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Our dear Saleh is interested in making a comeback to Yalla Arabi to lead some Arabic language meet-ups since there is a bit of popular demand for his return!
We are finally getting together again for a dose of Saleh's anecdotes, knowledge and comical wisdom! Let's show him how much we appreciate his return with a lot of YES RSVPs! He would be SO very tickled.
If you've *never* met my octogenarian uncle Saleh, he is our resident sage with a wealth of information about the Arabic language. He uses conversational stories that he writes himself and takes learners through various practical, real-world scenarios. He provides Arabic dialogue so that the learners can practice speaking, as well as some Arabic writing for the more advanced students. Pick up some new vocabulary and EXPECT at least ONE good hearty laugh!
Saleh has formally taught both Arabic and English courses. He has a deep grammatical understanding of both Arabic Fus-hah and Levantine Amiyah, so come with questions.
Since most of our members live in the immediate Bay Area, Saleh, who lives in Walnut Creek, is willing to come to Berkeley or Oakland to make it easier for the attendees. We are scheduling the meetup a little earlier than usual to allow him time to drive back to his home before it gets too late (we've often stayed until past midnight at his house!).
***UPDATE: We found a host home for our meeting. The address will be emailed the morning of the event Sunday March 4th. It's five walkable blocks from the Ashby BART station in South Berkeley.***
Let's make this a POTLUCK celebration! Bring whatever you like! We can discuss details on the event's message board if anyone has questions.
THANK YOU everyone..