MS Arabic Program

Arabic is taught from level A-G.  Both native and non-native students are grouped in classes based upon their readiness level with the language.  Placement in an Arabic level will be based upon a student’s prior educational experience with Arabic, teacher recommendation and placement test. 

Arabic A introduces students to the basic structure of the Arabic language within cultural contexts. Students begin to read and write Arabic (simple texts), understand and speak Arabic through guided practice in dynamic, real-world situations, and discover connections through thematic units of greetings, family, school, clothing, and food. They will also explore the unique and interesting perspectives, practices, and products of the culture and develop language-learning strategies to maintain a lifelong interest in world languages and multiple cultures. 
Arabic B is a continuation of the Arabic A course and develops the use of Arabic effectively for purposes of practical communication. Emphasis is on developing oral and written skills. Students improve their oral expression by participating daily in class. Communicative activities are utilized to develop their comprehension skills. 


Arabic C is designed for students who have prior experience with Middle School Arabic. Students will be trained in the four language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students will be able to communicate with their peers using the vocabulary, grammar, structures and verb forms learned in class in real life situations.  

Arabic D allows students to continue to further develop and improve the understanding of Arabic skills in the written and spoken form. Students expand their vocabulary and become more able to cope with new challenges in Arabic, learning to use the language in everyday situations. 

Arabic E focuses on language acquisition and development in the four primary language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. This course develops the students’ ability to write short paragraphs about familiar topics, and recognize the main and secondary ideas of a text.  These language skills will be developed through the study and use of a range of written and spoken material. Such material will extend from everyday oral exchanges to literary texts. 

Arabic F develops a student’s ability to use the language effectively for purposes of practical communication. This course is based on the linked language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. Arabic F will also develop the student’s ability to write variety of genres and forms with guidance and speak using Standard Arabic confidently.  Students will be immersed in the Arabic Language through using authentic materials and a variety of texts from different Jordanian and Lebanese resources to enable them to use the language confidently in daily life.

Arabic G develops and refines the student’s language skills. It is expected by the end of this course that the student will understand, use Arabic language accurately, and be prepared for a higher course in High School. These skills will be developed and refined through the study and use of a range of written and spoken material that will be chosen to enable the student to develop mastery of language skills and have an insight to the Arabic literature.