As a fluent, non-native speaker of Arabic, I am free to tutor those students at the beginner or advanced-beginner level in formal, academic (Modern Standard Arabic). I studied Arabic at the University of Maryland, home of the prestigious overseas Flagship Program in Arabic, for 4 semesters at the intensive level. Following graduation, I undertook advanced study of "Media Arabic" for 4-5 months at the Middle East Institute, a leading think-tank in D.C.
This past summer, I went to live for three months in Damascus, Syria to study MSA at the advanced level at Damascus University's Institute for Higher Languages, (deemed the "New Mecca of Arabic language study" by the Christian Science Monitor in 2008). My comprehension and skill in Arabic progressed enormously thanks to this unique immersion environment, and now I hope to pass on my knowledge to students in the state of Maryland from colleges such as McDaniel, Hood, UMD, or anyone interested in studying the current revolutionary movement in Egypt and throughout the Middle East from the vantage point of the Arabic language media.
I have a wide variety of study materials at my disposal, including CD's, DVD's, Arabic novels, nonfiction, and even high school textbooks studied by Syrian high schoolers! I can teach the student grammar, speaking, listening and reading, passing on the groundbreaking techniques taught at the University of Damascus and experienced, native Middle Eastern tutors. If you want to see progress in your comprehension of this difficult language, affordable individual tutoring is a must.
I am willing to meet the student at the place of his or her choosing, and work the lessons around his or her busy schedule.
My hourly fee is US US $10.00...
This charge is definitely negotiable depending on the location of the pupil and their skill level, which I can assess during the first lesson.
Please call me at 301-788-9720
My Skype is brian.jones5220