This funny song by Lebanese singers describes their ride on camels through the center of Beirut. The video shows images of downtown Beirut and how unusual it is for camels to be in a big city in the Arab world.
This video offers a brief review of 5 wonderful films that focus on specific topics in modern Latin American History.
Acceso is a complete, interactive curriculum for intermediate-level learners of Spanish. The materials on the site are provided freely to the public and are intended as a replacement for commercial textbooks, which are generally ill-suited to the learning outcomes now considered crucial to successful language study. These materials are supplemented by an online workbook built on the MySpanishLab platform of Pearson Education, Inc., as well as detailed lesson plans, rubrics for the evaluation of student work, and reliable instruments for measuring student progress and learning outcomes. Winner of 2012 Computer Assisted Language Consortium (CALICO) Focus Award
CALICO Journal 29.2 (Jan 2012): 398-405.
Hispania 95.2 (June 2012): 365-366
This resource is useful for students who can visit rare books in special collections libraries. Teachers and students of book history, literature, and art history might find this resource useful.
The African Studies Collection brings together primary and secondary resources, research and teaching materials created by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff, and unique or valuable items related to this field held by the University of Wisconsin Libraries.
Jason Allen offers a comparative discussion of two important Caribbean poets and playwrights, Aime Cesaire and Derek Walcott, to emphasize the impact of Caribbean literature upon the postcolonial world. By using biographical and historical detail to support his analysis of some of Cesaire and Walcott's key texts, Allen offers insight into what it means to be a Caribbean writer - looking back to a colonial past, and forward to a global future. This audio recording is part the Interviews on Great Writers series presented by Oxford University Podcasts.
Al-Bab is a portal website designed to introduce non-Arabs to Arab culture by providing links to news sources, country profiles, articles, and a blog on Middle East current events. There are also specific links related to learning Arabic: dictionaries, language classes, textbooks, and other information pertaining to the study of Arabic. A free e-book, The Birth of Modern Yemen, is available for download.
Interviews with speakers of German-American and American English dialects from across the United States, complemented by rare recordings of ethnic music from the Mills Music Library, as well as a number of maps, short interpretive essays, and visual images. English translations and notes on aspects of linguistic and historical interest accompany the excerpted recordings.
ASL III is the third quarter of the first year study of American Sign Language (ASL) and the people who use it. ASL III will enhance the use of ASL grammar and consist of concentrated efforts to develop the studentęs expressive and receptive skills. The course will continue to provide insights into Deaf Cultural values, attitudes and the Deaf community. Now learning more abstract concepts of the language, ASL III students will be able to: narrate events that occurred in the past, ask for solutions to everyday problems, tell about life events, and describe objects. Students will also be able to: demonstrate intermediate finger spelling competency, generate complex ASL structures with intermediate vocabulary knowledge, execute a wide variety of grammatical principles, including classifiers and inflections, adapt to different sign language registers, dialects and accents, and create opportunities to interact with members of the Deaf community.
This video explains how and why Fidel Castro supported the MPLA in Angola from 1975 to 2002. The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale was the largest military confrontation in Africa after World War II. The civil war in Angola was one of the longest and bloodiest conflicts of the twentieth century.
Anteprima del volume "I BACINI CULTURALI E LA PROGETTAZIONE SOCIALE ORIENTATA ALL’HERITAGE-MAKING, TRA POLITICHE GIOVANILI, INNOVAZIONE SOCIALE, DIVERSITÀ CULTURALE. Il framework del Progetto ABACUS – Attivazione dei Bacini Culturali Siciliani, alla luce della Convenzione Quadro del Consiglio d'Europa sul valore del Patrimonio culturale per la società"
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This blog is an initiative to celebrate and recognize Arab women writers, promote awareness of the breadth of their contributions to Arab and world culture, and create a focal point for information related to Arab women writers and their work. Information on books, generations of authors, a suggested reading list, references, upcoming events, and more is all available via the website. Books discussed have all been translated into English.
Arabalicious is a website full of resources for teachers of Arabic, run by Taoufiq Cherkaoui. The website includes PowerPoints available for download on concepts such as telling time, fruits and vegetables, culture, and basic greetings, to name a few. Worksheets to go along with the PowerPoints are also available for free download. The website further includes pictures that are available with the author's permission and some postings on available jobs for Arabic instructors as per 2012.
