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Arab World Podcast - بودكاست العالم العربي

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Ever dreamt of being a news reporter? A podcast creator? Or even the host of a TV show? Join ALEFE program “Arab World Podcast” to learn how to write the script of a podcast, where to research its content and how to interview your guest speakers. By the end of this program, you and your team will create podcasts covering 6 Arab countries, their touristic attraction, their culture, their current affairs and more. The podcasts will be available for everyone to listen and discover your hidden talents.


ALEFE program is exclusive for middle and high school students with intermediate level in Arabic and will run on three phases:


  • Phase 1 will be in Spring 2023 and will be online

  • Phase 2 will be an intensive summer camp in Sacramento in July 2023 and will be in person

  • Finally Phase 3 will be in Fall 2023 from September to December 2023 and will be hybrid.  


This is a program worth $1,375 but it’s offered to you at $0 COST thanks to a generous grant from STARTALK, a federal initiative to increase the number of students of critical languages.

This program has slots for only 21 students. Registration closes November 25th, 2022.


Program Requirements:


  • This is a 1-year-round commitment. A security deposit of $100 MUST be submitted with registration to secure your spot. The check will remain uncashed and will be returned to you upon completion of the whole program.

  • Parents MUST be aware and give their irrevocable consent that podcasts created by their participating students will be available in the public domain. 

  • Parents and students MUST physically be in Sacramento July 10th-28th to attend the summer camp (Phase 2).

  • Parents and students MUST have a computer/ tablet or any other device that allows them to attend the online portion of both Phase 1 and 3.

  • Parents MUST agree to bring their students to 3 in-person meetings in Sacramento during Phase 3 of the program.

  • Students with repeated absences which result in them missing more than 30 hours (out of the 120h duration of the program) will automatically lose their spots and their security deposit will be non-refundable.

هل تمنيت يوماً أن تصبح مذيعاً اخبارياً؟ أو مقدم بودكاست؟ أو حتى مقدم برنامج تلفزيوني؟ انضم لبرنامج ألف "بودكاست العالم العربي" لتتعلم فن صناعة البودكاست، طريقة أيجاد المحتوى وأفضل الطرق لاستضافة ضيوف بالبرنامج ومحاورتهم. بنهاية البرنامج ستستطيع أنت وفريقك تحضير 6 حلقات مسجلة تعرف المستمعين بست دول عربية وثقافاتها ومعالمها السياحية وأهم الأحداث الجارية بها والمزيد. نمي موهبة الابداع لديك واصطحب مستمعيك  في رحلة افتراضية حول العالم العربي.


هذا البرنامج لطلاب المرحلة المتوسطة والثانوية اصحاب

المستوى المتوسط في اللغة العربية. سيقدم البرنامج على ثلاث مراحل هي:


  • المرحلة الأولى: ربيع 2023 أونلاين

  • المرحلة الثانية: معسكر صيفي مكثف لمدة 3 أسابيع متتالية في يوليو 2023 وجها لوجه

  • المرحلة الثالثة: من سبتمبر حتى ديسمبر 2023 وستكون مزيج من الأونلاين واللقاءات وجها لوجه

هذا البرنامج قيمته الفعلية $1375 للطالب نوفره لكم مجانا بفضل منحة سخية من برنامج ستارتاك وهو مبادرة فيدرالية هدفها زيادة أعداد الطلاب الناطقين للغات الحرجة. 


سارع بحجز مكانك قبل يوم الجمعة 25 نوفمبر 2022 فالأماكن محدودة (21 طالب فقط)


شروط البرنامج:


  • هذا البرنامج مدته سنة كاملة. لضمان جدية المشاركين، سيطلب من كل مشترك وصل تأميني بقيمة $100 لن يتم صرفه ويتم استرداده فقط بانتهاء البرنامج

  •  يجب أن يوافق ولي الأمر على أن يصبح محتوى البودكاست متاح في المجال العام على لأن تكون هذه الموافقة غير قابلة للتراجع

  • يجب على المشاركين التواجد في ساكرامنتو من 10-28 يوليو لحضور المعسكر الصيفي وجها لوجه 

  • يجب أن يكون الطالب لديه جهاز كمبيوتر يمكنه من حضور المكون الأونلاين من البرنامج في المرحلة الأولى والثالثة

  • يجب أن يتعهد أولياء الأمور بتوفير وسيلة انتقال لأبناءهم المشاركين لحضور 3 اجتماعات وجها لوجه خلال المرحلة الثالثة من البرنامج

  • الغياب المتكرر الذي ينتج عنه عدم حضور 30 ساعة (من أصل 120 ساعة للبرنامج) سينتج عنه فقدان الطالب لمكانه بالبرنامج بالإضافة إلى الوصل التأميني

Our Programs

ARABIC Leveled Reading Program(closed)

Enrollment is now closed in ALEFE's program for Winter and Summer 2021.

