The Arabic language curriculum is based on the understanding that language development is continuous process and involves the balance and integration of all the components of the Arabic language; “reading, speaking, listening and writing”. Casa I and II Montessori students learn two times a week the Arabic alphabet with vowel sounds and syllables and related vocabulary, counting, colours, body parts, fruits and vegetables.
The Grade 1 to 3 students learn to read, write, speak and listen in addition to reciting suras from Quran. The students also learn verbs, nouns, simple sentences, days of the week, fruits, animals and colors. Grades 4 – 6 students learn to complete sentences using phrases, verbs, nouns and adjectives. Themes include weather and time. They also recite and learn the meaning of the Qur’an suras and ayat. Grade 7 and 8 students learn to identify main ideas and vocabulary and to read a variety of materials for comprehension. The students learn weekly Arabic grammar, conversation, spelling, recitation and the meaning of the Qur’an. From Grade 2 to 8 the students have weekly oral and written vocabulary tests.