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Arabic At Pono


Arabic at Pono is an after-school language program that introduces children ages 6 to 10 years old to the Arabic language through multisensory, culturally rich, and interactive real-life scenarios. This class teaches reading and writing and is based on a tested curriculum that sequentially builds on students' literacy skills. Children at various levels of oral and written Arabic knowledge are encouraged to join.

This class is taught by Bassem Elbendary, a native Arabic language speaker and high school Social Studies teacher. Bassem started his teaching career in Cairo, Egypt, where he worked at an international school and volunteered to teach homeless children in marginalized communities. He holds a Master's Degree in Social Studies Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and is currently pursuing a bilingual extension in Arabic from Lehman College, CUNY. Bassem teaches Social Studies at the Bronx Collaborative High School, where he takes a student-centered approach, developing curricula guided by his students' interests. 

This class is offered four terms a year (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer). Registration is now open for the Fall 2017 term.

Days: Every Tuesday and Friday from October 3rd to December 12th, 2017 (Except November 24, 2017). There are 20 classes in the Fall 2017 term.

Hours: 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Location: Pono. 2002 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10035.

Fee: $762

To sign up, please contact us at by September 15, 2017. Application and full payment are due by September 22, 2017.

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