W108 | Survival Arabic for Tourism Layovers,
Cruises, and Tours | Christine Canning

Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Five Sessions
9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18
In-person at BCC
Limit: 30

Have you always wanted to cruise or travel to Dubai, Egypt, or some other hot-spot where everyone speaks Arabic? This interactive and engaging course will teach you basic literacy for shopping, eating, asking for help, directions, and basic cultural norms in Islamic countries.

This course is for novices with no Arabic knowledge seeking to empower themselves for a great time on holiday. As North Africa and Gulf Regions vary in dialect, we will focus on regional differences over Standard Modern Arabic for practical reasons. This is not a grammar course, but using Arabic as a primary communication medium for social purposes. There will be no politics in this course.

Christine Canning Wilson worked for the UAE Government for almost 15 years, teaching at their two leading universities and on specialized programs for the Presidential Court, Ministries of Finance, and Education. She has been a specialist on grant contracts with the US Dept. of State in Bahrain, Kuwait, Tunisia, Oman, Qatar, and twelve other countries. She was the chairperson for the 13-country TESOL Arabia 2000 conference. She has commercial publications with McGraw Hill. Canning-Wilson holds a superintendent license and six other professional licenses (three are in ESL/Foreign Language). She has been the recipient of numerous worldwide teaching nominations and awards. Her most recent federal contract was with the US Embassy in Nur Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan, educating almost 2,000 Kazakhs in test preparation for entry into US higher education. In 2010, she was one of four chair people for TESOL International's Annual World Conference. She has been a keynote and plenary speaker at conferences worldwide. Recently, she taught a motivational teaching class online for teachers in Saudi Arabia for a Riyadh - based group.

If this is interesting to you, check out M101 Everything You Wanted to Know About the Middle East but Were Afraid to Ask!


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