Who We Are
The Manna’ Institute has researched and combined the methodology uses to teach English to Speakers of other languages and the methods used in the teaching Arabic to ex patriates in the Gulf states to formulated this series of courses with a view to achieve the following:
Minimizing the use of English during lessons
Integration between the languages elements and skills.
Distinguishing the phonetic system of the Arabic language and producing it correctly.
Gradual introduction of study material.
Taking student’s individual differences into account.
Choice of various (dialogues, narratives and stories) and relying in the first two courses on short dialogues as they are stimulating and easy.
The use of numerus and varied exercises.
Matching the study material to student’s needs.
Flexibility to adjust the level of the text as needed.
Flexibility to adjust the number of concept and words learned in each session.
Following the units system to present the subjects.
Presenting individual words in all their context.
Taking employment into consideration when choosing which dialogues to focus on.
Making auditory skill the top priority.
Periodic tests to assess progress.
The use of universal language teaching techniques that are transferable between languages.
The use of visual aids (especially at basic stage).
Sheikh Abu Hind Al-Obaydi
Holds a Masters degree in linguistics from Baghdad University, a BA with honours in humanities specialising in religious studies from the Open University and the Tefl certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). He is fully bi- lingual. He holds the post of vice president of the institute, Principal tutor and keynote member of the research and development team.
Other tutors to be announced.