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FAQ:
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I am intrested in the online course, what is required?

A. All students must have a computer with internet connection. Students are also required to have speakers and a microphone (ex: Headset) students must purchase the text book and tablet pen for $100.

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In what dialect will the class be taught in?

A. The Class is taught in a unitary dialect, consisting of Assyrian, Chaldean and Syriac. Students will be taught how to read and write in standardized Syriac (Eastern Aramaic) allowing them to build their speaking skills.

 


Welcome to Aramaic Studies

We welcome Wanye State students to inquire
about Wayne State's waiver requirements.
Call (586.495.4748) for more info

Important Information

Start Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
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TIMES & DATES

ARAMAIC Preperation Course
Mondays 5:30-8:30pm
Professor: Enochs

 

Location:
Holy Martyrs Chaldean Catholic Church
43700 Merrill Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48314

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Cost: $700

Registration Deadline: Monday January 13th, 2014

The Ishtar Cultural Association is happy to introduce a new program that explores the roots, history, and language of the Aramaic culture. Aramaic Studies is a comprehensive program dedicated to teaching students how to speak the Aramaic language, while allowing students to fullfil their language and cultural requirements at almost all Colleges or Universities. The program consists of 4 classes, (Aramaic 110 and Advanced Culture 399) & (Aramaic 210 and Advanced Culture 400) both allowing for the development of oral and verbal skills of the Aramaic language, as well as an introductory course on the culture and history

All sessions are live at regular classroom hours (Tue 5:30pm - 8pm) Information is available upon request,for more information please contact us at (586) 495-4748.

Why pay more for Language Credits, when you can earn 4 credits learning Aramaic?


THE LANGUAGE

The Aramaic language is best identified as the language spoken by Jesus Christ. The language descends from the Ancient Sumerians and Akkadians, and has transformed from the cuneiform language dating back to 3,500 B.C. Syriac is the eastern dialect of Aramaic and is spoken by modern day Chaldean Assyrian Syriacs. The course will specifically cover the Syriac dialect, with brief overview of other Aramaic dialects.

The History

Mesopotamia also known as the land between two rivers is referred to as the cradle of civilization. Aramaic-speaking people such as the Chaldean Assyrian Syriacs, are descendent of the ancient Babylonians and Assyrians who settled in Mesopotamia. The Aramaic program focuses on the history of the Aramaic-speaking people from the beginnings of Sumerian existence, to the recent state of Iraq.

The Culture

Many Aramaic speaking people live in northern Iraq, mostly in the Nineveh province. Many Aramaic Speaking people have fled Iraq because of persecution starting from the early 70’s. The Nineveh province contains many villages each with similar traditions and dialects. The Aramaic program gives students the ability to understand the Aramaic language through geographical differences in dialects.

For more information, contact us.