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Arabic Alphabet Tutorial
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This website shows images and video of the Arabic letters. It has two sections, one with the Arabic letters in their independent, unconnected forms, and a second showing the letters in all of their various connected forms. Both sections offer videos that show a calligrapher writing out each form of each letter. Videos of the connected letters include words that demonstrate the initial, medial, and final positions of each letter.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Stanford University
Date Added:
11/06/2012
Arabic Grammar Lessons
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This page contains brief lessons about specific grammatical issues and focuses mostly on Egyptian colloquial Arabic, though it does also include some information about Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Given their brevity, the lessons are of limited use.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Student Guide
Provider:
Desert-Sky
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Grammar Tutorials
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This site has numerous brief, text tutorials on formal Arabic grammatical topics such as sentence structure, verb conjugation, and pronouns, as well as an extended section on the 10 most common verb forms. These tutorials usually favor transliteration over Arabic script.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Multimedia Qur'an
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Keyboard
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This website allows access to an Arabic keyboard for those who are on computers that do not have access to Arabic script. Users can move the mouse over an Arabic keyboard displayed on the site to 'type' in Arabic words, and then copy and paste the Arabic to the document or website they are using.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Arabic Keyboard
Date Added:
10/11/2013
Arabic Language for Schools
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This website contains some animated lessons of the subjects studied in schools. There are three categories: elementary for grades 4, 5, and 6, intermediate for grades 7, 8, and 9, and secondary for grades 10, 11, and 12. In the Arabic language section, there are texts, grammar lessons, reading lessons, balaghah, and more. For each lesson, the user is provided with synonyms, antonyms, plural and singular forms of vocabulary, exercises, summary, and the objective.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Reading
Provider:
Skoool Egypt
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
Basic Arabic Course
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This website provides a free and open course in basic Arabic. It offers three sections: alphabet, grammar, and vocabulary. The lessons are very brief, and do not contain assistance for pronunciation. The grammar lessons contains noticeable errors, and only cover nominal sentences and form I verb conjugation. The vocabulary lessons are grouped by topic. The site also contains introductory texts about the Arabic language, alphabet, and dialects.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Arabic-course
Date Added:
11/06/2012
Clavier Arabe Virtual Keyboard
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This website allows individuals to type in Arabic by providing a virtual keyboard. Users can then copy and paste the Arabic on the screen into whatever application they need. The website also allows searches in Arabic via various search engines. The keyboard includes all short vowels and saved stock phrases such as the bismallah as well as instant connection to google translate for quick translation.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Clavier Arabe
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Clavier Arabe virtual keyboard
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This website allows individuals to type in Arabic by providing a virtual keyboard. Users can then copy and paste the Arabic on the screen into whatever application they need. The website also allows searches in Arabic via various search engines. The keyboard includes all short vowels and saved stock phrases such as the bismallah.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Clavier Arabe
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
Internet Polyglot
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Internet Polyglot is a one stop free shop service that provides an enormous list of verbs, adverbs, and vocabulary words that cover a diverse array of subjects. To ease and enhance the learning process, this service provides the following types of interactive games: typing, guessing, mix, and matching. By creating an account, users are able to play the games with the full set of vocabulary words; and are able to generate their own individualized and specific list of vocabulary words with which they can play the above mentioned games.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Provider:
Internet Polyglot Service
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Learn Arabic
