Tag Archives: Qur’anic Arabic

Arabic verbs Tic-Tac-Toe

Bismillah,

Here is a quick activity intended as a starter activity to help my students learn to translate the verbs they have been learning in these past few lessons. The game uses ayaat from the Qur’an which fits in well with their syllabus.

The game is easy – Tic Tac Toe but with a Qur’anic Arabic twist.

Inshallah I’m going to laminate the sheet so that the students can put crosses on the sheet using dry erase board markers. That way this resource can be re-used for many years to come iA.

So here is the pdf for the Arabic Verbs Tic Tac Toe activity.

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Hope this helps iA,

HM

How to choose the right Arabic course!

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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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End of term handouts

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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 🙂

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 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.

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I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome!

HM

Arabic past tense worksheet

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A cut out and paste activity I will be using as an activity for my next lesson. It’s very easy to do and insha Allah will help to review the Arabic past tense. Some girls are kinathestic learners so it will be especially good for them. The red and black is good for visual learners and I will get the girls who are auditory learners to say the verbs out as they cut and paste them.

PDF Arabic past tense verbs cut and paste

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I hope you find this activity useful iA.

HM

Numbers 1-5 in the Qur’an

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A Qur’anic Arabic twist to learning Arabic numbers 1-5.

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HM

Motivation

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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.

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 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.

 HM

World Arabic Language Day 2014

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Happy World Arabic Language Day dear Arabic Adventures blog fans!

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It has been observed annually on December 18th since 2010 and was established by UNESCO to promote equal use of all 6 of its official working languages and to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity.

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Suggested reading:

A good piece summarising the need for such a day, the need to demarginalise Arabic and the place of Arabic in the past and the present. Arabic is worth celebrating, even as it is threatened by ‘Arabish’

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Arabic comprehension exercise: Text on World Arabic Language Day and q/a to test understanding. Recommended for Intermediate students of Arabic.

Thoughtful reflections on this day. Must read! World Arabic Language Day: Challenges and opportunities

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Qur’anic Arabic resource site. Access to Qur’anic Arabic page.

Happy reading!

HM