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Alef,b...

The playful way to learn the Arabic language and culture

Teaching Modern Standard Arabic to children since 1994 in France and the US

Current Students of Alef,b… in South San Francisco & Castro Valley, CA

School address:

Arab Cultural Community Center
2, Plaza Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

JAA
South San Francisco


Contact: Michelle Tager
301 919 4481 michelletager@alefb.org

WELCOME TO ALEF, B… The playful way to learn the Arabic language and culture

Each student will receive a booklet every week. In order to make copies of this booklet, the teachers need to collect $10 per child for the whole session. Please do not forget to give this to your teacher the first day of class.
No homework for children unless specified by teacher. Parents’ homework is to review with their child the booklet in the folder and to speak Arabic at home as much as possible.
Non-Arabic speaking parents: just take time to review the booklet and ask questions to your child. Be involved and show interest.

Snack is provided by the parents. Snack is a moment of intense communication in Arabic and used as such by our teachers. It is also a moment of cultural exchange, therefore please bring Arabic food (arouss/sandwich in Pita bread with Labneh, Jam, Honey, holiday pastries etc..). Remember it’s not a meal. Please feel free to switch dates as you see fit.

Location and Directions

Classes are held at:
ACCC (Arabic Cultural Community Center),
2, Plaza Street San Francisco CA 94116

Please be on time for drop-off and pick-up.

School year 2019-2020 schedule

Every Saturday from 2pm to 4pm Registration OPEN
Every Sunday from 10:30pm to 12:30pm OR from 1:30pm to 3:30pm Registration OPEN
Every Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm Registration OPEN

Start date: October 5-6, 2019 for Saturdays and Sundays - October 8, 2019 For Tuesdays
End date: June 13-14, 2020 For Saturdays and Sundays- June 16, 2020 For Tuesdays
Days off: to be determined according to public schools calendar

November 23-24 &26
December 21-22 &31
January 2
March 24-27
May 26-29

Supply list

Stationary and more:

Please give your child a stationery box or pouch with a pencil, an eraser, a sharpener, a box of coloring pencils (no permanent markers or crayons), a glue stick, a pair of scissors, a dry erase marker medium, any color.

Also please bring a two-pocket folder of any color with a notebook and a clear plastic sheet with a white paper in it to be used as a magic board, and a pocket tissue pack.

News & Events

Orientation meeting for new parents 2019-2020

TBD

End of year performance

to be determined

Teachers Contacts: we are hiring teachers, click here

Tuesdays

Teacher: Michelle Tager michelletager@alefb.org


Saturday and Sunday

Teacher: TBD

Weekly lessons

Date
Class of

Learning Outcomes:
Gains in Academic content and/or cultural knowledge/theme:
Gains in communicative proficiency:
Gains in accuracy: Form (pronunciation or spelling, vocabulary, grammatical structures)

For next week:
Please review:
Please bring:

Class of

Learning Outcomes:
Gains in Academic content and/or cultural knowledge/theme:
Gains in communicative proficiency:
Gains in accuracy: Form (pronunciation or spelling, vocabulary, grammatical structures)

For next week:
Please review:
Please bring:


Snack list

Snack:

Please note that we are not having a collective snack anymore. If you want your child to eat during the 10 minutes break please provide a light snack, preferably middle eastern :)
However, the teachers will be organizing a collective snack once every month in the Alefb tradition, whereby each parent would bring a middle eastern specialty for the kids to try.
Stay tuned for your teacher's instructions on this matter.

OR

SNACK SIGN UP SHEET -

*Please bring Middle Eastern snack

Name

Date