العربية المتقدمة
link to the readings password:abed16
Due Monday, 2/26
Over the weekend,
1. Take some time to plan out and 'create,' your character's life story. Where were they born? What was their childhood like? What do they like to do/eat/wear? What are their friends like? What do they study in university? What do they plan to do after university? Finally, why do they like/create this historical tour?
This is a chance for you to imagine and talk about the life of another person in Arabic, so be creative!

2. Read/listen/annotate segment 9.

Due Friday, 2/23
Watch the video here, entitled: القدس في ليلة حلوة... مبادرة شبابية use the video to help you answer one of the questions on the back of the packet passed out in class.

Due Thursday, 2/22
Read and annotate segment 8. Answer questions 1-2 based on your reading.

Due Wednesday, 2/21
Write (minimum) 20 sentences on the relation between the Palestinian issue, and the refugee issue. The speaker in segment 7 claims that there is a connection between the two, and ultimately that they are the same problem. Do you agree? What is the connection between the two issues? The speaker claims that there needs to be a solution to the refugee issue before there is a resolution to the general Palestinian problem. Why does the speaker think this?

Due Friday, 2/16
Complete questions 1-3 of segment 7.

Due Thursday, 2/15
1. Be ready to present on your sections of Raghad's speech.
2. Continue reading segment 7.

Due Wednesday, 2/14
Prepare to present on your segments of Raghad's speech.

Due Monday, 2/12
1. Be ready to present on Raghad's speech. We will continue our presentations on Monday.
2. Complete the listening guide to the video posted here, the listening guide is posted below:


Due Friday, 2/9
1. Read and listen to segment 7. This speaker is talking about the reality Palestinian refugees face in Lebanon.
2. Complete your reflection packets passed out in class.

Due Thursday, 2/8
Finalize your projects and your presentations. Add in any relevant edits, and practice your presentations.

Due Wednesday, 2/7
Continue working on your presentations. Use the rubric posted here to help you organize your presentations. Share with me your drafts of your presentations. We will use class time on Wednesday to practice and finalize your presentations.

Here is the form of the presentations:
1. General introduction/vocabulary explanation
2. Listening to your part
3. Presentation of important sentences/sentences
--> Explanation of sentences and how the sentence shows the meaning of your part as a whole
--> Discussion
4. Questions

You all will also be filling out a document as each of your peers present to help you take notes on the presentations.

Due Monday, 2/5
1. Answer questions 1-3 on page 215.
2. Think about the question at the bottom of the vocabulary handout, and think about possible reasons as to why someone would answer yes or no to the question.

Due Friday, 2/2
1. Read and listen to segment 6. This is the first reading on the state of Palestinian refugees in the Arab world, an important reading.
2. Review the work you've accomplished today during the double. We will resume working on Raghad's interview on Monday of next week.

Due Thursday, 2/1
Prepare for finalizing your work on Raghad's interview. We will present our sections next Thursday, 2/8.

Due Wednesday, 1/31
Use the handout sheet below to help you understand segment 5, and use questions 1 and 2 to help you understand the text. What double standards could the speaker be describing? And why does the speaker describe the Palestinian problem the way he does? What does this show about him?



Due Monday, 1/29
Rewatch the video posted here, and complete Friday's homework if not yet complete. In addition:
1. Write 5-10 sentences on the facts of the video. What is the video about? What time period? What happens in the video? Who does what? Use the vocabulary from class on Friday to help. Pay special attention to the last few pictures the artist draws. What are they? What are the modern effects of the Sykes Picot agreement, using the last few pictures?
2. Listen to + read segment 5.

Due Friday, 1/26
Watch the video shared with you on the Sykes Picot agreement, and answer each question on the video. You will be prompted to create an account with Ed Puzzle before watching the video, then you can save your answers as you watch the video.

Due Thursday, 1/25
1. Answer questions 1-3 on page 213. Pay special attention to the last paragraph.
2. Review your sections and where you left off. Review relevant vocabulary, and make a plan for the double period where we will revisit Raghad's speech.

Due Wednesday, 1/24
Complete the written assignment on the vocab sheet.
Correction: complete the assignment in 10-15 sentences.

See your emails about room change: we will now meet in Mr. Porcelli's room during Gamma period, instead of 007.

Due Monday, 1/22
Read and listen to segment 4, and use the vocab sheet attached and passed out in class to help you work through the reading.

Due Friday, 1/19
1. Complete the grammar warmup drill passed out on Wednesday, attached below.
2. Finish reading segment 3, and answer questions 1-3 in your notebooks. Pay special attention to question 3, why does the speaker characterize the Palestinian issue in this way?



