Arabic Without Tears
A first book for younger learners
Arabic without Tears is a colourful new series designed to teach Arabic in a lively interactive manner to younger learners. It is intended for use by parents or teachers working closely with their children or pupils.
The first book aims to teach the Arabic Alphabet in it's basic form through simple written exercises supported by clear, arrowed diagrams over which the child can trace, thus encouraging him or her to develop confidence and independence in writing the isolate letters. Numerous exercises are included to reinforce letter recognition, alphabetical sequencing and writing practice.
In addition, the book aims to teach children the Arabic numbers from one to ten as well as a wide range of colours and other useful vocabulary. Various fun activities are included to enable the child to use words he or she has learnt in a meaningful context. Mini Flashcards at the end of the book are provided to help test the child's recognition of numbers and colours
The second Book builds upon the letter recognition skills taught in the first book of the series by introducing the child to the joined forms of the letters of the Arabic alphabet, together with the various vowel signs, in a gradual assimilative manner.
The book follows a 'key words' approach, whereby the child is progressively introduced to a range of basic Arabic vocabulary suitable for everyday use. There is a thorough analysis of the phonic components making up each word, opportunity for copying and writing practice, as well as the chance to use each new word in a variety of meaningful contexts through a range of activities. Mini flashcards at the end of the book are provided to help test the child's recognition and understanding of the key words.