Classes will run from 08:00 [8:00 am] until 13:35 [1:35 pm] each day, Sunday through Thursday.
The daily class schedule will look like:
However, once the day’s classes are over the learning continues!! Students will then need to spend 4 hours a day divided between ‘community learning’ (spending time with local people) and private study (practising and preparing for classes). This is a programme not merely an institute and one cannot learn Arabic solely in the classroom.
A typical day for a student might then look like this:
|1700-1900||Homework and preparation for the next day|
|1900-2130||Visit friends, neighbours etc|
By the end of the course it is expected that students will be at Novice High level on the ACTFL scale, i.e. be able to give and receive directions; use verbs in the past and (to some extent) the present and engage in very basic conversations in a few topics.