Fairouz Academy is an Arabic language school for children aged 4-12 of various backgrounds serving Calgary and surrounding areas. We offer after school programs on weekdays and morning programs on Saturdays.

We aim to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for children to learn Arabic using a fun filled approach.

Our programs will provide children with the foundation of the Arabic language using the full immersion method, while dedicating individual attention to each student’s needs. We utilize techniques such as plays, crafts, stories and songs and rhymes to supplement the textbooks to keep students engaged in our classes. Our goal with the completion of our programs is for the student to be able to speak, read and write Arabic.

أكاديمية فيروز هي مدرسة تعليم اللغة العربية للأطفال الذين تتراوح أعمارهم بين 4-12 عاما من مختلف الخلفيات ، تخدم كالجاري والمناطق المحيطة بها.

نهدف في أكادمية فيروز إلى خلق بيئة ترحيبية وشاملة للأطفال لتعلم اللغة العربية بطريقة مرحة و ممتعة.

توفر برامجنا الأسس اللازمة لتعلم للغة العربية باستخدام تقنيات حديثة مثل المسرحيات والحرف اليدوية والقصص والأغاني بالإضافة للكتب المدرسية. هدفنا مع الانتهاء من برامجنا هو أن يكون الطالب قادراً على القراءة والكتابة و التحدث باللغة العربية.

Mission Statement

We believe in building a generation of independent citizens and empowering them with knowledge though play and innovation, in order to connect them to their roots and culture.

ونحن نؤمن ببناء جيل من المواطنين المستقلين وتمكينهم من خلال العلم و المعرفة ، من أجل ربطهم بجذورهم وثقافتهم عن طريق اللعب والابتكار.

Vision Statement

We aim to give the children in our community the opportunity to own their future through learning their mother tongue.

نهدف إلى إعطاء الأطفال في مجتمعنا الكندي الفرصة لامتلاك مستقبلهم من خلال تعلم لغتهم الأم.

Why learn Arabic?

 

  • Your future best friend may speak it
  • Learning a new language is good for your brain
  • Learning a new language can raise your grades in other subjects
  • It can help you land an awesome job.

Also, students in Canada are encouraged to learn and use their mother tongue, which is very important for a number of reasons:

  • Mother tongue is the language that parents master perfectly.
  • Mother tongue is the most important tool to pass or receive knowledge because we learn better in the language we understand.
  • Children who have strong first language skills are more willing and able to learn a second language
  • The vocabulary and ease of communication will remain stronger in the mother tongue and will enable students to stay in touch with the literature and culture of their original country and to maintain their own language
  • Learning the mother tongue helps in multilingualism, and helps to open up to the world and keep pace with intellectual and civilized development

Therefore, we must ensure that, as educators, we encourage our students to learn their mother tongue and to hand it down from generation to generation.

Programs

The kids programs/courses utilize a dynamic full immersion method in language teaching where students are immersed in an environment of Arabic language only. Through the use of images, intuition interactivity and instruction, the students will be introduced to the language and encouraged to use it. The course utilizes a variety of fun activities such as songs, games and stories to supplement the text book and keep the students engaged.

The method used in teaching in our school is:

Simple and efficient.

Vivid and engaging.

Flexible and adaptable to each student.

Curriculum: سلسلة لغتنا الأم

Adult Arabic Language courses:

  • Arabic for non speakers 1 A
  • Arabic for non speakers 1 B

These series of courses will achieve the basic communication competencies: auditory and written understanding and verbal and written expression, stemming from daily life situations. This will be accomplished  through activities and workshops focused on the four pillars : communication skills, language competencies , cultural demonstration and writing skills

The learners will acquire skills giving them the ability to:

  • Participate in daily conversations in Arabic using an average level of composition.
  • Read and understand texts in Arabic.
  • Express their needs while living in an Arab country.
  • Write text related to daily life in Arabic.

Each course is 8 weeks long. Classes are once a week.  Each class is 2 hours long.

Price:  Our hourly rate is $14.75 + GST. Therefore,  each course is $236+GST. Textbooks are $35+GST.

To register, please email us at info@fairouzacademy.org

Course Description    

The courses utilize a dynamic full immersion method in language teaching where students are immersed in an environment of Arabic language only. Through the use of images, intuition interactivity and instruction, the students will be introduced to the language and encouraged to use it. The course utilizes a variety of fun activities such as songs, games and stories to supplement the text book and keep the students engaged.

