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Since Standard Arabic is not generally spoken in everyday life, it also makes sense to learn the Syrian dialect. “Syrian dialect” is an umbrella term for various similar dialects used in Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan and it is understood throughout the Arab world.
The majority of Arabs in Berlin also speak this dialect, so it can be used in everyday life in Berlin.
Learners of Standard Arabic often have difficulty with Arabic-speakers, who usually do not answer in standard Arabic, but in dialect. A dialect course is therefore highly recommended for those involved in social work, education, medicine or aid organizations. This would allow them to react and engage spontaneously in everyday situations and to build a sustainable basis of trust.
Alphabet and completion of A1 (Syrian dialect) or knowledge of Arabic sufficient for the course.
At the end of the course, learners will be able to understand common expressions used in everyday situations (information about individual and family; while shopping; at work; direct environment).
They can also take part in simple, direct exchanges about familiar and common topics (e.g. education; place of origin; everyday life).
Verb conjugation of the past and present, weak verb conjugation, future, word formation.
approx. 400 words
2 weeks / 60 teaching units (1 unit = 45 min.)