Program

Mission Statement Narjes_Nour_AlDin_1

Our mission is to ease the process of learning Arabic.

Objectives

To teach students the (classical standard formal modern) Arabic “Fusha” starting from the alphabet and ending with tajweed, eloquence and poetry.

To teach Arabic as a foreign language to students from all age groups.

To enable students to access the beautiful Arabic culture, its texts, poetry, and legends without intermediate.

To enable the students to understand the holy Qur’an which is the exact words of God the creator of the universe in its original language without translation or interpretation.

To maintain an academic environment to excel in Arabic and to develop its uses for the different modern applications (Religious, Social, Business, Media, Children…..etc.)

To create tools to enable self studying program 100% over the internet.

To create a milieu to practice Arabic as a mother tongue versus the colloquial languages.

To enable people willing to travel to Arab countries to integrate easily by providing samples of Arabic life stile (values, interests, music, fashions, food)

To encourage students to join the credited Arabic programs at universities

To create bridges between communities

Program

The program is divided into different levels. Level 1 is for beginners who have no prior knowledge of Arabic. Last level is for students who can speak and write in Arabic and are preparing to take the secondary school (grade 12) Arabic exam of any Arab country.

By browsing the curriculum of the courses. The new students can have a general estimation about their entry level. However, new students enrolled in the program should take the TOAFL exam (Test Of Arabic as Foreign Language) in order to categorize them based on their results. Fees may apply to cover the time and arrangements to prepare and to correct the exams. Students willing to enrol into the first level do not have to take the TOAFL exam.

Commitment

This program is designed to provide the student the capabilities of a native Arabic speaker. Student should not rely on the attendance only to advance. It is required also from the student to spend daily (15-45 minutes for the first course) or (15-30 minutes for the next courses) of self study to master Arabic in the shortest possible time. The more time invested, the earliest results are harvested. These suggestions are made based on the experience of students who graduated successfully from this program taking in consideration their commitments toward the other courses or part time jobs as well.

Self study at home is required every day. Students cannot study the required weekly amount of time in one long session on the weekend. The practice has to be daily on short sessions (15 minutes minimum) in order to have better results.

Method

Arabic is a rich regular language. It has rules and a minimum number of exceptions when compared to other languages. Studying grammar since the beginning is a favorable step as one advances in learning this tongue.

This is not obligatory but it helps a lot to reduce the time and efforts needed to master the oldest living language.  Other methods attempt to deliver the ability of speaking to students first by relying on the students’ short term memory.  This approach leads the students to feel good at the beginning but it requires an amount of time and efforts more than composing grammar method.  A big number of students withdraw from studying because of their bad choice of the method that fit with their preferences from one side and fit with their time and effort they can put to achieve their goal from the other side.

Learning grammar is favorable step that provide a shortcut to master Arabic, it enables the students to derive words from roots so they do not need to use their memory. By knowing one root we can at least derive ten derived words. Grammar helps also conjugation that there is no way to deal in life without it.

We provided courses with different methods and curriculums depending on the age, abilities, efforts and time that students are able to adhere to.  You can contact us as individual or educator for your group and we will be pleased to provide the best profile for you or your students.

Tools

Wonderful artistic texts, poems, songs, presentations, films, cartoons, and educational CD’s are available for the students in order to provide them with an easy interactive way to work in class or independently at home, to repeat the audio visuals as mush as they needed, and to learn vocabularies in context.

The students are responsible to memorize the given vocabularies and rules during the week to be able to apply them in the next class. The time in class is very precious and they need to come prepared to understand the new class, otherwise they will waste the time and the concentration while remembering the previous class, or thinking about the meaning of the words used in the given examples.

We are guaranteeing quick results, but the cooperation of the students is required.

Quizzes and Exams

There are “closed book” quizzes at the beginning of each class to revise the previous lesson, and to gauge the student’s efforts during the week. And at the end of the course there will be an “open book” exam. Students are informed about their progress during the semester.

Details about our program are published at http://www.ClassicArabic.com/

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