The Syriac course consists of educational modules. Each module contains numerous educational sections, homework assignments and a discussion forum. It also includes many interactive exercises to improve and test the learner's reading, writing and listening skills using a variety of methods.
All sections and interactive exercises include audio recordings that help learners learn the correct pronunciation of words and sentences. The audio files have been recorded by several people to match the reader's voice with the characters leading the dialogue.
The school uses the classical Syriac language (Kthobonoyo), translated into English and Arabic, it teaches reading and writing in the Western Syriac script (Serṭo) with the ability to display Syriac words in Esṭrangela script.
The beginner learner (without previous experience) in Syriac will learn reading and writing skills as well as some simple grammar rules, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
The duration of the studying is approximately 60 hours, spread over 6 months, with 2.5 hours of study per week. The learner learns and practises himself, he organises his lessons and his time when and where he wishes. The school is supervised by specialized supervisors who monitor the student’s development during the learning phase and answer their inquiries.
The following points are included in the course:
• Alphabet (through vocabulary)
• Vowels (western)
• Masculine & Feminine
• Singular & Plural
• Subject, Object and Possessive pronouns
• Conjugation Masculine and Feminine pronouns
• Cardinal Numbers
• Vocabularies & Verbs (about 500)
• Verb tenses
• Reading texts