Arabic Course Descriptions for Youth and Children

Arabic Course Descriptions for Youth and Children

Arabic Beginner Level 1 B (30 Hours)

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.

Age group: 5-7 years

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. 

 

Arabic Beginner Level 1 C (30 Hours)

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.

Age group: 8-12 years

Prerequisites: Students who joined the former level and know its language skills (please see the previous course and its description). Students who already completed the previous level can join this course regardless of their age. Please do not register before contacting the Arabic Language Coordinator (Tel: 33783449) in order to determine the level.

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.

 

Arabic Language Skills Level 1 (30 Hours)

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. 

Age group: 5-7 years

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. 

 

Arabic Language Skills Level 3 (30 Hours)

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. 

Age group: 8-11 years

Prerequisites: Students must have completed at least grade 3 of the elementary school. Please do not register before contacting the Arabic Language Coordinator (Tel: 33783449) in order to determine the level

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. 

 

Arabic Language Skills Level 4 (30 Hours)

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.

Age: 8 - 13 years

Requirements: Student must have completed at least Grade 3 of elementary school. Please do not register before contacting the Arabic Language Coordinator (Tel: 33783449) in order to determine the level.

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. 

 

 

Arabic for IGCSE students, O-Level

This course is designed for students taking the Arabic language test IGCSE whose mother tongue is Arabic. 

Many foreign school students have weak Arabic language skills; be it speaking, writing or understanding while they need strong language skills in order to pass the Arabic test of IGCSE. This course, hence, is designed to fit the needs of IGCSE students. It aims to strengthen the students in these skills and meet their learning needs.

Course content:  

- Reviewing some spelling skills such as (the forms of “Hamza” as a glottal stop and letter, the non-glottal stop form of the letter Alif, omitting and adding letters, etc.) which all help the students write correctly.

- Reviewing some grammar skills such as (dual and masculine plural forms of nouns and verbs, the five nouns, the five verbs, the accusative case of nouns, the nominative case, and the jussive mood/aprocoped) as well as other skills that have a direct impact on writing.

- Training the students on the skill of reading comprehension by reading various texts, discussing them, and working on solving related questions.

- Training the students on the paraphrasing of ideas of a selected reading text; all by using the students’ own style and without copying the writer’s words. 

- Training the students on the skill of summarizing texts, and merging the ideas of two texts into one text by using the students’ own style.

- Training the students on the skills of debate and the formulation of persuasive arguments.

- Training the students on the skill of literary description.

- Training the students on the skill of narration.

 

 

Prerequisites: Students must have completed at least Grade 9.

Course materials: Students are trained on models from previous exams (past papers) in addition to the possibility of the teacher’s use of other texts that serve the curriculum and standards. It is worth noting that there is no recommended book from Cambridge but, rather, it recommends exercises for exams; and this is what our teachers do during such language courses. 

 

 

 

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