29 September 2008
Leisure Travel and Tourism
TALKING TO THE WORLD… IN ARABIC
Prepared by P Hanna, Thames Valley University.
© Learning and Skills Council 2006.
24 September 2008
You need, then, not only to memorize and understand, but also to
practice! Practice! practice!
Here are a few brief suggestions on effective practice/study techniques. See your instructor if you have questions, or need help in developing an effective study technique.
Make your mouth or hand do what your mind is learning Study out loud. Do go to the lab and work on the tapes. Study with a friend, thus involving yourself in speaking and listening. Try to write sentences or a short paragraph using the skills you have practiced orally.
If you study by reading silently, you draw only upon your visual memory.
If you study out loud, you double your efficiency by adding auditory memory and you make your mouth work, helping with pronunciation and speech.
Augment your learning potential even further by writing what you have read and spoken.
Study day-by-day. You cannot get by in a foreign language course by cramming at the last minute. You may be able to `learn' vocabulary items that way, but you cannot teach your mouth to use them in sentences. (Can you cram for a swimming test or a piano recital?)
Occasionally go back and review `old' topics and vocabulary. Language learning is cumulative. You learn new skills on the basis of old ones. The more you `recycle' familiar information and skills, the better you will be able to integrate new ones.
Instructors usually present and test new language skills in a somewhat segmented, chapter-by-chapter approach, as a matter of administrative convenience. However, actual learning is not segmented at all, but cumulative. You add new information and skills to the old without superseding them. Your instructor will incorporate `old' information and vocabulary in the presentation of new skills; you will benefit from doing the same thing when you study. (For example, practice new grammar concepts with familiar vocabulary, we well as with new words.)
Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Self-consciousness can be a mighty obstacle to learning a language. Perhaps part of the reason small children readily acquire languages is that they are not afraid of making mistakes: their egos do not restrain them from acting like `little clowns'.
If you are prepared to goof from time to time, or even frequently, you'll feel much less restraint in practicing and trying to speak.
This information taken from:
©The Augustine Club at Columbia University, 1997
resources taken from University of Westminster.
Study Guides and Strategies
http://www.studygs.net/A well-designed and comprehensive site of study guides and strategies by the American educational consultant Joe Landsberger
Contains excellent tips on learning a foreign language. This site, administered by the Augustine Club at Columbia University, also has great information on time-saving/time management and life skills
The Learning Skills site of the Open University (OU). Although it is aimed at OU students, most of the advice applies to students at any university.
Very useful and interesting approaches to organising information gained through your studies to aid understanding and memory.
Site with tons of links to study skills information; use the list on the left side panel to focus your search.
Study skills page produced by Virginia Tech University featuring information on speed reading, concentration and proofreading, as well as several other skills.
23 September 2008
If you study out loud, you double your efficiency by adding auditory memory and you make your mouth work, helping with pronunciation and speech. SO TRY TO REPEAT OUT LOUD some words of what the actor/ess said.
The first episode start from page 14 ( pages shown at the bottom of the page, on the right.)
here is the links . Look for أبي جعفر المنصور
http://vramadan.mbc.net/mediamanager/ تشهد هذه الحلقة ولادة عبدالله بن العباس الملقب بأبي جعفر المنصور
There will be few second or so for the advertisement.
The main links www.mbc.net/shahed Shahed means watch
Please note the word اغلاق "close" on the top right,when you click on اغلاق word,you will close the advertisement, then the list of all episodes will shown .If you have any problem please let me know by leaving comments.Please note that you can download any episode to your computer.
Now you can watch this episode of بعد الفراق direct from the mbc .Here is the links for the first episode
تحكي الحلقة الأولى قصة يوسف وسكرة ووفاة والدهما وهربها بعد ان كبرت إلى القاهرة لتبتعد عن زوج والدتها المتسلط
تستقر سكرة في مصر وتعمل كخادمة ويحاول يوسف إيجاد عمل آخر بهدف تحسين صورته أمام أخته وسكرة
The general links:
www.mbc.net/shahed Here you will find most of other dialect :
ظل الياسمين /Drama
كلنا عيال قرية /comedy
بينى وبينك /comedy
باب الحارة /Comedy
عيون عليا /Drama
خواطر (RECOMMENDED) The producer talk to ordinary people about a subject.for example watch episode 8.
22 September 2008
the above links made by Pimsleur .
Total units are 30 but they are mixed all over the downloads page ,please make sure that you start at the correct level/unit.
for example you will find unit 1 is somewhere in the middle of the page and not at the start.