Description:Students will practice using the appropriate greeting based on the time of the day and who they are speaking to, and also will practice saying their names and asking about it.NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can greet and say goodbye to someone:In the morningIn the afternoon\evening\nightBefore bedtimeBased on who I am speaking with, I can use a culturally appropriate greeting.
Description:In this activity, students will practice using the short vowels in a word. They will also practice how to write أ،ب،ت،ث in the first\middle\end of a word.NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can differentiate between the short vowels.I can pronounce short vowels with أ،ب ،ت ،ث I can use the short vowels in a word.I can recognize and write أ، ب، ت، ث، in the first\middle\end of the word.
Description:In this activity, students will practice using the long vowels in a word. They will also practice how to write long vowels and how to read them as well.NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can understand the long vowels in Arabic.I can differentiate between long vowels and short vowels.I can write and read long vowels in Arabic.
Description: In this activity, students will practice talking about themself in four simple sentences. As well as reading new simple conversation sentences.NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can introduce myself to others.I can say:My nameMy age My nationalityMy majorI can ask others about their names, ages, majors, and nationality.
Description:In this activity, students will practice reading and writing numbers from 1-10 with simple math problems.NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can read\write numbers from 1 to 10 in Arabic.I can use simple math problems like +, -, and = in Arabic.I can exchange my number with others in Arabic.
Description:This activity will have different and fun instructions using a tool called Jamboard. Students will write, pronounce, and memorize the opposites in Arabic.
Description:In this activity, students will practice reading and writing colors in Arabic with a fun game! As well as practicing using the color with feminine and masculine form. NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can read the colors in Arabic.I can write the colors in Arabic.I can use colors with feminine and masculine forms.
Description:In this activity, students will practice how to describe their emotions for something, they will be shown multiple pictures and they will describe their feelings when seeing the pictures. They will also practice what to say when visiting someone sick.NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can describe my feelings in Arabic.I can understand and use the emotions phrases for either feminine or masculine. I can use the appropriate phrase for someone sick.
Description:In this activity, students will be learning about Arabic countries in addition to European, South American countries. also practice asking and answering questions about various nationalities. Using feminine and masculine form.NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can identify the names of Arabic countries.I can ask someone where they are from and say where I am from. I can use either feminine or masculine to say my nationality.
Description:In this activity, students will practice grammar. The Arabic Subject Pronouns is a forum of multiple-choice questions. They will also practice using the Arabic subject pronouns in a sentence and a question.NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can use Arabic subject pronouns in a sentence.I can use Arabic subject pronouns in a question.I can distinguish between Arabic subject pronouns.
Description:In this activity, students will practice the body parts vocabulary. They will also practice simple grammar using the demonstrative pronouns (this-that) for either masculine or feminine.NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can say all my body parts in Arabic.I can use the Demonstrative Pronouns (this/that) for either Feminine or Masculine.
Description:In this activity, students will practice studying school vocabulary. They will be able to respond to simple questions related to school. Students will also practice identifying school-related vocabulary by looking at pictures. They will also be able to write a full sentence in Arabic using the vocabulary they are given individually. NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements: I can introduce myself and others.I can respond to a question about my preferences. I can identify and describe objects/ideas using provided pictures. I can compose a sentence(s) about a specific topic when prompted.
Description:In this activity, students will focus more on giving and completing tasks. The activity for this week will consist of two parts. Students will start by answering questions about their daily routine. Then they will pretend to be a character using cards provided to them. NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements (Keep these in English):I can compare and share my daily routine with friends.I can interact with a partner to create a daily routine.I can explain daily schedules and see how people organize their time.
Description:In this activity, students will focus more on giving and completing a task. Students will be given a tree; each with words on the side. Students will create their own family tree and then will ask and answer questions about families. NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements (Keep these in English):I can describe my family tree to othersI can ask someone about their family I can answer specific questions about my family
Description:In this activity, students will play a game to learn some of the most common present tense verbs to use in their daily life. The verb is related to the units that they are taking during the semester.NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can identify words through the description. I can communicate and work with others as a team.I can read and identify verbs.
Description:In this activity, students will focus more on playing a game called Interest Bingo to learn asking and answering questions about weather as well as practicing تنوين الفتح adverbs. In a very fun way. NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can answer questions about myself and my daily routine. I can describe the weather easily. I can form sentences using the adverbs/vocabs that were given in this lab.
