The world is filled with an incredible amount of diversity, and that includes a multitude of languages. One is Arabic, which is the native tongue of nearly 400 million people in the world. It is one of the oldest languages in the world and was made the sixth official language of the United Nations in 1974. This widely spoken language is great to learn at any age, but the younger you start, the easier it is to pick it up.
Kids are sponges when it comes to learning, which is why at Arab Academy we offer courses specifically for young children. Our programs meet the International Baccalaureate Primary Year Program (IB) (PYP) and can be designed for young children who wish to study Arabic as a First language. This program has been designed to meet the requirements and guidelines of the following:
- International Baccalaureate (IB) – Language B Arabic exam
- International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE) Arabic exam
Let’s take a closer look at our “Graded Stories” online classes, for kids between kindergarten and fifth grade. Young learners will start with the alphabet and then move forward by learning Arabic through situations they can relate to, such as puzzles and stories. Our Graded Stories program has 16 courses to guide kids through the learning process. Arab Academy provides the world’s leading online and on-site Arabic programs and is the fastest way to learn the Arabic language.
Here are a few examples of the different levels of our courses for young learners:
Beginning courses will include learning the alphabet and principal phonetics of the Arabic language. They will learn basics such as colors, numbers, foods, and animals. During these first few courses children will be able to learn letters, words, and key sentence structures simultaneously.
Once students learn the alphabet, we will work with each child on vocabulary that is relevant to their age. Through storytelling, they will follow the main character in adventures that are familiar to the world around them, such as school, home, and playing with family and friends.
Young children will start to identify objects through “guesswork.” Students will spend time describing things, such as fruits, vegetables, and animals. Once they can identify them properly, they are ready to hear a story about them.
Through 8 short stories, children not only learn Arabic, but life lessons. Here young students will learn how to express their feelings through interactive exercises. Through storytelling, we cover emotions, such as fear, anxiety, boredom, aggression, and being active versus laziness. We will help them learn words to better describe their feelings.
Manners will also be taught during this stage of the program. We focus on teaching our students on how to address both positive characteristics, such as helpfulness, loyalty, and being truthful, and negative characteristics, such as foolishness, greediness, and laziness. They will also learn to have caution when talking to strangers, how to avoid unhealthy foods, and to respect all creatures, all while learning Arabic.
Through a handful of short stories, students are taught the importance of “do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.” They will discover how to live happily by cooperating with others and how to be a good neighbor.
The final stories will cover famous Arab folk tales. This will help guide them in the understanding of the rich culture that comes along with learning this beautiful language.
Arab Academy’s native teachers will help guide young learners through each course. We offer 1-on-1 classes and 24/7 access to each of our interactive programs. Contact us today and find out more about our “Graded Stories” courses for young learners.