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TVNHS Holds AERCA Training for Teachers
– Jennibeth V. Ilagan
Tropical Village National High School started the first day of AERCA or Arabic Emergent Reading and Cultural Awareness (AERCA) training for teachers, March 2.
It aims to enhance their Arabic language proficiency and cultural awareness; and to develop an in-depth understanding of Muslim cultures, traditions, practices, and beliefs to foster respect, inclusion, and peaceful co-existence., and promote Madrasah Education Program of the school.
The training is divided into two phases. Each phase is composed of seven (7) sessions. Phase 1: Teaching Islamic Principles, including Sharia Terminology, Tahara (cleanliness), the Pillars of Faith, the Pillars of Islam, Drinks Kharaam, Meals Kharaam, and Things Prohibited in Islam. In contrast, Phase 2, which focuses on Arabic education, covers the following topics: daily Arabic expression, Arabic phonemes, Arabic phonemes, letter stroke, letter stroke, and cursive writing.
This 3-month AERCA training for teachers was made possible through the initiative and effort of Dr. Mark Airon P. Creus, Principal IV, along with Sir Jaymark Doca, MEP Coordinator, Ms. Regine C. Reforma, Asatidz, Sherwida Jawali, and Abdullah Macaampao.