Author:
Blake Simmerman, Amber Hoye, Sara Bakari, Sara Bakari
Subject:
Languages, World Cultures, Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School, Community College / Lower Division
Tags:
  • Good Morning
  • Good Night
  • Goodbyes
  • Greetings
  • Happy Dreams
  • Hello
  • My Name Is...
  • Times of Day
  • احلام سعيدة
  • السلام عليكم
  • صباح الخير
  • ليلة سعيدة
  • مرحبا
  • مساء الخير
  • مع السلامة
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English, Arabic

    Arabic Level 1, Activity 01: "التَّحِيّة/Greetings" (Face-to-Face/Online)

    Arabic Level 1, Activity 01: "التَّحِيّة/Greetings" (Face-to-Face/Online)

    Overview

    In this activity, students will practice using the appropriate greeting based on the time of the day and who they are speaking to, and also will practice saying their names and asking about them.

    Can-Do Statements:

    • I can greet and say goodbye to someone:
      • In the morning
      • In the afternoon\evening\night
      • Before bedtime
    • Based on who I am speaking with, I can use a culturally appropriate greeting. 

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    Please Note: Many of the activities on the Pathways Project OER Repository were created by upper-division students at Boise State University and serve as a foundation that our community of practice can build upon and refine. While they are polished, we welcome and encourage collaboration from language instructors to help modify grammar, syntax, and content where needed. Kindly contact amberhoye@boisestate.edu with any suggestions and we will update the content in a timely manner.  — The Pathways Project

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    The activities provided by the Boise State World Languages Resource Center (WLRC) serve as foundational activities which can be adapted by any language and scaled up or down on the proficiency scale. Many of these activities offer an English Version that is “language-agnostic” to provide language instructors from around the country a platform to remix these instructional materials, infusing them with their target language and culture! The activities within the Pathways Project OER Repository seek to help students solidify their interpersonal speaking and interpretive skills through task-based situations or communicative activities. These activities should be facilitated in the target language for approximately 90% (or more), per the recommendation of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

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    1. Use the Activity as is:

    Before you begin:

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    Activity Instructions

    Greetings / التَّحِيّة

    Description: 

    In this activity, students will practice using the appropriate greeting based on the time of the day and who they are speaking to, also saying their names and asking about others' names.

    Semantic Topics: 

    Greetings, goodbyes, times of day, introducing yourself, Good morning, Good night. السلام عليكم، مع السلامة، مرحبا

    Grammatical Structures:

    Introducing and greeting

    Products: 

    Saying hello/goodbye at different times of the day in Arabic.

    Practices:

    How to greet someone in the morning, evening, and night. Formal vs. informal greetings.

    Perspectives:

    What is the importance of greeting in starting a conversation? What is the impotence of saying goodbye at the end of a conversation?

    NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards:

    • Standard 1.1: Students engage in conversations or correspondence in Arabic to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
    • Standard 1.2: Students understand and interpret spoken and written Arabic on a variety of topics.
    • Standard 4.1: Students demonstrate an understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of Arabic and their own languages.

    Idaho Content Standards for World Languages:

    • COMM 1.1: Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
    • COMM 2.1: Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
    • COMP 1.1: Observe formal and informal forms of language.
    • COMP 1.2: Identify patterns and explain discrepancies in the sounds and the writing system in the target language.

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

    • I can greet and say goodbye to someone:
      • In the morning
      • In the afternoon\evening\night
      • Before bedtime
    • Based on who I am speaking with, I can use a culturally appropriate greeting.

    Materials Needed:

    Warm-up

    1. Pull up the presentation, don’t forget to press on the Present button, and greet your students in Arabic. You could say, “مرحباً بكم في العربي ١٠١  انا اسمي فلان/ة”
      افتح عرض الشرائح، ورحّب بالطلاب بالعربية، "مرحباَ بكم في صف العربي المستوى الأول، "انا اسمي فلان/ة"
    2. Move to the next slide with the “Can-Do Statements” and read each Can-Do statement in English.
      اذهب إلى الشريحة التالية واقرأ "Can-Do Statement" بالانجليزية
    3. Next, move to the slide that represents Wrap-up. Explain to students how to say their names in Arabic.

     بالانجليزية ثم انتفل الى شريحة الاحماء واشرح للطلاب كيف يقولو اسمائهم بالعربية

    4. Ask students to take turns and say their names.

    اسأل الطلاب أن يعرفوا بأنفسهم بالدور 

    Main Activity

    1. Now we are moving to the next stage which is Greetings and Goodbyes: Briefly explain to students slide 4, which shows two ways of greeting someone. (السلام عليكم، مرحباً)
      اشرح شرحاً مبسطاً للطلاب الطريقتين الموضحة في شريحة ٤ عن كيف نقول السلام عليكم ومرحباً.
    2. Move to slide 5, which is two ways of saying goodbye. (مع السلامة، الى اللقاء)
      اشرح كيف نقول مع السلامة، الى اللقاء.
    3. Now, moving to slide 6, students will practice the different greetings based on the time of the day. (صباح الخير،مساء الخير، ليلة سعيدة/أحلام سعيدة)
      شريحة رقم ٦، سوف تشرح للطلاب كيف ومتى نقول (صباح الخير، مساء الخير، ليلة سعيدة.
    4. Take your time to explain these three slides to students. Try to not take more than 15 minutes.
      خذ وقتك في شرح الثلاثة شرائح للطلاب، اقرأ واجعلهم يرددون خلفك، تأكد من ان المعلومة وصلت الى عقولهم

    Wrap-up

    1. For the Wrap-up, students will practice the different greetings based on the time of the day. You will show them the picture, and they will say the appropriate greeting that describes the time of the day.
      هنا سوف تريهم صورة، اجعلهم يجاوبون بالتحية المناسبة للصورة

    End of lab:

    • Read Can-Do statements once more and have students evaluate their confidence.
      (Use thumbs up/thumbs down or download our student cards.)
    • Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation.
    • Pay attention, and try to use feedback for future activities!

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

    • I can greet and say goodbye to someone:
      • In the morning
      • In the afternoon\evening\night
      • Before bedtime
    • Based on who I am speaking with, I can use a culturally appropriate greeting.