Imagine traveling back in time to Mesopotamia and visiting the breathtaking expanse of the Nineveh plains. The language you would most likely have heard spoken there is Chaldean Aramaic. A Semitic language with rich history, it was the language of the educated in the holy land and has been used in religious contexts for centuries. Its alphabet has served as a basis for the Hebrew and Arabic alphabets, among other languages. Today, it is mainly spoken in areas of present-day Iran and Iraq, as well as within the Chaldean diaspora. This course was created in partnership with the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce and Chaldean Community Foundation in Detroit, Michigan.
No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Chaldean Aramaic language structure.
Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Chaldean Aramaic culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Chaldean Aramaic culture and make a positive impression.
Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.
Didn’t catch that? Hear it again at a conversational speed, hover over for phonetics, or click on the word for an articulated narration. Tone your accent against native speaker audio by activating the voice comparison tool.
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