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Arabic Programs

PreK -12 and Adults:

Bridge & Central Academies of Ohio

Toledo, Ohio

The program's goal is to ensure that students achieve language proficiency in Arabic. Our school offers daily Arabic language instruction in addition to the language instruction that is part of the standard Ohio state curriculum. Our mission is to offer daily mandatory Arabic language instruction. The instructors and students meet four to five times a week and have an hour class each time. Since 75% of the students come from homes where the heritage language is Arabic, many students have the ability to use conversational Arabic.

Community Based:

Pacific Arabic Resources

San Francisco, CA

Pacific Arabic Resources is a secular, non-political institution dedicated to the advancement of Arabic in the Bay Area. Mainly for adults, courses are offered in the evenings and on weekends in downtown San Francisco. The program teaches Arabic with a full immersion technique, infusing oral drills and conversation practice in not only standard Arabic, but also a variety of dialects spoken across the Arab world. The program is on a constant quest to expand on the available Afro-Asiatic languages and cultures taught, and commits to offering the most comprehensive Arabic study in the Bay Area.

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