Monthly Arabic Conversation Sessions
ALCASA’s monthly conversation sessions accommodate for a range of Arabic conversation skills. Participants work in small groups according to Arabic skills levels. With the help of native-speaker volunteers, all participants have the opportunity to engage in informal interactions in Arabic around topics relevant to the group members. Note: this is not an Arabic class; participants come together to review/maintain/expand skills they already have.
ALCASA Children’s Group
In the ALCASA Children’s Group, children attend a monthly meeting, with at least one parent or guardian. They are provided with the opportunity to use Arabic while engaging in a short story reading time, playing, singing or creating.
ALCASA Cultural Workshops/Events
Held occasionally during the year, the ALCASA cultural workshop and events celebrate creativity and arts among Arabic speaking communities. We participate in major public events to create an awareness about the Arabic language and culture. We work in collaboration with local and interstate partners to screen more Arabic movies in South Australia. We draw on local talents to share through their arts, thoughts and creations about valuable aspects of the Arabic heritage. We are always on the look for new talents in a range of areas.
Weekly Arabic Classes
ALCASA is hosting weekly Arabic classes for adults on Thursdays during school terms. The 2017 classes are offered at 2 levels (Intermediate and Advanced) in both Modern Standard Arabic or Levantine Arabic dialects. We are currently taking expressions of interests re complete Beginners classes in 2018.
In 2017, ALCASA monthly activities are planned for the third Sunday of the month (starting from 19/02/2017) and are open to current or potential ALCASA members. Interested new participants are welcome to attend their first session to get to know the group before joining the Association.
Most ALCASA activities are based in a friendly venue located in the Adelaide CBD. Due to limited venue capacity, interest in participating to ALCASA’s activities should be confirmed prior to attendance.