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

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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Bilingual English-Arabic BBC Radio Programme : Importance of the English Language أهمية اللغة الإنجليزية

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.

In this podcast, Sam and Doug are talking about the role of English as a global language.

The 21st of February is UN International Mother Language Day, a day which promotes linguistic diversity and multilingualism. Being multilingual means that you are able to speak different languages.

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Educational Children’s TV Programmes : Positions in Arabic

The following 2 short videos will help you to review the key words related to positions. (e.g. above, under, around, etc…)
Video Realia 1:
Key Vocabulary:
  • حول (hawla) : around.
  • فوقَ (fawqa) : above/on top off.
  • تحت (tahta) : under.
  • خلالَ (khilala) : through.

Adjectives:

  • قريب (qareeb) : near
  • بَعِيد (ba’eed) : far.

 

 

Video Realia 2 :

Key Vocabulary:

  • الى (ala) : at, over, on.
  • في (fi) : in.
  • تحت (taht) : under.زورق (zouraq): boat.
  • سمكة (samaka): fish.
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Music Video Realia : Arabic Alphabet – “A is for Allah” by Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)

A is for Allah is the name of a Muslim-themed double album for children by Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens) released on July 11, 2000 through Resurgence UK Records.The musician used the song as a vehicle to teach his daughter, Hasanah, the 28-letter Arabic alphabet. This kind of Islamic music is also known as nasheed.The album had been in the works since 1994, although the title track dates back to 1980, when it was written after the birth of his first child. (Wikiped
   

Song Lyrics:

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Interactive Virtual Online Arabic Newspaper: جريدة النهار

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Annahar (جريدة النهار), a leading Arabic-language daily newspaper from Lebanon, offers its readers a free virtual daily newspaper that you can read online using flash technology.So far, I found this the most authentic and life-like Arabic realia available online for Arabic learners and teachers as well as for native Arabs worldwide.This virtual tool will not only help you improve and perfect your reading skills, it will also keep you abreast of the latest current affairs in the Arab world in particular and international affairs in general.The newspaper content provides fresh and up-to-the-minute news and information for its readers.

Bilingual Children Story e-Book_سوا سوا / Sawa Sawa

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Author Rose Shomali Mulseh

Summary

Faris is happy participating in housework, until peers in the neighborhood tell him this is women’s work. They also laugh at him because he plays with his female cousins. Faris decides to refuse to continue to work in the house and tries to order his mother to prepare his food, but he later notices that his father participates in housework. Finally, Faris realizes that he must do what he thinks is right and ignores his friends comments as he prepares a birthday cake at the end of the story.

فارس يشارك بسعادة في الأعمال المنزلية حتى يخبره أقرانه في الحي أن هذا من أعمال النساء. و يسخرون منه لأنه يلعب مع بنات أعمامه. يقرر فارس رفض الاستمرار في العمل في المنزل و يحاول أن يأمر والدته بتحضير طعامه و لكنه يلاحظ بعد مدة أن والده يشارك في أعمال المنزل. و في النهاية يدرك فارس أنه يجب أن يفعل ما يعتقد انه الصواب و يتجاهل تعليقات أصدقائه بينما هو يحضر كعكة عيد ميلاد في نهاية القصة.

Publication Date
2002

Languages
Arabic, English العربية, الانجليزية

Contributor

The Tamer Institute for Community Education, Ramallah – Palestine

معهد تامر للتربية المجتمعية _ رام الله – فلسطين

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