V-Arabic

Virtual Arabic: Digitized Language Realia Resources for Arabic Learners & Teachers

TV Commercial Realia (English w/ Arabic Subtitiles) : Burj Al-Arab Hotel – برج العرب

Posted by Mourad Diouri on May 11, 2008

TV Commercial

Source of Realia

Youtube.com

Posted in Commercials, Travelling & Tourism, Video/TV/Films | 8 Comments »

Miscellaneous Realia Items from Egypt : Signboards, Posters, Currency Notes etc

Posted by Mourad Diouri on May 8, 2008

Signboard Realia : Egypt – The land of civilization

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Arabization of iPhone/iPod : Miscellaneous Realia of Arabic iPod Applications

Posted by Mourad Diouri on May 6, 2008

Arabic Keyboard in the web browser (Safari)


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Humorous Video Realia : I don’t need subtitles! I studied at the American Uni. of Cairo!

Posted by Mourad Diouri on April 30, 2008

Source of Realia

YouTube.com

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Book Realia : Finding Your Strength in Difficult Times | فجر طاقتك الكامنة في الأوقات الصعبة – كتاب في التأملات

Posted by Mourad Diouri on April 30, 2008

فجر طاقتك الكامنة في الأوقات الصعبة – كتاب في التأملات

Click on image to download the entire book (translated into Arabic)

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A gift of friendship from the American people : Miscellaneous Realia

Posted by Mourad Diouri on April 29, 2008

The following realia items were goods donated by Spirit of America and by Americans serving in Iraq. They are understood to be gifts of friendship from the American people.

This seems like another attempt to improve perceptions and relations between the Iraqis and Americans.

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Book Realia : Basic & Intermediate Arabic Workbook (John Mace) | Limited Preview

Posted by Mourad Diouri on April 29, 2008

Basic Arabic Workbook: For Revision and Practice by John Mace

Click on image to browse a Limited Preview online version

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Book Realia : Using Arabic: A Guide to Contemporary Usage | Limited Preview

Posted by Mourad Diouri on April 29, 2008

Using Arabic: A Guide to Contemporary Usage by Mahdi Alosh

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Book Realia : Moroccan & Egyptian Arabic Phrasebooks | Limited Preview

Posted by Mourad Diouri on April 29, 2008

  • Lonely Planet Egyptian Arabic Phrasebook (Paperback) by Siona Jenkins
  • Arabic at a Glance: Phrase Book & Dictionary for Travelers
  • Arabic Phrase Book by Berlitz Publishing Company
  • Moroccan Arabic Phrasebook By Dan Bacon, Bichr Andjar, Abdennabi Benchehda


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Book Realia : Easy Arabic Grammar | Limited Preview

Posted by Mourad Diouri on April 29, 2008

Easy Arabic Grammar (Paperback)
by Jane Wightwick (Author), Mahmoud Gaafar (Author)

Click on image to browse a Limited Preview online version

Source of Realia

Google Books

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Book Realia: Business Arabic – Language, Culture and Communication اللغة العربية للشؤون التجارية | Limited Preview

Posted by Mourad Diouri on April 29, 2008

Click on image to browse a Limited Preview online version

Sourc of Realia

Google Books

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Collection of Educational Videos to teach the Arabic Alphabet

Posted by Mourad Diouri on April 25, 2008

The following is a collection of 10 musical/non-musical educational videos intended to teach the Arabic alphabet.

Alphabet songs are songs used to teach children the alphabet, used in kindergartens, pre-schools and homes around the world.

Learning the alphabet from fun educational children videos is very efficient. Through fun songs, animal pictures and other attention-grabbing sounds and visuals, these entertaining and educational videos you will memorise the alphabet sounds and letters quickly.

They are very fun to watch and they suit any individual learning style.

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Posted in Alphabet/Sounds, Basics, Reading Practice, Video/TV/Films | 6 Comments »

FedEx Corporation in the Arab World

Posted by Mourad Diouri on April 15, 2008

FedEx Corporation is a leading logistics services company, based in the United States. FedEx is a syllabic abbreviation of the company’s original name, Federal Express.

