Fairouz Academy is an Arabic language school in Calgary. We aim to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone to learn Arabic using a modern and effective approach.
We offer different programs that cater for children and adults, speakers and non-speakers. The courses provide the foundation of the Arabic language using the full immersion method, while dedicating individual attention to each student’s needs.
In our children programs, 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.
We believe in building a generation of independent citizens and empowering them with knowledge of their mother language in order to connect them to their roots and culture.
نحن نؤمن ببناء جيل من المواطنين المستقلين وتمكينهم من خلال العلم و المعرفة من أجل ربطهم بجذورهم وثقافتهم
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.
Open a world of possibilities and travel opportunities by learning Arabic. Anyone with the right amount of interest can learn it. Our courses were developed after extensive research in that area and years of teaching Arabic to non speakers in classrooms in Canada.
This course has 14 lectures. In each lecture you will learn reading and writing, speaking and listening skills as well as foundational grammar. So, we will work on all language skills simultaneously.
Therefore, by the end of this course, you will be able to read and write Arabic, you will have a sea of vocabulary and the basic Arabic grammar. So, you’ll be able to form sentences correctly and understand basic text.
There will also be downloadable worksheets at the end of each lecture so that you can practice what you learn. The worksheets include questions on reading and writing, grammar concepts and listening skill.”
For schedule availability and to register, please click this link: https://fairouz-academy.teachable.com
Children 5 months long Arabic Courses:
** All of our in-person classes and courses are on hold due to COVID19 **
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..
Curriculum: سلسلة لغتنا الأم
Schedule: The classes are weekly and each lesson is 2 hours long. 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.
There are 3 payment plans available for each course:
- Installment plan: $105 monthly installments over 5 months, first payment is at time of registration, plus $75 non-refundable deposit. *** must sign Installment payment plan agreement.
- Easy plan: $255 upfront (50%) and the rest over 4 months ($63.75/month), plus $75 non-refundable deposit. *** must sign Installment payment plan agreement.
- Full payment: $495 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!
To register your child, please fill in the online registration form below (Press the “Kids’ Program Register Here” button).
Adult Arabic Language classroom courses:
** All of our in-person classes and courses are on hold due to COVID19. Classes are held online via Zoom**
Our series of courses will achieve the basic communication competencies: auditory/written understanding and verbal/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 level is 8 weeks long. Classes are once a week for 2 hours.
Price: $236. Textbooks are $35.
Contact us for course schedule.
Adult Arabic Language Private Tutoring:
** All of our in-person classes and courses are on hold. Classes are held online via Zoom**
We understand that committing to a classroom schedule is hard with all of life’s other commitments. Therefore, we now offer flexible one to one tutoring at our location that you can tailor to fit your schedule.
Price: One to one tutoring is offered in 16 instruction hour bundles, each for $400. The classes can be taken in a maximum period of 3 months on a prearranged schedule. Each class is 2 hours. Any hours left after the 3 months period are forfeited.
For schedule availability and to register, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet The Founder
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 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.
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.
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 email@example.com
Note: Our premises is on the second floor and, unfortunately, is not wheelchair accessible.