Alif Institute - Atlanta Georgia

Arabic Classes for Children

Arabic classes, for toddlers and children, incorporate both classical and spoken language. Alif’s highly trained instructors create a unique learning experience with a culturally nurturing environment and the use of modern technology in the classroom.

Following the academic classes, a weekly session of “Arabic Arts & Crafts” is offered free of charge to our students to enhance their language and culture learning experience. In addition, a special program is presented by the students at the end of each semester. The Haflatunaحفلتنا program features sketches, songs, dances, or poems performed in Arabic.

Parents may bring a snack and a drink for their children. Alternatively, they may bring some change to purchase snacks/drinks at the price of $0.50.

Kindly note that private lessons are offered at Alif Institute for children and youth beyond the levels indicated below.

Click here to register for Arabic classes.

Dates and Tuition

Class Descriptions 

Evaluation Form


We invite the parents of students in our Children's Arabic Language Classes to fill an evaluation form for each child.  By completing these forms you will will help us better meet your children's needs, and improve our program.

Please click here to fill an evaluation form. 

Thank you! 

2017/2018: Dates and Tuition

Dates: Saturdays, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

  • 1st Semester: August 26 – December 9, 2017 (14 sessions/35 hrs)
  • 2nd Semester: January 13 – May 12, 2017 (16 sessions/40 hrs)

(No classes on Saturdays, September 2 & November 25, 2017 or March 31 & April 21, 2018.)

       Children’s classes also include cultural enrichment programs:

  • Arabic Music 
  • Levels 101-105 include Arabic Calligraphy 
  • Arabic Arts & Crafts: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Dabkeh for Children: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

TUITION and FEES:

   Tuition for both semesters can be paid altogether or in two installments. 

  • Two Payment Option:
    • Semester 1: $470 [$25 discount applies if paid by August 12, 2017]
    • Semester 2: $530 [$25 discount applies if paid by January 6, 2018]
  • One Payment Option:
    • Full year: $950 [$50 discount applies if paid by August 12, 2017]

   Alif Membership is required for all students. There are two membership options available for students under 18:

  • Sustaining membership:  Monthly donation of any amount of $10 or more
  • Family membership : $75 per year  

To become a member please go to My Membership / Become a Member.

To check or renew your membership please go to My Membership / Membership Renewal/History

Membership dues are tax-deductible and are valid for one year from the day of joining.

   Textbooks: Students will have to purchase textbooks and educational materials.

   Cultural enrichment programs:

  • Arabic Arts & Crafts : $5 per session / Free for registered students and members
  • Dabkeh for Children: $30 per semester / Free for registered students 

REGISTRATION:

  • Open House: Saturday, January 6, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • New Students
    • Beginners may register at the open house or online by January 6, 2018.
    • New students with prior Arabic language experience should take a placement evaluation at the open house on January 6, 2018.
  • Returning Students may register online or by mail before the deadline of January 6, 2018.
  • Family Discount: 10% discount is offered for the 3rd registered child of the same family, and 20% for other additional children.
  • Classes with low enrollment are subject to cancellation.

Class Descriptions 

If you would like to meet our teachers and staff please visit our website page under About Us/Instructors.

Kindly see below the Arabic classes offered for children and youth.

  Arabic A

Arabic A: Introductory Arabic (3 - 4 years)

This class exposes your child to the Arabic language and culture through fun activities, songs, games, stories, and small crafts. No textbook is used in this class.

Please note that the children need to be toilet trained. We prefer that a parent accompanies a child during class.

Arabic B

Arabic B: Introductory Arabic
(4 - 5 years)


Over two semesters, this class introduces the Arabic Alphabet and enables the student to identify and copy the Arabic letters in their independent forms.

By the end of this class, students will be able to use basic greetings, say their names, count and say their age, talk about themselves and their families, use common expressions and comprehend basic classroom directions. In addition, they learn some vocabulary related to various topics such as clothes, colors, sizes, body parts, fruits and vegetables, Arabic breakfast and drinks, classroom objects, animals, nature and means of transportation.

Course Materials: "A Bouquet of Letters & Numbers - K1",  "( باقة حروف و أرقام : روضة أولى (الفصل الأول و الثاني " by a team of authors.

Arabic C Arabic C: Introductory Arabic (5 - 6 years)

This class is offered to Kindergarten students. Over two semesters, it introduces the various shapes of the Arabic letters and enables the student to identify, sound and copy these letters in their initial, medial, and final positions. Also, they will be able to recognize and sound the short and long vowels.

