About the Course


Have you been on the lookout for interesting reading material in Arabic to help engage your young reader? Would you like to help your child improve his/her Arabic reading skills, but you're not sure how and you don't have the right resources? If so, "Learn to Read Arabic with 'Samar wa Simsim'" is the right course for you. Join Dr. Aly Abdelazim as he shares, through step by step videos, how best to make use of the "Samar wa Simsim" reading program.


This course includes:


1. A step-by-step video guide


2. The 10-book "Samar wa Simsim" series for young readers in printable and view versions


3. Flashcards to support the "Samar wa Simsim" books


4. An interactive game to support reading progress


This course is designed for children KG - G2 who are emerging readers in Arabic.

Dr. Aly Abdelazim


Dr. Aly Abdelazim earned his Ph.D. in Islamic studies from Al Azhar University, graduating Suma Cum Laude. Dr. Aly began his teaching career in international schools in Cairo in 2004, teaching Islamic Religion and Arabic language. For the past 8 years, Dr. Aly has been a founding member of Young Scholars of Egypt, an alternative microschool program in New Cairo. During his tenure at YSE, Dr. Aly co-authored an early reading program meant to help KG and early elementary students gain confidence in their reading abilities. Dr. Aly runs readers’ and writers’ workshops for his students in Arabic, as well as “book buddies,” a program in which older students read to their younger peers. Dr. Aly is most importantly the proud father of four children who all attend YSE and who have benefited from his extensive experience and expertise.

Course Curriculum


  Step 1: Introduction
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  Step 2: Reading - Step by step
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  Step 3: Reading "Samar wa Simsim" - Book 2 - With Your Child
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  Step 4: You Are Ready to Read the Rest of the Series!
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  Step 5: Let's Play
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  Additional Resources
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  Course Evaluation
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$20

Course Materials Only (One-time Payment)

Enjoy the course material in the form of printables that you can print for your child and help her/him read, as well as engaging videos that were created by Dr. Aly to act as a step-by-step guide for you to deliver a professional-level instruction for your child.

$20

Trial Session (One-to-one)

Book a session with a teacher to experience what the whole course is like.

Note: each student is allowed one trial session. After that, it is required to purchase a package if the student is interested in continuing to work with her/his teacher.

$125/month

One-to-one with an Experienced Teacher

Learn one on one with an experienced ACT Microschools teacher who is trained on our curriculum and teaching methods. You will meet your tutor twice a week for 4 weeks, with a total of 8 live sessions (each session is 40 minutes long).


Price includes access to course material.

$195/month

Friends Plan (2 students)

Bring your friend and enjoy a more affordable plan!

With this plan, you can bring a friend and pay a discounted price together. You will either have one-to-one sessions that are 30 minutes each, or work together in a group for 40 minutes per session.


Note: we reserve the right to decide whether you learn one to one or in a group of two, depending on an assessment that we conduct in the first session.