Do you speak Arabic ?
Our methods for teaching Arabic is first of all based on a reputed method organized in a way to provide you with the best learning experience possible. Our main aim is to focus on different methods to teach our students the speaking, writing, reading and listening skills in Arabic language.
We use different techniques to make sure that we address the student’s learning style. We employ different tools and techniques such as audio, Videos, Flash Cards, PowerPoints, Whiteboard, Writing Booklets, Various Books, Newspaper and Magazines.
Our methods can be simplified as following:
- Immersion: This corresponds to a great extent to the situation we have at our school. Students are immersed in the Arabic language for the whole of the school day and expected to learn daily conversation and humanities through the medium of the target language (Arabic). Beginners or vacationists find themselves in an immersion situation.
- Task-based Learning Approach: The focus of the teaching is on the completion of a task which in itself is interesting to the learners. Learners use the language they already have to complete the task. (This is the predominant method in middle school teaching at Frankfurt International School. The tasks are subsumed in a major topic that is studied for a number of weeks. In the topic of ecology, for example, students are engaged in a number of tasks culminating in a poster presentation to the rest of the class. The tasks include reading, searching the internet, listening to taped material, selecting important vocabulary to teach other students etc.)
- Community Language Learning: In this method attempts are made to build strong personal links between the teacher and student so that there are no blocks to learning. There is much talk in the mother tongue which is translated by the teacher for repetition by the student.
- Communicative Language Teaching m (C.L.T): The focus of this method is to enable the learner to communicate effectively and appropriately in the various situations he/she would be likely to find him/herself. The content of C.L.T courses are functions such as inviting, suggesting, complaining or notions such as the expression of time, quantity, location.
- Direct Method: In this method the teaching is done entirely in the target language. The learner is not allowed to use his or her mother tongue. Grammar rules are avoided and there is emphasis on good pronunciation.
- Audio-Lingua: The theory behind this method is that learning a language means acquiring habits. There is much practice of dialogues of every situations. New language is first heard and extensively drilled before being seen in its written form.
- Structural Approach: This method sees language as a complex of grammatical rules which are to be learned one at a time in a set order. So for example the verb “to be” is introduced and practiced before the present continuous tense which uses “to be” as an auxiliary
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During your learning experience, we are always available to listen to your suggestions. At any point of time, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or file yo
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After 4 classes in private or groups, we will ask your feedback using a feedback form that can be anonymous and to return to the course administration. At the end of your course, we ask again for the final feedback form. Regularly, we communicate to all students improvements and changes to address their inquiries.
We take your feedback seriously and confidentially. We are always thankful to you for spending the time and give us suggestions for improvement or nice words that can be used as testimonials.
Method for M.S.A
Modern Standard Arabic is based on Kitab Alassassi that is specialised in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers.
It consist of 3 separate books further divided into 5 levels reaching a total of 15 levels altogether.
- Book 1 – Beginner: Learn the basic of Arabic reading, writing, speaking and grammar
- Book 2 – Intermediate: Improve your Arabic skills, vocabulary and get more confident.
- Book 3 – Advanced: Get more in depth in the language and study poems and news. Reach fluency.
“This three-part course in Modern Standard Arabic for non-native speakers approaches the language through a series of themed topics— daily life in the Arab world, politics and governance, literature and the arts, science and medicine, astronomy—concentrates principally on listening and speaking skills.
In each section, vocabulary is built up as various linguistic structures and strategies are introduced and practiced in a clear introduction to Arabic grammar.
A CD accompanies Volume 1, and in addition to a full glossary of vocabulary items at the end of each volume (with meanings in both English and French). Comprehensive and easily digestible, varied and informative, these books make an ideal basis for a classroom-based course in Arabic anywhere in the world.”
Here below a graph that illustrates the 15 levels and the time it takes to cover them all, depending on the plan chosen. Considering that each level takes approximately 20 hours to complete.
- Evening plan (100 hours): 4 years
- Evening plan (200 hours): 2 years
- Morning plan (130 hours): 3 years
- Week End plan (130 hours): 3 years
- Immersion (100hours / month) : 4 /5 months