Gateway to Arabic

Tips and valuable pointers for learning the Arabic language:

1.) Set goals and intentions:

Make and set clear goals for yourself and your children. The main purpose for learning Arabic is to instill love of The Qur’an and to connect to The Qur’an on a more intimate level.

2.) Make Arabic fun! :

Arabic doesn’t have to be limited strictly to a classroom setting. Arabic is a language, and needs to be treated like any other language. Make learning Arabic fun through various activities such as playing games, creating arts, and crafts. Make it creative and your children will enjoy learning Arabic!

3.) How to approach learning Arabic:

Languages are generally learned through the commonly known four language skills: Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing.

Speaking: Often considered to be one of the toughest skills for some. In order to expose your child to speaking, you can create your own Arabic speaking environments to help your child learn the language through play dates, clubs, classes and at home with the family. If parents are not fluent themselves, do not despair. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and grow along with your child.

Listening: Since classical/ modern Arabic is not found to be spoken, you will need to provide your children with other ways to hearing the language. Arabic cartoons are often highly recommended because they provide your children with the ability to hear the language in a child friendly manner.