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May 05, 2017 Author: sharekcentre
Arabic outside the classroom

There are some great ways to practice a second language and especially to remember new vocabulary even when we are not sitting at our desk, with the course book in front of us.

One way is by”tagging” the objects inside our house, for example, by sticking Arabic names to things that are familiar to us and learn their names in Arabic.

Another way is that of tagging, only mentally this time, things that are outside our house and try to remember them in the second language.

Social media are just another great tool to take these practices to another level, sharing our ideas with others, commenting on other people’s pictures and possibly even making new friends.

Another great thing about social media is that we can access them from any place, at any time we want and instantly connect to our fellow learners and teachers.

For one such activity I asked the students to choose 3 colors they like and post 3 pictures that represent those colors. Then I asked them to write some short thoughts in Arabic about what those colors mean to them.

 

أحمر لون النار، الهوى، الخطر و الدم.
أخضر لون الطبيعة، العروء و شعري.
أبيض لون البراءة، التسامح و السلام

In another activity I posted some pictures of places that surround my home, giving a brief description and writing where they are located. So that during my Sunday walk I spent 5 minutes to practice my Arabic.

حانة قديمة و جميلة في سبيلبروك

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More sets will come in the following weeks so keep following us!

-Ed

 

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