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Our Program

Overview

Our entire course is spread over nine levels amounting to a total of 45 weeks of class. With respect to group classes, there is a one-week recess period after each session. Upon arrival at the Center, the student will be evaluated and then assigned to a specific class. From Sunday to Thursday, students receive a class of 3 hours a day. Each level is being taught over a 5-week period (equaling 75 hours of study) in which the teacher follows a corresponding textbook (handed over to the student upon registration) that consists of eight chapters (each dealing with a different topic). An assessment exam takes place every two chapters. A final exam determines whether the student may move on to the next level.

Literacy acquisition

Beginning students learn how to read and write and also memorize some basic Arabic expressions using the “Alif Ba”-method.

Level 1

In this level, the pupil studies dialogues followed by some short texts. He then uses these dialogues and texts to interact with others through exercises that develop his oral and written proficiency. He becomes familiar with the structure of the Arabic language, learns how to express himself with some basic vocabulary and how to hold simple conversations. 

These are the topics covered in the textbook of this level :

  • How do I introduce myself and how do I introduce others?
  • Talk about your family and the different family members
  • Making inquiries, searching for an apartment and furnishing it
  • Various situations in everyday life
  • Food and beverage
  • Prayer
  • Studies
  • Work

Level 2

In this level, the pupil continues the study of dialogues and short texts that now become more substantial. He again uses these dialogues and texts to interact with others through exercises that will develop his oral and written proficiency. His level of familiarity with the structure of the Arabic language increases. He expands his vocabulary and learns how to express himself with basic vocabulary and how to hold simple conversations.

These are the topics covered in the textbook of this level :

  • Shopping
  • Time
  • People and places
  • Leisure
  • Travel
  • Umra and Hajj
  • Health
  • Holidays

Level 3

In this level, the pupil continues his study of dialogues and narrative texts, two of each category per chapter. The texts, once again, become more substantial and are now followed by comprehension exercises. The student acquires new vocabulary and learns new expressions. He now discovers the Arabic language rules (النحو والصرف) and develops his comprehension and self-expression skills, both orally and in writing.

These are the topics covered in the textbook of this level :

  • Taking care of your health
  • Leisure and entertainment
  • Marital life
  • Living in the city
  • Knowledge and learning
  • Professions
  • The Arabic language
  • Prizes and awards

Level 4

Pupils in this level continue the study of dialogues and narrative texts, two of each category per chapter. The texts become even more substantial and are followed by comprehension exercises. Students acquire new vocabulary and learn new expressions. They discover additional Arabic language rules (النحو والصرف) and develop their comprehension and self-expression skills, both orally and in writing.

These are the topics covered in the textbook of this level :

  • The world has become a little village
  • Cleanliness
  • Islam
  • The youth
  • The Muslim world
  • Security
  • Pollution
  • Energy

Level 5

Pupils in this level study in-depth reading texts followed by related comprehension exercises. They acquire new vocabulary, learn new expressions and discover new Arabic language rules (النحو والصرف). They further develop their comprehension and self-expression skills, both orally and in writing.

These are the topics covered in the textbook of this level :

  • The eternal miracle
  • A day in the life of a young child
  • Our different minorities across the world
  • The prophetic tradition
  • Children and reading
  • The emigration of knowhow
  • Good night…
  • Anecdotes and peculiar stories

Level 6

Pupils in this level study in-depth reading texts followed by related comprehension exercises. They acquire new vocabulary, learn new expressions and discover new Arabic language rules (النحو والصرف). They further develop their comprehension and self-expression skills, both orally and in writing.

These are the topics covered in the textbook of this level :

  • True equality
  • Being kind to animals
  • Arabic proverbs
  • Marital problems
  • The bond between a father and his children
  • In water lies both the basis and secret of life 
  • A father’s recommendation
  • Diary of a newborn child

Level 7

In this level, students analyze three types of texts (in-depth reading, listening comprehension and enhanced reading) that are followed by exercises related to text comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, comprehension and self-expression skills as well as language rules (النحو والصرف).

These are the topics covered in the textbook of this level :

  • Some of the harms of smoking cigarettes
  • Useful advice on how to get a healthy night’s sleep
  • Tips for people having trouble falling asleep 
  • Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)
  • Leisure and entertainment
  • The art of time management
  • What causes the loss of time
  • Play: “The strong and trustworthy” [scene 1]
  • Choosing a wife
  • An amazing wedding night
  • A marriage that was made easy
  • Play: “The strong and trustworthy” [scene 2]
  • Sacred cities
  • The owners of the elephant
  • Two recommendations
  • An-Nadjaashi and his guests
  • Schools and science centers
  • To the teacher’s attention
  • An invitation to read
  • The Story of Abraham عليه السلام
  • How to choose your profession?
  • How to get our children to enjoy reading? (Two parts)
  • Bilaal ibn Rabaah ر يض الله عنه , the muezzin of Allah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم
  • Between the Arabic language and the Qur’an
  • The history of revelations
  • Distinctive features of the message of the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم
  • The owner of the two gardens
  • Scholars who won the King Faisal Award
  • The emigration of knowhow
  • The emigration of knowhow in figures
  • An Arabic story

Level 8

In this level, students analyze three types of texts [in-depth reading, listening comprehension and enhanced reading] that are followed by exercises related to text comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, comprehension and self-expression skills as well as language rules (النحو والصرف).

These are the topics covered in the textbook of this level :

  • Globalization
  • Stories of Umar (رضي الله عنه)
  • Stories of Umar (رضي الله عنه) – Part 2
  • Lessons drawn from the authentic prophetic tradition
  • Cleanliness
  • The ant and sweets
  • Abu Sufiaan (رضي الله عنه) and Heraclius
  • A woman from the Bani Umayyah tribe
  • The truth seeker 
  • At-Tufayl ibn Amr (رضي الله عنه)
  • Two Arabic proverbs
  • The judge of neighbors
  • The different types of friends
  • A message to the youth
  • Two jokes
  • On sacred ground
  • The remnants of the Islamic civilization
  • Our different minorities across the world
  • Our different minorities across the world—Part 2 
  • Crazy people
  • The concept of security
  • Are you concerned about your child’s inquiries?
  • Why do we act as if we didn’t know?
  • The million
  • Protection against pollution
  • Causes of marital problems
  • Side effects of marital problems
  • The hunter
  • The different kinds of energy
  • Water
  • The different uses of water