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Arabic Learning Resources

The site Arabic Learning Resources features resources to help you learn both standard Arabic and the Egyptian dialect. The vocabulary lists include standard Arabic, the Egyptian (Cairene) dialect, and transliterations. You'll also find pages devoted to colloquial idiomatic expressions, proverbs, and sayings. The grammar lessons provide information on various topics such as pronouns, verb conjugations and tenses, and more, with examples to show usage. Most of the grammar information focuses on Egyptian Arabic, but some includes equivalent info for standard Arabic. There is also an FAQ page provides general information on the Arabic language.   ... read more

International Corpus of Arabic

"The International Corpus of Arabic (ICA) is an ambitious attempt to build a representative corpus of the Arabic language as it is used all over the Arab world, with the aim of supporting research on such language. The ICA is planned to contain 100 million words. Once finished, the analyzed version will be the first analyzed Arabic corpus available as a linguistic resource for researchers. It is also the first systematic investigation of national varieties within the Arabic speaking community, this should prove very useful for linguists who believe that their theories and descriptions of language should be based on real, rather than contrived, data." ... read more

English for Peace

EduBlog English for Peace - This educational blog allows students to post articles and comments in different categories and discussion topics. It promotes the use the English language to communicate with studends outside of Japan (e.g. China) to enable inter-cultural exchange and promote peaceful communication.  ... read more

Using WallWisher to stimulate writing in an intermediate adult ESOL class

This is a simulated lesson project for the LARC Social Media Workshop where I used wallwisher to have students communicate through writing and technology about the person who inspired them. ... read more

My Dream Vacation-an ESL Writing/Oral Project

TRAVEL PROJECT – MY DREAM VACATION TOTAL POINTS 100 PART ONE: WRITTEN PROJECT  (50 points) 1) Pick a city or town you have always wanted to visit like Rome, Italy or Cancun, Mexico and plan week (6 night, 7-day) vacation to that one destination. 2)    Use books, travel brochures, Internet websites by going to the class wiki to find  links to helpful travel planning websites. 3)     Word process notes on your destination, and make sure to use your own words. Do not copy sentences from your source material. Of course you will use prices, and other details, like names of museums and restaurants as part of your report. You may want to keep a day-by-day journal of your vacation plans to help you organize. 4)    Include information about the following when preparing your notes: a.     Flight plans, Train/Bus Information ... read more

Arabic Language Through Dialogue - Listening Activities

This is the first edition of the “Arabic Language Through Dialogue” 1, 2 and 3 series in addition to the Iraqi Dialect through Dialogue book. The series attempts to make learning of the Arabic language more accessible and enjoyable to non-native speakers of Arabic using dialogues and communicative exercises that relate to the dialogue in each lesson. These audio recording are open to the public, and also accompany the text book. ... read more

Learn Arabic (Transparent Language)

Facebook Page Arabic - This facebook page is a contribution by Transparent Language Arabic.    The Arabic language is spoken in more than 20 countries, from Egypt to Morocco and throughout the Arabian peninsula. It is the native language of over 195 million people. Plus, at least another 35 million speak Arabic as a second language.   Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is the official language throughout the Arab world, and its written form is relatively consistent across national boundaries. MSA is used in official documents, in educational settings, and for communication between Arabs of different nationalities. However, the spoken forms of Arabic vary widely, and each Arab country has its own dialect. Dialects are spoken in most informal settings, such as at home, with friends, or while shopping. Of all the spoken dialects, Egyptian Arabic is the most widely understood, due primarily to Egypt's role as the major producer of movies and TV programs in the Arab world. ... read more

Arabic Class (VoiceThread)

VoiceThread of Arabic Class - This website is part of the voicethread.com and includes five slides of an Arabic language class. This thread shows pictures and drawings of different aspects of the Arabic culture, and includes audio recordings of the Arabic terms. ... read more