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with Samuel Liebhaber8 days ago

Ustadh Sam is extremely passionate about teaching Arabic and sharing Arabic music (especially Yemeni music and culture) with us. He really encourages us to use dialects in skits and speaking exercises to give us insights to how Arabic native speakers actually use their language. Ustadh Sam is also very meticulous and straightforward in explaining the grammar. However, since he usually allocates relatively more time in speaking and listening exercises, I suggest you constantly self-review and reinforce the grammar rules on the textbook.

Ustadh Sam is extremely passionate about teaching Arabic and sharing Arabic music (especially Yemeni music and culture) with us. He really encourages us to use dialects in skits and speaking exercises to give us insights to how Arabic native speakers actually use their language. Ustadh Sam is also very meticulous and straightforward …Read more

Chill and RelaxedLots of HomeworkEasy Grading
6hrs / week Low difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with Usama Soltan11 months ago

The Arabic Department here is absolutely fantastic. They explain the language very well. In fact, as a native English speaker, I’ve found it easier to learn Arabic than I’ve found learning Spanish. Take Beginning Arabic, it’s easy and fun!

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
10hrs / week Some difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Usama Soltanlast year

Professor Soltan is the best instructor in the Arabic department and is very precise and detailed in explaining grammatical concepts. I sometimes did not get the chance to solidify my knowledge of each unit's vocabulary, as he does not focus too much on them during class (and it makes it more difficult when doing short text readings), but I learned how to apply many sentence structures and conjugate well.

Professor Soltan is the best instructor in the Arabic department and is very precise and detailed in explaining grammatical concepts. I sometimes did not get the chance to solidify my knowledge of each unit's vocabulary, as he does not focus too much on them during class (and it makes it more difficult when doing short text readings) …Read more

Chill and RelaxedLots of HomeworkTough Grading
6hrs / week Average difficulty High value Would take again
with Dima Ayoublast year

Ustaadha Dima is very good at engaging students into learning Arabic. Classes are intense and a lot of material can be covered in one day. She is a great teacher and I learned a lot of valuable things in her class. She is sometimes a tough grader but will always make the class environment fun for everyone.

Fast-PacedFair GradingEasy Exams
5hrs / week Average difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with Usama Soltanlast year

Usama is probably the most effective instructor in the Arabic department. He is funny and engaging. He is very good at explaining grammar concepts. A lot of homework because it is an intro-level course.

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
5hrs / week Average difficulty Above average value Would not take again