The Arabic language program will introduce, improve and provide mastery of the language to students at Beverly Hills Academy,
according to their individual levels of fluency and understanding.
At the Primary level, the Arabic language program will focus on the visual and auditory recognition of the Arabic alphabet. Children will learn the correct pronunciation and the shapes of the 28 letters through tactile activities, using movable alphabet, puzzles, tracing and coloring.
Simple vocabulary will be introduced, starting with the sounds the children are learning, including the names of animals, colors and objects from their environment. Children will also learn the sounds and shapes of numbers 1, through 10, in Arabic.
Elementary students will learn phonetic reading and writing and audio discrimination of long and short vowels in Arabic. Various thematic vocabulary groups will be introduced with each similar group of letters, to prepare students for level 2, where they begin to learn about building phrases and sentences in Arabic. Basic grammatical concepts will also be introduced at this level. Students will earn to identify words by their function in a sentence, and they will acquire a deeper understanding of the different parts of speech that will enhance reading comprehension and their creative writing skills.