in depth to go shopping and go to restaurants, moving beyond basic vocabulary that was covered in Beginner 2. Pre-Intermediate 3 teaches students how to address needs in the doctor's office, and describing in general your body and feelings. Pre-Intermediate 4 introduces students to the formal language in Arabic, all its conjugations and uses in the business context. Level 5 is movies, and Level 6 is technology and change, where students can discuss their lives and how technology and change affects them.
Intermediate students will work to expand their speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. Intermediate students can communicate about themselves fluently, have mastered all basic grammar and vocabulary from the beginner and pre-intermediate levels. Intermediate students learn how to navigate situations outside themselves, where they need to communicate and get around in all difficult situations. In the higher intermediate levels, students will challenge themselves to communicate outside of everyday situations.
INTERMEDIATE MID TO HIGH
Upper Intermediate students are trying to prepare to work and function like an advanced student. Students start to move beyond just speaking in concrete terms and instead get used to speaking in abstract terms about language. Topics such as community, current events, history, and other subjects are brought up and discussed. Students also start focusing much more on real world resources and materials, dramas, tv shows, music, and other materials created for Arabic native speakers.
INTERMEDIATE HIGH to ADVANCED LOW
Advanced students are feeling accustomed to discussing difficult subjects in language. From current events to economics, students will be discussing abstractly on a variety of levels. It is assumed that all students can both discuss themselves thoroughly and also navigate all intermediate needs in language. Advanced students start out by really trying to get used to speaking abstractly, and then they move forward into discussing specialty areas using language. Most students at times will sound like native speakers and should be able to be understood by speakers of the language not accustomed to speaking to non-native speakers.
ADVANCED MID to SUPERIOR
Maximum 7 students with over 40 levels of Arabic curriculum. Please don't forget to see our class schedules on this page.
Lessons at your own pace and schedule. There is also flexibility in curriculum. We have multiple instructors available.
The ability to take lessons anywhere without a commute. Lessons are taught through zoom and recorded. We also have an online assignment system.
Group or private lessons at your office or at our center near Grand Central. We can teach multiple employees and coordinate with HR Departments.
Lessons that transfer to your high school, college or university with their permission. We are a fully accredited institution and can issue transcripts.
We can teach all ages but usually we have most classes for elementary, pre-teen and teen aged students. Private lessons are possible along with group.
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Our mission is to inspire the confidence to communicate in a foreign language, stimulate motivation to achieve each individual’s goals, and encourage a lifetime of language learning.
Hills Learning has been fully accredited since May of 2016 by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
We spend lots of time and energy recruiting the best native speaking teachers for the languages we offer.