The Arabic as a Foreign Language program at ACS was featured on Ahmar bil Khatt el-Areed, a popular talk show that addresses social matters and airs Wednesday nights on LBCI TV network.
Wafa Kays, AFL teacher, was interviewed as well as several Grade 6 AFL students, who expressed their appreciation of the Arabic language.
In her interview, Kays notes that foreign students demonstrate a passion to learn the Lebanese/Arabic language and are eager to improve. She also argued that perhaps Arabic instruction methods have become outdated and not in sync with the interests of the new generation, which is highly tech-savvy and interested in everything related to computers. Kays added that educators perhaps need to revisit the methods used to teach Arabic to young students to get them more engaged in the language and their own culture, and as a consequence, nurture their sense of national pride and belonging. Kays added that at ACS teachers use songs and other engaging tools to endear the Arabic language to foreigners who might find some difficulty with it.
To watch the full show, go here. The report on AFL at ACS starts at minute 14:17.