EL Camp Bel3araby provides children ages 6-12 of Arab decent with a fun driven immersion experience to practice the spoken language, gain basic literacy skills and learn about various Arab cultures. EL Camp Bel3araby activities are designed to complement Arabic learning, with the overall goal of supporting children’s literacy acquisition and kindling their love to the language and embracing the culture. EL Camp will give children the opportunity to listen to the different sounds of the language and to a variety of meaningful and enjoyable words and expressions through play, arts and crafts, songs, stories, and more.
The Camp Curriculum was developed according to the following principles:
Research-based: The curriculum uses proven best practices from existing academic research on how to teach children to speak, read and comprehend.
Culturally Appropriate: The curriculum is designed to target children in the US of Arab roots and has with no religious or political affiliations. The camp will provide a supportive environment and a safe place for children to develop their skills.
Fun: The curriculum prescribes play-based reading/writing activities that engage children in a developmentally appropriate and entertaining way. Furthermore, the activities incorporate numerous learning modalities, to accommodate all children.