Description:In this activity, students will practice discussing their hobbies, likes, and dislikes. They will be able to describe their daily activities. Students will also be able to discuss the preferences they have about their daily activities. Students will learn to ask others questions about their schedules and daily activities. NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can ask and answer questions about my hobbies.I can talk to someone about their hobbies.I can talk about my likes and dislikes.
Description:In this activity, students will be given a task to practice what to say if they were either a doctor or a patient. Along with using hospital vocabulary and the لـ، مع، عند grammar. NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can identify and describe parts of the body. I can listen to and understand doctor prescriptions.I can explain in simple words to help others understand the solution(s) I’m giving.
Description:In this activity, the lab assistant will work as the server and the students will be guests at a restaurant. The students will practice ordering food, discussing what is wrong with the food, and paying for their meal.NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements (Keep these in English):I can understand the differences in services and dishes between restaurants in the United States and the Middle East. I can order food at a restaurant; including items such as drinks, entrees, and desserts. I can say if I liked the food or not.I can ask for the check after I have finished eating.
Description:In this activity, students will be able to explore different kinds of middle eastern special occasions in a Kahoot format.NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can understand the importance of celebrations on my own and the middle eastern cultures.I can use simple phrases and sentences to explain middle eastern special occasions.I can discuss my preferences.
Description:In this activity, students will practice the names of different dishes from the Arabic menu. Briefly having some history about the differences in Arabic food culture.NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can understand the differences in services and dishes between restaurants in the Middle East. I know the food names at Arabis restaurant; including ordering vocabulary such as drinks, entrees, and desserts...etc.
Description:In this activity, students will play a game learning how they can order food, discussing what is wrong with the food, and paying for their meal. As well as using After and Before.NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can order food from the Arabic menu politely.I know the food names at Arabis restaurant; including ordering vocabulary such as drinks, entrees, and desserts..etc.I can understand how to ask for the check.I can say politely whether I liked the food or not.
Description:In this activity, students will practice writing some basic words that people usually use in their daily life. As well as practice writing حروف المد الثلاثة. NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can understand the differences between حروف المد الثلاثة.I can write words using حروف المد الثلاثة.I can understand when I should use حروف المد الثلاثة and when I should not.
This webpage provides elementary information on aspects of Arab culture and history, including religion, politics, naming conventions, and Persian influence on Arab culture and language. The information seems to have been authored by the site's administrator, and contains no references or citations.
This is a textbook for beginning Arabic language learning. The textbook is divided into twelve lessons. Each lesson focuses on an activity and common theme to introduce the basics of Arabic. Each lesson starts with a short video, which you'll be asked to watch. To help you understand the video, each lesson also includes a transcript (in English), a list of vocabulary (with audio clips), and language and grammar notes.
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.
This is a blog that links to videos, music, and other information about studying and learning Arabic. The blog provides comments on information provided. For instance, there is a link to an episode of The Simpsons in Arabic while providing sentences and translations of some of the more complicated phrasing.
This site contains numerous audio, and video files, grouped by topic, of subjects speaking Jordanian colloquial Arabic. There are also a few images and informational links interspersed throughout the site. Each video is available for download and accompanied by an Arabic transcript and an English translation. Videos are based on every day topics like greetings, farewells, shopping, and transportation.
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This course is an exploration of visual art forms and their cultural connections for the student with little experience in the visual arts. It includes a brief study of art history and in depth studies of the elements, media, and methods used in creative processes and thought. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: interpret examples of visual art using a five-step critical process that includes description, analysis, context, meaning, and judgment; identify and describe the elements and principles of art; use analytical skills to connect formal attributes of art with their meaning and expression; explain the role and effect of the visual arts in societies, history, and other world cultures; articulate the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic themes and issues that artists examine in their work; identify the processes and materials involved in art and architectural production; utilize information to locate, evaluate, and communicate information about visual art in its various forms. Note that this course is an alternative to the Saylor FoundationĺÎĺ_ĺĚĺ_s ARTH101A and has been developed through a partnership with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges; the Saylor Foundation has modified some WSBCTC materials. This free course may be completed online at any time. (Art History 101B)
Liu Qi-Chao celebrates his collaboration with Chinese American jazz pianist/composer Jon Jang. (26 minutes)
Aswaat Arabiyya is an archive of 245 videos in Arabic, listed by difficulty level and accompanied by glossaries and four worksheets each that focus on every aspect of listening comprehension. Selections come largely from Arabic media, with some cultural presentations by native speakers. Videos cover the entire Arabic-speaking world and include MSA and different dialects. Materials are designed to be used both as in-class activities and homework assignments. Videos can be slowed down.
