Author: Dr. Al Habeeb Al Affass
Publisher: JSF Editions (Jeunesse Sans Frontiere)
Pages: 32 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
The I Love Arabic Series comes to you from expert language teachers living in over 41 European countries. It focuses on teaching the Arabic language to non-native speakers; especially benefiting those who have little time to commit to Arabic throughout the weekdays; and makes learning easy by covering several educational levels: Kindergarten level for ages 3-5 years old and levels 1-6 for ages 6-11 years old. Three systematic divisions (sounds; words and syntactical structure; and conversational practices) enable the learner to generate language accurately in a variety of highly successful modern techniques. These focus sections present the Arabic language clearly and inclusively to meet the needs of Western learners. This curriculum develops fluency by communication; discovery; realization; and then application. It helps Arabic learners to deal confidently with Arabic culture; plus different types of reading and listening passages:
Reading techniques are developed through the study of a wide selection of authentic reading passages; including classic Arabic without concentration on spoken dialect. Regular vocabulary exercises examine word building techniques.
Careful balances of authentic and scripted listening materials build confidence whilst offering the ability to communicate with native Arabic speakers.
A presentation of Arabic culture patterns help Western children to connect with their Arabic speaking peers in other parts of the world.
1. Student Text The student text is the first step of I Love Arabic Series (from 8 years old) and is supported by a comprehensive workbook; handwriting book; and teacher case. The text is comprised of 16 units discussing critical issues of a child's world. Each unit is divided accordingly:
Reading Dialogue: Simple and short passages comprising linguistic structures of sounds; vocabulary; expressions; and syntax structures; aim to facilitate learning by teaching the language process and communication.
Vocabulary: Vocabulary words are taken directly from reading dialogue. They are combined with graphics to further student understanding and sensory perception.
Conversation: Conversational exercises encourage students to participate in classroom activities; apply reading material within dialogue; and ultimately become fluent speakers.
Illustrated Dictionary: An illustrated dictionary appears at the end of the workbook and includes word sets found throughout the lessons making memorization easy.
2. Workbook: The patterns of exercises include:
Listening Comprehension: Exercises aimed at determining the level of children's comprehension for new vocabularies and expressions.
Reading Comprehension: Exercises aimed at determining the level of children's comprehension for the meaning of dialogue expressions.
Vocabulary: New vocabulary is listed to help with student memorization.
New Phrases: More exercises to support the student text.
Writing Composition: This section focuses on word expressions and sentences to reinforce more complete writing skills.
Grammar: A special concentration of theory and practice make learning grammar easier to understand.
3. Handwriting Book: Students practice writing Arabic letters; words; and then expressions.
4. Teacher Case: Consists of:
Teacher Guide: Tips on efficient teaching practices.
Posters to be used as classroom visual aids.