French

Arab Heritage Learning – AHL offers French teaching/tutoring that ranges from functional French literacy, French as a second language to professional, business and academic French. All learning contents are customized to best suit the learning needs and interests of the learner.

AHL offers functional French literacy to enable the learner to speak, read, listen and write in the every day life settings. It aims at educating the learner about histories, arts and cultures from North Africa and the Middle East and any topics and areas of interest to the learner. The program is suitable for learners who seek to learn more about Arab arts/cultures/heritage, and learners who seek to explore communities from Arab regions.

 

 

English

Arab Heritage Learning – AHL offers English teaching/tutoring that ranges from functional English literacy, English as a second language to professional, business and academic English. All learning contents are customized to best suit the learning needs and interests of the learner.

AHL teaches functional English literacy to enable the learner to speak, read, listen and write in the every day life settings. It aims at educating the learner about histories, arts and cultures from North Africa and the Middle East and any areas of interest to the learner. The program is suitable for learners who seek to learn more about Arab arts/cultures/heritage, and learners who seek to explore communities from Arab regions.

 

Arabic

Arab Heritage Learning – AHL is dedicated to teaching a culturally immersed and functional context-based learning of Arabic languages through artistic and cultural programs which highlight the heritage from the Arab world, with focus on Morocco. The AHL program draws from interdisciplinary methodologies including art history, oral history, Islamic cultural studies, anthropology and sociolinguistics to explore the visual culture and literature, including stories, poems, celebrations and everyday life  practices from the Arab World. The Arabic language skills learned range from conversational, regional Arabic, Modern Arabic (reading, writing, speaking and listening), calligraphy to standard academic Arabic, research, essay writing and critical art response.

What courses we offer?

 EC – 12th Grade Arabic arts and cultures immersed learning, context-based Arts and cultures from MENA, Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Arabic calligraphy, storytelling      
6 – 8 weeks course Course title: Roots of Morocco, suitable for After-School club.    
1 – 5 day camp  Camp title: Moroccan cultural and artistic exploration. 
Ladies Night themed La Cuisine et Culture Marocaine and Restorative Movement

Registration Open for Arab Heritage Learning Program November 2018 – May 2019

4th Grade and up Arabic arts and cultures immersed learning, taught by Lead Teacher Samia Touati
Arab Heritage Learning on Sundays 10-1pm Download flier (pdf)

November 4, 11, 18, 2 Stories from the Quran and Arab world, grammar, arts, cooking   
December 2, 9, 16    Poetry, creative writing, grammar, arts, cooking
December 23, 30   Winter Break 
January 6, 13, 20, 27    Stories about Arab leaders, grammar, arts, cooking
February 10, 17, 24 Stories on ancient Arabian cities, grammar, arts, cooking    
March 3, 10, 17, 31       Arabic writing, grammar, arts, cooking
April 7, 14, 21   Preparation for presentation of learning, field trip
May 5, 12 Make up sessions      
May 26 Presentation of learning, date and place to be confirmed   
TBC Field trip day to be announced

 

Course Modules: 6 – 8 weeks course entitled ‘Arabi Arts and Cultures Series
Each class period is 90 minutes long. You will learn about arts, cultures and languages from the Arab world with focus on Morocco, you will recite poetry, sing nasheeds/songs, explore Arabic calligraphy, cook Arabian/Moroccan cuisine, learn introductory listening, speaking, reading and writing, and experience celebrations and everyday life practices from the Middle East and North Africa, with focus on Morocco. At the end of the module, you will be presenting your celebration of learning.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Elective/academic Course
Arab Heritage Learning / AHL is an introductory course that  offers experience and knowledge in the arts, cultures and languages of the Arab world, with focus on Morocco. Participants will be introduced to the Arabic language through culturally immersed and context-based setting. In addition, AHL employs an interdisciplinary approach that draws on a wide range of fields, including art history, oral history, Islamic cultural studies, anthropology and sociolinguistics to explore the visual culture and literature, including stories, poems, proverbs, songs and celebrations that highlight everyday practices from an Arabian experience in Morocco. AHL attempts to create bridges between the past and the present, and between East and West. As part of the course, participants will explore and analyze a selection of art and artifacts from the Arab world, as well as stories in their historical context. They will also learn nasheeds from the Arab world and participate in preparing a Middle Eastern cuisine.

By teaching students about Arab heritage, the course ultimately aims to unpack Islamophobia and help students to become more alive to intercultural experiences and cultural diversity.