Master the Arabic Letters is a video series consisting of eight videos that introduce viewers to the names, shapes, and sounds of the Arabic letters. The videos also explain how to join up the letters in writing and make sure that differences in pronunciation are carefully demonstrated.
Book 1. Beginning grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This is the first of the two books for beginners.
Book 2. High beginning grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This is the second of the two books for beginners.
Book 4. High intermediate grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This is the second of the two books for intermediate students.
Book 3. Low intermediate grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This is the first of the two books for intermediate students.
This manual, written in 1914, includes a very basic introduction to the colloquial Egyptian Arabic spoken in Cairo. The 80-page text focuses mostly on vocabulary and contains 28 different word lists. There is also a brief section on grammar, one on the Arabic alphabet and how it is pronounced in Egypt, and a collection of sample dialogues. Although the book covers the alphabet, most sections rely on transliteration into Latin characters. The filesize of the PDF is 5 MB.
This material contains 5 incomplete tongue twisters.Student will complete each line by adding the same letter. Students practice saying the tongue twisters in pairs and/or with the instructor. Second activity has fishing vocabulary with missing first and last letters and matching definitions.
This iOS app gives users access to correct pronunciations of words and not their meaning; as such, no definitions are available. The app keeps a history file of all pronunciations looked up by the user. Over a million different words are available in more than 250 languages, including thousands of words in Arabic. Users can compare different accents for the same word. A top list with the most popular pronunciations is also available.
An interactive and educational lesson focused on building a foundation for literacy amongst women, specifically ages 15-20.
In this activity, students will get exposure to different French sounds. They will practice the alphabet and common tongue twisters. They won't have to worry about the meaning of what they're saying, but more so get comfortable moving their mouths in a new way.
In this activity, students will practice introductions and pronunciation with tongue twisters.
In this lab, students learn about francophone culture and name pronunciation through discussion of la fête. They also practice demonstrative pronouns.
In this activity, students will be learning about Saint’s Day and take turns asking and responding to questions. They will also practice using demonstrative pronouns.
In this activity, students will become familiar with and learn how to say different German tongue twisters.
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.
This activity consists of 3 mini-activities. In the first, students fill out a checklist for a partner in a "fashion show." In the second, there are videos and exercises for pronunciation between specific sounds that don't exist in English. In the third, students practice indirect objects.
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 is a brand new complete free English pronunciation course in the public domain. The main aim is to teach learners how to use connected speech in English. The course uses PowerPoint slides, MP3 audio files, interactive comprehension quizzes, discussion questions, practice activities, and links to further helpful resources.
The aims of the course are to:
- understand what connected speech is and why it is important
- be able to perform the four main actions of connected speech
- learn and practice the little-known techniques of connected speech
- feel more confident in using spoken English to communicate daily
- better understand native speakers when they speak English
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.
This website aims to teach the basics of Arabic to enabler users to read the Qur'an. The website breaks down YouTube video lectures into six levels of lessons, starting with the Arabic alphabet and working up through more complicated rules of recitation. Lessons also include letters that can be clicked on to see how they are drawn and word combinations with audio components so learners can hear how they are properly pronounced. The lessons are available for download, as are several PDF files relating to the study of the Qur'an.