Master the Arabic Letters is a video series consisting of eight videos that introduce viewers to the names, shapes, and sounds of the Arabic letters. The videos also explain how to join up the letters in writing and make sure that differences in pronunciation are carefully demonstrated.
Book 1. Beginning grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This is the first of the two books for beginners.
Book 2. High beginning grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This is the second of the two books for beginners.
Book 4. High intermediate grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This is the second of the two books for intermediate students.
Book 3. Low intermediate grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This is the first of the two books for intermediate students.
This manual, written in 1914, includes a very basic introduction to the colloquial Egyptian Arabic spoken in Cairo. The 80-page text focuses mostly on vocabulary and contains 28 different word lists. There is also a brief section on grammar, one on the Arabic alphabet and how it is pronounced in Egypt, and a collection of sample dialogues. Although the book covers the alphabet, most sections rely on transliteration into Latin characters. The filesize of the PDF is 5 MB.
This material contains 5 incomplete tongue twisters.Student will complete each line by adding the same letter. Students practice saying the tongue twisters in pairs and/or with the instructor. Second activity has fishing vocabulary with missing first and last letters and matching definitions.
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- http://americanenglish.state.gov (English Teaching Forum, Number 2 2011)
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This iOS app gives users access to correct pronunciations of words and not their meaning; as such, no definitions are available. The app keeps a history file of all pronunciations looked up by the user. Over a million different words are available in more than 250 languages, including thousands of words in Arabic. Users can compare different accents for the same word. A top list with the most popular pronunciations is also available.
An interactive and educational lesson focused on building a foundation for literacy amongst women, specifically ages 15-20.
In this activity, students will get exposure to different French sounds. They will practice the alphabet and common tongue twisters. They won't have to worry about the meaning of what they're saying, but more so get comfortable moving their mouths in a new way.
In this activity, students will practice introductions and pronunciation with tongue twisters.
In this lab, students learn about francophone culture and name pronunciation through discussion of la fête. They also practice demonstrative pronouns.
In this activity, students will be learning about Saint’s Day and take turns asking and responding to questions. They will also practice using demonstrative pronouns.
This website from the University of Victoria is intended to teach individuals the basics of the Arabic alphabet, including the correct pronunciation of letters and words. The website is broken into consonants and vowels, listening and reading exercises, and dictation. Section include an introduction, examples, and exercises and tests to ensure proper learning. Short vowels are also introduced in these lessons. Letter keys are provided for those not on a computer that allows for typing in Arabic.
This activity consists of 3 mini-activities. In the first, students fill out a checklist for a partner in a "fashion show." In the second, there are videos and exercises for pronunciation between specific sounds that don't exist in English. In the third, students practice indirect objects.
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.
This site demonstrates where each of the Arabic letters is produced using an illustration of the human mouth and throat. Visitors can view the approximate location of each letter on the diagram, and hear what each letter sounds like when paired with any of the short or long Arabic vowels.
This website aims to teach the basics of Arabic to enabler users to read the Qur'an. The website breaks down YouTube video lectures into six levels of lessons, starting with the Arabic alphabet and working up through more complicated rules of recitation. Lessons also include letters that can be clicked on to see how they are drawn and word combinations with audio components so learners can hear how they are properly pronounced. The lessons are available for download, as are several PDF files relating to the study of the Qur'an.
This activity deals with the concept of rhyming. This concept is not immediately understood by most students and needs to be explained first with ample examples. The activity consists of groups of 3 words two of which rhyme and one doesn't. Students read the words or listen to the instructor and select the word that doesn't rhyme. They are then directed to pick a specific letter from the "wrong" word and write it in a separate column. After completing the assignment students unscramble the letters trying to form a meaningful expression related to listening which in this case is "I'm all ears".
In Brazil, the term língua da gente (literally ‘language of the people’) refers to the way that people actually talk in everyday speech. And that, in essence, is the object behind this series. We hope to provide practical lessons that demonstrate how people really speak, and we do this by presenting brief, slice-of-life dialogs, which focus on some daily situation, scenario, or task that we encounter every day.
Each audio podcast, generally between 8-12 minutes, includes the presentation of a brief dialog, a line-by-line English translation, and more in-depth analysis of the pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and cultural content in the lesson. Discussion blogs also accompany each lesson, providing community interaction for comments and questions. In broad terms, the lessons are subdivided into three levels of difficulty: Beginning, Elementary, and Intermediate. Additionally we have a cultural show that covers current events and related social issues.
