I Learn Arabic - Multi Languages Curriculum أتعلم العربية منهج متعدد اللغات
/pages/elementary-pre-k-6th-levelThe “I Learn Arabic: Multi-Lingual Series” is a multi-lingual, simplified series for teaching Arabic to non-native speakers, and it covers the elementary school levels. It is a suitable series for instructors with only 1.5 – 2 hours per week for teaching Arabic in.
The “I Learn Arabic: Multi-Lingual Series” is the same as the “I Learn Arabic: Simplified Curriculum Series,” with one exception – the multi-lingual series has introductions and instructions in four different languages: Arabic, French, English and German. The rest of the series’ content is in Arabic, and is not translated to these languages. The series is perfectly suited for students who come from non-Arabic speaking families, and who need a mediating language to understand instructions.
The series consists of three levels: the first, second and third levels. These are immediately followed by another series, the “I Love and Learn Arabic” series, which contains levels four, five and six.
The books form a well-developed curriculum that presents Arabic in an educational, interesting, and simple manner. These books pay great attention to the needs of non-native speakers, and those living in the West; they are characterized by inclusiveness and integration. The series looks at language as a group of general skills and particular exercises. The instructor should not simply spoon-feed or force the information onto students; rather, the instructor should strive to help students pick these skills up by communicating with students, involving students directly in the discovery of the skills, and then having students pick these skills up, understand and analyze, and finally, use them.
The series aims to teach Arabic to children in the best and most advanced ways, by training them in the following areas:
- Linguistic aptitude: this includes the four language skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing
- The three linguistic elements: phonetics, vocabulary, and grammatical structures
- Communication aptitude: the ability to communicate, in verbal and written forms, with native speakers
- Cultural aptitude: imparting various aspects of the Arab-Islamic culture in a form that is interesting and enticing for children at this age, while merging this with aspects of the child’s own culture in the West at this stage