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Learn Arabic is a website that aims to teach Arabic via games and activities. Members can compete for top spots as they earn badges by completing lessons. The lessons start with the alphabet and all of its variations and move up through simple words and phrases. Plans are in the works to add more complicated lessons for intermediate and advanced learners. Lessons include interactive books, videos, games, vocabulary lists, and more depending on the lesson. Users can sign up for Arabic tips emailed to them. The site includes a blog as well.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Lecture
Reading
Provider:
LearnArabic
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Learn Arabic 101
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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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Assessment
Provider:
Learn101
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
LookLex Learn Arabic - Lesson Eighteen
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Lesson eighteen continues the conversational focus of the lessons. This lesson consists of a seven line dialogue that allows students to follow by both reading and listening. Indirectly, the lesson exposes students to important grammar rules in the formation of complete sentences. A word list is included in which most of the words and phrases used in the lesson are defined in English.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
LexicOrient
Date Added:
10/14/2013
LookLex Learn Arabic - Lesson Eleven
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Lesson eleven features a nine line dialogue that takes place in a coffee shop. Students are able to read the lines in Arabic and utilize the voiceover feature that plays the lines of dialogue in Arabic. The dialogue caters to students interested in learning how to carry themselves in a general social setting. The two subsections include a word list that defines many of the words used in the dialogue, while the brief grammar section lists, in transliterated Arabic, the Arabic pronouns most often used in general conversation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
LexicOrient
Date Added:
10/14/2013
LookLex Learn Arabic - Lesson Fifteen
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Lesson fifteen features a dialogue revolving around Egypt's two main religious traditions: Islam and Christianity. The seven line dialogue indirectly exposes students to particular cultural elements of the Arabic-speaking world, e.g. religious traditions, while continuing to encourage students to follow the dialogue in both Arabic writing and speaking. The "word list" subsection defines many of the words and phrases used in the dialogue.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
LexicOrient
Date Added:
10/14/2013
LookLex Learn Arabic - Lesson One
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Lesson one of the LookLex Learn Arabic website features eight common conversational phrases with audio voiceovers. Additionally, the lesson includes a brief grammar section on the makeup of the Arabic alphabet. Entitled "Hello and Goodbye," this section is perhaps most useful to students seeking to master common Arabic greetings and other expressions used when one is meeting others in the Arabic speaking world.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
LexicOrient
Date Added:
10/14/2013
LookLex Learn Arabic - Lesson Seventeen
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Lesson seventeen continues the conversational focus of the lessons. This lesson consists of a seven line dialogue that allows students to follow by both reading and listening. indirectly, the lesson exposes students to important grammar rules in the formation of complete sentences. A word list is included in which most of the words and phrases used in the lesson are defined in English.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
LexicOrient
Date Added:
10/14/2013
LookLex Learn Arabic - Lesson Ten
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Lesson ten provides a seven line dialogue (in both Arabic and English) that allows students to hear how they may introduce or talk about themselves when meeting someone for the first time. Along with the Arabic text and English translation, an audio voiceover option allows students to hear the phrase while reading it simultaneously. Two subsections include a word list that defines many of the words used in the dialogue, as well as a brief grammar section that gives partial insight into the technical details of Arabic vowels.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
LexicOrient
Date Added:
10/14/2013
LookLex Learn Arabic - Lesson Thirteen
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Lesson thirteen continues the conversational theme of the LookLex series by featuring a brief conversation about the beaches of Alexandria. Students are able to see how sentences can be constructed about normal, everyday affairs in social settings. Additionally, like the previous lesson, a variety of verbs, phrases, adjectives and sentence structures are used, thereby exposing students to properly formed sentences in "real-life scenarios."

