- Script & Sounds
Typing in Arabic
- Go to Essential Tools & Resources for Transliteration & Typing in Arabic and complete the activity Arabic Typing Activity [Using Transliteration]
- Take some screenshots of your typed Arabic text and post them on the IAA Group.
Weekly Blogging Activities
- Each week, over the duration of the course, you will be assigned a short blogging task to complete . These activities will be part of the assessed component of “Online Participation”, which counts 5% towards your overall grade. The minimum word limit of each post is 50wds (or more). However, you are free to write more as a way to practice your writing. Teacher feedback will be provided on your writing on a weekly basis.
Reflective Blog (1): Introducing Myself (in English): For your first blog post, introduce yourself using the following questions:
- Tell us a bit about yourself
- Have you had any language learning experience before? (Arabic or/and other foreign languages)
- Your experience with using technology as a learner
- What would you like to achieve by the end of the programme?
- What do you really like about the Arabic language and culture?
Your First Posts in ARABIC!
- Post #01 – Now, that you can write in Arabic, write a short message saying Hi (‘Ahlan or Salam) to everyone in the group.
- Post #02 – Write a blog introducing yourself in Arabic. For this week’s post, refer to IAA Writing/Blogging Guide under “IAA1 – My Personal Profile”
Other types of blogging posts you might wish to explore
- Post a Photo of yourself, your family or town w/ a caption (in Arabic or English)
- Post an audio message sharing your favourite song.
- Share weblinks of your favourite websites or resources online that could be useful to your peers.
Interactive Quizzes & Using Quizlet
- Set up an account at Quizlet.com: Make sure you include your first name in your username so that you can be easily recognised by your classmates and tutor.
- Install the Quizlet Mobile App
- Join the dedicated Quizlet Classes for your PG Arabic module:
- Take a Sample Quiz: Using the Quizlet app (highly recommended), study the following sample quizzes. When you take each quiz, try out the learning modes available: Flashcards, Learn, Test, Speller, Scatter game, Gravity game, etc.
3. Create your own Quizlet set: You can create your own sets for a variety of reasons:
- To practice memorising new vocabulary you come across
- To practice studying difficult or tricky words
- Use Quizlet as a vocabulary notepad
- Create your own Gap-fill exercises using sentences
Create your first Quizlet set of 3-5 items of vocabulary you have learned so far this week.
Add your set to this Class Student Sets [Beginners Arabic]
Find out how at: Creating your own sets
Arabic Script & Pronunciation Resources
During the session, you will receive copies of the following student workbooks:
- Alphabet Letter Groups | Dictation Drills
- Arabic Vowels & Pronunciation Symbols | Pronunciation Training
- Similar Sounding Letters & Words | Pronunciation Training
To explore the audio-visual material of these resources, check the following links: