How do we keep Arabic relevant and engaging for children to learn? Outdated materials, curricula and teaching methods make it difficult. We need to attract their attention and get them excited about learing to read and write in Arabic. Especially in the very early stages of Arabic literacy.
So the question is, how can we achieve this? I looked to the language children don’t complain about learning – English. The phonics method for teaching English literacy is hugely popular and successful. Schools worldwide have adopted it. So I looked closely at, studied its stages carefully, and developed a parallel system for teaching Arabic literacy. Then I applied this unique method for teaching Arabic at Kalamna. The results were incredible. Instantly, children could relate to what they were seeing and hearing. Despite the difference in script and sounds between the two languages, I could apply the same stages successfully to Arabic.
Now I am keen to share my experience with you. I want us all to embrace this new method for teaching Arabic literacy and see the transformation with our own eyes.
You can join us on this exciting journey of innovation, transformation and discovery. On Saturday 2 February 2020, I am running the very first Kalamna Arabic Phonics™ Masterclass and invite you to join us. Book your place here.