29 September 2008


Professions, greetings and introductions, offering help, countries and nationalities, airport vocabulary, numbers 1-12, directions, time
Vocational Sector:
Leisure Travel and Tourism
Level: Beginners

Prepared by P Hanna, Thames Valley University.
© Learning and Skills Council 2006.


teacher note


24 September 2008

Breief Suggestions on Studying Arabic as a Foreign Language

A Few Brief Suggestions on Studying a Foreign Language. Learning a foreign language is not a matter of reading some grammar rules and memorizing some vocabulary words-- although those are important activities, not to be ignored. Acquiring a language is learning a skill, not a body of information. It's as much like learning to swim or ride a bike as it is like learning about the Revolutionary War. That is, you must not only understand the ideas and concepts, have information at hand, but you must also make your body accustomed to using that information in physical activity: in this case the physical activity involved is speaking, listening, writing and reading.
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

Learning skills

Here is some information to help you in your learning.
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

Watch, Listen and Speak Modern Standard Arabic

For advanced level.But intermediate level can benefit too . Remember that to be able to speak the language is you need to do some lips and tongue movement and bring the sound out loud .
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.

Watch and listen Egyptian Arabic

For the advanced level.(Egyptian Arabic)
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

second episode

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

Spoken Egyptian Arabic

Please make sure you click on the FREE connection .
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

aL-JALEYS 11 الجليس

Dear all
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.

101 Arabic Grammar Rules
Please do not miss the grammar book " 101 Arabic Grammar Rules" this book has a wonderful and easy way of learning the grammar. and excellent notes at the end of the book for the teacher too.
Thank you very much Dr Mohammed Jiad.

16 September 2008

Lane, Edward William. An Arabic-English Lexicon.

Edward William Lane's Arabic-English Lexicon (Dictionary)
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

الجليس ‎, Al-Jaleys ‎

One of the best book, and one of the best web page of Dr jiad http://www.mtholyoke.edu/courses/mjiyad/aboutme.shtml

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.
Introduction I

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
Example from the book :
Cultural Expression: العباراتُ الشـَّائِعَة:

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
to down load this book which so far is FREE, please click on the "pink" book 1: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/courses/mjiyad/textbooks.shtml

The web page :



09 September 2008

اللغة العربية أداء ونطقا وإملاء وكتابة For Teachers in Arabic only.

اللغة العربية أداء ونطقا وإملاء وكتابة

دروس الدورات التدريبية في اللغة العربية For Teachers

دروس الدورات التدريبية في اللغة العربية


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)

Arabic Script Language- book

A Profile of Arabic Script Languages
Bushra Zawaydeh, Ph.D., Senior Linguist
June 7, 2007


05 September 2008

Arabic grammar books

books in PDF formate:

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)

Arabic as a Foreign Language العربية لغير الناطقين بها: LEARNING ARABIC VIA CHILDRENS FILMS

Arabic as a Foreign Language العربية لغير الناطقين بها: LEARNING ARABIC VIA CHILDRENS FILMS

Arabic as a Foreign Language العربية لغير الناطقين بها: CTAFL

Arabic as a Foreign Language العربية لغير الناطقين بها: CTAFL

Arabic as a Foreign Language العربية لغير الناطقين بها: Learning Arabic from Quran.

Arabic as a Foreign Language العربية لغير الناطقين بها: Learning Arabic from Quran.

03 September 2008


Read all about it:

Online Materials and links for learning Arabic


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

Teaching Materials

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


Vocational languages

The Golden Advice Regarding The Proper Manner Of Learning The Arabic Language

Subject Centre Materials Bank

Arabic for beginnersLearning to read Arabic
-beginners' guide

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 -

Interactive Tutorial
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 -

Universal Word
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

Learning Arabic from Quran.

(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


*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
إبن كثـــــــير
then listen to the specific آية
then exercise
then writing
after that is the translation in other languages:

The last choice is to add the page to your favourite.I recommend you to listen to the short Sura which starts with number 91 الشمس
lastly here is the link for the Quran translated word by word.
You can print each Sura and listen to the Quran from the above link this way you have the vocabulary and how to pronunce it in Arabic
This is the link to other reader/reciter.
Good luck .
and Ramadan Karim رمضان كريم