Arabic Classes for Children

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT WAIVED FOR FALL 2020

While students are traditionally required to become members of Alif before registering, we have waived this requirement due to COVID-19.

This being considered, we warmly invite you and your family to support Alif by becoming membersClick here to view our family memberships. Thank you for your generosity!

 

OPEN HOUSE – Fall 2020

Saturday, August 15 
Ages 4 – 8: 12:00 pm–1:30 pm  |  Ages 9 – 14: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Though our Fall semester will be virtual, this event will be in-person under CDC-recommended protocols. The event will take place in our spacious event room (or outside, weather permitting) and the building capacity will be limitedAll guests will be required to wear a mask while inside the building. 

Thank you so much for your cooperation!9

FALL SEMESTER 2020

August 24 – December 13

To provide the best experience for your children, while ensuring their safety and the safety of our teachers and staff, we will begin the Fall 2020 semester online. In consultation with parents and experts, we will continue to monitor and reassess the situation for the first opportunity to return to in-person classes.

If you have questions or concerns, please email info@alifinstitute.org.
Thank you for doing your part to help keep Alif safe!

Children's Arabic Course

Ages 4-8 (Intro I, Intro II, and 101)

Times
– Saturdays from 11:00am – 11:40am
– Weekly 20 min. Reading Club (via Nahla wa Nahil)

Dates
 August 22 – December 12
No Class on Sept. 6 or Nov. 29

Regular Price: $275
Early Bird Discount Price: $250*
*Sale ends August 15

Course package includes a semester-long subscription to the virtual reading program Nahla wa Nahil

Ages 9-14 (102, 103, 104)

Times
– Saturdays from 12:00pm – 1:30pm 
– 20 min. Reading Club every Wednesday (via Nahla wa Nahil)

Dates 
– August 22 – December 12   
– No Class on Sept. 7 or Nov. 28

Regular Price: $475
Early Bird Discount Price: $450*
*Sale ends August 15

Course package includes a semester-long subscription to the virtual reading program Nahla wa Nahil

New! Arabic Reading Club

NEW! In addition to weekly classes, we are proud to offer an online reading club, Nahla wa Nahil. Students will be assigned a personal account with access to over 800 classic and new books in Arabic from the Arab world and beyond. Instructors will guide students to suggest books relevant to their ages, reading levels, and interests and meet online for 20 minutes per week to discuss.  
If you would like to register ONLY for the Reading Club, please click here:

 

Listen to what parents are sharing about our new Arabic Reading Club:

Arabic classes, for toddlers and children, incorporate both classical and spoken language. Alif’s highly trained instructors create a unique learning experience with a culturally nurturing environment and the use of modern technology in the classroom.

In addition, a special program is presented by the students at the end of each semester. The Haflatuna, حفلتنا program features sketches, songs, dances, or poems performed in Arabic.

Parents may bring a snack and a drink for their children. Alternatively, they may bring some change to purchase snacks/drinks at the price of $0.50.

ALIF MEMBERSHIPS

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Alif relies upon donations and memberships to keep delivering our mission to educate about Arab cultures. All memberships and donations are fully tax-deductible. 

Two membership options are available for students under 18:

Sustaining membership
Monthly donation of any amount of $10 or more
Family membership
$75 per year

See all membership options HERE.

TEXTBOOKS

Students will need to purchase textbooks and educational materials. Please contact our Arabic Language Program Coordinator, Kinda Hanano, for more information about instruction materials. 

Arabic A: Introductory Arabic (3 - 4 years)

This class exposes your child to the Arabic language and culture through fun activities, songs, games, stories, and small crafts. No textbook is used in this class.

Arabic B: Introductory Arabic (4 - 5 years)

Over two semesters, this class introduces the Arabic Alphabet and enables the student to identify and copy the Arabic letters in their independent forms.

Arabic C: Introductory Arabic (5 - 6 years)

Over two semesters, it introduces the various shapes of the Arabic letters and enables the student to identify, sound and copy these letters in their initial, medial, and final positions.

Arabic 101: Elementary Arabic Level 1 (6 – 9 years old)

By the end of this level (two semesters) students will be able to recognize the Arabic letters, pronounce correctly all Arabic sounds, and be able to read simple words and short phrases.

Arabic 102: Elementary Arabic Level 2 (8 – 11 years old)

By the end of the level (two semesters), students will have mastered the Arabic Alphabet and are able to recognize and pronounce correctly all Arabic letters.

Arabic 103: Elementary Arabic Level 3 (9 -13 years)

By the end of the level (two semesters) they will be able to write sentences using familiar vocabulary with emphasis on Arabic sentence structure and basic grammar.

Arabic 104: Intermediate Arabic Level 1 (13+ years)

By the end of the level (two semesters), They will be able to read and write simple phrases and sentences about familiar topics and experiences by using the present, past and future tenses.

Summer Intensive Arabic (7 - 13 years)

By the end of the course ( two weeks) using interactive methods students age between (7- 9 years) will be able to recognize the first half of the Arabic letters in different shapes, pronounce correctly those letters with short and long vowels, and be able to read simple words and short phrases.In addition, students will practice conversation of basic daily scenarios. Students age between (10 – 13 years)  will be able to write phrases or short sentences using familiar vocabulary with emphasis on Arabic sentence structure and basic grammar.In addition, practice conversation of basic daily scenarios using authentic materials.

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Operating Hours
  • Tuesday* 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM*
  • Tuesday - Friday 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    *When Arabic Classes are NOT in session we close at 5:30 PM.