Here are a few Arabic language teaching resources I have come across that you may also find helpful in some way. I’ve been watching, downloading and reading everything Arabic teaching related these past few weeks and I’ve really enjoyed myself so here is a small selection of what I have come across:
Pictorial wiki – A site to help you learn Arabic vocabulary. The nice thing about this site is that the words are organised into categories. Each category has a picture and once you hover over the picture it will show you the word in Arabic and whether it is masculine/feminine.
Al-Masdar (Qatar Foundation International) – This is the section of the QFI site that has Language teaching resources as well as Arab Cultural resources. Full of resources for teachers. Take your pick.
Arabic Teacher Training and Cultural Programme – I’ve only watched the first two videos. They are aimed at teachers teaching Arabic speaking, reading and writing full-time. I’ve picked up points here and there and would like to do a separate blog post on them with a summary of each video.
Hope you find these links helpful iA!
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I will be laminating the sheets and cutting them out each inshallah to make mini cards.
Hope you find this pdf useful iA
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I’ve created these flashcards of verbs in the Qur’an for use with my classes. I will cut out the meaning and stick to the back of the verbs and then laminate the verb sheets. That way the students will be able to play a game with their partner to help them memorize them.
I have chosen interesting looking pictures so that it will be easier for the visual learners to remember iA.
Hope this helps you and your arabic students iA.
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So you decide that you want to learn Arabic and proceed to enrol yourself on a course, buy textbooks and audio CDs/DVDs. Two three weeks into the course you realise you still can’t hold a conversation with your Arab friend or read the Qur’an and understand it in its original Arabic like you had hoped. So you quit disappointed and put off learning Arabic for another year.
The above is a classic case of what many enthusiastic Arabic learners go through. To avoid getting disappointed and wasting precious time, ask yourself this ONE question:
What do you want to use your Arabic language skills for?
- Is it to read and understand the Qur’an in Arabic?
- To hold a conversation with your Arab friends without getting laughed at for sounding like a news reporter, order a shawarma in Lebanon or qahwa in Cairo?
- To write a formal letter to the head of a company in the Gulf or become an Arabic translator?
Based on the answers to the above, go ahead and choose the right type of Arabic course that will help you achieve your goals, allow you to enjoy your Arabic learning journey and save you time and money!
Here’s an infographic on the kinds of courses you might find out there:
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We are currently on our spring break for two weeks. I’m using the extra time available to plan and create more resources for the coming term. We had a very fruitful Arabic staff meeting and Alhamdolillah as a result we feel like we know where we are heading as a team and a department.
The first lesson back after a long break is usually where we spend time reviewing the grammar concepts we have covered so far. The 3rd term is insha Allah where I am going to prepare the girls for their end of year exam. So reviewing is going to be a major theme for us this coming term iA.
So, this is what the girls from my 3 classes will be making for themselves. If hey ever leave Al Barakah school they have a hands on resource with all Arabic grammar in one place. I’ve left things blank for them to fill out in their own words and style.
You will need a document folder cut open or you can use any folder you have available. I am going to go for the cheapest option as I will be getting all 3 classes to be making one each.
Here is what the pages look like and some pics I took of what I made as a sample:
Arabic Lapbook Collage
Front cover of Lapbook
Inside of the Arabic Grammar lapbook
Back of the Lapbook
You are welcome to print out the PDF Arabic grammar Lapbook pack for you, your children and classes. Please share this page and resource if you ave found it useful iA.
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SubhanAllah, another term at Al Barakah is coming to an end and unlike the first term, this one has flown by. But time usually goes fast when you’re having so much fun.
To remind the girls to review their Arabic grammar over the holidays, I went out and bought a few goodies for the girls to celebrate how well they have done this term masha Allah! For example, my year 10s were able to translate the first few sentences of the story of Habil and Qabil in Arabic using previous knowledge of vocabulary and Arabic grammar they have learnt so far. That is a huge achievement and I was blown away in class with how well they translated the text!
