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ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines (2012 Edition)
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This resource gives detailed proficiency guidelines for second language learners in the four major categories of speaking, writing, listening, and reading. It separates proficiency into five major levels: distinguished, superior, advanced, intermediate, and novice. Advanced, intermediate, and novice are further divided into high, mid, and low sublevels. The guidelines give detailed descriptions of language use regarding each level, applicable to all languages.

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Languages
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Date Added:
09/12/2013
ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines for Arabic
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This resource details proficiency guidelines for Arabic learners in the four major categories of speaking, writing, listening, and reading. It separates proficiency into five major levels: distinguished, superior, advanced, intermediate, and novice. Advanced, intermediate, and novice are further divided into high, mid, and low sublevels. Examples of Arabic in each of the categories and levels are provided, with rater comments included.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Al Wzzan
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Al Wzzan is a website aimed at analyzing Arabic poetry. Users can type any verse into the search field, and the website will identify it's meter, or "bahar." Arabic poetry traditionally falls within one of fifteen different meters. The site also provides sample stanzas of poetry to demonstrate how the programs works.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Wzzan
Date Added:
10/14/2013
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 Course
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This webpage offers a brief series of lessons on the Arabic language. The course begins with introduction, history and facts about Arabic, and then proceeds to introduce users to the alphabet,transliteration, and short and long vowels. The final few lessons focus on grammatical topics, including sentence structure, parts of speech, and singular and plural. The second part is called Arabic Phrases, it contains two short conversations. The site also offers an editor for translation and writing Arabic and an Arabic typing game.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Game
Interactive
Provider:
Arabic Keyboard
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 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
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Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Reading
Provider:
Skoool Egypt
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Online
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Arabic Online offers a large quantity of information about Arabic grammar divided up into "lessons," grouped by topic. The grammar sections contain many charts to help promote understanding. The site provides a vocabulary section with a large number of word lists grouped by topic.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Hani Deek
Author:
Hani Deek
Date Added:
10/11/2013
Arabic Oral Proficiency: A Guide for Students
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This guide is for students who wish to get an idea of what speaking proficiency is, what the guidelines are for speaking proficiency, and what kinds of outcomes can be expected after different amounts of Arabic study. It can also be used by instructors who are looking for similar information. Examples of students at different levels are provided, as are rater comments of the examples. The website includes a list of resources for further instruction and information regarding oral proficiency.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Center For Applied Linguistics
Date Added:
09/12/2013
Arabic for Dummies
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The official, Arabic for Dummies website hosts a number of helpful selections (taken from the company's full-length books) dealing with the basics of the Arabic language. Examples of the article topics include verbs in the past and present, statements and questions structures, nouns and adjectives, alphabet, numbers, common phrases, and date and time, are some of the topics explained on this page. There are several cheat sheets that summarize the most important issues. Arabic text is always accompanied by English translations and transliterations

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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
Aswaat Arabiyya
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Aswaat Arabiyya is an archive of 245 videos in Arabic, listed by difficulty level and accompanied by glossaries and four worksheets each that focus on every aspect of listening comprehension. Selections come largely from Arabic media, with some cultural presentations by native speakers. Videos cover the entire Arabic-speaking world and include MSA and different dialects. Materials are designed to be used both as in-class activities and homework assignments. Videos can be slowed down.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lecture
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Date Added:
01/10/2013
BBC Arabic
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This is BBC's Arabic page, containing a wealth of written material as well as live video and radio feeds all in Arabic. There is also a multimedia section with a video archive and a link to BBC Arabic's YouTube channel, which contains over 6,000 videos, including playlists with complete episodes.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Provider:
BBC
Date Added:
08/27/2013
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
Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER)
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The Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER) at the University of Pennsylvania is one of the fifteen Language Resource Centers established under Title VI of the U.S. Department of Education. According to the website, CALPER's particular focus is to improve the environment of advanced-level foreign language teaching and learning and assessment. The center thus far has developed innovative teaching materials, created online professional development resources, offered workshops for educators, and more.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER)
Date Added:
10/14/2013
The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
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The mission of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Aquisition (CARLA) is to study multilingualism and multiculturalism, to develop knowledge of second language acquisition, and to advance the quality of second language teaching, learning, and assessment. Some of the ways in which the center aims to achieve this mission is by conducting research and action projects in order to share research-based forms of knowledge.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS)
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The goal of the Center for Applied Second Language Studies at the University of Oregon is to improve the teaching and learning of foreign languages. Similar to other language resource centers, CASLS creates language learning and teaching materials, offers professional development opportunities, and conducts research on foreign language learning.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS)
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language & Literacy (CERCLL)
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The Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) at the University of Arizona is one of the 15 Language Research Centers established across the nation under Title VI of the U.S. Department of Education. CERCLL researches culture, language and literacy with less commonly taught languages. The center also strives to provide educators with teaching resources and opportunities for their professional development.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language & Literacy (CERCLL)
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Colloquial Arabic: Sample Comparisons of Dialect
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This site houses a large number of very brief audio files in which native speakers say brief, useful, every day phrases in a number of conjugations. Phrases include things like "How much is this?" "How are you?" or simply reciting useful vocabulary and also cover numbers and time. Each phrase is spoken in 8 or 9 dialects from the regions of North Africa, the Levant, and the Persian Gulf. Every phrase is accompanied by a transcript.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
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.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Critical Language Service
Date Added:
10/14/2013