Formal Arabic Introduction

Saifi institute offers every year two intensive summer program of Formal Arabic and 2-3 classes per term depending on demand.

kidsFormal Arabic is not the mother tounge of Arabic - it is learned in school, here pharmacy and is significantly different from the vernacular Arabic learned as children and used in everyday life. In fact the gap between vernacular and formal Arabic is so large that they cannot be learned using the same curriculum.

Formal Arabic is used for most written communication, malady help and in formal speaking such as religious sermons, here TV news broadcasts, and (some) political speeches.

Formal Arabic is offered by Saifi using the Al-Kitab curriculum. It is suited to students who wish to do research of classical and legal Arabic texts in the original language, and Arabs who want to learn to read and write in Arabic.