So here is a peak at the goodies 🙂
The above is for my little year 8s. I’ve just added a little tag to each present – lolly pop dips. If you want to print this class for your class, here is the PDF Dip tag.
Here are the presents for my year 10s and 9s. Crisps with their own tag. If you want to print your own tag, here is the PDF Chip tag.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome!
After a break of three weeks, I’m ready to start posting on the site again. I’ve been busy designing the third part to the Qur’anic Arabic books for Al Barakah school. As we near the end of our second term, motivation is something that begins to wane as the students (and sometimes teachers) get into holiday mode. I came across a lovely motivational reminder for students that someone had created for their maths class, so I thought why not create one along similar lines for my Arabic students.
Once I hand it out, I will of course talk through each point and discuss with the girls. The point referring to “techniques” refers to for example our lesson spent on figuring out their preferred and more useful learning techniques to memorise Arabic vocabulary. Each student discovered whether they were visual, auditory or a kinaesthetic learner. So this point will encourage them to keep using the techniques that they have discovered works best for them.
Please feel free to download and share for yourself, children and classes. Jzk.
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Only last week was I introducing the girls to the Tafsir of Surah al-Burooj and we ended up having a deeply touching conversation on Islamophobia, on the story of the People of the Ditch and the lessons we can take from it and Muslims today in the West. Here is the Surah al-burooj handout for the teens.
Sadly, the incident in North Carolina Chapel Hill shooting where 3 young Muslim adults Deah Barakat, Yosur and Razan Abu-Salha were shot execution style in their apartment by a white atheist took place between our discussion of Charlie Hebdo and this week’s lesson. It is natural to feel sad, worried and fearful in the face of media bias but yet our community leaders have been fantastic in gently guiding us towards optimism, hope and patience. The Barakat and Abu-Salha families have taken the lead and beaten us all in that regard masha Allah. Allah yesberon ya rabb!
I personally believe that we as teachers must also provide pastoral care to our students following in the footsteps of the great scholars in Islamic History. Imam Bukhari was known to spend at least 500 dirham each month on his students looking out for their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. I am no Imam Bukhari but I am inspired by him and decided to boost the girls confidence, show them that they have a safe space to articulate their thoughts and feelings on the recent events. And to work together to find solutions using the Qur’an.
[On a side note – I formally introduced the girls to the project I’m starting to help them learn about community activism called Barakah Bags to feed the homeless. The 3 winners service to community has truly motivated me to keep going.]
I made these balloons and distributed them out to my Year 10s and 9s and added a little message with an ayah from Surah Ale Imran.
“So do not become weak, nor be sad and you will be superior if you are indeed true believers.” (3:139)
If you want to make your own tags and hand out balloons, here is the word doc(in case you want to change the wording) and pdf doc. Give with a pure niyyah confident that by continuing to practise Islam as it deserves to be practised, we will normalise our deen.
I cut these out and stuck them on colourful patterned paper, punched a hole on one side and attached them to the balloon using string. Voila! it’s that easy 🙂
I hope this blog post has inspired you to make some for your class, events or study circle kids. Please Like the facebook page for this blog to stay updated. JZK.
So often in class when I’ve asked the girls to summarize the tafsir of a Surah from Juz `Amma their typical response will be the Surah tells me to be a better Muslim or I should do more good deeds. While there is nothing wrong with such statements, it’s time to look into what they mean in practical terms.
So introducing…Barakah Bags. A modest attempt at introducing community activism to my Year 8, 9 and 10 Arabic students at Al Barakah Saturday school.
From the blog
The aim of this community project is to distribute on the go packs to homeless individuals in our communities. Many charities will feed the homeless once a week but distributing Barakah bags ensures that on the other days the homeless have the essentials they might need.
Example of a Barakah Bag
I want to start with the girls at Al Barakah saturday school and the vision is to inspire other schools and Islamic study circles to take part. Eventually, I hope that the idea will catch on outside the UK.
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