Foundation of North America
Focus: To continue to build upon correct Qur'an reading
skills with comprehension.
Abilities: Able to
read clearly though differences in cognizance become clearer by this
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
and writing practice with conversation drills.
Alif Baa Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds
(Georgetwon University Press ISBN: 0-87840-292-6)
Learning Arabic Parts 1-3
By Mogi El-Din Saleh
My Amazing Dictionary
Arabic language story
(Noorart or Astrolabe)
The Rosetta Stone: Arabic
Arabic Tutorial Video #1
Arabic Knowledge Requirements
1. The students should be able to read the Qur'an with 5-10%+ fluency.
2. How to form questions with the formula, "A lem" or "A
laysa" (Isn't it?)
3. How to use the negative formula, "Wa maa" to mean "Is
4. When to pause and when no pause is allowed in the reading of the
5. How to use the word "Inna" (Most certainly,
6. How to elongate and beautify certain long vowels and consonants with
7. Understanding the difference between Tajweed and Tarteel.
8. How to use the term Bel (Nay, no way, absolutely not).
9. Know more basic vocabulary including working knowledge of ten new verbs
and ten new nouns that are drawn from the Qur'an.
Verbs: Khatam: to seal. Athzhar: to show. Atia: to give.
Ja'ala: to make. Ja'a: to come. Khalaq: to create. 'Amala: to
work. 'Abada: to serve. Sam'a: to hear. Nasar: to help.
Nouns: Qur'an: the Reading. Ad Dunya: The world. Kathzabeen: Liars.
Firaoun: Pharaoh. Ta'am: Food. Ruh: the spirit. Al Qamar: the moon.
Ash Shahr: The month. Eman: Belief. Jahanama: Hell.
10. Prepositions to learn: Ow: or. Juwwa: Inside.
Fooq: Above. Al Youm: Today. Mithla: Like, as. Munthzu: Since.
11. Introduce the present tense of verbs in a more required format.
By this grade level they should have mastered the use of the present and past tense