This funny song by Lebanese singers describes their ride on camels through the center of Beirut. The video shows images of downtown Beirut and how unusual it is for camels to be in a big city in the Arab world.
In this activity, students will be able to explore different kinds of Middle Eastern special occasions in a Kahoot format.Can-Do Statements:I can understand the importance of celebrations in my own and in middle eastern cultures.I can use simple phrases and sentences to explain middle eastern special occasions.I can discuss my preferences.
Aswaat Arabiyya is an archive of 245 videos in Arabic, listed by difficulty level and accompanied by glossaries and four worksheets each that focus on every aspect of listening comprehension. Selections come largely from Arabic media, with some cultural presentations by native speakers. Videos cover the entire Arabic-speaking world and include MSA and different dialects. Materials are designed to be used both as in-class activities and homework assignments. Videos can be slowed down.
Curriculum for Madar Al-Huruf, the Arabic transliteration wheel. This curriculum provides an overview of introducing students to the Arabic alphabet and teaching them how to write in Arabic script.
More resources for Madar Al-Huruf:
You can access the Q wheel workbook, which walks you through the steps of writing your name in Arabic, for free at this link: https://almasdar.oercommons.org/authoring/6042-madar-al-huruf-workbook/view
You can also download the Madar Al-Huruf app from the iTunes app store and Google Play: https://itunes.apple.com/mx/app/madar-al-huruf/id717596929?l=en&mt=8
About the developers:
The curriculum was developed by Fatima Abdulkadhem and Nour Jandali, Arabic teachers in Tucson, Arizona.
This unit was made possible through support and funding from Qatar Foundation International, LLC (QFI). A not-for-profit organization, QFI is a U.S.-based member of Qatar Foundation and is focused on grant-giving and programmatic activities that promote education as a force that facilitates collaboration across geographical, social and cultural boundaries. To learn more about QFI and the Arabic Transliteration Wheel, please visit: www.qfi.org.
This video series consists of 5 videos in which the instructor (from the Sibaway Institute) goes through two traditional proverbs, word by word, and translates them. He explains and references several Arabic and English grammatical concepts while doing so, attempting to teach both translation skills and grammar at the same time.