Planting the seeds of the Arabic fluency from early childhood by:
- helping families and teachers to incorporate Arabic at home or in the classroom as a living language, and to instill the love for this language through engaging resources.
- teaching vocabulary and sentences related to a meaningful and relatable story, context or theme.
- making learners practice the 4 interconnected language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) so that they acquire the language.
- making learners feel confident in their ability to learn and use the language, breaking the « Arabic is the most difficult language » mental barrier that holds back learners.
We believe that Arabic فصحى is a unifying language that we should keep alive in our lives!
!السّلام عليكم / مرحبا
I am Emilie, mompreneur and founder of Arabic Seeds. I launched Arabic Seeds in 2015 but the story of this project started a few years before and "bloomed" - bi'idhnillAh - from my own experience as an adult Arabic learner and as a non-native speaking mom wanting to raise an "Arabic-understanding" child.
I didn't expect what followed! و الحمد لله
In fact, I ended up talking to my child in Arabic in our everyday life, along with my husband who also made the effort to use Arabic Fusha, and it became a natural language in our family! سبحان الله
You can read the full story on the blog here: How I raised my child in Arabic as a non-native speaker
The language learning/
teaching approach we promote
We believe in a practical, whole-language exposure’s approach from the early years.
From baby age, children should be exposed to Arabic daily through play, talking to them in Arabic, rhymes, book read-alouds etc. When using this approach, once they reach the “learning to read and write” stage, what they try to read and write makes sense to them and it eases them into this new step in their language learning journey. This would be the ideal situation but we know that not everyone can achieve this (especially non-native speakers) and we are here to help you! We also believe it is never too early or too late to start a new language learning journey!
We design our resources to help you incorporate Arabic into your children/students’ life, make them live and love Arabic and make them practice the 4 interconnected language skills (listen, speak, read and write) through topics inspired by kids’ interests and real life!
Arabic Seeds would not be what it is today without the people I work with:
Since 2020, thanks to the sustainability provided by the subscription model and the fidelity of our members, I am able to outsource some of the work and to expand our Arabic platform with more and more beneficial and quality resources! و الحمد لله
I am so grateful to our content writers Dehbia Kessal (current), Khadijah Ashworth and Shazia Afzal (past), to Gardens of Arabic for her precious Arabic proofreading services, to Cotorrita Design, PeoniArt and Merak Designs for their illustration services, to Creative Melon for the development of our online Arabic games, to sister Sumaya for her Video Edition work, and to Al-Qasas Learning for designing some of favourite bonus resources.
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From the Blog
"How I raised my child in Arabic as a non-native speaker" by Emilie, Arabic Seeds founder.
"How to teach Arabic to children the right way" by Ohood Al-Omar, director of Al-Kawthar Learning Center.