30 October 2008

Spoken Language/Tajweed Interactive Self Learning Assistant

The goal of this innovative technology is to afford an effective assistant in the self learning of spoken languageg .Hafss© which has proved effective in helping people learn Tajweed of the holy Qur’an is also helpful in learning spoken Arabic and other languages as well.In fact, RDI is negotiating with European partners about adapting it to help in learning spoken European language.

After its first apparition in GITEX 2004, Hafss© proved itself in a large project of building Qur’an web encyclopedia for the Kuwaiti ministry of endowments. The challenging feature about Hafss© is that it can detect and fully diagnose the faults – if any – in the learner’s utterance of given examples. This closes the feedback loop without which the learning process can never be completed.

After GITEX© 2006 and Cairo Int'l Book Fair 2007, an end-user version of Hafss© is released for the Arabic market esp. in the Gulf and Egypt with other ones following soon. For that version with all its rich material and integrated interactive auxiliary tools, RDI has been awarded the prize of e-Content Award first prize in the e-Learning track from the Egyptian IT Industry Development Agency "ITIDA" for the year 2006.

Moreover, on Sept. 15th, 2007, RDI's Hafss© technology for the interactive learning of spoken language applied on the Tajweed of the hloy Qur'an has been declared first in the 2007 World Summit Award contest for best e-content/e-Learning track where about 850 other candidates from 160 countries had participated.

to see Arabic Flash movie on Hafss.
(Arabic flash, 2,676KB) please visit this link (point at the title above)
http://www.rdi-eg.com/rdi/technologies/speech.htm

also
www.Hafss.com

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25 October 2008

Arabic language skills for non Arabتعليم مهارات اللغة العربية لغير العرب

Arabic Language Skills for non Arab. تعليم مهارات اللغة العربية لغير العرب
The above title is consist of 2 books and CD . Made by Dr Mohamed Mohyddin ,language center,university of Brunei.and Dr Fardose A.Gad(MA in teaching Arabic as a foreign language). The beauty of this book is concentrates on the 4 SKILLS( SPEAKING ,LISTENING ,READING AND WRITING) in a practical and modern way. CD is pleasure to listen and watch(MAKE SURE THAT CD IS IN PERFECT CONDITION WHEN YOU BUY IT). Those 2 books(2005 and 2007 issues) are for beginners, published by Dar Al-Manarah tel/fax 0020502030254. PO BOX 35738 .Dar Alkotob Number 16023/2005. ISBN 977-6005-30-6.(not sure if this ISBN would work in ENGLAND)

23 October 2008

On line materials.

This is a repeat of older post(03/09/2008) because some students ask me for the links:

Online Materials and links for learning Arabic
http://www.fsi-language-courses.com/Arabic.aspxOnline Materials and links for learning ArabicRelated to Alif Baa & Al Kitaab vocabulary:http://www.flashcardexchange.com/tag/kitaabhttp://www.flashcardexchange.com/tag/kitaabIntermediate 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:http://langmedia.fivecolleges.edu/arabic/index.htmlArabic without walls, related to Al kitaab with videos and different exercises:http://arabicwithoutwalls.ucdavis.edu/aww/coursecontent.htmlhttp://arabicwithoutwalls.ucdavis.edu/aww/coursecontent.htmlAnother link with listening:http://www.jordanianarabic.com/arabicclass/warag/arabicclass2.html<http://www.jordanianarabic.com/arabicclass/warag/arabicclass2.htmlListening and videos related to Al-Kitaab:
http://www.fllab.sfsu.edu/arabic1.htm<http://www.fllab.sfsu.edu/arabic1.htm


Learning Arabic from Quran.
(إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لَعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ)يوسف سورة12 آية 2Today 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 level student. However I made a CD/power point for the beginners so they can learn Alif Baa and listen to the pronunciation of the letters, this cd can be send to you if you wish FREE by email. 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.)
http://quran.muslim-web.com/I recommend you to listen to the short Sura .

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
http://www.studyquran.co.uk/Quran_ArabicEnglish_WordforWord_Translation.htm
This is the link to other reader/reciter.
http://www.mp3quran.net/


Arabic Pronunciation
Take a look at this links to help you with your pronunciation.
http://transliteration.org/quran/Pronunciation/Letters/TashP.htm
LEARNING ARABIC VIA CHILDRENS FILMS
Here is a wonderful link to learn (WATCH AND LISTEN)
http://www.adabatfal.com/index.php..or
songs:
http://www.arab.de/arabic-music.html

Arabic media
http://www.alarabimag.com/main.htm
http://http//www.asharqalawsat.com/default.asp
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/arabic/news/
http://www.ahram.org.eg/



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16 October 2008

Materials Bank/Arabic

Welcome to the Materials Bank
The Materials Bank contains teaching materials in a wide variety of formats which staff have very kindly agreed to disseminate via this website so that they may be used more widely

click on the link then search for Arabic .

http://www.llas.ac.uk/resources/bankcontents.aspx

Arabic reader

This is free Arabic book with translation. Copyright held by - Tamer Institute for Community Education. This work is made available with the permission of the owner of copyright
http://www.childrenslibrary.org/icdl/BookPage?bookid=sawsawa_00310006&pnum1=4&twoPage=false&route=simple_0_0_arabic%20language_English_309&size=0&fullscreen=false&lang=English


Another links (suitable for advanced level )
http://www.adabatfal.com/search.php?keyword=&catid=8

example
http://www.adabatfal.com/in.php?ar_ID=1339&catid=8

14 October 2008

Learning Arabic by Radio

Teaching Arabic by Radio
Teaching of Language is the object of much interest by international broadcasts. It makes up a material they present to their audience as a language is the foremost factor in the formation of a community and the means by which the ties of brotherhood among people can be firmly established . This is particularly so when the broadcast material carries knowledge and culture to its audience in testimony to a civilization mankind needs . Egypt's external broadcasts have , therefor , paid attention to presenting to their audience lessons in Arabic .

Here is the link:

http://www.egyptradio.tv/arabiaradio/DEFAULT.htm

Address : Arabic by Radio, Radio and Television Building , P.O.Box 325 , Postal code no. 11511 , Cairo , Arab Republic of Egypt .

E-Mail address : arabicbyradio@egyptradio.tv

09 October 2008

The Language Materials Project.

The Language Materials Project .
http://www.lmp.ucla.edu

The UCLA Language Materials Project (LMP) is an on-line bibliographic database of teaching and learning materials for over 100 Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs). The LMP, which is funded by the US Department of Education International Education and Graduate Program Service, was created in 1992. The LMP is a unit of the UCLA Center for World Languages. Both the LMP and the UCLA Center for World Languages are affiliated with the UCLA International Institute.

You can search UCLA for resources by:Language
Arabic, Algerian Arabic, Chadian Arabic, Egyptian Arabic, Emirate Arabic, Iraqi Arabic, Jordanian Arabic, Kuwaiti Arabic, Lebanese Arabic, Libyan Arabic, Mauritanian Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Moroccan Arabic, Palestinian Arabic, Saudi Arabic, Sudanese Arabic, Syrian Arabic, Tunisian Arabic, Yemeni Armenian Assamese Aymara please specify a language


Definitions of materials

Definitions of levels