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من خلال تجربتي في تعليم اللغة العربية كلغة أجنبية للأطفال طوال العشرين عاماً الماضية
لذلك من المهم البحث عن الفرص الوفيرة لتدريب المهارات اللغوية الأساسية لأطفالنا، وذلك من خلال مشاركتهم في أوقات لعبهم و تشجيعهم على استخدام اللغة، ومساعدتهم على استعمالها أثناء نشاطاتهم المتعددة ،وهذا بدوره يؤدي إلى توسيع إدراكهم للمفاهيم الأساسية والتعبير عنها.Lina Kholaki, Arabic language instructor/consultant
NEWS FROM ALEFB:
We are proud to report that all across our three locations (Paris-France, Washington DC, and the San Francisco Bay area), our kids have enjoyed learning the Arabic language and culture in a fun and efficient way.
We are so honored to have hosted famous Lebanese American Helen Zughaib artist in one amazing workshop session.
Our students worked with their teachers on My House topic, during which they acquired the vocabulary necessary to describe their ideal home, in the scenery of their choice. Ms Helen Zughaib guided our students through her illustrated story: Stories My Father Told Me.
If your child was part of our Alefb Washington DC 3rd session cohort, you will see their pictures and videos on our Facebook page.
Stay tuned for more on Facebook...and feel free to get involved, like, share and post!
First 2 people* to send the title of our latest post on our Facebook Page will earn a discount of 10% on their next subscription to our Alefb workshops in Washington DC, or San Francisco Bay Area.
Send you answer to email@example.com before July 15, 2016.
*this offer is valid for first time Alefb students only.
ALEFB IN THE NEWS: Please read the Lebanese Francophone daily L'Orient-LeJour article on Alefb.
« Alef, b » pour la langue et la culture arabes Pauline MOUHANNA KARROUM (d’Atlanta, Géorgie) De Paris jusqu'aux États-Unis et notamment la Virginie ou la Californie, l'association « Alef, b » sensibilise les jeunes et les moins jeunes à l'importance de maintenir la langue arabe, parlée... Lire la suite
ENROLL YOUR CHILDREN WITH ALEFB:
Now is the time to enroll or re-enroll your kids for our next school year 2016-17, and reserve a spot in the right age and level group.
We will be sending reminders by the end of August.
Early registrants will benefit from the actual fee, others may expect an increase for next year.
WORK WITH ALEFB:
We are always looking for dedicated teachers, for all our locations. Our training program is available to our potential candidates on an ongoing basis. Please click here to submit your resume. For more job offers, click here.
ALEFB HINT TO REINFORCE YOUR CHILDREN'S ARABIC LANGUAGE AND CULTURE:
5 things to do during this Summer break:
Every Summer break, we ask ourselves how to bridge the gap in the learning of Arabic as a Foreign language continuum?
A number of families are lucky to be able to travel to the Arab world, to visit family and friends. For the others, some options for Arabic summer camps are available.
However, as Ms Lina Kholaki states above, the majority of us need to rely on what we can do best: support language learning at home.
Here are some suggestions:
BEES... are busy in the Summer, are you?
Check this fun activity to do with your kids!
FROM AROUND THE WEB:
, by Madeleine ChangThis article appeared in the Stanford Daily.
Use this fun website to create art with Arabic words. Ask your child for his or her favorite word in Arabic, or English (you will translate it for them in Arabic), type it in Arabic using a visual Arabic keyboard (learn how to add Arabic to your Microsoft office suite, here) and copy paste the word in the appropriate box. Pick your style and your font and let the magic unfold... Send us a picture of you masterpiece, and we will post it in our next Newsletter.
Have your child count the number of times the word appears!
See below for an example:
CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES:
Summer time and plenty of cultural activities to go to!
Share with your children our Arabic culture, go out to the museum, to the movies, or other. Here are some ideas and events coming your way:
If you would like to share an event please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
National Museum of Women in the Arts, WDC: She who tells a story, April 8, 2016 through July 31, 2016.
The exhibition features artists Jananne Al-Ani, Boushra Almutawakel, Gohar Dashti, Rana El Nemr, Lalla Essaydi, Shadi Ghadirian, Tanya Habjouqa, Rula Halawani, Nermine Hammam, Rania Matar, Shirin Neshat, and Newsha Tavakolian. Their provocative works, most created within the last decade, range in genre from portraiture to documentary to staged narratives. Many of the artists develop expansive series of images that create compelling narratives about feminine identity, war, occupation, and protest. More here
National Museum of American History, WDC: Many Voices, One Nation. Stay tuned for this exhibit , scheduled for July 2017, featuring Lebanese entrepreneur Bechara Nammour. More here and here
Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris-France: Jardins d'Orient, April 19 to Sept 25, 2016 More here
Cantor Arts Center @ Stanford University, Palo Alto-CA: An Oasis in Glass, through August 8, 2016.
Sackler Gallery,Washington, D.C: Symbolic Cities, the Work of Ahmed Mater, through Sept 18, 2016 More here
Stay current on community events in the Bay area, click on this website: http://www.ncaacommunity.com/community-events
STORIES FROM OUR ALEFB ALUMNI:
This time, I suggest we write the story from Alefb Parents Alumni, all together :)
To do so, please fill out a 7 question survey.
If you do, I will publish the story in our next issue, promise!
Alefb Alumni, young parents, retired parents, you are welcome to join the effort for the sake of those who Gibran Khalil Gibran calls " the Flame that no Wind can extinct, the Salt that no Eternity can spoil".If you are interested, please email here, or call +1 301 919 4481.
If you once took part in the Alefb adventure, as a parent or a teacher, please share your story at email@example.com
WE NEED YOU:
Our Team wishes you a
HAPPY EID! ! عيد مبارك
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