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Description of the program:
The Arabic elementary program at Lyndale is the first program in the Twin Cities offered to elementary students in public schools. This program was launched in 2008 through a fund from the US government and is offered to students in 2nd, 4th and 5th grade.

This is an exciting opportunity for our kids at Lyndale to learn about the Arabic culture and language, which is considered by the US Department of Defense as one of the critical languages that need to be acquired by more Americans in order to promote understanding, respect and peace with people from this culture.

The goal of this program is for students to acquire the foundation of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Arabic in a cultural context. This program is designed to open the eyes of students to a new perspective by teaching language through culture and allowing students to make comparison with their own culture.
 
Contact information:
For any questions or concerns, please do contact me via email at:
Rita.Farah@mpls.K12.mn.us

5th Grade 2015-2016 Yearlong Curriculum

The fifth grade will be working to add to the knowledge obtained from fourth grade.  The fifth grade will be doing more writing and speaking to allow for them to continue their study of the Arabic language beyond Lyndale.

4th Grade 2015-2016 Yearlong Curriculum

The fourth grade will be working on the basic Arabic skills. Students will be engaged in class through the communicative approach, TPR (total physical response) and TPRS ( Teaching Proficiency throuhg Reading and Storytelling).

Events and cultural projects 2015/2016

This year my 5th grade students will perform part of their showcase in Arabic as we did last year. Students will be part of the International Night that takes place in March.