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ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines (2012 Edition)
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This resource gives detailed proficiency guidelines for second language learners in the four major categories of speaking, writing, listening, and reading. It separates proficiency into five major levels: distinguished, superior, advanced, intermediate, and novice. Advanced, intermediate, and novice are further divided into high, mid, and low sublevels. The guidelines give detailed descriptions of language use regarding each level, applicable to all languages.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Date Added:
09/12/2013
Arabic Oral Proficiency: A Guide for Students
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This guide is for students who wish to get an idea of what speaking proficiency is, what the guidelines are for speaking proficiency, and what kinds of outcomes can be expected after different amounts of Arabic study. It can also be used by instructors who are looking for similar information. Examples of students at different levels are provided, as are rater comments of the examples. The website includes a list of resources for further instruction and information regarding oral proficiency.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Center For Applied Linguistics
Date Added:
09/12/2013
Aswaat Arabiyya
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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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lecture
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Date Added:
01/10/2013
 Fly with Arabic (Full Text)
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Authored by Belal Joundeya, the "Fly with Arabic" full text document is comprised of eight units, and features a variety of language-learning lessons tied together by fun themes, such as weather, sports, travel, school, and other hobbies and activities. The units focus on the acquisition of listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills, as well as knowledge of Arabic cultures and history.

Most units contain several lessons, including fill-in-the-blank exercises, open-ended writing practice, and word-matching games, that seek to reinforce specific learning outcomes, such as oral and written production, writing, and reading. Additionally, brief cultural drills are included in each unit, and are designed to add a cultural dimension to each unit's language activities. All units also contain self- assessment checklists to help monitor and measure the learner's progress during the unit.

In summary, through using a number of drills to produce vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, and speaking skills, including pictures, word-matching games, open-ended writing practice, and fill-in-the-blank exercises, the "Fly with Arabic" series seeks to connect all phases of Arabic-learning into one comprehensive package.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
CLASSRoad Admin
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Selections from the Glorious Qur'an - Video Files
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This is a series of video lectures (6 DVDs broken down into 6 parts each) in which Dr. V. Abdur Rahim leads his students through his text book Selections from the Glorious Qur'an. Instruction is in English. Dr. Abdur Rahim covers such classical topics in Qur'anic pronunciation, elision, orthography, and also numerous grammatical issues.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture
Provider:
Institute of the Language of the Qur'an
Author:
V. Abdur Rahim
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Thornton's Elementary Arabic - A Grammar (PDF)
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This is the first volume in a series of four books, first published in 1905. The series treats Arabic grammar in a highly technical way and was written as an abridgment of Wright's Grammar, a foundational text. The book is divided into three sections: introduction to the alphabet, parts of speech, and syntax.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Frederic Du Pre Thornton
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Understanding Assessment: A Guide for Foreign Language Educators
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This is a tutorial on language testing for foreign language educators. It supplies tools to help instructors single out tests to match their needs and their studentsŐ needs. By the end of the tutorial, the user will be able to define essential testing terms, evaluate the practical factors involved in test selection, identify purposes for different types of test, and locate more resources to assist with test selection.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Center For Applied Linguistics
Date Added:
09/12/2013