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Alphabet Reading Drill - Reading Arabic Ads
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The following is an alphabet reading and writing drill based on advertisements for fast food items, restaurants/chains, and multinational companies that should mostly be recognizable to students. Students are asked to work in pairs, read the ads and write them out on the accompanying sheet in Arabic and translate them to English.

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Arts and Humanities
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Author:
Kwame Lawson
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Arabic 4 Fun
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Arabic 4 fun includes five categories: alphabet, numbers, shapes, colors, and fruit names. Within each category, there is an introduction which explains the lesson, three exercises (easy, medium, & hard), and a memory game. The memory game includes the words written out in Arabic. The user may self-study or watch the explained lesson.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Provider:
Belinda D. Finnemeyer and licensors
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Genie - You Already Know Arabic
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This is a list of over 200 cognates in English and in Arabic separated into topical chapters, like food, animals, and politics. Words are written in English, Arabic, and in Arabic transliteration for the very beginner. It also includes a list of the letters in the Arabic alphabet and how they are pronounced. It is intended to show users how much Arabic they already know.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Max Maddocks
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Language
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Learn Arabic Language is a website that intends to teach the basics of the Arabic language, including background information on Arabic and its history. It contains information on the letters in their isolated position and numbers. The website further contains lists of pronouns, verbs, animal names, foods, grammar information, and more. All Arabic words are transliterated. The website also includes short lists of Arabic language books and Arabic schools throughout the U.S. and Egypt.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Arabic-learner
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Lessons from Musings on Arab Culture
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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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Michele La Morte-Shbat
Date Added:
10/14/2013
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.

Subject:
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: Egypt
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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
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
Date Added:
09/17/2013
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
Fly with Arabic: Unit Three (I Only Like Healthy Food)
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Authored by Belal Joundeya, Fly with Arabic: Unit Three (I Only Like Healthy Food) features a variety of language-learning lessons tied together by fun themes related to dietary customs, including food, drink, and the concept of eating healthy. The unit focuses on the acquisition of listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills, as well as knowledge of Arabic cultures and history.

Unit three is the third 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
Konooz Magazine
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Konooz Magazine is an Arabic electronic magazine for children. This magazine includes educational stories and poems. In addition, there is a special section for Islamic stories and prayers. The reader can also find some activities such as coloring pictures, handcrafts, and easy recipes. The website is entirely in Arabic.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Reading
Provider:
Konooz
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Learn Arabic Language
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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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
St-Takla
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Lesson Plan - Healthy Food
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This lesson plan is an example of a lesson that is used to teach Food for level II students in LAUSD schools. This lesson was developed by Nada Shaath, and adapted from a unit that was developed by Startalk LA Stars teams.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Nada Shaath
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
Tour Egypt - Travel Vocabulary
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Though this website focuses on providing tours to Egypt, it offers an extensive list of words in the Egyptian dialect in both Arabic script and in transliteration. The word list includes the kinds of words you might need to know when traveling, such as "Go straight please" and "I need room service." Each word is transliterated and accompanied by an audio file. There is also an article about history of the Arabic language and the Egyptian dialect. Photo galleries on the site could be used as part of classroom instruction.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Tour Egypt
Date Added:
10/11/2013
Virtual Arabic: Digitized Language Realia - Food
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This subpage of the Virtual Arabic blog offers realia material (realia is real life material meant to be used to aid language study in classroom situations) regarding food and drink items found in different parts of the world. The items are listed on various Arabic signs and advertisements, and serve as useful examples of how food and drink material are visually and stylistically represented in the restaurant and advertisement industries.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
V-Arabic
Date Added:
09/17/2013
Virtual Arabic: Digitized Language Realia - Shopping, Currency, & Food
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This subpage of the Virtual Arabic blog offers realia material (realia is real life material meant to be used to aid language study in classroom situations) regarding shopping and currency. The material listed on this subpage includes pictures and videos related to Arab modes of currency, signs signifying shopping malls/outlets, and commercials designed to advertise particular products.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
V-Arabic
Date Added:
09/17/2013
Vocabulary Words: Food
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This flashcard set features over 189 words related to food items in Arabic. Users have the option of sifting through the cards in alphabetical or random order; and each word can be featured alongside an English translation, or on a separate card in traditional front-back flashcard style.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Cram
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: Holidays and Traditions
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This list presents a basic set of vocabulary words that deal with categories of holidays, traditions, and religion, including various religious sects, acts of worship, houses of worship, and theological concepts. The list also refers to non-religious ideologies, and sacred scriptures. 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 of the words feature Arabic script and transliteration.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Arabic Desert Sky
Date Added:
09/17/2013