Misaki's Journal is an interactive Japanese Graded Reader. This means that each journal entry has printable materials and well as digital and intractable resources available for students to use alongside their reading experience.
Please also check out the Teacher's Notebook and Misaki's Journal in the OER Japanese Grader Reader (Misaki's Journal).
This site from the BBC hosts a brief primer on the Arabic language. It discusses such topics as where the language is spoke, where it came from, and tips on etiquette. The guide also includes interesting examples of the Arabic language, such as tongue twisters, jokes, and famous quotations.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) presents a backgrounder on Al-Shabab; an Islamist insurgent group that remains capable of carrying out massive attacks in Somalia and surrounding countries despite a decade-long African Union offensive against the Islamist group. CFR Backgrounders provide an in-depth analysis on current political and economic issues.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) InfoGuide on Child Marriage examines the link between child marriage and poverty, poor health, curtailed education, and violence, and demonstrates how this practice harms not only entire families, communities, and economies, but also U.S. interests around the world. CFR InfoGuides are a multimedia series to promote understanding of complex foreign policy issues.
The Council on Foreign Relation's (CFR) "Deforestation in the Amazon" InfoGuide provides a compelling look at the causes and consequences of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon and is available online in English and Portuguese. CFR InfoGuides are a multimedia series to promote understanding of complex foreign policy issues.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) InfoGuide on Modern Slavery examines the forces driving slavery and the many forms it has taken, including debt bondage in India, forced labor in North Korea, and human trafficking in Europe and the United States. CFR InfoGuides are a multimedia series to promote understanding of complex foreign policy issues.
The Council on Foreign Relation's (CFR) "The Sunni-Shia Divide" InfoGuide examines the roots and consequences of the divide between Sunni and Shia Muslims, including expert insight into the extremist groups behind today’s sectarian violence and related flashpoints that threaten international security. CFR InfoGuides are a multimedia series to promote understanding of complex foreign policy issues.
The destabilization of Iraq, the civil war in Syria, and the rise of the Islamic State present both challenges and opportunities for the Kurds. The Council on Foreign Relation's (CFR) "The Time of the Kurds" InfoGuide outlines these challenges, their historical underpinnings, and how they could reshape the Middle East. CFR InfoGuides are a multimedia series to promote understanding of complex foreign policy issues.
The Council on Foreign Relation's (CFR) Interactive on The Eastern Congo details the fragile peace process seeking to bring stability to central Africa where foreign invasions and homegrown rebellions have killed and displaced millions. CFR InfoGuides are a multimedia series to promote understanding of complex foreign policy issues.
In this activity, students will discuss Spain's New Year 12 grape tradition, going on dates in their own city, and their own holiday traditions. This activity could be modified from focusing primarily on the L1 culture to the L2 culture in order to integrate more culture into the activity. This activity is more conversation based and less culture based, though it does discuss some Spanish traditions.
“A place for students and teachers to connect with and discover the diverse and exciting world of Chinese culture.”
Variety of cultural city icons for multiple countries
To download and access the icons, click on view resource.
This will open the resource in a new google drive tab.
In the top right corner there should be a download button.
The folder will download as a ZIP file.
Once the ZIP file is downloaded, double click on it to open it, and it will create a new folder with all the icons!
The icons are PNG files, which means they have a transparent background, so they can easily be placed on top of other materials.
Improvisation and composition are words frequently used in the western world to describe the creation of music. But are they really two distinct processes, or are they aspects of the same phenomenon? In this unit we will explore the relationships between the two using examples of Asian music to help us clarify the concepts.
This video explains the teachings of Confucius. Education is the path to moral excellence, which is central to building a harmonious society. Education is a lifelong process and the purpose of learning is to acquire virtues.
Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes writer/critic Mark Steyn, the 2007 Nimitz Lecturer at Berkeley. Focusing on his new book, "America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It," they discuss Europe and America's relations with the Islamic world. In the interview, their conversation also focuses on the craft of writing in a multi media globalized world. (55 minutes)