The I Love Arabic series will help students with verbal and written communication in Arabic. To achieve this goal, the series provides students with educational materials that will help them to utilize formal Arabic from the start and will create the opportunity for them to use what they are learning in real conversations. The series is designed for non-Arabic-speaking children aged 6–18 years. It consists of twelve levels, and each level includes three books. They are the student’s book, the student's workbook, and the teacher’s book. The series presents the vocal system of the Arabic language and its different phenomena. It presents vocabulary that is common in an Arabic dictionary for children. It also features 4,300 words, and it concentrates on pictorial concrete vocabulary in the first two books. The series provides students with a number of basic linguistic structures (about 500 structures). Each lesson contains a specific number of structures and expressions. The lessons gradually advance, and each principle is revisited from one lesson to the next. It also includes the entirety of the Arabic syntax rules in the fifth to twelfth levels and combines application with practical training based upon theoretical rules. The series focuses on the four main linguistic skills, which are reading, listening, speaking, and writing, in a balanced and integrated way. Special attention is given to speaking and understanding what is heard in the first two books. In the third through sixth books, the concentration is on dictation and reading. In the seventh through ninth books, the aim is to connect schools with Arabic libraries, children’s magazines, and encyclopedias and to help simplify different fields of knowledge. In the tenth through twelfth books, literature is presented in its original text with some adjustments. These books also present examples of poetry and prose from the poet's Al Jahili, Al Omawi, and Al Abbasi, along with contemporary poets. Different methods are used in this series to make the lessons exciting for the students. Stories, songs, conversations, games, and entertaining homework are incorporated into the lessons to entice students to learn and to help students identify their preferences. It also helps to awaken students' passion for drawing, coloring, and teamwork. The series includes different types of linguistic exercises that suit children. An emphasis has been given to the terms for mental and physical activities, whether performed in pairs or groups. There is a vocabulary list at the end of each book in this series, which contains all of the vocabulary and expressions that appear in the lessons. The words are alphabetized so that students can find the words needed easily. Each book of the series includes a number of quizzes for evaluation of students' progress in learning the language.
Teaches Arabic as a primary language
Uses vowelled letters (diactrical marks, or tashkeel)
Textbook focus: listening, writing, reading, and speaking
Workbook focus: exercises and games
Evaluations follow every five lessons
Exposes students to common terminology
Illustrated dictionary plus vocabulary list
Ideal for Western students; themes are heavily cultural, not necessarily Islamic
A comprehensive curriculum for teaching Arabic to non-native speakers in full-time Islamic and public schools
The twelfth workbook accompanies the twelfth textbook; it reinforces and enhances ideas and skills taken in the textbook. Each lesson in the textbook has three accompanying pages of exercises in the workbook. Students should complete these exercises with a teacher’s help. If a student doesn’t finish them in class, he or she can complete them as homework. Teachers should collect workbooks from students and correct them.
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