Arabic Course Descriptions for Kids and Teenagers

Arabic Course Descriptions for Kids and Teenagers

This course is designed to suit the needs of students who have no prior knowledge of Arabic. The course starts with teaching the Arabic alphabet and pronunciation. By the end of the course, students will be able to greet, introduce themselves and their friends, ask simple questions and answer them, and build some of the sentences used in everyday life situations. Students will also learn to count numbers in Arabic from 1 to 10, and say the Arabic names of colors, body organs and days of the week. They will know the names of some basic things around them (house - school - book - car - street, etc ..) Students who finish this course will be able to raise questions about people such as (who is this?, be it for male or female), questions about things such as (what is this?, be it for male or female) and using the possessive pronouns when referring to owning something, for example, Kitabi: my book, Kitabak: your book (for males), Kitabaki: your book (for females).

The course offers four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing; all through exercising a variety of activities and fun games.

Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of Arabic is expected.

Course materials: No textbook is utilized in this course. Teachers utilize materials and images suitable for the age group in each lesson. Students are requested to attend the lessons with a notebook, pencils and crayons.

Students receive an appropriate rest time during the lesson. 

Age group: 5-7 years

This course is designed for students who know Arabic letters to some extent and at the early stage of learning to read. After passing the previous level, students are able now to greet people, introduce themselves and their friends, and ask simple questions and respond to them. At this level, we will review the Arabic alphabet and pronunciation, train them to read any word in Arabic, have them say short basic reactions about the people who they know and the things they own and the work they do. Students in this course will be able to introduce their family members, describe friends in easy words (tall - short / happy - sad), tell the days of the week and seasons of the year, and refer to the places of things by using adverbs and prepositions (from - to - under - in front of - behind, etc.).

The course offers four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing; all through exercising a variety of activities and fun games.

Prerequisites: Students who joined the former level and know its skills such as the Arabic letters and pronunciation - even if at the minimum extent, and have language skills (please see the previous course and its description).

Course materials: No textbook is utilized in this course. Teachers utilize materials and images suitable for the age group in each lesson. Students are requested to attend the lessons with a notebook, pencils and crayons.

Students receive an appropriate rest time during the lesson. 

Age group: 5-7 years

* Note:  Students who already completed level 1.1 can join this course regardless of their age.

This course is designed for students who can read new words, able to greet people, and can introduce themselves and their family members. At this level, students will continue what they have learned in the previous course to learn some familiar everyday expressions. They will also learn vocabulary about home, school, transportation and hobbies, and will be able to ask about people, things, time and place. Students, in addition, will learn about the special acts of daily life and express what do they like or dislike, and what they want or do not want. Conversation and role performance will be practiced during the lessons as a way to communicate with the teacher and classmates,   while learning simple grammatical rules in Arabic. 

The course offers four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing; all through exercising a variety of activities and fun games.

Prerequisites: Students who joined the former level and know its language skills (please see the previous course and its description)

Course materials: No textbook is utilized in this course. Teachers utilize materials and images suitable for the age group in each lesson. Students are requested to attend the lessons with a notebook, pencils and crayons.

Students receive an appropriate rest time during the lesson. 

Age group: 8-12 years

*Note: Students who already completed the previous level can join this course regardless of their age.

Many parents face a challenge with the their children in distinguishing and writing the Arabic letters. They always seek to revise the letters for their kids in special courses or before beginning their school time. This course is designed for this purpose; as this foundation level aims to teach the young children the basics of reading by learning the Arabic letters and their pronunciation to read and write properly, so that they become able to analyze and build words out of them. Kids reading weakness results in  other performance weaknesses in other materials because it is the means of literacy; as it is one of the reasons for the child's self-confidence and love for reading in the future. In this course, children practice listening and speaking skills using various activities, games, songs and related materials. It aims to build self-confidence in our children and their love and fluency of Arabic. 

Prerequisites: Students who joined the former level and know its language skills (please see the previous course and its description)

Course materials: No textbook is utilized in this course. Teachers utilize materials and images suitable for the age group in each lesson. Students are requested to attend the lessons with a notebook, pencils and crayons.

Students receive an appropriate rest time during the lesson. 

Age group: 5-7 years

Reading skills are considered of the biggest challenges facing Arab students who received foreign education, especially in the early stages. This is why this course has been designed. In this course, we review the letters with the students, train them to analyze words, build words out of the letters, practice dictation, and then gain reading skills through a comprehensive program to read short stories and sing some songs. Students will also practice some language activities and games in the classroom in order to try speaking in Arabic. 

Prerequisites: Students who joined the former level and know the Arabic letters and their pronunciation (please see the previous course and its description).

Course materials: No textbook is utilized in this course. Teachers utilize materials and images suitable for the age group in each lesson. Students are requested to attend the lessons with a notebook, pencils and crayons.

