The teaching method “Al-Manhaj”
That is no longer strictly confined to books but has long been part and parcel of our everyday background, especially through administrative papers but also thanks to the modern media which have promoted it, such as newspapers, the Internet, advertisements, boards, signs and all other means of information. As to spoken Arabic, it cannot either be strictly limited to such « monologues » as official speeches, news bulletins, exposes or lectures.
Written Arabic is more and more commonly used as a tool for communication and in the world of work (during meetings, speeches made on TV and the radio, thanks for instance to satellite channels). Thus being able to use literal Arabic as a spoken language as well as a written language is essential to be able to communicate, even if it must be completed with some indispensable knowledge of dialectal Arabic.
Presentation, “Al Manhaj”, level one, beginners
The teaching method Al-Manhaj will offer three levels in the learning of Arabic: beginners intermediate and advanced. This is the first level, which will enable the learner to get some basic command of the language, so as ultimately to be able to understand and make simple sentences both in the oral and written language.
Didactic choices are made according to the current uses of Arabic: for instance the method will take into account the fact that there are no short vowels in the written Arabic, that whenever possible declensions as well as the ta’ marbûta will not be considered, while noun clauses are quite commonly used as well as every sentence structure close to what is being used in the dialects.