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Arabic Language

Jusuur Arabic Language Program Book 1: Yasmeen’s hobbies, MSA (هوايات ياسمين، 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, a young woman discusses 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 can also be viewed with images to help support student comprehension.

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

Vocabulary in focus: hobbies

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