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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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.
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
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.
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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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.
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.
Students will have a "Meet and Greet Party." They will pretend to be someone else, like "Shakira" and introduce and greet another person. This will help them practice introducing themselves, greeting someone, and answering how they feel. They will also learn greetings for different times of the day.
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.
This brief online course is probably best suited for students with some background knowledge who need quick reviews of basic words and expressions. The site offers three conversational lessons that aim to get students speaking simple sentences fairly quickly. While it offers little to no technical grounding in the sciences of the Arabic language, it does feature audio voiceovers for the sample sentences it displays to expose students to common expressions and words.
In this activity, students will have the opportunity to practice greetings and introductions by practicing vocabulary appropriate for certain times of the day and practicing formal/informal greetings.
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.
Building High-Impact Online Icebreakers
The collection of handouts, tools, and deliverables used at the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference in Madison, WI in 2017.
A tool that can support the Mad Lib Introduction Activity.
Some subjects that can benefit from the Mad Lib Activity:
Grammar & English.
Literature/ Film, or any subject that deals with narrative.
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.
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.
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.