Language acquisition is a lifelong process ideally beginning at the elementary level. Here, the foundations can be laid to build proficiency through grade school and beyond. The Al-Aafaq fil lughat al-Arabeyah
textbooks series was launched in January 2004 using a new Arabic language model for grades 1 through 12, with the objective to make mastery of Arabic more achievable and enjoyable for students.
Natural Approach: The new model incorporates an approach that involves the use of visual aids and posters with questions to allow students to pass through an understanding phase before they begin to use the words for communication and to gain more understanding of the language and build confidence before covering more advanced material. Students are encouraged to answer questions posed by the teacher regarding the visuals representing the vocabulary being taught. Emphasis is placed on the reading and comprehension skills which are covered in each level.
Integrative Approach: Language programs provide a window into the culture of its speakers. The Al-Aafaq
program ensures that students, through the study of Arabic, gain insight to Islamic culture, lifestyle, history, and literature.
Elaborate Workbooks: A workbook accompanies each textbook allowing the student to consolidate learning and for teachers to monitor and assess progress. Features:
- Arabic only
- Islamic themes
- Various exercises
- Handwriting practice
- High-quality print with large font, easy to read