Arabic

Capstone Project
4 months 1 week ago
My capstone project is to establish a sister school partnership between my host school in the US and my home school back in Egypt. STEM school is the school I work in back there in my home country and it is well known by its interest in teaching languages. This relation between My students here and back there in my country is going to open both students horizons and widen their scopes about understanding each other's cultures and different languages. It not only benefits language learning, but also broadens student’s minds by visiting or talking with people from another culture, which helps them to be global citizens. Regarding administrators, it helps them to have a glance at another educational system, to learn from their good points, and reflect on their own practice to make adjustment to be better. Before I departed, my home school had shown great interest in having a sister school in the US and arranged a Skype session with my school here to show our sincerity and welcome. I discussed that with language teachers in Roosevelt High School, who showed their willingness to establish the relationship. As planned. We will arrange sessions through Skype to help our students communicate and interact with each other.
Capstone Project
4 months 1 week ago
Thanks to the previous TCLP, Irving Elementary School has now an Arabic corner at the school library. I noticed that the addition of a curriculum with a record of the lessons and activities students are exposed to this year will be very beneficial, especially to future TCLPs. My capstone project is based on expanding the Arabic corner to include additional Arabic language learning books. Examples of those books are: Visual Arabic English; Al Arabiya Bayna Ydayka 1 and 2; Attakallom; Arabic Character Writing – Dummies; Salamat: learning Arabic with Ease; Arabic in Flash; Arabic Alphabet Flash Cards; Arabic stories for Language learners; Let’s Talk Arabic; Arabic for Bebinners, Arabic for Everyday Use. in addition to this, a 10 units curriculum Has been suggested to be a reference for future Arabic teachers at Irving School. Units will cover topics such as family, food and drinks, sport and holidays. The following is a chart that introduces the different units. Thanks to the previous TCLP, Irving Elementary School has now an Arabic corner at the school library. I noticed that the addition of a curriculum with a record of the lessons and activities students are exposed to this year will be very beneficial, especially to future TCLPs. My capstone project is based on expanding the Arabic corner to include additional Arabic language learning books. Examples of those books are: Visual Arabic English; Al Arabiya Bayna Ydayka 1 and 2; Attakallom; Arabic Character Writing – Dummies; Salamat: learning Arabic with Ease; Arabic in Flash; Arabic Alphabet Flash Cards; Arabic stories for Language learners; Let’s Talk Arabic; Arabic for Bebinners, Arabic for Everyday Use. in addition to this, a 10 units curriculum Has been suggested to be a reference for future Arabic teachers at Irving School. Units will cover topics such as family, food and drinks, sport and holidays. The following is a chart that introduces the different units. School Year 2019/2020 1st term Unit 1: Personal Relations Unit 2: Family Unit 3: At School Unit 4: Food and Drinks Unit 5: Body and Health 2nd term Unit 6: Shopping Unit 7: Sport Unit 8: Hobbies Unit 9: Travels and Means of Transportation Unit 10: Holidays
Capstone Project
4 months 2 weeks ago
As I work in an IB school, there is a tremendous focus on languages where Arabic is taught along with French, Spanish, and Mandarin. Yet, the school has no Arabic syllabus of its own; that is, no coursebook for teaching this language even though students – of all different levels – study it on a daily basis. This fact has arisen my interest to start this project that aims at starting to develop an Arabic syllabus that could be used by future teachers of Arabic at the school. It is an attempt to compile all the lessons that I have been conducting along with some other materials into one or more digital files. This could include lessons, worksheets, links to songs and videos to be used, flashcards and games. So, this proposed digital file could serve as a reference or coursebook for any future teacher of Arabic by which they will be equipped all through the academic year. The digital file is composed of eight units that I have been working on throughout the school year in addition to a resource bank file that includes all the supplementary materials. These supplementary materials are in the form of videos, links, and other resources such as books. They are all for the sake of providing further reference for prospective teachers of Arabic at the IB school I am currently working at.
Capstone Project
4 months 2 weeks ago
My capstone project is the Arabic club and Arab culture. I announced at my host school that there will be Arabic club in which students of different classes will join it and learn Arabic through different fun activities, moreover, they will learn about the Egyptian culture as there are too many items that are related to the Egyptian cultures such as Egyptian clothing, pharaohs masks and papyrus and there are also some language games.
Capstone Project
4 months 2 weeks ago
This is the first year of the program in Leicester Middle school. There were no materials, books, lesson plans or instructional aids that could help me create lesson plans for my students. My idea is to create an Arabic Curriculum for level 1 that includes instructional calendar, classroom expectations, lesson plans, ppt presentations, Flashcards, online resources and ideas for traditional and online games. In addition, there will be assessment methods such as quizzes and tests aligned with the goals of the curriculum. I will leave both a hard copy and an electronic copy.