Students receive an appropriate rest time during the lesson. 

Age group: 5-7 years

*Note: Students who already completed the previous level can join this course regardless of their age.

 

Arabic is considered a big challenge facing those Arab students who received foreign education. This course has been designed to meet this purpose. 

This course aims to strengthen our students’ language skills, particularly the reading and writing skills (expressing oneself and dictation). It will teach students through stories, songs and animation. Due to the fact that there is a significant weakness in the aspect of self-expression orally and what it needs of dictation and grammar basis, in this course, we review the basic rules and train our students to write by depending on the texts we provide them with, as well as some other language exercises and activities in the classroom. 

Prerequisites: Students must have completed at least grade 3 of the elementary school.  

Course materials: No textbook is utilized in this course. Teachers utilize materials and images suitable for the age group in each lesson. Students are requested to attend the lessons with a notebook, pencils and crayons.

Students receive an appropriate rest time during the lesson. 

Age group: 8-11 years

 

This course is designed for students of Grades 4 and 5 who are able to read and write well. 

The course focuses on the four language skills (reading, listening, writing and speaking). In reading, students read short stories and analyze them in terms of (characterization, order of events, and linguistic relationships such as synonyms and antonyms), form sentences out of the vocabulary of the text, and read simple poetic verses and analyze them in a simplified manner. This skill increases and develops their comprehension level, linguistic achievement and thinking abilities. 

Students also listen to different texts and answer questions on them. We adopt this with them in order to strengthen their effective communication with those around them and further develop it.   

As for writing skills, students receive the required training to write a story and narrate it in their own vocabulary, and to write biographies (biographies of others) in addition to writing a functional text that they can benefit from in their lives, such as (How to participate in a competition? How do I search for a specific topic? How do I train for a game), etc.  

In addition, students in this course acquire some spelling skills such as (Hamza forms: catch and conjunctive, nunation “tanwin”, letter “Alif” at the end of a word, doubled verb, deleting letter “Noon” at addition cases, less vocalized letter “Alif” at the end of verbs, doubling the letter “Lam” in spelling, Hamza form at the middle of words, long and short diacritical marks, unwritten but vocalized letter “Alif”). Students, moreover, learn some grammar skills such as (interrogatives, negation, demonstratives, independent/detached pronouns, relative pronouns, verbs and their tenses, sentence types, abbreviated verbs, adverbs and examples explaining the rules of exception, etc.) We will help them build the ability to write short texts.

Requirements: Student must have completed at least Grade 3 of elementary school.  

Course materials: No textbook is utilized in this course. Teachers utilize age-appropriate materials that will be emailed out in every lesson. Students are requested to attend the lesson with a notebook, pencils and crayons.

Students receive an appropriate break time during the lesson. 

Age: 8 - 13 years

This course is designed for students of Grades 6 or 7 and are proficient in reading and writing.

The course focuses on the four language skills (reading, listening, writing and speaking). In reading, students read various texts and analyze their characteristics according to their type, form sentences out of those texts’ vocabulary, and analyze the stories in terms of characters and their material and moral qualities, as well as some linguistic relations (synonyms, anonyms, alliteration and assonance). Students also learn to read poetic verses and fully analyze them in terms of purpose, emotion and rhyme, and study some rhetorical methods such as metaphor and simile, in addition to understanding the implicit meaning and some other linguistic methods. Through this, students develop abilities to understand language, increase their vocabulary bank and develop their thinking skill.

As for writing, students practice to write poetic verses and express their opinion on them, write or summarize a story that has integrated elements. They also receive training on functional writing such as writing an official letter, press report and diary note, and how to write an integrated essay topic.

In addition, students in this course gain some spelling skills such as the multiple forms of Hamza, the less vocalized letter “Aalif” at nouns ends, and infinitive vs. non-infinitive forms of Arabic verbs. They also learn some rules on how to add or delete letters from words. Some grammar skills are also taught to students such as the nominative cases, types of predicate, imperative verbs, nouns forms, forms of inflection, adjectives, compound numbers, past participle and passive verbs. Students also begin to study morphology in order to better recognize the morphological aspects, abstract forms and more, and sound vs. unsound verbs. 

Requirements: Student must have completed at least Grade 5 of elementary school.  

Course materials: No textbook is utilized in this course. Teachers utilize age-appropriate materials that will be emailed out in every lesson. Students are requested to attend the lesson with a notebook, pencils and crayons.

Students receive an appropriate break time during the lesson. 

Age: 11 - 14 years

This course is designed for students of Grades 4 and 5 who are able to read and write well.

Many of our students lack the ability of expression and speaking fluently in Arabic. This course is designed for this purpose. Therefore, this course primarily focuses on expression, conversation and reading and seeks to strengthen students in these skills after they have finished their school year. 

