Teaching language is a critical tool in communication and ultimately in the development of knowledge. In our quest to provide our customers with quality materials, we are pleased to offer the Learn Arabic series. It employs modern methods of teaching foreign language to successfully teach the Arabic language to K–12 students. This series was founded upon the following three fundamentals of teaching languages presented in an Islamic context:
Elements: Sounds, letters, phrases, and pronunciation
Skills: Reading, writing, speaking, and listening
Linguistic Functions: Introduction, greetings, description, requests, and apologies
The Learn Arabic series consists of textbooks, workbooks, and teacher’s guides for levels K–12. The textbooks aim to present basic elements of the Arabic language and their functions, while the activity books focus on enrichment material with special emphasis on writing. The teacher's guides offer tips on teaching Arabic efficiently with positive results. Teachers will be pleased with the full array of supporting materials available, such as a collection of audio recordings, posters, and cards. These books also include ideas for additional activities, such as nasheeds (songs), competitions, and plays. All of these materials will help to make each lesson engaging for students.
The textbooks are comprised of 24 units: 66 basic lessons of new material, plus an additional 6 units for revision. Each basic unit contains 4 lessons of new material, including a dialogue text, expressions, vocabulary, and communication exercises. These units contain conversations, pronunciation, expressions, grammatical structures, listening, reading, thinking, writing, and extra activities, such as selections of Quran, ahadith and nasheeds. The teacher's guides include a midterm, final test, and answer keys.
The workbooks enhance the material found in the textbooks. They mainly concentrate on writing skills with some review of verbal skills.