The method used in teaching in our school is:

Simple and efficient.

Vivid and engaging.

Flexible and adaptable to each student.

Curriculum: سلسلة لغتنا الأم


Fees     

Our classes are weekly and each class is 2 hours long, and courses begin in September and February each year, and each program runs for a period of 5 months (20 classes per course). Please contact us for classes schedule.

Our hourly rate ranges between $14.25 and $15 depending on the payment plan.

There are 3 payment plans available for each course:

  1. Installment plan: $105.00 + GST monthly installments over 5 months, first payment is at time of registration, plus $75 non-refundable deposit. *** must sign Installment payment plan agreement.
  2. Easy plan: $255.00 + GST upfront (50%) and the rest over 4 months ($63.75/month), plus $75 non-refundable deposit. *** must sign Installment payment plan agreement.
  3. Full payment: $495.00 + GST payable at time of registration, plus $75 non-refundable deposit.

Course material and text books are $35.

Siblings discount is 15% on second and third child!

****FREE TRIAL CLASS*** Benefit from this limited time offer by booking your spot in our commitment free trial class today!

To register your child, please fill in the online registration form below:


Clubs and Camps   

 

Arabic Kids Clubs:

In this 6 weeks program, little ones will learn Arabic while exploring science, drama or art. They get to practice the Arabic Language while preparing for a puppet show, experimenting science or making artsy crafts in one of our themed clubs. Clubs available at Fairouz Academy are: Drama Stars Club – Art Creators Club – Superstars of Science Club.   

Classes are limited to 8 participants, so book your child’s spot soon.

Price: $99 + GST per participant.

Registration is per club.  Age range: 4- 12 yrs.  Call (587-703-5036) or email us (info@fairouzacademy.org) for more details and to sign up.

 

PD days Arabic Camps:  

What better way to spend a day off school than learning some Arabic? Fairouz Academy is now offering Arabic Language Camps during PD days! We have a load of activities and fun in store for the students. No previous Arabic language knowledge is required.

 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

For students ages 4-12

Price: $43.00 each day + GST

SAVE $5 on second and third child.

To register your child, please email us at info@fairouzacademy.org.

 

Spring and Summer camps:

During our week long camps, students will sing songs, get artsy, and participate in a variety of traditional camp games- all while learning the language.

The first camp will run from the 22nd of July to 26th of July 2018, from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is now open.

Price:

4-6 year olds => $180 (***$140 if registered before 31 March 2018)
7-12 year olds => $215 (***$175 if registered before 31 March 218)

Please email info@fairouzacademy.org to register.

Our Team

 

We believe that teachers can ignite the passion for learning in students. This is why our teachers are skilled in the latest educational practices and are most qualified for this mission.

At Fairouz Academy, we strive to provide a welcoming, loving, supportive and fun atmosphere for everyone.

Isis Sunna

Isis Sunna

Director

Isis got her BA in Finance from the University of Jordan in 2006 and proceeded to work in the fast paced banking sector for more than a decade, holding several managerial positions in corporate portfolio management and heading the Credit Risk function in international banks in Jordan before moving to Calgary in 2016 with her husband, Firas and her daughter, Fairouz.

Isis believes in the power of languages and the importance of communication. Arabic is a flexible, elegant and a not so difficult language to learn. Children of immigrant families have the opportunity to be multilingual, and parents can cultivate and encourage the use of mother tongue. Mastering the parents’ mother tongue plays a huge role and in connecting the children to their roots and culture, increases employment opportunities, and makes them more adaptable to new environments.  Isis believes that learning Arabic should be made available to all interested families, this is why Fairouz Academy welcomes all children of different cultural backgrounds and strive to provide a fun atmosphere that incorporates crafts, music, interactive play and an extensive array of creative and educational tools at a developmentally appropriate level, while making sure not to burden the child with an extra school work load.  The curriculum was chosen after  extensive research in that area, and has all the modern teaching tools and techniques.

