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Arabic On-line
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Arabic On-line provides a variety of resources to learn the Arabic language. It offers a summary of the alphabet as well as a platform to practice it by taking quizzes. In addition, it offers a comprehensive list of vocabulary words that cover diverse topics such us vocabulary words relating to military terminology, ecology, the body, emotions, leisure, politics and much more. The words are presented in English, Arabic, and French, among other languages. Other resources include a list of links to Arabic media and dictionaries.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Langsites
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic in Jordan
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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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
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
Culture Talk: Yemeni Arabic
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CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world giving filmed interviews, in Arabic and sometimes English, on selected topics. Text-based translations and transcriptions are often provided as downloadable documents for most Arabic videos. The videos engage a number of region/country-specific topics, including cultural traditions, religion, politics, and sports.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
Date Added:
09/17/2013
Everyday Hobbies, Games, and Activities: Power Point Presentation
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Developed by the Washington Latin Public Charter School, this thirteen slide Power Point presentation displays several pictures regarding everyday leisure activities. Organized by the initial slide's statement - "I like..." - each subsequent slide introduces, in Arabic, a particular activity that occurs throughout the world, such as sports, social events, reading, and so on. Some pictures also feature Arabic advertisements and brands.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Author:
CLASSRoad Admin
Date Added:
01/28/2016
 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.

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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
Fly with Arabic: Unit Eight (Travel and Transportation)
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Authored by Belal Joundeya, Fly with Arabic: Unit Eight (Travel and Transportation) features a variety of language-learning lessons tied together by fun themes related to travel, sightseeing, and transportation. The unit focuses on the acquisition of listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills, as well as knowledge of Arabic cultures and history.

Unit eight is the last chapter in the "Fly with Arabic" series, which is comprised of a total of eight units, each containing 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
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
CLASSRoad Admin
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Fly with Arabic: Unit Four (I am a Player in Real Salt Lake)
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Authored by Belal Joundeya, Unit Four (I am a Player in Real Salt Lake) features a variety of language-learning lessons tied together by fun themes related to sports, hobbies, and general leisure activities. The unit focuses on the acquisition of listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills, as well as knowledge of Arabic cultures and history.

Unit four is the fourth chapter in the "Fly with Arabic" series, which is comprised of a total of eight units, each containing 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
Author:
CLASSRoad Admin
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Fly with Arabic: Unit Seven (I Like Shopping)
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Authored by Belal Joundeya, Fly with Arabic: Unit Seven (I Like Shopping) features a variety of language-learning lessons tied together by fun themes related to shopping, visiting malls, and buying/selling. The unit focuses on the acquisition of listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills, as well as knowledge of Arabic cultures and history.

Unit seven is the seventh chapter in the "Fly with Arabic" series, which is comprised of a total of eight units, each containing 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
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
CLASSRoad Admin
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Listen to Learn
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UCLA's Listen to Learn activities page features numerous, high-quality videos and activities covering a variety of Arabic dialects, including Iraqi, Lebanese, Egyptian, Moroccan, as well as Modern Standard Arabic. Users may pick from a number of speakers within a chosen dialect, all of whom speak from readily available text about a range of topics, including family life, culture, school, activities, and food. Each topic is accompanied by a video and activities designed to reinforce the vocabulary and ideas covered in the video.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lecture
Reading
Provider:
University of California - Los Angeles
Date Added:
09/17/2013
Places, Authentic Images, and Destinations: Power Point Presentation
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Developed by Washington Latin Public Charter School, this thirty-nine slide Power Point presentation displays several pictures of popular, everyday destination places in the Arab world. The Power Point is thematically organized by a question (in Arabic) on its title slide - "Where are you going?" - and subsequent slides display popular places such as internet cafes, restaurants, homes, schools, and coffee shops.

Each slide is introduced by a question, "What is this?," and an answer "This is a...," both of which are in Arabic. Most pictures are authentic images taken on-location at several places throughout the Arab world, and thus feature prominent Arabic writing on signs, houses, advertisements, and so on.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Author:
CLASSRoad Admin
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Vocabulary Words: Colors
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This list presents a basic set of vocabulary words that deal with the category of colors, including verbs and nouns that deal with complexions, and shades. The majority of words contained within the website are nouns, and some verbs are interspersed. The words and verbs are presented in both Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian colloquial Arabic. All words feature Arabic script and transliteration.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Arabic Desert Sky
Date Added:
09/17/2013
Vocabulary Words: Food
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This list presents a basic set of vocabulary words that deal with categories of food and prepared dishes, including verbs and nouns that deal with cooking, ordering, takeout, ingredients, spices, fruits and vegetables. The majority of words contained within the website are nouns, and some verbs are interspersed. The words and verbs are presented in both Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian colloquial Arabic. All of the words feature Arabic script and transliteration.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Arabic Desert Sky
Date Added:
09/17/2013
Vocabulary Words: Media and the Arts
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This list presents a basic set of vocabulary words that deal with categories of media and the arts, including verbs and nouns that deal with cinema, song, dance, plays, and film criticism. The list also contains verbs and nouns that cover key aspects of broadcast media. The majority of words contained within the website are nouns, and some verbs are interspersed. The words and verbs are presented in both Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian colloquial. All words feature Arabic script and transliteration.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Arabic Desert Sky
Date Added:
09/17/2013
Vocabulary Words: Sports, Hobbies, and Activities
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This list presents a basic set of vocabulary words that deal with the categories of global sports and various hobbies and outdoor activities. The words include both nouns and verbs relevant to playing sports, board games, and visiting areas of leisurely interest.

The majority of words contained within the website are nouns, and some verbs are interspersed. The words and verbs are presented in both modern standard and colloquial Egypt, and feature Arabic text and transliteration.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Arabic Desert Sky
Date Added:
09/17/2013
Wikibooks - Arabic/Appendix
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This appendix is a compilation of various lists of words and phrases, some of which are quite brief, and some of which, like the "useful words" list, are quite extensive. Some of the materials rely on transliteration alone and therefore require no knowledge of Arabic script while others are written in Arabic. The word lists are focused on common words such as professions, greetings, common expressions, and also include a fictional dialogue of two people greeting each other.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
10/14/2013