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.
This is a lengthy glossary of highly technical terms focused on finance. Its contents include words dealing with taxes, inheritance, interest rates, retirement plans, and every other aspect of personal finance, as well as many generic legal terms that are also used in the finance world.
This is a small and extremely specialized glossary containing words that related to the legal status and concerns of minors and juveniles, including such issues as child abuse and the emancipation of minors. Words are translated, but not transliterated.
This is an extensive glossary of technical legal terms. Its contents include words dealing with contracts, court terminology, and legal language. The glossary also includes certain economic, real estate and various terms from other disciplines that intersect with the law.
This is a novice level activity. Students listen to an authentic song in Spanish and identify familiar vocabulary of family members. The link is to a YouTube video and the document is a cloz version of the lyrics.
Flashcard Machine is a one stop search for flashcards. It contains printable flashcards that cover a plethora of Arabic vocabulary words. There are flashcards that provide the names of the week days, the months, and names of countries, and much more. Users can also study from flashcards that provide vocabulary words presented in textbooks such as the Al-Kitaab series.
The Foreign Language Achievement Tests (FLATS) measure reading, listening and grammar skills and is offered for various languages, Arabic being one of them. The exam can be administered to students who are in their last year of high school and in college, as it is intended to test achievement in the targeted areas equivalent to the first three semesters of university study in the language. The length of the exam is 2 and a half hours.
This article provides advice on learning the Arabic language. The article discusses the differences between certain grammatical aspects of the language and what it is made of. In addition, it discusses how interested individuals should start learning the language. The article concludes with a series of advice on reading and learning the language.
Part of an appendix to the eMuslim website, this is a document containing simple grammar reference charts. The charts do not contain explanations but rather Arabic examples of each grammatical concept. Concepts covered include subject and predicate, nouns and adjectives, the genitive case, plurals, gender, prepositions, possessive pronouns, verb conjugations, imperatives, active and passive participles, and masdars. The reference is two pages.
The BBC's brief guide on the Arabic language includes 4 different sections including facts about the language, a list of 20 key phrases with audio files, a section on the alphabet with audio files, and a group of videos, although the videos are not available in the US. The Arabic used in the words and phrases is MSA. The page's text can be viewed in English or Arabic.
This site contains many books of every language that have entered the public domain or that were uploaded by copyright holders. A growing number of Arabic texts, as well as audio and video files (including famous speeches and songs), may be found by searching this site. Searches can be performed using Latin characters or Arabic characters, and advanced search options can help isolate desired resources.
Internet Polyglot is a one stop free shop service that provides an enormous list of verbs, adverbs, and vocabulary words that cover a diverse array of subjects. To ease and enhance the learning process, this service provides the following types of interactive games: typing, guessing, mix, and matching. By creating an account, users are able to play the games with the full set of vocabulary words; and are able to generate their own individualized and specific list of vocabulary words with which they can play the above mentioned games.
This lab will introduce ASL 101 students to our lab expectations and guidelines. It will also allow them to introduce themselves and play a short game involving the alphabet. At the end, there will also be a short presentation on some ASL culture.
This website from the University of Victoria is intended to teach individuals the basics of the Arabic alphabet, including the correct pronunciation of letters and words. The website is broken into consonants and vowels, listening and reading exercises, and dictation. Section include an introduction, examples, and exercises and tests to ensure proper learning. Short vowels are also introduced in these lessons. Letter keys are provided for those not on a computer that allows for typing in Arabic.
In addition to information and articles about Islam in English, this website also offers a complete copy of the Qur'an in Arabic and in transliteration with more than thirty English translations. This site separates out the translations by verse and divides them into "generally accepted translations of the meaning," "controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works," and "non-Muslim and /or orientalist works."
Learn Arabic is a website that aims to teach Arabic via games and activities. Members can compete for top spots as they earn badges by completing lessons. The lessons start with the alphabet and all of its variations and move up through simple words and phrases. Plans are in the works to add more complicated lessons for intermediate and advanced learners. Lessons include interactive books, videos, games, vocabulary lists, and more depending on the lesson. Users can sign up for Arabic tips emailed to them. The site includes a blog as well.
This Coptic website contains a section for learning languages. In the Arabic learning section, there are nineteen different categories including the alphabet, grammar, numbers, and groups of vocabulary words used in daily life, such as women's clothing and insects. The vocabulary in these categories include labeled illustrations.
This blog aims to teach people the Lebanese dialect. It uses both video components and themed vocabulary lists such as weather and words for schools and universities. Vocabulary lists are written in both Arabic and transliterated English. Cultural components about Lebanon and occasional news items are included.
This site demonstrates where each of the Arabic letters is produced using an illustration of the human mouth and throat. Visitors can view the approximate location of each letter on the diagram, and hear what each letter sounds like when paired with any of the short or long Arabic vowels.