Date(s) - 09/14/2020 - 09/18/2020
11:00 am - 11:30 am
This is an ongoing course designed to introduce 4-6 year olds to spoken Levantine Arabic, the Arabic that is spoken in Syrian, Palestine, Lebanon, & Jordan. Each class introduces new words & teaches young children to form simple sentences.
Each lesson focuses on very simple, everyday vocabulary that young learners will have the opportunity to use at home. A manageable number of vocabulary words are introduced in each lesson and then used in simple sentences to facilitate retention. For examples, one lesson might introduce 5 nouns or so, such as “ball,” “table,” chair,” “book,” and “cup.” After reviewing these words in the colorful and engaging Powerpoint presentation, which includes pictures and very short videos (3-5 seconds), I use the words and phrases in simple sentences, like “This is a book,” “This is a big book,” “this is a small book,” and so on. Class sessions are designed so that students can profit with or without the aid of parents.