my kids do learn Arabic at the madrassa. This madrassa is excellent. My kids have learnt so far proper pronunciation of the Arabic together with same very nice memorization of Ahadith in Arabic.
They learn the language using Gateway to Arabic. I know these books since long before my kids attended this madrassa and they are really good quality.
At home we do little but I like them to watch Arabic cartoons and to use pc-rom that teach Arabic such as Multi Madrassa or Arabic for English speakers Juniors.
Both are very good and if used them regularly can really improve the child's grammar, dictionary, pronunciation and reading.
We also use various games such as match cards in Arabic.
We also bought PDQ Arabic for English speakers from Linguaphone. I must say this is one of the best language course I have ever bought. I am always so positive and suggest it to others, mash'Allah. It comes with audio cds and a book to learn the language, writing and reading.
Thursday, 3 April 2008