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Fun books, audio, visual & interactive arabic vocabulary language learning resources for children. Some of these books and other resources are great for adult learners too - but we have a separate section for adult language learners.
One of the keys to making a rapid start in any language is opening your mouth and making the noises! Another is frequent repetition. "Earworms", see right, might be irritating, but they do this very well). Young children tend to be good at both - and if older children and adults can be persuaded to lose some of their inhibitions about getting things wrong or sounding 'stupid' , then they will make better progress.
Beautiful artwork, with good balance of pictures and text on each spread.
The Arabic text in this book is in Arabic script (Modern Standard Arabic)
28 pages, Ages 4-8 (and up)
A Visual dictionary that still manages to be pocket-sized for travellers!
A wealth of everyday vocabulary in Arabic with this intuitive easy-to-use 360-page visual language dictionary for all ages - suitable for adults or children, business or pleasure.
As you browse you will find yourself absorbing many of the 6,000 key Arabic words and phrases relating to shopping, eating out, sport and many other topics. Find every word you need to know fast using the clearly labelled colour illustrated scenes from everyday life.
Includes grammar features about key Arabic nouns, verbs and phrases, to improve your understanding of the language.
Learn classical Arabic. Pictures are labelled with the word in Arabic script and a transliteration so you can speak the word without reading arabic. Designed for children but great for adults too! A clear, fun, visual learning style for 1000 everyday words - objects found around the house, jobs and body parts etc.
The alphabetical English - Arabic dictionary section is useful.
The 28 flash cards can be used alone and together with the poster, using the poster rather like a game board.
Children will be getting the message that Arabic is fun as they learn to;
The cards / poster are very versatile - you will be inspired to come up with other creative activities such matching games and as pre-writing games such as constructing your name (or the names of the pictures) with the letters.
This is the follow-on book for 'FUN ARABIC LEARNING: RECEPTION LEVEL READING ACTIVITIES BOOK'
The 'Fun Arabic Learning: Second Level Reading Book' is currently unavailable.
Part of the 'Duroos al-Lughah al-'Arabiyyah Eight Part Course for the Learning of Arabic as Taught in The Islamic University, Madinah (with illustrations)'
Essential language skills taught through a series of lessons based on conversations which illustrate distinctive language patterns. A variety of exercises help the student to understand and apply each of the grammatical patterns. Vocabulary includes classical Arabic and words and expressions current in Modern Arabic.
Schools use this series of readers to prepare students for the university of London (UK) GCE-Level and A-Level examinations.
Let's Read!: Arabic/English by England) Camden A Very Strange Day: English-Arabic Reader for Children by N. Jacob Writing in Ancient Mesopotamia (Reading Power: Writing in the Ancient World) by Jil Fine (2003)
You may also find the more advanced section Vocabulary for the Media and Newspapers useful
A learner-friendly picture dictionary
Clear, simple lesson pages - easy to use with learners at all levels, especially beginners. The use of nouns and high-frequency verbs is integrated, so that objects and actions that go together are learned together. Sequential lessons develop grammar and vocabulary through everyday topics.
Features of the new edition:
Also see the PICTURE DICTIONARIES reviewed elsewhere on this page.
A comprehensive, flexible, and up-to-date vocabulary reference and teaching tool for English language learning. The Oxford Picture Dictionary and its components create a highly teachable programme that can be used as a complete, four-skills beginning course, or as a language development supplement and practical reference, with a new 'Grammar Activity Book'.
The 165 topics include Everyday Language, Housing, Health, and Food, all targeted to meet the needs of adults and young adults.
Each unit starts with an introductory page of key vocabulary, and ends with a story page illustrated with a dynamic scene - an interesting way of reviewing words and presenting additional vocabulary.
Teachers can use it as:
This scholarly and hefty dictionary (well over a thousand pages) is the prime dictionary resource for serious students of Arabic.
Be aware that it is not a dialect dictionary, although it contains many Egyptian and other dialect words. Colloquial Arabic is not formally written, so 'dialect dictionaries' are specialized (and often written in transliteration).
Neither is it a Classical Arabic dictionary - although, again, it does contain a lot of classical vocbulary.
Words are in root order, not alphabetic order, so you do need a grasp of the grammar to be able to use this dictionary effectively.