In addition, students in this course will review some spelling skills they need such as (Hamza forms: catch and conjunctive, nunation “tanwin”, letter “Alif” at the end of a word, doubled verb, dropping the letter “Noon” at addition cases, less vocalized letter “Alif” at the end of verbs, doubling the letter “Lam” in spelling, Hamza form at the middle of words, long and short diacritical marks, the case of unwritten but vocalized letter “Alif”). 

They will listen to and discuss texts and stories among them. They will also learn to make a presentation on topics that suit them and are relevant to their daily lives.

Prerequisite: Students must have completed at least Grade 3 of the elementary school. 

Course materials: No textbook is utilized in this course. Teachers utilize age-appropriate materials that will be emailed out in every lesson. Students are requested to attend the lesson with a notebook and pencil.

Note: Please do not register before contacting the Arabic Language Coordinator (Tel: 33783449) in order to determine the level.

 

This course is designed for students of Grades 6 or 7 and are proficient in reading and writing.

Many students are weak at levels of expression and speaking in standard Arabic. This course is designed for this purpose. Therefore, this course primarily focuses on expression, conversation and reading and seeks to strengthen students in these skills after they have finished their school year. 

In addition, students in this course will review some spelling skills they need such as the multiple forms of Hamza, the less vocalized letter “Aalif” at nouns’ ends, and infinitive vs. non-infinitive forms of Arabic verbs. They will also learn some rules on how to add or drop letters from words.

Students are to be exposed to some stories and texts, discuss them, talk about them and give their opinions on them. 

As for writing, students will practice a writing analysis of Arabic poetic verses and express their opinion on them, and write or summarize a story. They will also receive a training on functional writing such as writing an official letter, press report and diary note, and how to write an integrated essay topic. Students will also make presentations to discuss them with their classmates. 

Prerequisite: Student must have completed at least Grade 5 of the elementary school. 

Course materials: No textbook is utilized in this course. Teachers utilize age-appropriate materials that will be emailed out in every lesson. Students are requested to attend the lesson with a notebook and pencil.

Note: Please do not register before contacting the Arabic Language Coordinator (Tel. 33783449) in order to determine the level.

The employment of games in language education is essential, especially for children. It provides a fun environment that enables them to practice using new words and expressing what is around them, in addition to being an effective way to develop language and communication skills. It helps children trust themselves when it comes to using the language.

That's why this course has been designed. Although it is short (10 hours), this course is designed to review what has been learned earlier. This fun time will cover the vocabulary and themes that the students have addressed through interactive games, graphics, puzzles and competitions. 

It is suitable for those who know Arabic letters to some extent and at the beginning of their learning to read, as well as those who can greet people, present themselves and their friends. At this level, we will review the Arabic alphabet letters and pronunciation, train them to read any word in Arabic, have them say short basic speech interactions about the people who they know and the things they own and the works they do. Students in this course will be able to introduce their family members, describe their friends with easy words (long, short / happy, sad) as they can tell the days of the week and refer to places of things using adverbs and prepositions (from, to, in, on, under,  front, behind).

Prerequisite: Students joined the former level or equivalent and know its skills such as the Arabic letters and pronunciation; even if at the minimum extent, as well as knowing the basic language skills (greeting people, presenting themselves and having some vocabulary)

Course materials: No textbook is utilized in this course. Teachers utilize materials and graphics suitable for the age group and email them out in every lesson. Students are requested to attend the lesson with a notebook, pencils and crayons.

Note*: Students who already completed Level 1 can join this course regardless of their age.

Note:  Please do not register before contacting the Arabic Language Coordinator (Tel: 33783449) in order to determine the level.

 

The employment of games in teaching languages is essential, particularly for children. It provide an effective fun environment that enables them to practice using new words and express what is around them, in addition to being a way to develop language and communication skills. It helps children trust themselves when it comes to using the language.

This course is designed for students who know the alphabet letters, can read new words, able to greet people, and can introduce themselves and their family members.  

Although it is short (10 hours), this course is designed to review what has been learned earlier. This fun time will cover the vocabulary and themes that the students have addressed through interactive games, graphics, puzzles and competitions. It is a review and enabling of basic words use such as: vegetables, fruits, animal names, body parts and the vocabulary of everyday acts and much more.

 

Prerequisite: Students joined the former level or equivalent and know its skills such as reading new words, greeting people, presenting themselves and family members, and knowing the common daily expressions. 

Course materials: No textbook is utilized in this course. Teachers utilize materials and graphics suitable for the age group and email them out in every lesson. Students are requested to attend the lesson with a notebook, pencils and crayons.

Note*: Students who already completed Level 1 can join this course regardless of their age.

Note:  Please do not register before contacting the Arabic Language Coordinator (Tel: 33783449) in order to determine the level.

 

 

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