The following images taken in Dubai show the FedEx logo (FedEx Express) written in Arabic/English.

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Posted in Alphabet/Sounds, General, LANGUAGE SKILLS, Logos, Reading Practice | 2 Comments »

Documentary Video Realia: The Journey of Science (Arabic/English)

Posted by Mourad Diouri on April 12, 2008

The Journey of Science

The feature film of the University’s Groundbreaking ceremony, “The Journey of Science” takes viewers through a brief history of scientific discovery and explores the possibility of future discovery fueled by the establishment of KAUST.

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Video Realia : International Fairy Tales – حكايات عالمية

Posted by Mourad Diouri on April 2, 2008

Fairy Tale 1 : Beauty and the Beast – الجميله والوحش

Fairy Tale 2 : The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids – الأرنب و الثعلب

Fairy Tale 1 : Beauty and the Beast – الجميله والوحش

Beauty and the Beast (French: La Belle et la Bête) is a traditional fairy tale. (Wikipedia)
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Posted in Arts & Literature, Culture & Society, REALIA TOPICS, Video/TV/Films | 1 Comment »

Marks & Spencer Department Store in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Posted by Mourad Diouri on April 2, 2008

Source of Realia
Image: © Homer Sykes/Corbis
Photographer: Homer Sykes
Date Photographed: July 1, 2007

Posted in Reading Practice, Shop Signs, Shopping, Signs | 2 Comments »

Bilingual English/Arabic BBC Radio Podcast : Classroom Size – عدد التلاميذ فى الفصول الدراسية

Posted by Mourad Diouri on March 30, 2008

BBC Arabic (Learning English) has a dedicated bilingual radio programme aimed at teaching English to native Arab speakers. As an Arabic learner yourself, you may benefit hugely from listening to this interactive programme where the host (an Arabic speaker) interviews a guest (an English speaker) in English about a particular news item. The interview is then interpreted in Arabic immediately by the host.

اليوم فى بي بي سي أكسترا إنجليش دوج يتحدث إلى رشا عن عدد الطلاب فى الفصول الدراسية فى المدارس البريطانية

Today Doug and Rasha are talking about class sizes.
Here in Britain state schools have a class size of 30 students. But is that too many?
Many teachers say that it is, but not everyone agrees. In some schools with large classses the teacher is helped by a classroom assistant. In this way individual students get more attention.
We asked people what they thought the ideal class size is.
Here are some of their comments:
– I don’t think one person can look after 30 children properly and give them the right amount of attention.
– I think class sizes should be smaller, probably about 15 students.
– I would say that 30 is too big.

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Radio Realia : Arab Internet Radio Stations/Broadcasting Services

Posted by Mourad Diouri on March 29, 2008

  • ABS Radio Arabic Broadcasting Services – broadcasting live arabic music from Australia
  • Arab Radio channels of Arabic music playing 24 hours a day – you choose your favorite format
  • Algeria – Radio algérienne Algerian radio on the internet
  • Arab States Broadcasting Union. (ASBU) is one of the oldest arab joint action institutions pertaining to the League of Arab States system
  • Beirut Nights Radio Live Lebanese Internet Radio, Playing a variety of music from Eurodance and Techno to French, Arabic music, Rai

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Miscellaneous Realia Items from the International Federation of Red Cross – اللجنة الدولية للصليب الأحمر

Posted by Mourad Diouri on March 28, 2008

Post outline 

  1. Videos Realia
  2. Letter of thanks from the Sudanese Red Crescent
  3. Arabic Red Crescent Logos

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Arabic Shop Singboards from Edinburgh City

Posted by Mourad Diouri on March 28, 2008

Post outline

  • Arabic Shop 1 – Red Sea Food Store
  • Arabic Shop 2 – Valley of Jordan
  • Shop 3 – Bismillah

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Posted in Food/Drink, Shop Signs, Shopping | 1 Comment »