Collection: Horizons in the Arabic Language (Al Aafaaq) - الآفاق في اللغة العربية
Languageacquisitionis a lifelong process ideally beginning at the elementary level. Here, thefoundationscan be laid to buildproficiencythrough grade school and beyond. The “Al-Aafaq fil lughat al-Arabeyah” textbooks series was launched in January 2004. Using a new Arabic language model for grades 1 through 6, the objective is to make mastery of Arabic more achievable and enjoyable for students.
Natural Approach: The new modelincorporatesan approach that involves the use of visual aids and posters with questions to allow students to pass through anunderstandingphase before they begin to use the words forcommunicationand to gain more understanding of the language and build confidence before covering more advanced material. Students are encouraged to answer questions posed by the teacher regarding the visualsrepresentingthe vocabulary being taught. Emphasis is placed on the reading andcomprehensionskills which are covered in each level.
IntegrativeApproach: Language programs provide a window into the culture of its speakers. The Al-Aafaq program ensures that students, through the study of Arabic, gain insight to Islamic culture, lifestyle, history, and literature.
Elaborate Workbooks: A workbookaccompanieseach textbook allowing the student toconsolidatelearning and for teachers to monitor and assess progress.