Igniting a Passion for Arabic

Arabic Instruction in the Elementary School:

  • Is organized to help students become more proficient in the language. Performance and proficiency targets are provided for each unit, but are adjustable for more advanced learners.

  • Follows thematic units which use content as context for learning so students can connect their learning to the world and previous knowledge.

  • Is taught in an environment which uses Arabic 90% or more of the time.

  • Weaves culture into every unit so that students can analyze practices, products, and perspectives of other cultures and themselves.

  • Integrates voice, choice, and lots of hands-on learning so that students can take ownership of their learning.

  • Employs varied assessment strategies to help to measure student performance along the way.

  • Integrates deep questioning and critical thinking skills along the way.

GLP Resources for Novice Arabic Learners

  • All lessons are aligned to the ACTFL World Readiness Standards for Language Learning and content standards from Common Core Math, Next Generation Science, and New York State Social Studies Standards.

MoE Resources for Intermediate Arabic Learners

  • Lessons aligned to ACTFL and Abu Dhabi Ministry of Education standards for Arabic

  • Lesson combine proficiency in both literacy and oracy.

Students are grouped according to their ability to use Arabic (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Groupings follow proficiency levels rather than grade levels.