This is the most comprehensive curriculum for teaching non-native speakers of Arabic in Islamic schools in North America, where the author lived and taught. This curriculum focuses on similar letters, reading and comprehension, creative writing exercises, ordering, pronunciation, fill-in-the-missing letter, matching, time, and gender.
It is strongly recommended for children who have had previous exposure to the Arabic language. It is used by a number of full-time Islamic schools throughout the US and comes highly recommended.
Creating programs and curricula for teaching Arabic language and culture
Evaluating programs designed for teaching Arabic to non-native speakers
Preparing and developing measurement and evaluation tools in the field of teaching Arabic as a second or foreign language
Enhancing cooperation with other institutions interested in promoting the Arabic language, by offering Arabic courses abroad
Teaches Arabic as a primary language
Uses Arabic only
Uses vowelled letters (with diactrical marks, or tashkeel)
Utilizes a textbook focus of listening, writing, reading, and speaking
Utilizes a workbook focus of exercises and games that support the textbook
Offers evaluations after every 5 lessons
Exposes students to common terminology
Contains an illustrated dictionary and a vocabulary list
Is ideal for Western students (themes are heavily cultural and not necessarily Islamic)
Is a comprehensive curriculum for teaching Arabic to non-native speakers in full-time Islamic and public schools