“I LEARN ARABIC”: MULTI-LINGUAL SERIES”
Alif Lam Center is using the “I Learn Arabic”: Multi-Lingual series is a multi-lingual, simplified series for teaching Arabic to non-native speakers, which covers the elementary school levels. It is a suitable series for instructors with only 1.5 to 2 hours per week for teaching Arabic. The series consists of three levels: first, second and third levels.
This series provides a new, integrated approach to teaching Arabic to non-Arabic speakers and is the first European curriculum to equip students with the skills needed to start speaking Arabic almost immediately. The curriculum uses guide-art methods and a technique recommended by experts in foreign-language instruction and takes into account the unique nature of the Arabic language and its distinct characteristics.
- Focuses on the communicative approach
- Develops thinking skills
- Discusses the culture of the language in an attractive and objective way
- Presents real-life situation lessons
- Islamic themes
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 spoon-feed or force the information on students. Rather, they should strive to help students learn these skills by communicating with students; involving students directly in the discovery of the skills, having students pick up these skills, understand, 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