ACTFL Arabic Educators

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Calligraphy Qalam

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Calligraphy Qallam offers visitors information about the Arabic alphabet, various styles of scripts, and the process and history of calligraphy. It offers tutorial videos which demonstrate the various shapes of the Arabic characters both within one script and between different scripts. There is also a "script quiz" which allows visitors to test their ability to recognize different calligraphic scripts. The site also includes a blog and a forum where topics surrounding calligraphy are discussed.

Material Type: Assessment, Lecture, Reading

The Arabic Student

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This is a blog that links to videos, music, and other information about studying and learning Arabic. The blog provides comments on information provided. For instance, there is a link to an episode of The Simpsons in Arabic while providing sentences and translations of some of the more complicated phrasing.

Material Type: Reading

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.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

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.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Arabic I

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This is a textbook for beginning Arabic language learning. The textbook is divided into twelve lessons. Each lesson focuses on an activity and common theme to introduce the basics of Arabic. Each lesson starts with a short video, which you'll be asked to watch. To help you understand the video, each lesson also includes a transcript (in English), a list of vocabulary (with audio clips), and language and grammar notes.

Material Type: Full Course, Textbook

Transparent Language (Review)

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This website is a platform for products and services by Transparent Language, some available for free. It also includes a survival list of Arabic phrases in transliteration with audio recordings, Arabic tests and quizzes, an overview of the Arabic language, a blog, a word of the day in Arabic script and embedded in a sentence, and more. A link to their free Byki Express flashcards is also provided, as is a link to their online language classes.

Material Type: Reading

Author: CLASSRoad Admin

Printable Flash Cards- Al-Kitaab Part I

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This flashcard set contains a total of 890 cards for users to print and use that represent the vast majority of the vocabulary words presented in Al-Kitaab Part I. The cards provide the English word on one side and its meaning in Arabic on the other. Terms are generally listed in chronological order based on their appearance in the textbook's lessons.

Material Type: Reading

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.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Quiz Ch. 4 Al-Kitaab

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This is an example of an exam given at the University of Oregon that tests Chapter 4 of al-Kitaab, second edition, focusing on MSA. A written dialogue for the listening portion is included; instructors can pre-record it in their own voices or read it aloud during the exam. The key is also included. The exam should take one class period of 50 minutes.

Material Type: Assessment

Author: Heather Sweetser

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.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Homework/Assignment, Interactive, Lecture