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Arabic Course
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This webpage offers a brief series of lessons on the Arabic language. The course begins with introduction, history and facts about Arabic, and then proceeds to introduce users to the alphabet,transliteration, and short and long vowels. The final few lessons focus on grammatical topics, including sentence structure, parts of speech, and singular and plural. The second part is called Arabic Phrases, it contains two short conversations. The site also offers an editor for translation and writing Arabic and an Arabic typing game.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Game
Interactive
Provider:
Arabic Keyboard
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Lessons from Musings on Arab Culture
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This blog is from an American woman living and working in Saudi Arabia. It includes information about living and working in Saudi Arabia as well as her travels elsewhere in the Middle East. This particular section of the blog includes lessons on Arabic, which are all transliterated. Conversations that are transliterated and translated, vocabulary lists, and cultural information are all included. The lessons include one on bread, one on time and the concept of time, and one on New Year's Resolutions.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Michele La Morte-Shbat
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic for Dummies
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The official, Arabic for Dummies website hosts a number of helpful selections (taken from the company's full-length books) dealing with the basics of the Arabic language. Examples of the article topics include verbs in the past and present, statements and questions structures, nouns and adjectives, alphabet, numbers, common phrases, and date and time, are some of the topics explained on this page. There are several cheat sheets that summarize the most important issues. Arabic text is always accompanied by English translations and transliterations

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Asking About Nationality, Mandarin Chinese, Novice Low
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In this activity, students will practice asking someone they meet where they are from and their nationality. Students will start by asking each other what country they are from, and then each student will be given a country card at random. Students will then practice asking and answering questions about various nationalities.

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Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Derek Cross
Hannah Steiner
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
10/22/2019
Back to School Speed Dating, Advanced Low, ASL
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In this activity, students will have the opportunity to get to know each other and their lab assistant by sharing summer experiences in a casual setting. Students will share their preferences and express reasons for their preferences as well. Students will also practice describing vacations.

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Communication
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Sarra Foerster
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
09/24/2019
Business Scavenger Hunt, Novice Low, German
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Students will receive business cards listing an address, profession and phone number. Based on the cards, students will practice asking each other questions to determine each other's information.

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Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Chloe Pampush
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
10/29/2019
Colloquial Arabic: Sample Comparisons of Dialect
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This site houses a large number of very brief audio files in which native speakers say brief, useful, every day phrases in a number of conjugations. Phrases include things like "How much is this?" "How are you?" or simply reciting useful vocabulary and also cover numbers and time. Each phrase is spoken in 8 or 9 dialects from the regions of North Africa, the Levant, and the Persian Gulf. Every phrase is accompanied by a transcript.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
Date Added:
09/12/2013
Critical Language Service (YouTube Channel)
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Critical Language Service offers playlists with video lessons that explain the material in Alif Baa, Al-Kitaab 1 (through lesson 11), and a series on Egyptian vocabulary. Videos designed for the Alif Baa series focus on stories to illustrate new vocabulary while the series designed for Al-Kitaab explains grammatical concepts introduced in the books, and demonstrate proper pronunciation. They also offer a playlist of 60 cartoon episodes in Arabic.

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Languages
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Critical Language Service
Date Added:
10/14/2013
CultureTalk - Arab World
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CultureTalk - Arab World features a very extensive selection of filmed interviews with people from different countries in the Arabic speaking world. While some interviews are in English, the vast majority are in Arabic. Translations and usually transcripts are provided for all non-English video clips. Topics include family, food, education, religious and cultural customs, work, art, sport, travel, etc. The regions covered are the Levant, North Africa, Egypt, and Mauritania, with an Iraqi section on the way.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Religious Studies
World Cultures
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
Date Added:
10/14/2013
End of Semester Review, Mandarin Chinese, Novice Low/Novice Mid
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In this activity students will play a Kahoot! review game to review the content, grammatical concepts, high frequency vocabulary and common phrases in Mandarin Chinese that were learned during the semester.

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Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Hannah Steiner
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
09/25/2019
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Family T
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In this activity, students will work together to interview one another to construct family trees. Students will pair off and ask one another a series of interview questions and draw their partners family tree. Students will then introduce their partners family to other classmates.

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Languages
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Amber Hoye
Dalia Elgamel
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Family Trees, Mandarin Chinese, Novice-Low
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In this activity, students will work together to interview one another to construct family trees. Students will pair off and ask one another a series of interview questions and draw their partners family tree. Students will then introduce their partners family to other classmates.