21 September 2008
I received this wonderfull news from the author of aljaleys Dr Mohamed M.Jiyad.
"I am so pleased to inform you that al-Jaleys Part II has been published on the College Website System". Here is the link:
Al-Jaleys Part II is designed for the Intermediate Level of Proficiency.
Thank you very much Dr Mohammed Jiad.
16 September 2008
Regarded as the best Arabic-English lexicon in the world, and now available FREE
Online in PDF below, Contents: All 8 volumes, each with its own folder
12 September 2008
The book: I advise you to print this book. It consist of 160 pages which full of wonderful conversation and grammar,I wish one day DR Mohammed M. Jiyad create DVD for the conversation ,and curry on with his other 2 books.
Unit 1 Making Friends in Beirut 1
Unit 2 At Casablanca Airport 16
Unit 3 In a Hotel in Algers 33
Unit 4 Having Breakfast in Damascus 49
Unit 5 In a Bank in Baghdad 67
Unit 6 Renting a Car in Cairo 88
Unit 7 Shopping in Tunis 108
Unit 8 Staying with a Family in Amman 128
Unit 9 Being in a Car Accident in Oman 148
Unit 10 A Weekend with a Family in the Emirates 171
This is unacceptable excuse! هَذا عُذرٌ غَيرُ مَقبول ٍ!
Thanks to God for your safety! ألحَمدُ للـَّهِ علی سَلامَتِكَِ!
Everything is in God hand! کـُلُّ شـَيءٍ بـِيَدِ اللـَّهِ!
By God, I don’t know what to say! واللـَّهِ لا أعرِفُ ما أقولُ!
By God, I was very busy. واللـَّهِ کـُنتُ مَشغولا جـِدَّآً.
This is a simple matter/thing. هَذا شـَيءٌ بَسيط ٌ.
You are crazy! أنتَ مَجنونٌ!
it is necessary that .... لا بُدَّ أنْ
nothing but ...... لـَيسَ إلا َّ......
I do not want to burden you. لا أريدُ أنْ أثقِلَ عَلـَيکـُم
The web page :
09 September 2008
دروس الدورات التدريبية لمعلمي اللغة العربية لغير الناطقين بـها( الجانب النظري )
جمعهاد . عبد الرحمن بن إبراهيم الفوزانوزملاؤه1428هـ
إعداد موقع روح الإسلام
You may needWINRAR to open this file try this link (Please make sure that it is free.)
Arabic grammar ( PowerPoint)
Bushra Zawaydeh, Ph.D., Senior Linguist
June 7, 2007
07 September 2008
05 September 2008
Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaatar - Arabic Verbs & Essentials of Grammar.pdf BOOK 1 http://www.4shared.com/file/39875886/ce9108f/Jane_Wightwick_and_Mahmoud_Gaatar_-_Arabic_Verbs__Essentials_of_Grammar.html?s=1
Arabic BY Dr V Abdur Raheem: 3 books
A_New Arabic Grammar of the Written Language 1965 pdf (old but nice)
03 September 2008
Online Materials and links for learning Arabic
Related to Alif Baa & Al Kitaab vocabulary:
Intermediate levels reading, grammar exercises, other :
http://gloss.lingnet.org/searchResources.aspx<http://gloss.lingnet.org/searchResources.aspx> This looks like a huge resource and not just for Arabic but not really Beginners level.Another interesting page with listening exercises mainly in Formal Standard Arabic section:
Arabic without walls, related to Al kitaab with videos and different exercises:
Another link with listening:
Listening and videos related to Al-Kitaab:
Sample Arabic lessons
LESSONS 1 - 9: Greetings and Introductions
LESSON 2: Arab and Islamic Names
LESSON 4: A Visit to Egypt
LESSON 5: Country Names
LESSON 6: English Words of Arabic Origin
LESSON 7: Alphabet Soup
LESSON 8: Introduction to Islam
LESSON 10: The Family
LESSONS 12-13: Counting in Arabic
LESSON 14: Philadelphia Arab-American Exhibit at the Balch Institute
LESSON 15: Bitar's Stuffed Grape Leaves Recipe
LESSONS 16 and 18: Ramadan and The Holy Qur'an
LESSONS 17 and 19: In School
LESSONS 21, 22, and 23: Happy Holidays!
