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Jusuur Arabic Language Program Book 1: Issam and Taghreed’s hobbies, MSA (هوايات عصام وتغريد، الفصحى) (with 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 contains some images to help students with their understanding, but it is also available without these images.

Video also available in Levantine/Jordanian Arabic.

Vocabulary in focus: hobbies

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