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Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Derek Cross
Hannah Steiner
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
10/22/2019
First Impression Mad Libs, Intermediate-low, ASL
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Students will introduce themselves to each other. They will also fill out a Mad-Libs sheet based on the information they know about a partner. Students will learn to describe each other and each other's personality.

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Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Delaney Lyon
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
10/02/2019
Getting to Know You, Intermediate-Low, ASL
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Students will have a chance to get acquainted with the other students in their lab group with both of the activities. The first will be focusing on individual student preferences, and the second will test their knowledge of their newly made friends! This is a great lab to start the year off.

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Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Delaney Lyon
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
11/13/2019
Greetings, German, Novice Low
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Students will have a “Meet and Greet” party where they will pretend to be the person on their card, such as Heidi Klum. They will introduce themselves and greet other people, taking into account the times of day and their feelings review the different greetings

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Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Chloe Pampush
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
10/25/2019
Greetings and Introductions, Mandarin Chinese, Novice Low
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In this activity students will learn vocabulary associated with different times of day. Students will each be given a name game card of a famous Chinese icon. Students will then take on the role of these icons and introduce themselves to one another and practice greetings.

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Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Derek Cross
Hannah Steiner
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
10/22/2019
Greetings and Introductions Review, Mandarin Chinese, Novice Low
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In this activity students will play a game to review greeting, nationalities and time phrases. Throughout the quiz, there will be some supplementary discussion questions to help further reinforce concepts covered in class.

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Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Hannah Steiner
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
09/25/2019
High-Impact Intros Supplemental Materials
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Building High-Impact Online Icebreakers

The collection of handouts, tools, and deliverables used at the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference in Madison, WI in 2017.

Subject:
Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Career and Technical Education
Education
English Language Arts
History
Law
Life Science
Mathematics
Physical Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Author:
Dr. Stacy Greathouse
Date Added:
07/24/2017
Introductions, Novice, ASL
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This lab will introduce ASL 101 students to our lab expectations and guidelines. It will also allow them to introduce themselves and play a short game involving the alphabet. At the end, there will also be a short presentation on some ASL culture.

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Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Megan McAllister
Sarra Foerster
Date Added:
05/06/2019
It is a Pleasure to Meet You, Novice Low, English Foundation
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Students will have a "Meet and Greet Party." They will pretend to be a celebrity and introduce and greet another person. This will help them practice introducing themselves, greeting someone, and answering how they feel and they will also learn greetings for different times of the day.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Madi Goertzen
Gabby Bates
Alexis Araiza
Claire Werlin
Madison Gallagher
Date Added:
11/01/2018
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It's a Pleasure to Meet You - English Template
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Students will have a "Meet and Greet Party" where they will pretend to be someone else, such as "Shakira". They will introduce and greet other people and this will help them to practice introducing themselves, greeting someone, and answering how they feel. They will also learn greetings for different times of the day and quickly review the differences between tú and usted.