LESSONS 25 and 26: Nouns and Adjectives
LESSONS 27 and 28: Building Equational Sentences
LESSONS 30 and 31: Introduction to Verbs
LESSON 32: Iraq and Arabian Horses
LESSON 33 and 35: Prepositions and Possession
LESSONS 34 and 43: The Hajj: Pilgrimage to Mecca
LESSON 36: A Visit to Tunisia
LESSON 38: The Arabs and Astronomy
LESSON 40: A Visit to Jordan
LESSON 41: Plural Verbs - Present Tense
LESSON 42: A Visit to Sudan
LESSON 46: Days of the Week
LESSONS 47 and 49: Past Tense Verbs
LESSON 50: Coffee, Coffee, Coffee
LESSON 52: Feelings
LESSON 53: Seasons and Weather
LESSONS 56 & 58: Plural Nouns and Adjectives
LESSON 59: Colors
LESSON 61: The Grand Finale
Arab Culture and Civilization: A collaborative web project from NITLE UCLA Language Materials Project- Teaching resources for less commonly taught languages The Arab World
website with pages on Arab Language, cultural resources and forum
Al-Bab webpage with pages on The Arabic Language
The Golden Advice Regarding The Proper Manner Of Learning The Arabic Language
Subject Centre Materials Bank
Arabic for beginnersLearning to read Arabic
Study materialsArabic for Non Arab with sound
Learn to Read the Qur'an in 10 Lessons
Arabic Lessons -
Arabic Alphabet OnlineArabic Pronounciation HelpBabel Arabic TutorialsBeyond Nouns and Verbs - PDF file (pages 56-65)
The Art of Arabic CalligraphyTest Your Arabic Knowledge
- Online Quiz
Check Your Arabic Knowledge -
Arabic Voweling Problem Sets -
Arabic Grammar TutorialArabic PronounsArabic SentenceArabic TensesArabic Tenses:
The Perfect Tense:example verb - akala
Arabic Tenses: The Present Tense:example verb - katabaArabic Strong Verbs & Arabic Weak Verbs:
examples of initial letter being weak, e.g., wajada, wa'Ada
Arabic Weak Verbs:examples of middle letter being weak, e.g., baa'A, jaa'A, saara, kaana, raway, sawiyaArabic Weak Verbs:
examples of last letter being weak, e.g., qara'a, bada'a
Arabic Doubled Verbs - example verbs: wadda and shakka
FORMS : derived forms of the verbs
Introduction to Forms and verbs
Arabic Software & Fonts
Arabic X Terminal Emulator for X-WindowsArabic Word Processor Kateb for DOSArabic Word Processor Intext for DOSArabTeX:
LaTeX with Arabic generation capabilities for UNIX and DOSArabFont - a collection of Arabic fonts for DOSPMosaicPMosaic FAQAramedia -
Language Dictionaries and TranslatorsArabic keyboardMy Arabic TeacherLinux and PerlJava Applet demo to view Arabic or PersianThe Arabic Macintosh - An Informal Resource CentreParsNegar Persian/Arabic/Urdu Word ProcessorAraWebParse - Visual Rendering for Arabic Web PagesLearning Arabic from English - CD-ROMArabic FontsOpenWindows ProgramsArabic AtariArabic Insta-Class PageUnipad - Unicode editor for Windows95 & NTWorld Language Resources
Online dictionaries and Translation software
for teacher :
http://www.arabicl.org.sa/arabicunv.php?action=show&offset=200&idq= (Reference only. Please if u can open it let us know)
بعض المواقع للنحو العربي
http://www.saaid.net/book/list.php?cat=90 you may need winrar
02 September 2008
(إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لَعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ)
يوسف سورة12 آية 2
Today is the first day of Ramadan, and today I will try to give some guidance to help you learn Arabic from the Quran. This learning method is suitable for the intermediate and advanced levels.
Now back to our main subject.
Here is the link, and there are a few steps you need to follow to get the best results.
1)Click on this link (Please note that this link is FREE.)
Now you will see الفهرس all السور there are 114. The
first one is 1الفاتحة and the last one is 114 الناس
2)Click on any one of Sura ..for example ALFATIHA الفاتحة
WITH THE LEFT SIDE OF THE MOUSE
NOW YOU WILL HAVE SEVEN 7 CHOICES :
*Open the book(Quran),.
*Recites by the sound of ALHOZAIFY (he is one of the best reciters,but his reading is fast I like محمد صديق المنشاوي .Once you click on it, you will see three choices. Real player needed to listen.
* This is the third choice, market by ن and it is the most important one, you will see the question mark ? you will get 10 choices
first is the explanations of Quran in Arabic عـــرض تفســــــير الآية
then listen to the specific آية
after that is the translation in other languages: