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CHILDREN LEARNING ARABIC:
PICTURE DICTIONARIES & VOCABULARY RESOURCES

FIRST 1000 WORDS IN ARABIC

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.

GETTING STARTED IN ARABIC - FIRST WORDS

Earworms Rapid Arabic Audio CD 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.

THE ARABIC SPEAK IN A WEEK! series

SPEAK IN A WEEK! ARABIC: SEE, HEAR, SAY AND LEARN: WEEK 1 (Spiral-bound, 2007)

SPEAK IN A WEEK ARABIC SEE, HEAR, SAY AND LEARN: WEEK 2: (Audio CD, 2008)


ARABIC PICTURE DICTIONARIES & WORD BOOKS

ARABIC PICTURE DICTIONARIES

Milet Mini Picture Dictionary: English-Arabic MILET MINI PICTURE DICTIONARY: ENGLISH-ARABIC by Sedat Turhan (board book, 130x150mm)

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)

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED ARABIC DICTIONARY by Deborah Dumont (Hippocrene Children's Illustrated Foreign Language Dictionaries)

Arabic-English Visual Bilingual Dictionary (DK Bilingual Dictionaries) ARABIC-ENGLISH VISUAL BILINGUAL DICTIONARY (DK Bilingual Dictionaries) by Dorling Kindersley (2009)

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.

FIRST 1000 WORDS IN ARABIC USBORNE FIRST 1000 WORDS IN ARABIC (FIRST 1000 WORDS) by Heather Amery (Usborne)

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.

OTHER LANGUAGES FROM USBORNE
USBORNE BOOKS ABOUT EGYPT

FIRST ARABIC READERS & READING ACTIVITIES:

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'FUN ARABIC LEARNING: RECEPTION LEVEL READING ACTIVITIES BOOK' by Rihab Mohamed, Zainab Osman, and Ahmed Seif

There's also a set of Fun Arabic Learning Cards & Poster to go with this book.

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;

  • recognise the letters
  • recognise how initial letters of words change their shape
  • learn the Arabic alphabet, in order
  • learn first words with their associated first pictures

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.

FUN ARABIC LEARNING: FIRST LEVEL READING ACTIVITIES BOOK by Rihab Mohamed, Zainab Osman, Ahmed Seif and Adil Al-Mahy (FAL Library)

The 'Fun Arabic Learning: First Level Reading Activities Book' is aimed at young children focuising on the vocabulary for numbers up to ten, the human body, toys, colours and shapes. Each of the 6 topics ("me","family","this","about me","vowels" and"I do") starts with a nursery rhyme style song. The book teaches each new letter along with examples of its use at the beginning, middle and end of a word. Children are shown how to formulate words and short sentences, including basic sentence structures.

This is the follow-on book for 'FUN ARABIC LEARNING: RECEPTION LEVEL READING ACTIVITIES BOOK'

FUN ARABIC LEARNING - POSTER by Rihab Mohamed, Zainab Osman, and Adil Al-Mahy (2005)

FUN ARABIC LEARNING - FLASHCARDS by Rihab Mohamed, Zainab Osman, and Adil Al-Mahy (2005)

The 'Fun Arabic Learning: Second Level Reading Book' is currently unavailable.

ELEPHANTS WALK (DISCOVER THE FUN OF READING) by Shaden Al-Salman, Atalla Al-Hajaya, Fouad Abu Taleb, and Flora Majdalawi

MADINAH ARABIC READER FOR CHILDREN 1 (Classical Structural Arabic and Modern Arabic) by Dr V. Abdur Rahim (Goodword Books, 2005)

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.

Also see: Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

CHAMELEON RACES: ARABIC-ENGLISH by Laura Hambleton (Board book - 1 Feb 2005)

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)

EXPANDING YOUR ARABIC VOCABULARY
& VOCABULARY PRACTICE THROUGH MUSIC

You may also find the more advanced section Vocabulary for the Media and Newspapers useful

WORD BY WORD PICTURE DICTIONARY: ENGLISH / ARABIC EDITION with Audio Program including WordSongs and Conversations and Teacher's Guide, Lesson Planner, CD-ROM by Bill Bliss and Steven J. Molinsky (Pearson Education; 2nd Ed. 2008)

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:

  • More than 4,000 words in an expanded range of topics
  • Expanded discussion questions encourage students to share their backgrounds, experiences, opinions, and creativity as they relate vocabulary and themes to their own lives.
  • Teacher's Guide and Lesson Planner with CD-ROM includes lesson planning suggestions, community tasks, weblinks for expanding vocabulary themes through the Internet, and reproducible masters
  • Vocabulary Workbooks and Standards-based Lifeskills Workbooks (Literacy Workbook also available)
  • The Audio Program - all words and conversations plus 17 WordSongs in vocal and sing-along versions

Also see the PICTURE DICTIONARIES reviewed elsewhere on this page.

THE OXFORD PICTURE DICTIONARY: ENGLISH-ARABIC EDITION (Oxford Picture Dictionary Program) OUP; Rev. 2008

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:

  • A Complete, four-skills beginning course
  • A Language development tool
  • A Dictionary!

STAR CHILDREN'S PICTURE DICTIONARY: ENGLISH-ARABIC by Babita Verma

Also consider:

ARABIC WORD BOOKS FOR BEGINNERS:

Such as these:
MY ARABIC WORDS BOOK ARABIC WITHOUT TEARS: A FIRST BOOK FOR YOUNGER LEARNERS: Bk. 1 (2006) FIRST 100 WORDS IN ARABIC (YOUR FIRST 100 WORDS)

DICTIONARY OF MODERN WRITTEN ARABIC by Hans Wehr

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.

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