Arabic Classes for Children
Fall SEMESTER OPEN HOUSE 2019
Saturday, August 17| 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SEMESTER DATES 2019
August 24 -December 14
11:00 am – 1:30 pm
January 18 – May 9
11:00 am – 1:30 pm
(No classes on October 5th and November 30, 2019)
INCLUDED ENRICHMENT CLASSES
Arabic Music & Library or Story time for all Levels
Arabic Cultural presentations: levels 101-105
Arabic Arts & Crafts: 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Arabic Reading Club: 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Dabkeh for Children: 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
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.
Following the academic classes, a weekly session of “Arabic Arts & Crafts” is offered free of charge to our students to enhance their language and culture learning experience.
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.
$1050 / full year / class
$50 discount if paid by August 17, 2019
$525 / class
[$25 discount if paid by August 17, 2019]
$525 / class
[$25 discount if paid by January 11, 2020]
Students will have to purchase textbooks and educational materials.
CULTURAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
Arabic Arts & Crafts
$5 per session / Free for registered students and members
Dabkeh for Children
$30 per semester / Free for registered students
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.