Allah - Adab - Arabic
Allah - Adab - Arabic
BiLD is an exciting initiative we have been developing over the past year. It is a comprehensive learning programme in which mastering the reading of the Quran is just the beginning. Our balanced curriculum combines knowledge of the Arabic language with lessons designed to develop and nurture students based on the Islamic teachings of Adab (etiquette).
We have simplified our vision for education into three components called:
“The 3 A’s: Allah, Adab and Arabic”.
The goal of this journey is to attain closeness to Allah. In our classes we encourage students to strengthen their knowledge of Allah by studying the Quran and Islam, in a progressive manner.
The real key to success lies in Adab: being a good person, making a positive contribution to society and most importantly, expressing correct etiquette whilst journeying to Allah and connecting with our Beloved Prophet. Students learn to be well-mannered, polite, caring individuals who have a genuine awareness of how to be considerate human beings.
The Adab element of these years is taught via discussion and interaction with the teachers both formally and informally. A consistent theme throughout these discussions is teaching through Hubb (Love), love for Allah. Our approach stems from a firm belief that love is the most powerful driving force to maximize one’s potential towards doing good.
Knowing Arabic is the key to access the extensive array of rich and profound Islamic literature. Our carefully devised programme will give your child a firm grasp of the Arabic language. Beginning with the Magnificent Holy Quran, students will also learn the fundamentals of the Language in a stepwise manner.
The first years of learning lay a firm foundation for your child and aim to support their language learning over the coming years. The focus is practical, students begin to internalise the language and gain confidence in communicating their interests. They start having discussions on general aspects of daily life by acquiring basic tools and topic specific vocabulary.
Your child builds their Arabic skills in all four key areas of language learning:
Students learn basic conversation through question and answer texts. This is also practiced through activities such as role-plays and group work.
Skills are practiced through exercises .The teacher will also engage with students by asking questions in Arabic.
This includes reading a combination of conversational texts, small extracts of prose and completing comprehensions, all of which will ensure that students are building vocabulary.
Students are given exercises to implement phrases from class texts and are also assigned writing tasks based on the current topic, such as ‘my hobbies’ or ‘my summer holidays’.
It goes without saying that an Arabist is one who has a sound grasp on grammar. Although the focus of these two years is language and vocabulary, students will be taught short grammar concepts when required and gradually have more exposure to concepts of varying difficulty.
Our syllabus encapsulates our philosophy by nurturing your child in both Arabic and Adab. Through this approach, students enjoy attending lessons and despite being so young, they aspire to embark on the journey to seek knowledge and thus start a profound journey to Allah.
Class Sizes and Teachers
- There are a maximum of 13 students per class
- Teaching takes place from Monday to Friday, 5.00pm – 7.00pm for all students.
The Teaching Year and Holidays
The teaching year comprises of 40 teaching weeks with 12 weeks’ holiday for all students. These are usually:
- 5 weeks over Ramadhan and Eidul Fitr
- 1 week for Hajj and Eidul Adha
- 1 week for Winter break
- 1 week for Spring break
- 4 weeks for Summer break
Our year runs parallel to the normal school year with three main semesters. Each being 12 weeks in duration
- Autumn- Winter
- Winter- Spring
Each term will include an end of term presentation to showcase achievements and outstanding work and behaviour.