This lesson plan centers around the video Shatir Shatir by Nancy Ajram. There are translation of the phrases in the song, which asks, “What do you call the one who listens to his parents?” and other similar questions, revealing the traits which could earn an Arab child the title of “Shatir” (smart). It includes things like “never tells a lie” and “eats without getting his clothes dirty.” These are great insights into values that Arabs hold dear, and behavioral expectations for children. Nancy Ajram is a popular Lebanese singer whose music is enjoyed across the Middle East and North Africa, as well as in the United States.
This blog is devoted to providing resources to teachers and students of ...
This blog is devoted to providing resources to teachers and students of Arabic. The website is run by an Arabic-English-Russian teacher and translator living in the U.K. This blog aims to share cultural and topical resources with lots of ideas for Arabic lessons or for studying alone. It also contains reviews of online resources and books, details of Arabic-language events, recommendations of novels, films, music, and so forth. The author also occasionally posts information about jobs. The blog is searchable.