Best wishes for the holidays and onto 2020 !
!كل عام وأنتم بخير
CELEBRATING ALEFB'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY! 1994-2019
In partnership with the Association de Sauvegarde des Cèdres du Liban founded by Youssef Tawk, and with Désirée Aziz, Alefb inaugurated a small Cedar forest on November 2, 2019 in al Arz - Lebanon. We purchased 100 copies of Désirée's newly published children's book in Arabic, Nabil Al Arz to be used in our Paris and Courbevoie - France locations by our intermediate level students.This collaboration allowed for the planting of 150 cedars in the name of all of the children who participated in Alefb's program during the past 25 years. We hope that this legacy will benefit many more kids in the future.
Here is a look at Alefb's achievements to date.
LAUNCHING ALEFB'S REVAMPED INTERACTIVE STORYBOOK to learn Arabic and ...maybe French?
To all teachers, parents and educators, we heard you! You can now to take full advantage of our free interactive storybook. You can stop, pause, forward and rewind. You can access all of the drills separately for hours of fun learning with your children. You can discover and experiment a whole new world with our cultural sheets.
A French version is now available online! Check it out here.
We are happy to be partnering with a young startup in Beirut - Lebanon. A leader in online tutoring, Synkers will power Alefb online classes in Arabic as a Foreign language, on their booking and payment platform.
KICKING OFF A NEW BOOKING AND PAYMENT PLATFORM FOR ALEFB'S 1:1 ONLINE VIDEO CONFERENCE CLASSES
You can find more information about our online classes here.
Support Arabic teachers while increasing your children's practice of the Arabic language, all at a very affordable cost. Register here.
Meet our teachers, discover past projects, and learn more here.
I have known Alefb for over 20 years and from the beginning was impressed with this online teaching method. When it came to giving my children the passion for the language, it was clear that my choice was made and Alefb was it. The method is fun, easy, and most importantly engaging. I highly recommend it."
Ali Chalabi - Los Angeles
Parent of KYARA SAKURA (10) and MAHDI (15)
SPONSORING THE ARAB FILM FESTIVAL IN SAN FRANCISCO (AFMI)
This year again, we are grateful to the Arab Film Festival organizers for the opportunity to sponsor their program. Alefb co-sponsored the screening of The Swing from filmmaker Cyril Ariss, in San Jose, thanks to a partnership with WAAUB (AUB alumni Association in the Bay Area).
HIRING TEACHERS AND MORE
We are recruiting teachers, site coordinators, interns and volunteers in all of our locations.
We are also looking for board members who share our vision, and who would like to be part of a rewarding mission.
If you feel you have the drive, the interest and the time, please click here.
OUR GIFT TO YOU THIS YEAR!
Take time during this holiday season to play with your children in Arabic. You can find some inspiration here.
Did you know that it is part of the Lebanese tradition to try your luck on New Year's eve?
Play the game of Basra with your kids, in Arabic of course. Here are the instructions!
WISHES FROM OUR CLASSES IN WASHINGTON DC
Please spread the word about our classes and our online offerings. Together we can reach our goal of a 100 online students by the end of 2020!
Please like our Facebook page here.
Now is the time to enroll or re-enroll your kids for our second session, register here before Jan.2, 2020.
Our Team wishes you a very Merry Christmas
a Linguistically and Culturally Wonderful 2020!