IART - Intermediate Arabic Reading & Tajwid

Course Description:
This course is geared toward students who have successfully completed Basic Arabic Reading (BAR) as well as others who know how to read Arabic at a basic level and need to improve their fluency. Emphasis will be on learning and practicing the rules of tajwīd (tajweed) while establishing correct pronunciation habits and building fluency.
Course Structure:
• Each week, students must watch one prerecorded video by Shaykh Rizwan Arastu.
• Students must attend one weekly live session with their instructor in which they will practice the material learned in the week’s video and receive one-on-one coaching. These sessions will be conducted virtually via WizIQ.
Prerequisites: 
• Student must be at least 18 years old (exceptions may be made at the teacher’s discretion).
• Students must have successfully completed Basic Arabic Reading (BAR) or be able to read the Qurʾān at a basic level (registrants will be tested by instructor).
• High-speed internet connection, mic, headphones, and webcam.
• Students must be proficient in using their computer and the internet.
Homework:
• Student should expect to spend 20 minutes per day practicing and reviewing class material.
Dates and Timings:
• Course Dates: Sept. 15-Dec. 18, 2019 (14 Weeks)
• Weekly live session: Tuesdays 9-10pm EST (click here to convert this to your timezone).
Attendance Policy:
• Regular attendance is critical to success in this course.
• Students may miss only one class during the semester. If they miss a second class, they will be removed from the course.
Course Fee:
• $150 (this will be requested from you after you register)
Deadline to Register:
• Register by Sept. 11, 2019
Textbook: 
Tajwīd: A Guide to Qur’anic Recitation by Shaykh Rizwan Arastu (ISBN 9780984705009)
• As this book is out of print, a PDF will be provided.
• A Copy of the Qurʾān (written by the calligrapher ʿUthmān Ṭāhā)
• available at Taqwa Media.

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