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Jusuur Arabic Language Program Book 1: Issam and Taghreed’s hobbies, Levantine dialect (هوايات عصام وتغريد، العامية) (without images)

In partnership with Georgetown University Press, QFI sponsored a series of Arabic language videos for educators and students to accompany its new “Jusuur Textbook”. The accompanying video series is an excellent classroom resource for teachers looking to integrate new linguistic and cultural activities in the classroom.

In this video, you will hear two siblings discuss their hobbies in Jordanian/Levantine Arabic.

Suggested In-Classroom Activity:

After listing and discussing each sibling’s hobbies, have students compare themselves to either Taghreed or Issam. Who are they most similar to? Different from?

Language structure:
أنا مثل ______ فـ_______.
أنا مش مثل ________ فـ__________.

Note: This video can also be viewed with some embedded images to help support student comprehension.

To watch this video in Modern Standard Arabic, see video: "Issam and Taghreed’s hobbies, MSA (هوايات عصام وتغريد، الفصحى)"

Vocabulary in focus: hobbies

Georgetown University Press
اسم المؤلف
Sarah Standish, Richard Cozzens, and Rana Abdul-Aziz