Author: Dr. Al Habeeb Al Affass
Publisher: JSF Editions (Jeunesse Sans Frontiere)
Pages: 32 Binding: Paperback 9 x 11 x 0.25"
Description from the publisher:
This series provides a new, integrated approach for teaching Arabic to non-native speakers and covers these educational levels: the Pre-K 1 level, starting from 3 years old; the Pre-K 2 level for 4-5 year-olds; and the KG 3 level for 5-6 year-olds. This series presents the Arabic language clearly and inclusively to meet the needs of Western learners.
The curriculum sees language as both a general skill and a set of specific actions a child should to learn through communication, discovery, realization, and then application. It takes a systematic, three-part approach. Each part has certain objectives, enabling the learner to generate language accurately in a variety of modern ways.
The system takes into account these three elements:
Linguistic competence: this includes the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing; and the three elements of language: phonetic sounds, vocabulary and grammatical structures.
Communicative competence: the ability to communicate with the people of language and writing words.
Cultural competence: looks at patterns of the Arab culture in an engaging and exciting manner for children in this age-level, helping Western children connect with their Arabic speaking peers in other parts of the world.
This series concentrates on classic Arabic, without using spoken dialects. The curriculum uses guided-art methods and techniques (recommended by experts in foreign-language instruction), and takes into account the unique nature of the Arabic language and its distinct characteristics.