Capstone Abstract

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.