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Arabic Studies

Ninth Grade

Age group: 13-14

Main Focus:  To begin working with perhaps the best formalized Arabic language program currently available in English.

Learning Abilities: Advanced in most students.

Formats to Avoid: Do not structure the class into a lecture format with a lot of note-taking or pencil work. Do not make memorization of words the main focus of the instruction.

Preferred Format: Oral drills coupled with practice exercises are a must.  Grammar can be practiced in complex dialogues.

 

Primary Textbook

Elementary Modern Standard Arabic Vol. 1 (1st half)

(barnesandnoble)

Enrichment

The movie "Al Risala" in Arabic

(IBTS)

Primary Textbook

The Holy Qur'an in Arabic

(Anywhere)

Enrichment

Books of Ahadith such as Imam Bukhari's Book of Muslim Morals and Manners

(IBTS)

Secondary Textbook

Learn the Language of the Holy Qur'an

(IQRA)

Computer Enrichment

Mawrid Encyclopedia

(IBTS)

Teacher Resource

Vocabulary of the Holy Qur'an

(IQRA)

Nasheed (Songs)

Maulid Diba'i

(Astrolabe)

Arabic Knowledge Requirements

1. Information taught in the textbook will be the requirement of this grade.

2.  Students will choose twenty new verbs or nouns from the Qur'an or ahadith that they do not know and master them to the satisfaction of the teacher.

3.  Essay writing, in Arabic, will be a commonly assigned method of homework.

4.  Near fluency in Arabic is near to completion.  Students will be introduced to more mundane Arabic grammar and vocabulary through Arabic language newspapers, magazines, etc...

 

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