Capstone Project
4 months 2 weeks ago
Most People in the valley do not know anything about the TCLP or the Arabic class. I had a year long plan to showcase the program and the Arabic language and culture to everyone in the valley. Accordingly, I followed a plan that included many actions and events: First, I created collaborative classes with other teachers to raise awareness for students at my school. So, I planned different outreaches: 1- An outreach with Cosmetology teacher in which I introduced the history of cosmetics in Egypt. 2- An outreach with the forensic science teacher on the mummification process in ancient Egypt. 3- Two outreaches in the library that introduced The Hijri year and the Tanura Dance tradition. 4- An outreach teaching students the origin of papyrus and how it was made in ancient Egypt. 5- A cooking event in which I collaborated with the food science teacher and taught students how to cook two different Arabian dishes. The event included a fashion show in which the students displayed traditional Egyptian clothing. It also included a belly dance show and the school orchestra played an Arabian piece of music. 6- My extended outreach that was a series of presentations in Spanish classes to introduce the similarities between ancient Egypt and ancient Mexico. Also, they could identify the similarities between Arabic and Spanish Languages. Other outreaches were held at different classes for the sake of raising the awareness of studying new Arabic language and learning about different cultures. Secondly: I created the Arabic Club in which I ran different events for people from the community. In my club, I introduced the program, the culture and the Arabic language.It was for other members in the community. I planed to make it for all people, students or parents or others. This Club reached people outside school. Meetings were held in different places every time. Some students helped me with it. I introduced sessions about Arabic Language and Egyptian culture. some topics included: food, clothing, history, inventions and other topics related to Arab and Egyptian Culture. Thirdly: I conducted a series of school visits to introduce the program to students from other feeder schools. It included visits to high, middle and lower schools. Fourthly: I get my class involved in two projects: A museum at the end of the fist semester, and a display during the second semester. Both projects enabled all of the school students and teachers to explore the history and culture of Egypt. I was planning through the Arabic club to raise awareness and advertise the program. Finally our school participated in the international week. Students made different presentations on: The Arabic language, ancient and modern Egypt, Inventions and other projects. We had the chance to win a trophy for the best high school participation in the international week.
Capstone Project
4 months 3 weeks ago
When I arrived in Leicester Middle school, I went to the library looking for Arabic books or Arabic instructional Aids to help me in creating my lesson plans. I found none. The school has a large library but no Arabic books, bilingual dictionaries or books for teaching or learning Arabic as a foreign language. My idea is to establish an Arabic corner for students and staff members who want to know more about the Arabic language and culture. After a few months, I noticed that students and teachers in the school are avid readers. They read book from different genres. To become curious about a language, you can start by reading translated novels that are a representative of the variety of genres in the literature of that language. Therefore, I decided to supply the library with books for learning the language such as books for teaching the alphabet, bilingual dictionaries, books for improving handwriting both Naskh and Reqaa, and some short stories in Arabic, plus a number of Egyptian famous novels and comics that are translated from Arabic to English.
Capstone Project
9 months 1 week ago
Since there is a very effective and successful Arabic program in my school, I needed something new that attracts more students and give them real experiences that land them on the Arab world. I thought of the idea of creating an Arab club which is responsible for everything relates to the Arab culture. In this club we offer materials such as: books, clothes, jewelry, perfumes, pottery, accessories, paintings...etc that tell us many things about the Arabs and their lives. All of these things are with a full description and details about its history and why and how it is used. This club also provides some educational materials like: stories and movies that encourage students to learn without even noticing that they are learning. this club is also open for all not only Arabic language learners. All are welcome. I also worked on some curriculum development through giving more handouts and sheets to apply more strategies in the lessons given.
Capstone Project
10 months 3 days ago
Thanks to the previous TCLP, Irving Elementary School has now an Arabic corner at the school library. I noticed that the addition of a curriculum with a record of the lessons and activities students are exposed to this year will be very beneficial, especially to future TCLPs. My capstone project is based on developing a 10 units curriculum. Units will cover topics such as family, food and drinks, sport and holidays. Through this capstone, I try to compile all the lessons and activities into one set to be a reference for future Arabic teachers at Irving School. The Following is a chart that introduces the different units. School Year 2019/2020 1st term Unit 1: Personal Relations Unit 2: Family Unit 3: At School Unit 4: Food and Drinks Unit 5: Body and Health 2nd term Unit 6: Shopping Unit 7: Sport Unit 8: Hobbies Unit 9: Travels and Means of Transportation Unit 10: Holidays
Capstone Project
10 months 6 days ago
My Capstone Project is divided into two parts, I collaborated with my TCLP colleague to set Art Station at Family Fun Night of Steam at my host school to introduce our program and both of the Chinese and the Egyptian cultures.Families and students had fun learning about the Egyptian culture and the parents helped their kids making their own Ancient Egyptian wigs and collars, they also had the chance to have their names written in both Arabic and Chinese.Some students built a pyramid and others enjoyed taking pictures using the Pharaoh's maquette. It was a great chance to organize an Arabic Club in the second quarter of the year to help the students learn more about the Egyptian culture and the Arabic language.They enjoyed playing games, singing songs and watching videos. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1qc6aPVzwcWJHtqVMaxr3xVO5pyl8VAMj

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