Category Archives: teaching and learning Arabic

An Arabic-learning Program for the New Egypt?

The excellent Kalimat has just announced the launch of its ‘Horouf’ project, which promises to develop teaching resources for Arabic instructors working in the preschool and primary grades. Continue reading

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A New Online Resource: ArabChildrensLiterature.Com

The Anna Lindh Foundation’s Arabic Children’s Literature Regional Program (مؤسسة آنا ليند – البرنامج الإقليمي لأدب الأطفال العربي)—or, as they sometimes call themselves, ALF ACLRP—has soft-launched an excellent new online resource for parents, educators, publishers, authors, illustrators, and anyone else interested in Arabic children’s literature. Continue reading

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Arabic Classes Popular in Ottawa, Canada’s Schools

While English and French remain the preferred language for many students and parents in the Arabic-reading world, the CBC reported yesterday that Arabic has become “the language of choice” for many Ottawa-area elementary school students. Continue reading

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فرحانة تتكلم وتتكلم and the Importance of ‘Dialogic Reading’

Recently, the Huffington Post published an essay by Maxwell King and Michael Robb, Ph.D about one of the important ways we can help our children learn.

Talking. Continue reading

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Join the Buzoor Community: أحب العربي

The Buzoor online community is live! Continue reading

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The Forefront of Arabic Literacy Education?

While poking around for background information about pioneer Arabic children’s book author Taghreed Najjar, I came across this extremely heartening education website from Magrudy’s. Continue reading

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Abjad Arabic Learning Tools Getting a Makeover

Reader Reeshiez recently wrote in, asking if we’d heard what had happened to the Abjad system of learning Arabic for children. Their website is (temporarily, it turns out) out of service, and I myself had noticed that their materials had … Continue reading

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