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Arabic Made Easy

Arabic Made Easy
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This program teaches the beginner:
General information about the Arabic culture
How to read and write classical Arabic
Basic grammatical concepts of the Arabic language
Dialogue for the Egyptian dialect

The intermediate to advanced student will be challenged as well and will enjoy conversing in the Egyptian dialect in the dialogue section of the program. "IBM/PC only".


Product ID: 38070     UPC: 819757009996
Categories: Classroom/Schools, Classroom/Teaching Materials, Learn
Supporting language: Arabic
Platforms/media types: Windows, CD-Rom
Specifications: The System Requirements for AME are: Minimum: 486-100 (Windows only), 16 MB RAM VGA graphics card capable of 800 x 600, 4X CD-ROM Recommended: Pentium 100 or faster (Win95/98/NT4.0 /2000/ME) 32 MB RAM or more recommended for Win98/ NT4.0/2000/ME 16-bit, 8X CD-ROM or faster
Reading Formal or Classical Arabic


For those Arabic sounds that do not exist in the English language, a short explanation is given in addition to the actual sound. For example, the Arabic letter "GHeen" is described as "a gargling sound and is like the sound of the French 'R'. "
The more difficult Arabic sounds will take time to master. You will practice them over and over as you proceed through the program.

Interactive Alphabet Tutor


Formal or Classical Arabic
THROUGH ANIMATED PRESENTATIONS AND DRILLS, YOUR PRIVATE TUTOR TEACHES YOU:

1. Symbols and Additional Letters
2. Listening Comprehension
3. Diphthongs
4. Comparisons
5. Reading Arabic (click on the picture icon to view full screen shots:)

You will learn elementary reading principles and how to spell and pronounce words through two fun, interactive games. The first quizzes you on identifying letters within words. Arabic letters change shape depending on whether they appear at the beginning of a word, in the middle of a word or at the end of a word. The featured letter is highlighted red. You are to click on the corresponding letter from the alphabet buttons. You have three chances. After three tries, the program shows you the correct answer. Once you begin identifying letters, you will be able to sound out words with ease! (Remember: Arabic is read and written from right to left. As awkward as this may seem, you will become quickly accustomed to this!)

The spelling game builds your vocabulary and tests your pronunciation of words through an interactive tutor. Notice that you are provided with the meanings of each word and a "Read" button that may be pressed at any time to hear the pronunciation of the word. You are required to click on the appropriate letter - starting from the right and going left -spelling the word. You have three tries for each letter. After three tries, the computer will show you the correct answer. When a letter is correctly chosen, it is added to the space above (just to the left of the featured word). This helps you see your place in spelling the word. There 67 are words for you to spell! You will build a strong working vocabulary and you will be able to pronounce and read each word.

WRITING ARABIC

1. Single Letters 2. Words 3. Dictation

This section features artistic animations that show you how to write Arabic letters and words. The writing of each single letter of the Arabic alphabet is demonstrated as well as the writing of words. You can practice along with the program animation or on your own. Dictation tests your writing ability of the words that you have practiced.


Formal or Classical Arabic, THROUGH ANIMATED PRESENTATIONS AND DRILLS, YOUR PRIVATE TUTOR TEACHES YOU:

1. Symbols and Additional Letters
2. Listening Comprehension
3. Diphthongs
4. Comparisons
5. Reading Arabic

You will learn elementary reading principles and how to spell and pronounce words through two fun, interactive games. The first quizzes you on identifying letters within words. Arabic letters change shape depending on whether they appear at the beginning of a word, in the middle of a word or at the end of a word. The featured letter is highlighted red. You are to click on the corresponding letter from the alphabet buttons. You have three chances. After three tries, the program shows you the correct answer. Once you begin identifying letters, you will be able to sound out words with ease! (Remember: Arabic is read and written from right to left. As awkward as this may seem, you will become quickly accustomed to this!)

The spelling game builds your vocabulary and tests your pronunciation of words through an interactive tutor. Notice that you are provided with the meanings of each word and a "Read" button that may be pressed at any time to hear the pronunciation of the word. You are required to click on the appropriate letter - starting from the right and going left -spelling the word. You have three tries for each letter. After three tries, the computer will show you the correct answer. When a letter is correctly chosen, it is added to the space above (just to the left of the featured word). This helps you see your place in spelling the word. There 67 are words for you to spell! You will build a strong working vocabulary and you will be able to pronounce and read each word.

WRITING ARABIC

1. Single Letters
2. Words
3. Dictation

This section features artistic animations that show you how to write Arabic letters and words. The writing of each single letter of the Arabic alphabet is demonstrated as well as the writing of words. You can practice along with the program animation or on your own. Dictation tests your writing ability of the words that you have practiced.

Listening Comprehension

Six drills demonstrate the additional letters and symbols that were introduced in the previous lesson. Read along with the native speaker as you learn the spelling and meaning of each word. A transliteration is provided if needed.

Reading Game: Letter Recognition

You will learn elementary reading principles with this fun, interactive game. It will help you identify letters within words. Arabic letters change shape depending on whether they appear at the beginning of a word, in the middle of a word or at the end of a word. The featured letter is highlighted red. You are to click on the corresponding letter from the alphabet buttons. You have three chances. After three tries, the program shows you the correct answer. Once you begin identifying letters, you will be able to sound out words with ease! (Remember: Arabic is read and written from right to left. As awkward as this may seem, you will become quickly accustomed to this!)

Spelling Game <./b>

The spelling game builds your vocabulary and tests your pronunciation of words through an interactive tutor. Notice that you are provided with the meanings of each word and a "Read" button that may be pressed at any time to hear the pronunciation of the word. You are required to click on the appropriate letter - starting from the right and going left - to spell the word. You have three tries for each letter. After three tries, the computer will show you the correct answer. When a letter is correctly chosen, it is added in the space to the left of the featured word. This helps you see your progress in spelling the word. There are a total of 67 words for you to spell! You will build a strong working vocabulary and you'll also be able to pronounce and read each word. Reading Arabic

THROUGH ANIMATED PRESENTATIONS AND DRILLS, YOUR PRIVATE TUTOR TEACHES YOU:

1. Symbols and Additional Letters
2. Listening Comprehension
3. Diphthongs
4. Comparisons
5. Reading Arabic