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Teaching Arabic language for non-Arabic speaker

KEFAK Program 

 

(KEFAK) is a specialized program for teaching Arabic to non-native speakers.
Divan International, in cooperation with Tabarak International Academy, presents a comprehensive Standard-Based program that aims at developing the learners’ communication skills in the Modern Standard Arabic. KEFAK Arabic Language Program implements the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Standards and adapts the 2017 NCSSFL- ACTFL Can-Do Statements, which are the result of the collaboration between the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).


reflect the continuum of growth in communication skills through the novice, intermediate, advanced, superior, and distinguished levels for all language learners (natives and non-natives).
Arabic language philosophy at KEFAK program promotes the learning of Arabic in an environment that encourages growth, with a focus on communication proficiency and the appreciation of different cultures. 

 

 

ARABIC FOR COMMUNICATION

At KEFAK, we communicatively teach Arabic. Our teaching methods support and focus on the various modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive, presentational, and intercultural). Our Arabic classrooms are interactive, student-centered, and encourage critical thinking. KEFAK Arabic classrooms demonstrate traits of 21st-century skills and global competency in action. 

We encourage our students to interact in real-life situations, and teachers go beyond vocabulary lists or grammar drills to develop our students' oral, written, and even non-verbal communication skills. Every lesson prepares our students for real-world interaction in some way. We bring communication through tasks that require meaningful communication in a relevant context. We teach Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) as our main teaching language and expose our students to dialect as well. The focus in instruction is placed on writing and reading skills in MSA but still within a communicative framework.

 

Teaching grammar as a building block for communication

Research shows that explicit teaching of grammar has little effect on people’s language acquisition, comprehension, or writing abilities. Therefore, instead of focusing on grammar rules and diagramming sentences, our teachers guide students towards an understanding of how grammar functions. Students learn how to use the form rather than memorized conjugations that may not be applicable across contexts.

At KEFAK, we do teach grammar as concepts in meaningful contexts in Arabic. We avoid traditional approaches to grammar instruction that emphasize direct grammar instruction which encourages memorized, rehearsed use of language.

We believe that by searching for the correct form to speak, listen, read, or write effectively, a student has a spontaneous need for a grammatical structure and is highly motivated to use the grammar in the right context immediately.

With beginners, teachers teach grammar indirectly by asking students to use specific forms and patterns. They also explain the meaning expressed through these forms. Teachers aim to teach students to use correct sentence structures in different contexts in Arabic. Grammar is integrated and blended within the content and instruction so students are learning it spontaneously. With the intermediate level, basic grammatical rules are taught and reinforced. Our students are learning grammar implicitly through communication in Arabic, and explicitly through the discovery of grammatical rules through use in meaningful examples. These skills are deepened through moving from one level to another. With the advanced level, teaching grammar takes a bigger part of our instruction. Our students explore grammatical forms guided by the teachers, to address any gaps in knowledge, and ensure that communication always occurs in Arabic.

Also, students are being prepared to take the external examination (International A Level) which has a big portion of grammar. In it students need to paraphrase, vocalize (Tashkeel), choose the correct grammatical forms, and explain the grammatical rules.

Ommiya Program (Jordanian Dialect):
This course is crafted to help students master local, everyday language usage, so that they feel better integrated into their regional surroundings, living and working among native Arab speakers in any setting. Ommiya is a recognized as a necessary facet of any student’s progression towards that coveted, native-like language proficiency.

Our Staff:
The staff was chosen very carefully. They are specialized professors in the field of teaching Arabic to non-native speakers. However, many of them have been subjected to intensive courses in teaching the Arabic language to non-native speakers to raise their skills and thus their performance.

 

 

Our Location:

he Academy is located in a beautiful area with all the services needed by the Arab student as well as the foreigner during his stay in Jordan. The location enjoys a vital transport network connecting this area with other parts of the city so that our students can explore their surroundings with ease.

 

Program Description:

The program offers three types of courses: -

1- Monthly group sessions.
2. Classroom courses.
3. Special courses.


 

KEFAK, Activities:

We hope that our students will take advantage of every minute of their existence in this beautiful and safe country to discover and identify the geography and culture of the site. We will guarantee this by arranging tourist trips to the most attractive areas for tourists and foreigners throughout the country. The linguistic partner is an integral part of the student's success in acquiring the Arabic language, spirit, cultures, and history to build the foundations of understanding between cultures and bring the views closer to peace between East and West.

The Golden offer for KEFAK Arabic Courses 2021 For students in large groups: - In fact, the passion of foreign students and their desire to learn Arabic have made us follow a new policy in our presentations to university students, institutes, and large groups. Ask for our special prices!

 

 

Kefak program tuition fees include:

• Integrated academic program.
• Meet & assist at Arrival and return to the airport.
• Academic program (Teaching Arabic to non-native speakers) as shown in the program.
• Accommodation fees in double room.
• Accommodations is near the academy.
• Academy & accommodation is fully serviced near shopping centers.
• Monthly 2 half day cultural trips & tours inside the city of Amman
• A monthly 2-day trips & cultural tour outside the city of Amman.
• Free Internet service inside the academy and accommodations.
• Jordanian sim card free.
• Attending cultural events organized by the Academy for free.