Jehan Ozon

Jehan Ozon

Teacher

Jehan comes to Fairouz Academy with an academic degree in translation from Damascus University. She is trained in the field of “how to deal with kids”, and has six years of teaching experience for grades 2, 3, 5 and high school students at different schools in Damascus. This makes her the perfect fit for Fairouz Academy.  She also completed a Couture course in ES-MODE institute, Damascus. She is passionate about teaching and possesses excellent interpersonal skills and has the ability to communicate concisely and articulately with the children of all ages. Jehan is the mother of 2 gorgeous children and we are excited to have her as part of our family at Fairouz Academy.

Jane Rabahia

Jane Rabahia

Teacher

Jane comes to Fairouz Academy with a passion to teach and help kids learn an exciting language. She strongly believes that the best way to learn is through fun & play, and that every child should be valued and treated with respect instead of worrying about behavioral issues. She is an elementary level teacher with a major in Art, graduated from Syria and worked in multiple schools teaching kids in grades 1-6.  She believes that using arts and crafts in the classroom is an excellent way to facilitate language learning with young learners.  Jane also worked as a Human Resource manager in Dubai for 4 years.  She and her husband have a beautiful family of twin boys and one furry pet. We can’t be happier about her joining our family at Fairouz Academy.

Mariam Bekhit

Mariam Bekhit

Teacher

Mariam Grew up in Egypt and have been working with children for the past 12 years. She volunteered as a Sunday School teacher in Egypt for 9 years, and has been volunteering in Calgary for the past 2 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in commerce and a Child Development Assistance certificate.  Mariam currently works as a child care assistant in a child care centre; organizing activities that target different areas of child development.  She is very passionate about the Arabic language and seeing the children enjoy learning it. Mariam is also a brilliant artist. She brings her artistic talents to Fairouz Academy’s classrooms and skillfully creates a fun and enjoyable learning experience for the students.

Meshleen Khoury

Meshleen Khoury

Teacher

Meshleen graduated from Damascus University  and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Arabic Literature in 2011. She has more than 5 years teaching experience in Damascus, Syria where she worked as a junior high and high school Arabic language teacher. Meshleen loves working with children, this is why she volunteered in local communities while in Damascus, organizing activities and summer camps for children ages 5 to 12 for more than 10 years. She also volunteered in the UNDP Teaching English for pre-literacy students aged (18-60) for 3 years. Meshleen then proceeded to work as a teacher in the American Academy of Beirut, and at the Lebanese Autism Society for 2 years. Upon moving to Calgary, Meshleen worked as a private Arabic language instructor. Currently, she is an ESL instructor for Children ages 5-12 years. She also works as an engagement leader for families and kids in the Calgary. Meshleen enjoys working with kids and she believes in investing her time and efforts in them as they are our future. She is a perfect fit for Fairouz Academy and her experience speaks for itself.

Verginia Ghobrail

Verginia Ghobrail

Teacher

Verginia received her Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Ain Shams University in Cairo. She then proceeded to work in the banking and financial sector for 10 years. She is very passionate about teaching and working with children, this is why she works as an ESL teacher, teaching children the English Language online. She has a special ability to connect with children and create a casual- yet fun learning environment. This is why students love her as their teacher. Her love for linguistics and children makes her the perfect Arabic language teacher.

She has joined Fairouz academy because her values align perfectly with ours. She strongly believes that it is the parents’ responsibility to open as many doors to their kids as possible and to make them proud of who they are. This is why it is important for children to take on languages to enable them to utilize their maximum potential, and be whatever they want to be in the future.

Book Shop

Come and check out our broad variety of fun Arabic children books, from nursery rhymes and short stories for babies and preschoolers to engaging reads for teenagers.  Browse our vast collection and buy online here!

Or you can visit us and browse/shop in person.  Our book shop working hours are from 3:30 PM until 7:00 PM on Thursdays, and from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturdays.  We are located at Bay 1A, 4101 – 19 Street NE, Calgary.  Call us at 587-703-5036  info@fairouzacademy.org

Note: Our premises is on the second floor and, unfortunately, is not wheelchair accessible.

 

 

We’ll love to hear from you!

ARABIC LANGUAGE SCHOOL

Address: Bay 1A, 4101- 19 Street NE

Calgary, Alberta

Canada

Telephone: (587) 703-5036

Email: info@fairouzacademy.org

Thursdays: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Saturdays: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Or by appointments

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