Arabic for Beginners I
By School of Humanities an Media Studies
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On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:· recognize, write and correctly pronounce the Arabic alphabet as well as understand the diacritic marks (al-harakaat) that affect the pronunciation of certain vowels and consonants · acquire a basic vocabulary · understand and ask simple questions · communicate in Arabic about simple familiar subjects · use greetings· introduce themselves: family and background, interests · read short texts and write simple texts about familiar topics · recognize simple grammatical constructions and use them
|1||CleanVideoL01 Introduction to Arabic I||An introduction to Arabic I.||11/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoL02 Grammar lesson 1||The first of 14 grammar lessons/presentations for arabic I.||11/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoL03 Grammar lesson 2||The second part of the Arabic alphabet, personal pronouns (singular).||11/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoL04 Grammar lesson 3||In the third grammar lesson we discuss gender, suffix pronouns and very easy nominal sentences.||11/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoL05 Grammar lesson 4||In the fourth grammar lesson the definite article and demonstrative pronouns are discussed. We are also expanding on nominal sentences.||11/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoL06 Grammar lesson 5||The sound plural, questions, plural pronouns.||11/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoL07 Grammar lesson 6||Broken Plural, Plural agreement, plural demonstrative pronouns.||11/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoL08 Grammar lesson 7||Numbers 1-10, colours, prepositions.||11/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoL09 Grammar lesson 8||Root letters, verbs past tense.||11/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoL10 Grammar lesson 9||Negating the past tense, verbal agrement, the plural forms of verbs in the past tense.||11/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoL11 Grammar lesson 11||The days of the week, verbs in the present tense.||11/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoL12 Grammar lesson 12||Verbs, colours and negating the present tense.||11/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoL13 Grammar lesson 13||Introduction to Idafa, A-case and the future tense.||11/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoL14 Grammar lesson 14||Verbs, nouns and prepositions, the subject and object of a sentence.||11/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||CleanVideoL15 Grammar lesson 15||Sun and moon letters, time adverbials.||11/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
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No substitute for the real thing
I suppose it's helpful if you have the right study materials for it. I find myself getting lost in the grammar lessons which I don't think are taught in the best order. I think Arabic is probably too difficult a language to be taught virtually since you can't ask the teacher to elaborate with certain concepts especially given the fact that, as far as I can see, it's very different from languages of Latin origin. So if your like me and just looking to get a basic understanding of Arabic in a casual, strictly iPod way, this course (and perhaps this language) isn't for you. For now I'll seek free Arabic lessons elsewhere.
Any one want to learn Arabic through conversation conect me at Twitter @Ali_Alshaya . Any time you are welcome.