Loving Arabic Workshop – Madrasah Al Maa’rif

The Al Ahdaf Academy was invited to conduct a workshop for the upper primary students of Madrasah Al-Maarif Al-Islamiah.

On the 5th of January 2016, Al Ahdaf presented its first workshop for the new year to encourage the participants to develop a love for the Arabic language and to promote its use using games and activities.

As the students started streaming into the theatrette, one student spotted the camera. Sharp!
As the students started streaming into the theatrette, one student spotted the camera. Sharp!
Al Ahdaf Director, Mustafa Al Tahir, engages the students and teachers.
Al Ahdaf Director, Mustafa Al Tahir, engages the students and teachers.

Nearly 200 students and teachers were involved in a 2 hour workshop that began with a half hour talk by Ahdaf Director, Mustafa Al Tahir. He stressed on the benefits of learning the Arabic language to the students and ended with all the tips he had for them to increase their competency in the language.

The students were then divided into their individual levels as the fun and games began.

With differing levels of difficulty, the students were split into teams and engaged in games like Pictionary, Sentence-forming and storytelling!

A budding artist tries to help her team score points in this round of Pictionary, under the watchful eyes of Mr Zuhdi Yusof.
A budding artist tries to help her team score points in this round of Pictionary, under the watchful eyes of Mr Zuhdi Yusof.
An enthusiastic participant cannot wait for Mr Hussein Alkaff to give her the clue!
An enthusiastic participant cannot wait for Mr Hussein Alkaff to give her the clue!
Mr Mustafa Al Tahir encourages a participant as she faces a challenge to form a sentence in Arabic with a minimum number of words.
Mr Mustafa Al Tahir encourages a participant as she faces a challenge to form a sentence in Arabic with a minimum number of words.

At the end of 2 hours, there were winners aplenty, smiles all around and the feeling of satisfaction from the Al Ahdaf trainers.

While there was much fun and games, as with any language, the key to developing your competency in learning a new language is practice, practice and practice. From Al Ahdaf Academy, we wish all students from Madrasah Al-Maa'rif every success!

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