• A Beginner's Guide for Transitioning into Colloquial Arabic

    Coloquial Arabic

    A Beginner's Guide for Transitioning into Colloquial Arabic "This book is for students who have studied Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) for one year or more and would like to learn colloquial Arabic basics using their knowledge of MSA. It aims at transitioning learners from Novice Mid level to Intermediate Low through presenting situations useful for living in an Arab country. The book has several features including hyperlinks, practice dialogues with open answers, cultural tips, and more.

    Please see the Open Textbook Library for faculty Reviews of this textbook"

    Gomaa, Lina, "From MSA to CA: A Beginner's Guide for Transitioning into Colloquial Arabic" (2015). PDXOpen. 8. 
    http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/pdxopen/8

  • Arabic Online

     Arabic world map

    The Arabic curriculum on this site was developed by LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District) Arabic Team through the QFI (Qatar Foundation International) curriculum grant awarded 2012-2013. The curriculum included twelve units (6 units for Arabic level 1, and 6 units for Arabic Level 2). The project aimed at creating a hybrid module that compliments and supplements face to face instructions in LAUSD's schools. The course was built using Moodle (a Course/ Learning Management System) creating an effective online learning forum that LAUSD's teachers can use to expand on students skills and knowledge beyond school hours. 

    Source: http://www.arabic-socal.com/ORT/  Developed by: Nada Shaath Mohcine Zaidi

  • Majid magazines and cartoon TV series

    Majid Kids TVThe Emirati website Majid.ae hosts electronic editions of Majid magazines and the Majid cartoon TV series. The Majid series is aimed at and features Arab children characters, and is produced in Modern Standard Arabic. Access issues of the magazine, as well as four TV series (majid.ae/video), all shared openly.

    Source: Websites to Watch. (2017, February). The Language Educator, 12(1).

  • Teacher & Student Instructional Resources - Arabic

    The following are the Board approved instructional resources for the ArabicLanguage program:

    Resource 

    Cover 

    Course(s)

    Exploring Arabic
    2008

    EMC

    Exploring Arabic Arabic I

    Arabic Al-Kitaab Part 1
    2011

    Georgetown University Press

    Al kitaab Part 1

    ArabicII
    &
    Arabic III

    Arabic Al-Kitaab Part 2
    2013

    Georgetown University Press

    Al kitaab Part 2 Arabic III
    &
    Arabic IV

        

  • Language Proficiency Targets - Arabic

    The language proficiency targets indicate what students are expected to do with the language at the end of each course in terms of producing language (speaking and writing), understanding language (listening and reading), and interacting with others in the language. Proficiency targets for each language are based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. 
    Click on each of the headings for details on the target skills for each level.

    Level

    WL Interpersonal
    Interpersonal
    Communication

    WL Speaking
    Presentational
    Speaking

    WL Writing
    Presentational
    Writing

    WL Listening
    Interpretive
    Listening

    WL Reading
    Interpretive
     Reading

    Level I

    Novice
    Low
    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Low
    Novice 
    Mid
    Novice
    Mid

    Level II

    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    Mid

    Level III

    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    High
    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    High
    Novice
    Mid (+)

    Level IV

    Novice
    High
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Novice
    High
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Novice
    High

    Level V - VIII

    Intermediate Low (-) to
    Intermediate High (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-) to 
    Intermediate High
    Intermediate 
    Low (-) to 
    Intermediate High (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-) to 
    Intermediate High
    Intermediate 
    Low (-) to 
    Intermediate High (-)
  • Arabic Voices

