An Amalgamated Arabic Syllabus Incorporating Quranic Arabic.
In addition to the reading of Arabic text, which is learned in any case, through the study of recitation of Quran, children will learn to write, speak and understand both Modern Arabic Language and classical Arabic. Thus unlocking the meaning of Quran and bringing students closer to the word of Allah and leading to their recitation and salah becoming more meaningful.
In the early years children will start by gaining familiarity with reading and writing through fun and stimulating activities while gradually building a reserve of useful common vocabulary. The traditional system of learning Arabic script from the classic “Qaidah” books is replaced by alternative tailored resources which add the dimension of teaching useful vocabulary simultaneously. In the same way, the current practice of visual familiarity with text is supplemented with the learning of writing skills.
By adapting and implementing from the bank of resources of language teaching techniques and tools e.g. phonics, audio-lingual, CLT and TPR etc. our students will have all of the available advantages to aid fast progress.
The overall desired outcome of the Arabic curriculum, once studied in its entirety, is that students will have a reasonable command over speaking and understanding modern spoken Arabic and will be able to read and write modern prose effectively to KS3 level or above. In addition to this students will be able to understand selected key passages of the Quran and classical text. In the course of their studies they are also exposed to Tafsir which provides a direct opportunity for enlightenment to the message in the Quran. Which is of course the precise reason and the principal objective of learning Arabic.