Children's Arabic Language Program
Course Descriptions

Alif Institute Arabic language classes are taught in a culturally immersive environment. Students will learn about Arabic cultures through a variety of activities, projects, and engaging experiences!

Level 1 -
Introductory Arabic for Youth

By the end of this level, your child will be able to:

  • Identify and use the 28 letters of the Arabic alphabet 
  • Exchange greetings
  • Use courtesy expressions and make polite requests
  • Express likes and dislikes
  • Comprehend classroom directions 
  • Understand simple instructions
  • Share basic information about yourself
  • Introduce singular pronouns
  • Recite, identify, and copy numbers (1-10) 
  • Participate in culturally-authentic interactions, such as family traditions
  • Learn vocabulary of over 200 words

Level 2 -
Introductory Arabic for Youth

By the end of this level, your child will be able to:

  • Introduce themself and others
  • Use appropriate greetings, farewells, and expressions of courtesy
  • Use simple adjectives to describe people, food, clothes, etc.
  • Ask and tell the time and days of the week
  • Use some opposites
  • Talk about the seasons and weather
  • Talk about sports activities and daily routines
  • Recognize and use some common verbs in the present and past tenses
  • Learn to use the possessive pronouns in their singular forms
  • Use some prepositions and adverbs
  • Use some expressions and the most common verbs
  • Learn to use some question particles
  • Count and write numbers (1- 50)
  • Learn vocabulary of nearly 300 words

Level 3 -
Introductory Arabic for Youth

By the end of this level, your child will be able to:

  • Describe their living situation, and give directions to go places
  • Go over their daily schedule and use the correct set of verbs
  • Talk about travel plans, and use vocabulary words related to the subject
  • Practice plural nouns (three forms) and use different propositions
  • Learn about time expressions and how to tell time in Arabic
  • Engage in a full conversation on a specific topic
  • Practice the use of possessive pronouns, demonstrative pronouns, and all the interrogatives ( أدوات الاستفهام)
  • Use and understand travel vocabulary (exchange information about ID card, passport, transportation)
  • Make purchases and deal with money and prices

Level 4 -
Introductory Arabic for Youth

Upon successful completion of this level, your child will be able to:

  • Read and write Arabic without the diacritics (short vowels)
  • Communicate in Arabic with ease and accuracy on a variety of topics
  • Read, understand, and discuss a variety of topics pertaining to the Arab World
  • Write paragraphs on a variety of topics using more complex structures and selective vocabulary.
  • Independently read and present on a topic of their selection to their classmates.
  • Know more about the culture of the Arab World

Kallimni Arabi - كَلِّمْني عَرَبي
Spoken Arabic for High School Youth

Were you born in the US to Arabic-speaking parents or grandparents or were you born ‘back home’ but came to the US at a young age? If so, you are a heritage speaker. As heritage speakers, we sometimes don’t know exactly how or what to say, or how to respond in specific social scenarios. These communication breakdowns, embarrassing moments, and cultural misunderstandings can be very frustrating. Traditional Arabic language classes don’t teach you how to communicate with the taxi driver or your grandparents in their local day-to-day dialect.

If you can relate to this scenario, there is a class for you now! Sign up for Kallimni Arabi and learn verbal and non-verbal communication skills in natural social-cultural settings. The course is conducted in Arabic and English and incorporates gestures, idiomatic expressions, grammar exercises, speaking activities, homework, community-based experiential learning, and much more.

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Operating Hours
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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