In the two-week program, villagers have two language learning groups per day, or “adventures” as we say in Arabic. Villagers are grouped insimilar language levels and spend the first session playing games, doing activities, and running around while practicing listening and speaking in Arabic.
The days at Al-Waha have been busy, busy, busy, and it is hard to think where the time has gone. We apologize for the delay between posts; we will certainly update more regularly for the rest of the session. One of our evening programs this week focused on popular contemporary music in the Arab world. At one station, villagers shook their hips and attempted to learn the art of belly dance. At another, we kicked and skipped our way around a circle as we danced the debke, a dance from...
Today we welcomed a new group of two-week villagers to Al-Waha Arabic language village, and from the looks of them, we anticipate a great session ahead of us.
Friday night was a very special evening at Al-Waha. Everyone at the village, from counselors to the villagers, put on their best attire once again and turned out for an extravagant cena, or dinner.
A summer at camp couldn’t be complete without a good, old-fashioned scavenger hunt, could it? At Al-Waha, we honored the scavenger hunt tradition, but added a few special twists.