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Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
11/12/2019
It's a Pleasure to Meet You - Spanish, Novice Low
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Students will have a "Meet and Greet Party" where they will pretend to be someone else, such as "Shakira". They will introduce and greet other people and this will help them to practice introducing themselves, greeting someone, and answering how they feel. They will also learn greetings for different times of the day and quickly review the differences between tú and usted.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Madi Goertzen
Gabby Bates
Alexis Araiza
Abby Cain
Claire Werlin
Alejandra Garcia
Sue Juarez
Mardy Morales
Borja Aguilera
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
10/01/2019
Learn Arabic 101
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Learn Arabic 101 is a series of basic Arabic lessons. The alphabet, adjectives, nouns, verbs, phrases, grammar, and vocabulary are some of the topics explained on this website. Each word or phrase is translated and transliterated. If the user clicks on an Arabic word, it will be pronounced. In addition, there are translation and Arabic keyboard sections. There is also a multiple-choice exam section for the learner to practice.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Assessment
Provider:
Learn101
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Learn Arabic Language
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This Coptic website contains a section for learning languages. In the Arabic learning section, there are nineteen different categories including the alphabet, grammar, numbers, and groups of vocabulary words used in daily life, such as women's clothing and insects. The vocabulary in these categories include labeled illustrations.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
St-Takla
Date Added:
10/14/2013
LexLook Learn Arabic - Lesson Sixteen
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Lesson sixteen continues the conversational focus of the lessons. This lesson consists of a seven line dialogue that allows students to follow by both reading and listening. Indirectly, the lesson exposes students to important grammar rules in the formation of complete sentences. A word list is included in which most of the words and phrases used in the lesson are defined in English.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
LexicOrient
Date Added:
10/14/2013
LookLex Learn Arabic - Lesson Eighteen
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Lesson eighteen continues the conversational focus of the lessons. This lesson consists of a seven line dialogue that allows students to follow by both reading and listening. Indirectly, the lesson exposes students to important grammar rules in the formation of complete sentences. A word list is included in which most of the words and phrases used in the lesson are defined in English.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
LexicOrient
Date Added:
10/14/2013
LookLex Learn Arabic - Lesson Eleven
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Lesson eleven features a nine line dialogue that takes place in a coffee shop. Students are able to read the lines in Arabic and utilize the voiceover feature that plays the lines of dialogue in Arabic. The dialogue caters to students interested in learning how to carry themselves in a general social setting. The two subsections include a word list that defines many of the words used in the dialogue, while the brief grammar section lists, in transliterated Arabic, the Arabic pronouns most often used in general conversation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
LexicOrient
Date Added:
10/14/2013
LookLex Learn Arabic - Lesson Fifteen
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Lesson fifteen features a dialogue revolving around Egypt's two main religious traditions: Islam and Christianity. The seven line dialogue indirectly exposes students to particular cultural elements of the Arabic-speaking world, e.g. religious traditions, while continuing to encourage students to follow the dialogue in both Arabic writing and speaking. The "word list" subsection defines many of the words and phrases used in the dialogue.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
LexicOrient
Date Added:
10/14/2013
LookLex Learn Arabic - Lesson Five
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Entitled "In the Restaurant." lesson five covers general phrases one might use in a restaurant. These include asking the waiter for a menu, ordering food and drink, asking about prices, and making specific dietary requests for one's order. The lesson is entirely audio and transliterated text. The brief grammar section includes brief and largely inadequate comments on the rules governing masculine and feminine nouns.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
LexicOrient
Date Added:
10/14/2013
LookLex Learn Arabic - Lesson Seventeen
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Lesson seventeen continues the conversational focus of the lessons. This lesson consists of a seven line dialogue that allows students to follow by both reading and listening. indirectly, the lesson exposes students to important grammar rules in the formation of complete sentences. A word list is included in which most of the words and phrases used in the lesson are defined in English.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
LexicOrient
Date Added:
10/14/2013
LookLex Learn Arabic - Lesson Ten
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Lesson ten provides a seven line dialogue (in both Arabic and English) that allows students to hear how they may introduce or talk about themselves when meeting someone for the first time. Along with the Arabic text and English translation, an audio voiceover option allows students to hear the phrase while reading it simultaneously. Two subsections include a word list that defines many of the words used in the dialogue, as well as a brief grammar section that gives partial insight into the technical details of Arabic vowels.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
LexicOrient
Date Added:
10/14/2013
LookLex Learn Arabic - Lesson Thirteen
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Lesson thirteen continues the conversational theme of the LookLex series by featuring a brief conversation about the beaches of Alexandria. Students are able to see how sentences can be constructed about normal, everyday affairs in social settings. Additionally, like the previous lesson, a variety of verbs, phrases, adjectives and sentence structures are used, thereby exposing students to properly formed sentences in "real-life scenarios."

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
LexicOrient
Date Added:
10/14/2013
LookLex Learn Arabic - Lesson Three
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Lesson three of the LookLex website concentrates on common greetings and standard expressions one uses when meeting or receiving others for the first time. Entitled "meeting people," the lesson includes voiceovers in Arabic that correspond to each greeting/expression. The brief grammar section pays particular attention to verbs not found in Arabic that seem confusing at first for an English-speaking student of Arabic.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
LexicOrient
Date Added:
10/14/2013
LookLex Learn Arabic - Lesson Twelve
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Lesson twelve contains a short dialogue between a group of friends about movies. Students can follow along by reading the Arabic text and/or listening to the Arabic dialogue. The dialogue uses a variety of verbs, adjectives, nominal and verbal sentences, so students will have opportunities to see how proper sentences can be constructed to facilitate general, casual conversations.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
LexicOrient
Date Added:
10/14/2013
LookLex Learn Arabic - Lessons Six to Nine
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Spread out over four subsections, lesson six contains visual images of the Arabic alphabet. Students can click each alphabet to hear how a letter is pronounced and whether or not it as an English equivalent. While the section is entitled "Writing Arabic." users are not given instructions on how to shape or connect letters to one another. The students are presumably encouraged to copy the letters as they are seen on screen.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
LexicOrient
Date Added:
10/14/2013