    Aswaat Arabiyya

    "Aswaat cArabiyya "Arabic Voices," is a web site designed for learners and teachers of Arabic seeking materials for listening comprehension. We hope that you will find this site beneficial and that it will inshaa'allah help you to listen, learn, and further enjoy your experience with Arabic. Aswaat cArabiyya provides listening materials and accompanying activities that are intended for the various levels of proficiency from Novice to Superior. These listening materials have been selected from television stations throughout the Arab world and they treat a wide variety of topics and listening genres. Each listening unit contains a segment ranging in length between one and ten minutes along with pre-listening, listening and post-listening questions and activities. The questions are presented in PDF format so as to allow learners and teachers to use them for in-class or homework activities. In addition, each unit provides some help tools designed to facilitate listening and comprehension." Source: The University of Texas at Austin

  • Qatar Foundation

    Qatar Foundation

    "Qatar Foundation International (QFI), LLC, is a U.S.-based member of Qatar Foundation (QF). QFI is both a grant-making organization and a convener of thought leaders on issues related to global and international education, open education and education technologies as they intersect with the three core QFI programmatic areas: Arabic language and Arab culture, STE{A}M (STEM plus the Arts), and Youth Engagement.

    QFI inspires meaningful connections to the Arab world by creating a global community of diverse learners and educators and connecting them through effective and collaborative learning environments —inside and outside the classroom." 

    Source: Mission, Qatar Foundation http://www.qfi.org/ 

  • I Speak Arabic

    I Speak Arabic

    This site from the Qatar Foundation International provides provides resources for teachers, parents, and students on the Arabic language and culture.  

    Click HERE for more information.

  • Easy Arabic - YouTube

    EasyArabic YouTube webThis Playlist is part of the Easy Languages channel on You tube that presents language usage in context.

    Click here to see all the videos on the Easy Arabic Playlist.

  • ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines - Language Samples

    ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines Samples 

    "The ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012 describe five major levels of proficiency: Distinguished, Superior, Advanced, Intermediate, and Novice. The description of each major level is representative of a specific range of abilities. Together these levels form a hierarchy in which each level subsumes all lower levels. The major levels Advanced, Intermediate, and Novice are divided into High, Mid, and Low sublevels. The subdivision of the Advanced level is new."

    Samples are available for the following languages at the ACTFL website:

     Arabic| Chinese| French| German| Japanese| Portuguese| Spanish

  • DLIFLC - Phone Conversations - Arabic

    Phone Conversations Arabic

    "The Phone Projectseries is a comprehensive resource for locating level and topic appropriate phone conversations. Value-added lesson plans and support materials provide beneficial tools for classroom use or self-study."

  • DLIFLC - Arabic Grammar Search

    Arabic Grammar Resources

    The Arabic Grammar Search as its name implies is a repository of resources that explain the grammatical rules of the various elements of the language.

  • Defense Language Institute - Accent Library

    DLI Accents Library

    "The Accent Libraryis a handy collection of accent samples that illustrate regional speech variations of standard language. You can listen to passages covering a variety of topics. These passages will help you practice understanding language.

    Search results will appear with one original and ten accent versions. You may listen to the original and compare it with the regional accent versions."
     
    It is currently available in two languages: Arabic and Spanish.
  • National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages

    NCOLCTL "NCOLCTL'smission is to increase the number of Americans who choose to learn one or more of the less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) as a means of enhancing cross-cultural communication among citizens of the United States. NCOLCTL'swork focuses on the less commonly taught languages which are becoming increasingly vital to the security, economic, social and political welfare of the United States. NCOLCTLseeks to improve the teaching and learning of these languages and to make them more generally available. "

  • American Association of Teachers of Arabic

    AATA

    "American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA) aims to facilitate communication and cooperation between teachers of Arabic and to promote study, criticism, research and instruction in the field of Arabic language pedagogy, Arabic linguistics and Arabic literature. The information available here is a sampling of the materials available to AATA members. For information on joining, please click here"

  • LangMedia Resources for Arabic

    LangMedia Arabic

    "LangMediahas a special mission to provide materials in languages less-commonly offered by colleges and universities in the United States. The site also has a commitment to providing authentic materials depicting differences in regional dialects and language-usage among speakers of the more commonly taught languages worldwide."