In addition to helping students improve their reading skills in Arabic, this class introduced them to Arabic folktales and cultural stories such as Kaleela wa Demna, Alf Layla wa Layla (A thousand and one nights) and Joha, in a more simplified way.

Arabic Program

Zoom Summer Program (closed

ALEFE Arabic Program (Summer 2020) consisted of free zoom classes for 1st-6th grade students. Classes started on Monday June 1st, 2020 and lasted throughout the month of June. They were offered Monday through Friday from 10am to 11am. No prior knowledge of Arabic was required.

The program was intended to help students improve their reading skills in Arabic based on their current level of proficiency (1,2 or 3). Students with little exposure to Arabic (level 1) learned the names and sounds of Arabic letters and learned to recognize the various shapes of each letter (beginning of the word, middle and end). Students with some knowledge of the Arabic Alphabet (Level 2) learned to combine reading their letters with Tash-keel (fat-ha, kas-ra and dum-aa). Students with beginner reading skills (Level 3) learned to read words with Tash-keel and simple sentences.

Arabic After School Class

Fall Program (Closed

Elk Grove Charter - Fall 2019

The ALEFE Arabic Program (from Fall 2019 to Spring 2020) is now closed. It consisted of two classes: an Arabic calligraphy class and a story authoring class. Both were  offered at Elk Grove Charter School (10065 Atkins Dr. Elk Grove, CA 95757) every Thursday (4:00-6:30 pm). Classes started last Oct 24th, 2019 and concluded on March 26th, 2020. No prior knowledge of Arabic was required. 


Program was FREE for STARTALK students of 2018 or 2019. 

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Arabic Calligraphy and Story Authoring Class

Alexander Twilight Charter

Spring 2019

For 1st-6th graders

No prior knowledge needed.

Program was successfully offered in Spring 2019 at Alexander Twilight Charter School.


STARTALK: Celebrations of Arab Nations

Summer Program, July 1st - 26th, 2019 (Closed)

California Montessori Project Charter

Through a STARTALK grant, ALEFE summer program “Celebrations of Arab Nations” offered an authentic opportunity to twenty K-2nd grade students to experience the several ways in which the Arab World expresses itself linguistically and culturally to celebrate two special occasions: weddings and baby showers.  During a four-week summer camp, heritage and non-heritage students reflected on the similarities and differences between the ways cultures celebrate these two occasions in terms of food, costumes and social figures/characters. Students were kept engaged through a number of sensorial activities in a Montessori classroom setup. In this student-centered classroom, students got to decide on whether they would like to learn about the studied celebration through language jobs/activities, cultural jobs/activities or math jobs/activities. Each of these three areas of learning have authentic materials related to the studied celebration to ensure that students discover the Arabic language and culture through as many venues as possible. 

Arabic Montessori After School Class

Atkinson Charter Academy - Spring 2018 

The Arabic Montessori after school class was for K-2nd grade students (beginner level). Classes met twice a week (Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:30-6:00pm) to work on a "me-museum". Through this Montessori inspired project, students learned to communicate in Arabic to:

  1. Introduce and describe themselves (outside) : body, actions, and senses, etc.

  2. Express their feelings (inside): likes vs. dislikes, manners  and emotions, etc.

  3. Introduce their environment (outside): school life, where their live, male and female, greetings, etc.

  4. Describe their immediate social environment (inside):  family members, relatives, etc. 

The class was offered at Atkinson Charter Academy - Carmichael. 

Arabic in Charter Schools

Charter Schools strive to offer enrichment opportunities to their students. ALEFE is now an approved vendor with several homeschooling charters including VISIONS in Education and INSPIRE. If ALEFE is not an approved vendor with your school and you would like to see us added, please do not hesitate to let us know!

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