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Adab Arabic Poetry
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This website hosts many examples of poetry from the jahiliyyah period to the present in an attempt to create a comprehensive diwan of Arabic poetry. Some poems have an audio component. Users can browse poetry by time period, by audio file, by author's name, or by custom search. The website is also in English and there are many poems that have been translated into English, although some poems that are on the website in English are not on the website in Arabic and vice versa. Users can submit poetry to the website via a submission system.

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Reading
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adab
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Alphabet
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This site is dedicated to children's material. This particular webpage features words categorized by the alphabet; users have the option to click on any Arabic letter and listen to a recording of words that begin with the chosen letter. Pictures accompany each word, and no English translation is provided.

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Interactive
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Arabic Rescue
Date Added:
09/17/2013
Arabic Papyrus, Parchment, and Paper
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The collection of Arabic papyrus, parchment, and paper at the J. Willard Marriott Library is the largest in the U.S. It contains several parchment pieces, 770 Arabic papyrus documents, and over 1,300 Arabic paper documents. The collection was compiled by Professor Atiya and his wife who purchased the collection over several years, largely from dealers in Egypt, Beirut, and London. Most of the collection originated in Egypt and the vast majority of the material is from 700 AD to the start of Ottoman rule. The collection is not yet cataloged.

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Reading
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University of Utah
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Proverbs and Translations
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This web page contains an extensive list of Arabic proverbs. Each proverb is given an translation in the English language to make it easily understood by the learner; for some of the phrases, there is a further explanation of what is meant by the proverb, i.e. A needle in a haystack = something that is very difficult to find.

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Reading
Provider:
Wikimedia Foundation
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Stories
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This web site contains many short stories and texts in Arabic. Hundreds of writers from more than twenty different countries are currently participating in this project. To access the stories, the user chooses an author and then a text from among the titles that the author has provided for the site.

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Reading
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Arabic Story
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Talking Stories
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This is a collection of children's stories that are linked to on the Books To Learn Arabic blog and are available for free download. There are 36 different books available that move up from grade 1 to grade 4, progressing in difficulty as the grade levels move up. A pictoral dictionary accompanies each page and teaches the meanings of some words in this way. When downloaded, the files come with an audio component so that the books can be read to you when the words are clicked on.

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Reading
Provider:
bookstolearnarabic
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Dictionary of synonyms, antonyms, rhymes, and broken plurals
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This online dictionary, entirely in Arabic, gives Arabic synonyms and antonyms of words entered into the dictionary, helping to expand the vocabulary of anyone using it. It also gives rhyming words for those interested in writing poetry or for any other reason one might need a rhyming word. The broken plurals of words are also displayed.

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Reading
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Taha Zerrouki
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Discover The Fun of Reading
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This section of the Interactive Knowledge Centre provides a variety of children's books. The books are divided into three levels, each level being harder than the previous one. Books in the first level category only contain illustrations and no writing, making them more suitable for students in preschool. Books in levels two and three do contain short words, phrases, and sentences and are designed for children in lower-primary classes.

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Reading
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Interactive Knowledge Centre (INTKC)
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Grasping the Benefits Library (Saaid Al Fawaed)
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Saaid Al Fawaed or 'Grasp the Benefits' is an Islamic library that contains many books related to the explanation of the Holy Qur'an, the Prophet Muhammad, and more. A special section has been created on this website for the Arabic language. Here, the user can find grammar books, how-to-read books, dictionaries, and more. The site and its contents are entirely in Arabic.

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Reading
Textbook
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Saaid
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Joha Stories for Children
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This is a collection of stories of Joha, a character renowned the world and he appears in tales and folklore from India to Turkey, scanned and available for download. Each available download is fully color-illustrated and fully voweled. Stories average 16 pages in length.

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Reading
Provider:
bookstolearnarabic
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Proficiency Level Exercises
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Mumkin offers practice materials for learners who are at a beginning, intermediate, and advanced level. Materials are grouped by difficulty level, and consists of videos in Arabic daily life followed by comprehension questions in the form of multiple choice or fill in the blank questions. Users also have the ability to read an Arabic transcription of each video. The site also provides a series of songs in Arabic that depict some aspect of contemporary Arab life along with the lyrics to the songs.

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Activity/Lab
Interactive
Reading
Provider:
Mumkin
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Research on Arabic Grammar
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This information is about Arabic grammar prepared for Arabic middle schools, although the grammatical concepts covered can be quite complicated, including advanced concepts such as diptotes. There are fifteen chapters that each concentrate on a specific concept about Arabic grammar. Each chapter starts with the objectives behind the lesson and includes examples and exercises that come directly from the Qur'an. The book is entirely in Arabic.

Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
AL Ma'aref Islamic Network
Date Added:
10/14/2013
The Summary of Arabic Language Grammar
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The Summary of Arabic Language Grammar is a book that discusses all the rules governing the Arabic Language. The book contains 60 chapters; each one of them explains a particular grammatical concept. For each topic, several examples are given to clarify it. The book is entirely in Arabic and is made available via the Syrian Story website.

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Textbook
Provider:
Dar Al Fikr
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Unified Medical Dictionary
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Read the Fine Print
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This dictionary of medical terminology was assembled by the World Health Organization in order to "to meet the urgent need in Arab countries for unified medical terms." The current edition of the dictionary contains over 150,000 terms in English and Arabic. Users can search the dictionary on this site.

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Reading
Provider:
World Health Organization
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Wictionary in Arabic
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Wictionary is a free dictionary that gives definitions in 170 different languages. The dictionary only gives definitions within the language, not from language to language. Intended as a lexical companion to the encyclopedia project Wikipedia, Wictionary includes etymologies, pronunciations, quotations, synonyms, and antonyms where appropriate. Users can add definitions by creating an account. Certain words for Arabic also include masdars. An audio component is included for certain languages, Arabic not among them.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Wikimedia Foundation
Date Added:
10/14/2013