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.
English Accent Coach is an interactive game which aims to improve ESL learners' ability to process English sounds more efficiently. The website describes itself as "an online tool for developing English pronunciation skills - focusing on vowels and consonants."
Students learn to recognize certain vowels and consonants by listening to segments of audio such as single syllable words and then selecting symbols for a target phoneme. These symbols come from the International Phonetic Alphabet, which can be found as a pronunciation key in many dictionaries. In addition, students can choose to use a color vowel chart, where each sound is associated with a color name that has the vowel sound (e.g. "red" for /ɛ/, "green" for /iː/).
Students choose either vowels or phonemes to practice. Each round consists of 20, 100, or 200 audio samples. At the end of each round, students are given a score report of their overall accuracy as well as the result for each phoneme. Registration is free and required; users are able to access a historical report of their scores for all games played.
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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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.
People, Place, Language and Song explores concepts of place, language and song as they relate to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their cultures. Unit elements include an overview, description of focus, teaching and learning activities, and links to the Australian Curriculum and NSW syllabus. The unit explores the cross-curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures through the Australian Curriculum: English, and strands of language, literature and literacy, applied to a range of texts and text types.
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.
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.
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.
In this lab, students learn about francophone culture and name pronunciation through discussion of la fête. They also practice demonstrative pronouns.
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".