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
LexicOrient
Date Added:
10/14/2013
LookLex Learn Arabic - Lesson Three
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Lesson three of the LookLex website concentrates on common greetings and standard expressions one uses when meeting or receiving others for the first time. Entitled "meeting people," the lesson includes voiceovers in Arabic that correspond to each greeting/expression. The brief grammar section pays particular attention to verbs not found in Arabic that seem confusing at first for an English-speaking student of Arabic.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
LexicOrient
Date Added:
10/14/2013
LookLex Learn Arabic - Lesson Twelve
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Lesson twelve contains a short dialogue between a group of friends about movies. Students can follow along by reading the Arabic text and/or listening to the Arabic dialogue. The dialogue uses a variety of verbs, adjectives, nominal and verbal sentences, so students will have opportunities to see how proper sentences can be constructed to facilitate general, casual conversations.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
LexicOrient
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Magictyper
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This program allows users to type in Arabic whether or not they have Arabic enabled on their computer. The display includes a picture of a keyboard that allows users to see what keys correspond to the Arabic letters. What is typed appears in a window on the page, which users can then copy and paste to whatever document or other website they are using. Magictyper is available is for multiple languages and is free to use, although donations are welcomed.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
tero
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Mixxer
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Mixxer offers language partners across the globe for free via Skype. The website is set up to help parties who would like to learn each other's language connect for language exchange sessions. Users simply have to register and log in and they can search for conversation partners from across the globe. The site also allows users to maintain and share blogs in order to practice written elements of the language they are studying. Teachers can organize group sessions for their students.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Dickinson College
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Online Arabic Tutorial
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This online Arabic tutorial from the University of Maryland offers information on the alphabet, basics in grammar such as pronouns and verb conjugations, numbers, qualifying adjectives, time and date, and other various vocabulary activities focusing on things such as the parts of the body and greetings. Each tutorial section comes with a comprehensive quiz. Audio components are available to listen to the various vocabulary words.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Interactive
Provider:
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Qur'an Transliteration
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This site offers 18 instructional videos, divided into 4 levels, that are aimed at enabling users to read Arabic, and specifically Qur'anic Arabic. The video series begins by introducing viewers to the Arabic characters, taking great care to demonstrate the sounds they make and ends with guiding viewers through Qur'anic passages.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
transliteration.org
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Simplified Arabic Language Grammar
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'Simplified Arabic Language Grammar' is a book that summarizes the main points of Arabic grammar. Parts of speech, nouns, derivatives, singular, dual, and plural forms, pronouns, prepositions, nominal sentences, and verb conjugations are some of the topics explained in this book. Several examples are given for each topic. the book is written entirely in Arabic.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Abd al-Latif al-Said
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Speak Moroccan Arabic Lessons
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This site utilizes textual instructions and occasional videos to instruct visitors in Moroccan Arabic. The lessons are basic, and cover the most fundamental aspects of Moroccan Arabic grammar. Lessons cover the basic parts of speech as well as providing numerous word lists.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Speak Moroccan Arabic
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Speak Moroccan Arabic - Vocabulary
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This site contains a large number of word lists, beginning with lists of common adjectives and verbs, and then moving on to lists grouped by topic. Words are accompanied by their translation as well as a pronunciation guide. The site offers lists of verbs and adverbs, as well as lists of nouns grouped by category.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Speak Moroccan Arabic
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Speak Moroccan Forums
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This fairly active forum focuses on Moroccan Arabic. Its linguistic with sub-forums are focused on translation, books and exercises to practice Darija, and instructional videos. There are also many sub-forums on cultural issues. Additionally, there is a sub-forum conducted entirely in Arabic. Users must be logged in in order to post.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Speak Moroccan Arabic
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Vocabulary Words: Career and Monetary Transactions
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This list presents a basic set of vocabulary words that deal with the categories of career fields and financial transactions. The verbs and nouns included in this list cover various career fields, types of financial transactions, and additional words relevant to banking, employment, and professions.

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
Vocabulary Words: Clothes
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This list presents a basic set of vocabulary words that deal with categories of clothing, jewelry, and tailoring. The words include both nouns and verbs that describe various clothing items, clothing styles, and types of clothing accessories.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.

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Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Arabic Desert Sky
Date Added:
09/17/2013
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: 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
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: Places, Cities, Countries, and Geography
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This list presents a basic set of vocabulary words that deal with categories of geography and places, including the names of cities and countries, as well as directional indicators. The list also contains verbs and nouns relevant to finding specific regions or countries on a map.

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
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Arabic Desert Sky
Date Added:
09/17/2013
Vocabulary Words: Places and Household Items
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This list presents a basic set of vocabulary words that deal with particular places and common household items, including ordinary places of residence, floor plans, and items such as faucets, blankets, and soaps.

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