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Jusuur Arabic Language Program Book 1: Issam and Taghreed’s hobbies, MSA (هوايات عصام وتغريد، الفصحى) (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 Modern Standard 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 أختلف عن ________ فـ__________.

Note: This video is also available with images/photos to help support student comprehension.

Video also available in Levantine/Jordanian Arabic.

Vocabulary in focus: hobbies

Contributor
aclaire
Source
Georgetown University Press
Author(s)
Sarah Standish, Richard Cozzens, and Rana Abdul-Aziz