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Jusuur Arabic Language Program Book 1: Yasmeen’s hobbies, MSA (هوايات ياسمين، 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 a young woman discuss her hobbies in Modern Standard Arabic.

Suggested In-Classroom Activity:

Have students mimic the video by creating their own monologue discussing their hobbies. For more complexity, they can mention the day of the week or time of day they usually take part in these activities. Have them use props.

Note: This video contains some images to help students with their understanding, but it is also available without these images.

You can view this video in Levantine/Jordanian Arabic (with or without images) by searching for "Yasmeen’s hobbies, Levantine dialect (هوايات ياسمين، العامية)"

Vocabulary in focus: hobbies

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