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Alif Arabic Curriculum Outline

Level
Beginner Beginner Level 1 a Level 1 b

Duration
3 Months 3 Months

Topic Title
Letters Book 1 Letters Book 2

Goals
1-Arabic Alphabet and their sounds 2- Numbers 3- Week days 4- Vocabulary 5- Verbs Vs. Names 6- Basic Common Conversational Arabic Grammar a- Pronouns b- Questioning articles; where and who Conversation Simple conversations about the studied topics, introducing oneself and giving information about family, work and school

Level 2

3 Months

Arabic in Your Hands (Part 1) Unit 1 to Unit 5

Beginner

Listening Listening to DvDs or audio pieces and identifying the studied letters and words in the audio Reading Reading a 100 words paragraph that was not studied before in the class Writing Writing a 3-5 sentences paragraph with a moderate speed and no grammatical or spelling mistakes Level 3 3 Months Arabic in Your Hands (Part 1) Unit 6 to Unit 10 Grammar a- Questioning articles: what, how and will b- Prepositions (In, On, to) c- Demonstrative Pronouns d-Plural vs. Single Conversation Using Verbs and describing the actions Listening Listening to DvDs or audio pieces and testing the comprehension of their meaning through answering questions on them

Beginner Reading a- Reading a 100 words paragraph that was not studied before in the class and answering

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questions. b- Reading Fast and with clear voice Writing Writing a 3-5 sentences paragraph with a fast speed and no grammatical or spelling mistakes

Level 4

3 Months

Arabic in Your Hands (Part 1) Unit 11 to Unit 16

Grammar a- Attached and Independent Pronouns b- Using Past, Present and Future tenses 2- Conversation: Correct pronunciation for each letter and word Listening High comprehension ability of conversations and audios Reading Reading a 150 words paragraph that was not studied before in the class and the ability to solve questions on it Writing Writing a 5-10 sentences paragraph with a moderate speed and no grammatical or spelling mistakes

Intermediate

Level 5

3 Months

Arabic in Your Hands (Part 2) Unit 1 to Unit 5

Grammar a- Negative verbs b- The rest of the proverbs Conversation a- The city b- Time c- The Market d- Sports e- Human Body Listening Better comprehension ability of conversations and audios with the ability to answer questions on them and identifying nouns, verbs, proverbs, etc

Intermediate

Reading Reading a 150 words paragraph that was not studied before in the class and the ability to solve questions on it Writing Writing a 5-10 sentences paragraph with a moderate speed and no grammatical or spelling mistakes while using different tenses and pronouns

Level 6

3 Months

Arabic in Your Hands (Part 2) Unit 6 to Unit 10

Grammar a- Plural Name of Reference b- Connecting Articles c- Plural d- Conjunctions Conversation Speaking about the following: a- Animals b- Spending Leisure time c- Hobbies

Intermediate

Listening Better comprehension ability of conversations and audios with the ability to answer questions on them and identifying nouns, verbs, proverbs, etc Reading Reading a 150 words paragraph that was not studied before in the class and the ability to solve questions on it Writing Writing a 5-10 sentences paragraph with a moderate speed and no grammatical or spelling mistakes while using different tenses, pronouns and grammar learned at that level Level 7 3 Months Arabic in Your Hands (Part 2) Unit 11 to Unit 15 Grammar a- More work on the pronouns b- Conjugation of verbs Conversation The ability to conduct a conversation or a discussion with a teacher or one of the group in the studied or general topics including: a- Asking questions in the past, present and future b- Telling a story or a personal experience c- Comparing between things, people, sizes and quality

Intermediate Listening Listening to harder audios with maintaining a high comprehension ability of conversations and audios with the ability to answer hard questions on them and identifying nouns, verbs, proverbs, etc Reading Reading a short Arabic text that was not studied before in the class loudly with no difficulties and with the ability to solve questions on it

Writing a- Writing 2-3 paragraphs with a moderate speed and no grammatical or spelling mistakes while using different tenses, pronouns and grammar learned at that level. b- Writing a letter with suitable introduction and conclusion

Level 8

3 Months

Arabic in Your Hands (Part 3) Unit 1 to Unit 5

Grammar Very advanced grammar rules Conversation The ability to conduct a conversation or a discussion with a teacher or one of the group in the studied or general topics including: a- Asking questions in the past, present and future b- Telling a story or a personal experience c- Comparing between things, people, sizes and quality d- Reading a short Arabic text with no difficulties Listening Listening to harder audios with maintaining a high comprehension ability of conversations and audios with the ability to answer hard questions on them and identifying nouns, verbs, proverbs, etc Reading a- Reading a short Arabic text (200 words) that was not studied before in the class loudly with no difficulties and with the ability to solve questions on it. b- Guessing the meaning of unfamiliar words from the context Writing a- Writing 2-3 paragraphs with a moderate speed and no grammatical or spelling mistakes while using different tenses, pronouns and grammar learned at that level. b- Writing a letter with suitable introduction and conclusion

Advanced

Level 9

3 Months

Arabic in Your Hands (Part 3) Unit 6 to Unit 10

Grammar Very advanced grammar rules Conversation The ability to conduct a conversation, a discussion or an interview with a teacher or one of the group in the studied topics or the general ones including:

a- Asking questions in the past, present and future b- Telling a story or a personal experience c- Giving advices or suggestions d- Reading a short Arabic text with no difficulties Advanced Listening a- Listening to harder audios with maintaining a high comprehension ability of conversations and audios with the ability to answer hard questions on them and identifying nouns, verbs, proverbs, etc b- Understanding conversations Reading a- Reading a short Arabic text (250 words) that was not studied before in the class loudly with no difficulties and with the ability to solve questions on it. b- Guessing the meaning of unfamiliar words from the context Writing a- Writing 2-3 paragraphs with a moderate speed and no grammatical or spelling mistakes while using different tenses, pronouns and grammar learned at that level. b- Writing a letter with suitable introduction and conclusion

Level 10

3 Months

Arabic in Your Hands (Part 3) Unit 11 to Unit 16

Grammar Very advanced grammar rules Conversation The ability to conduct a conversation, a discussion or an interview with a teacher or one of the group in the studied or general topics including: a- Asking questions in the past, present and future b- Telling a story or a personal experience c- Giving advices or suggestions d- Asking and answering questions e- Reading a short Arabic text loudly so that it would be understood by a native Arabic speaker f- Telling stories about the characters of novels g- Conducting everyday conversations in a smooth matter

Advanced Listening a- Understanding conversations and the ability to understand the flow of any conversation b- understanding media reports and TV and the ability to comprehend and state what was said

Reading a- Reading any Arabic text that was not studied before in the class loudly with no difficulties and with the ability to solve questions on it. b- Guessing the meaning of unfamiliar words from the context c- Reading short stories at home and discussing them with the teacher and other students Writing a- Writing a formal or personal letter with high clarity in both language and presentation b- Writing a text to defend an idea or a stand or trying to convince someone with an idea