Al-Diwan Malaysia - International Centre For Teaching Arabic

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FAQs on ALDIWAN Centre and General Questions


Q1: Where do your students come from?

 A1: Our students are of various nationalities from the Southeast Asian region as well as from elsewhere including African and European countries, Australia, USA and Canada..


Q2: What distinguishes ALDIWAN Centre ?

 A2: Three things:
a. Pleasant Teacher/Student Relations: At the centre, relationships between our teachers and students are friendly and congenial. In fact, many students have expressed the positive impact their relationship with their teacher has had on their learning.

b. Curriculum: The Centre’s curriculum has a proven record of achieving effective results, all the while remaining flexible enough to cater to the student’s specific academic interests.

c. Services: The Centre participates in a strong network of language centres and bookstores, enabling it to obtain a significant discount on books and reference materials for the student.


Q3: What services does the Centre offer for international students coming to Malaysia regarding lodging and accommodation?

A3: We are pleased to offer our international students the following special services:
a. Receiving students at the airport and lodging them in a hotel near the Centre
b. Hotel room reservations
c. Assistance in finding a suitable apartment.


Q4: Which language is used for teaching at ALDIWAN Centre?

A4: The only language spoken at ALDIWAN is Modern Standard Arabic (Fus'ha). If you are interested in learning colloquial Arabic dialects, we offer courses in Cairene (dialect of Cairo) and several other well-known dialects.


Q5: What teaching aids are utilised at ALDIWAN?

A5: Our teachers use reading selections from various genres, pictures, comic strips, posters, memory cards, audio CDs, video, local and international Arabic magazines, and newspapers.


Q6: Which is better: group classes or private classes?

A6: Each type has its advantages and disadvantages. Group learning enhances the students' understanding of the Arabic language in that it offers them the opportunity to listen to other students speak the language. In addition, students build friendships with people from various cultures and backgrounds. Moreover, group classes are more economical than private lessons.
In personal tutoring, the student receives greater personal attention from the teacher as opposed to group classes, where the teacher's attention is divided among all the students simultaneously. Additionally, if the student completes a given number of levels quickly, then he will save more financially, as tuition expenses are based per hour and not per level. Hence, if the student is diligent and is able to complete a level quickly, he would subsequently advance to the next level.


Q7: Will I be able to attend sessions, free-of-charge, in order to make certain the Centre is right for me?

A7: We have no objections to your attending sessions, free-of-charge, as we want you to feel comfortable before making your decision to study with us. Sometimes, registered students do not welcome this. The best way to know about whether the Centre is suitable for you is by asking former or current students, who share your culture and way of thinking.


Q8: Which is better: The General Arabic or Arabic Conversation Program?

A8: Our general program sets aside a portion of class time for conversation and group dialogue, but we encourage conversational sessions after Level 4 as by then the student is well grounded in the principles of grammar and possesses a sound vocabulary.


Q9: How does the student become proficient in the Arabic language?

A9: Like in any other language, to attain proficiency in the Arabic language, diligence and constant practice is required on the part of the student. Accordingly, he must read books, selections from Arabic literature, magazines, all the while engaging with Arabic speakers who are proficient in the language.


Q10: What method of instruction does the Centre utilise in its instruction?

A10: We adopt an assortment of teaching methods, emphasizing the use of the target language in classroom instruction.


Q11: Can you also arrange a Tajweed (Qur’anic Recitation) class for me? And who is teaching?

A11: Yes, we can InshaAllah. Please allow two weeks in order to choose a suitable teacher for you. Tajweed is taught by professional teachers of Quranic Recitation. There are female teachers for female students.


Q12: Do you have a residence system where a Malaysian family can host my children and I will pay for their accommodation, room, and board during the study period?

A12: At the moment, we do not have this system in place.


Q13: Do you have a “Guest Family” system, where my family and I can be hosted during the duration of my stay?

A13: Presently, we have not made any arrangements for this type of residence.


Q14: Do you have a female teacher on your staff for female students?

A14: Yes, we do.


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Al-Diwan Malaysia

(International Centre For Teaching Arabic)

No. 49-2, Jalan Melati Utama 4,

Taman Melati Utama,Setapak,

53100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Phone : +603 - 4147 3401

Fax : +603 - 4147 3402

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