You may hear that Malayalam is pronounced the way it is written. It’s not. This document provides some strategies for pronouncing Malayalam that may be hard for those with no prior exposure to the language. It is not meant to be comprehensive, but rather to focus on common challenges for beginners. Familiarity with the Malayalam script and the basic sounds of each letter is assumed throughout.
For English speakers, the Malayalam sound system contains both familiar and unfamiliar sounds. The Malayalam written script is phonetic, meaning that you say it as you write it (mostly!), and syllabic, meaning that it’s based on an alphabet and the syllables you can make with an alphabet. Therefore, there is a good correspondence between written and spoken Malayalam, though colloquial speech often diverges from standard written forms. This guide summarizes the basic pronunciation of Malayalam letters and presumes that you have spent at least some time learning the basic written letters already. If you grew up speaking Malayalam or hearing it frequently, then this guide may not help your pronunciation much, but it may help you with spelling and a better understanding of the sound system.
What is sandhi? A dictionary definition would say something like “the euphonic combination of sounds to facilitate pronunciation, often also represented in writing.” Sandhi in Sanskrit means “joining” and it refers technically to different ways that words are joined together both when speaking and when writing. Making words easier to pronounce in speech happens everywhere and all the time. Consider the English phrase, “what do you” In some places, it might be said, “whaccha”; in others, “whadya”; and so on. Or, “I am going to” becomes “Imma go ta”; “Let me” becomes “Lemme”; etc. Clearly articulating or distinguishing each word is often inconvenient and the sounds are regularly assimilated in one way or another. When authors try to replicate dialect or speech in English, they often turn to sandhi to capture some of the spoken effect. Sandhi means standardizing these pronunciation changes also in writing.
An Interactive Course on Mandarin Chinese Pronunciation.
Pitch Perfect Pinyin is a two-part interactive website for learning Pinyin pronunciation.
This lesson consists of six activities to help students deductively derive the rules for the pronunciation of the simple past morpheme. Because the simple past of regular verbs is formed in three different ways, adding /ed/, /t/, or /d/, and the orthography suggests that there is only one pronunciation, students often erroneously add the syllable /ed/ to every regular verb.In the main activity, students place words in columns dependong on the last sound in the present tense of the verb falls into one of three categories 1) ending in /t/ or /d/, 2) all other voiced sounds 3) all other voiceless sounds. In the following activity, Ss pronounce the past tense of the verbs out loud with the teacher and then write a simple rule for prounouncing the past tense in each of the three different contexts. Optional warmup and closing activities include speed contests and conversation activities.
Chapter 2 introduces salutations, expressions with aller, and expressions of courtesy pronunciation will also be introduced;the verb to be & the negative forms of verb Vocabulary :adjectives- nationalities, descriptive words, marital status
Amori wants to move her reading up a level so she'll be ready for more difficult material in 6th grade. Rick shows her how certain spellings can help her with pronunciation, an area shes been having trouble with.
Based on the Easy Pronounced Language Systems (EPLS), this book teaches correct pronunciation for hundreds of Arabic words and phrases. Made for the very beginner, this book uses no Arabic script but rather phonetic transliteration in order to make learning correct pronunciation easy. Their 'Phrasemakers' tool allows users to create sentences easily.
This light activity deals with "silent letters" of English language which are encountered in a large number of English language words. Students read a fairly simple dialogue with the blanks for words containing silent letters. Silent letters, however, are listed while the rest of the letters are blanked. Students find the missing words and become aware of silent letters. Great activity for a warm-up.
This Wikibook aims to teach the Spanish language from scratch. It will cover all of the major grammar rules, moving slowly and offering exercises and plenty of examples. It's not all grammar though, as it offers vocabulary and phrases too, appealing to all learners. By the end, you should be able to read and write Spanish skilfully, though you'll need a human to help with listening and speaking.
This semester [Fall 2019], Kaden used his background in linguistics and knowledge of phonetics and phonology to make a student-accessible guide to pronunciation in Spanish. The guide explains differences between vowel and consonant pronunciation in English and Spanish, so students are able to train both their ears and their tongues!"
In this activity, students will practice listening comprehension and recognizing different tones in Mandarin Chinese. Students will write correct and accurate tones after listening to the instructor speak the short sentences and phrases out loud, then read back their answers to check accuracy and practice speaking with accurate tones.