Arabic Calligraphy and Story Authoring Class
For 1st-6th graders
No prior knowledge needed.
Program for this year has ended last Spring. We will announce future schedules on this page.
Arabic Montessori After School Class
The Arabic Montessori after school class is for K-2nd grade students (beginner level). Classes meet twice a week (usually Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:30-6:00pm) to work on a "me-museum". Through this Montessori inspired project, students learn to communicate in Arabic to:
Introduce and describe themselves (outside) : body, actions, and senses, etc.
Express their feelings (inside): likes vs. dislikes, manners and emotions, etc.
Introduce their environment (outside): school life, where their live, male and female, greetings, etc.
Describe their immediate social environment (inside): family members, relatives, etc.
We had a successful after school class last May 2018 held at Atkinson Charter Academy - Carmichael. We will announce future classes soon!
STARTALK: Celebrations of Arab Nations
Summer Program, July 1st - 26th, 2019 (Closed)
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 in Charter Schools
Charter Schools strive to offer enrichment opportunities to its students. ALEFE is now an approved vendor with VISIONS in Education Charter school and INSPIRE Charter. In addition to that, our team is diligently working on introducing Arabic programs in other US charter schools in Sacramento. Subscribe to our newsletter and stay tuned for this program!
Arabic After School Class
Fall Program, (present - March 26th, 2020)
ALEFE Arabic Program (Fall 2019) will consist of two classes: an Arabic calligraphy class and a story authoring class. Both will be offered at Elk Grove Charter School (10065 Atkins Dr. Elk Grove, CA 95757) every Thursday (4:00-6:30 pm). Classes will start on Thursday Oct 24th, 2019 and will conclude on Thursday March 26th, 2020. No prior knowledge of Arabic is required.
Program is FREE for STARTALK students 2018 or 2019; $59/month for new students.