By the end of this class, students will be able to use basic greetings, some courtesy words, say their names, count and say their age, express agreement and disagreement, use common expressions, comprehend basic classroom directions, and make simple requests. Students will also be able to provide simple responses based on familiar topics such as health, feelings, family, clothes, colors, sizes, body parts, fruits, and vegetables, Arabic breakfast and drinks, dining utensils, classroom objects, animals, nature and means of transportation. The days of the week and seasons and singular subjective pronouns will be introduced as well.

Course Materials: "Rowad AlArabya: Level 2", "رواد العربية" by Ghada Musa.

Arabic 101Arabic 101: Elementary Arabic Level 1 (6 – 9 years old)

This class is offered to (6 years old) students who complete Arabic C at Alif Institute. It is also offered to (8 - 9 years old) students with no prior exposure to Arabic.

By the end of this level (two semesters), students will be able to recognize the Arabic letters, pronounce correctly all Arabic sounds, and be able to read and write simple words and short phrases. Besides learning all letters, 10 extra-alphabetical symbols are introduced.

In addition to developing the reading, writing, and vocabulary skills, students will learn more greetings, farewells, and some courtesy words. They will also learn the numbers and be able to tell their age, express agreement and disagreement, likes and dislikes and use common expressions. They will start sharing some information about self, such as: my age, my family, my friends and my school. Students will start using question words, some demonstrative and subjective pronouns, and some simple verbs in the present tense. Also, some new topics taught in context are introduced such as: my house, my garden, meals, feelings and emotions, and jobs and professions.

Course Materials: A complete set of educational materials developed by Alif Institute specifically for this level.

Arabic 102

Arabic 102: Elementary Arabic Level 2 (8 – 11 years old) 


This class is offered to students who complete Arabic 101- Elementary Arabic or its equivalent.

By the end of the level (two semesters), students will have mastered the Arabic Alphabet and are able to recognize and pronounce correctly all Arabic letters. They will be able to read and write accurately short sentences using familiar vocabulary, speak in the present tense and begin using the past tense, learn about the gender of words, the definite article, adjectives derived from nouns, how to use various types of questions, subject and demonstrative pronouns, plurals, and nominal sentences. Students will be able to ask for basic information, answer simple questions about themselves, their friends and family, and be able to comprehend simple print and audio/video texts on familiar topics. Students will be able to engage in conversations on a variety of topics including: time, days of the week, months, weather and seasons. Also, students will be able to participate in culturally-authentic simulations such as holidays celebration, shopping for food and clothes, sports activities and daily routine.

Course Materials: “The Exciting Reading: Level 2", "القراءة المُشوِّقة: الجزء الثاني " , by a team of authors.

Arabic 103Arabic 103: Elementary Arabic Level 3 (9 -13 years) 

This class is offered to students who complete Arabic 102- Elementary Arabic or its equivalent.

By the end of the level (two semesters), they will be able to read and write sentences using familiar vocabulary with emphasis on the basic Arabic sentence structure, speak in the present tense and begin using the past and future tenses, how to use various types of questions, subject and demonstrative pronouns, plurals, and nominal sentences. THey will be are able to write simple sentences about familiar topics.

Also, students will be able to carry a conversation including exchange of information about self and others. Students will be able to engage in conversations in a variety of topics including: food, clothes, house, furniture, daily routines, weather, shopping, school, nationalities, professions and some Arabic customs. Students are able to identify countries where target language is spoken

Course Materials: "Ya Hala! - for Middle School, Level One", "يا هلا! ", by Hachette Antoine

 Arabic 104

Arabic 104: Intermediate Arabic Level 1 (13+ years)

This class is offered to students who complete Arabic 103- Elementary Arabic or its equivalent.

By the end of the level (two semesters), They will be able to read and write simple phrases and sentences about familiar topics and experiences by using the present, past and future tenses. Students demonstrate some proficiency in listening and reading comprehension, use the singular, dual and plural nouns, and are able to write simple sentences about familiar topics.

Also, students will be able to order a drink at a coffee shop and food at an Arabic restaurant, learn about Arabic food and pastries, accept an invitation, shop for clothes. Students are introduced to Arabic traditional costumes, currencies, movies and music instruments. They will be able to make phone calls, shop at the mall, go to the swimming pool. communicate with the doctor and pharmacist and use some basic correspondence. Students will be able to discover the Arab culture through stops in different Arab countries.

Course Materials: "Ya Hala! - for Middle School, Level One", "يا هلا! ", by Hachette Antoine

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 CLICK  HERE TO REGISTER FOR ARABIC CLASSES

After registering online you may submit your payment via credit card through our secure gateway or you may mail us a check (please make check payable to Alif Institute and mail it to Alif Institute, P.O.  Box 29067, Atlanta, GA 30359, USA).

You may review Alif Institute's Registration Policies For any additional information, please contact us at 770-936-8770 or at arabic@alifinstitute.org.

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