Due Thursday, 1/18
Pre-listen to Raghad's speech to have a general understanding of her speech, and spend today's double working on your sections in class. As you listen at home, try to draw a general sketch of her life. When did she travel? Why? What did she do for a living? Why is she here?



Due Wednesday, 1/17
1. Why is it important to hold on to/preserve culture? Use details (vocabulary + what you wrote down) to explain why preserving culture and elements from the past is important for the present and future. Complete in 10-15 sentences, and use an example from America if you wish.
2. Continue reading the next paragraph of segment 3, and answer questions 1-3 in your notebooks.

Preserve-احافظ على
Due Friday, 1/12
1. Amendment: watch this video here, , taken from Al Jazeera Arabic, and use the worksheet attached to help you work through some key vocabulary from the video. Use the text of the video underneath the video to help you work through the meaning. We will define the vocabulary together from the worksheet in class tomorrow as our warm up.
2. Read the next paragraph of segment 3, ending with كمسيحي, and pick out key vocabulary.


Due Thursday, 1/11
How segment three affect you? What does the speaker say about Jerusalem? Do you feel that way about a certain place? Record a voice recording, explaining the point of view of the speaker, and how you can relate to the speaker.

https://www.google.com/search?q=%D8%AE%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%B7%D8%A9+%D8%AA%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%AE+%D9%81%D9%84%D8%B3%D8%B7%D9%8A%D9%86&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=3hWUNUPPJ_EvHM%253A%252CDgRLMQ4NgnHISM%252C_&usg=PIlApv6LmqLk9JLwLbsnjqy5UiM%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj0q_2zos7YAhUSSt8KHee9C7MQ9QEIODAB#imgrc=D0ZJU_QAOpKJhM:

Due Wednesday, 1/10
Translate and answer questions 1-3 from segment two. Read/listen to segment three.

Due Monday, 1/8
Complete your typed descriptions of your picture of choice. Write about the details in the picture, and how the picture effected you:

هذه الصورة تأثّرت عليي لان...

Due Friday, 1/5
Same as below!

Due Thursday, 1/4
Complete the headline/description assignment handed out in class.

http://www.bbc.com/arabic/world-42490577

Due Wednesday, 12/20
Read the segment attached, الكاتب اسمه خليل جبران، مِن الكتاب "النبي." We will discuss the last paragraph on the second page in class tomorrow.
Due Tuesday, 12/19
Decompress after guest speaker. Write a reflection on the speaker in English. How did you feel as the
speaker was speaking?
Due Monday, 12/18
Listen to, read, and annotate segment 2. Answer questions 1 +2. Focus on the main idea of each paragraph, rather than each detail.

Due Friday, 12/15
Answer questions 1+2 for the first reading on قضية فلسطين

Due Thursday, 12/14
1. Think more about the child in the political cartoons, Handala. Why did the artist choose to depict the boy in this way? What does the boy symbolize?
2. Read/listen to the first reading in chapter 17, قضية فلسطين

Due Wednesday, 12/13
1. Read the article posted here. Answer either in writing or as speaking, respond by summarizing the article: what is the speaker saying? How will Trump's decision effect peace negotiations?
2. Read the article on Naji al-Ali, a famed Palestinian political cartoonist, posted here. . Think about the following questions: Who was Naji al-Ali? What did he do? Why was he killed? What was his life like? Read the cartoons and notice the child, Handala. What do you notice about him? Write/speak about the child and the cartoons you see. We will talk about the article above, and read this second article together in class.

Due Monday, 12/11
1. Read the poem attached, and be ready to discuss the poem in small groups and as a large group. Think about the title, the repeated phrase in the poem, and the use of the masculine and feminine nouns.
2. Choose one of the reading read in class that you disagree with. Defend the speaker‘s point of view. Can be written or as a voice call. Write 10-15 sentences.

Due Friday, 12/8
1. Choose five of the questions from yesterday's double period. Answer each in 4-5 sentences, in writing or as a voice recording/
2. Read segment 8, annotate.

Due Thursday, 12/7
Read and annotate segment 7, and write/call and say what you think
--> the speaker thinks
--> how the speaker responds to segment 6
--> the meaning of the quote at the bottom of the page

Due Wednesday, 12/6
Analyze each picture in writing. Write about the problem you are seeing, the causes of the problem اسباب, and possible solutions to the problem.
سبب، اسباب-cause, causes/reason, reasons
مشكلة- problem
حل، محاليل- solution, solutions

Due Monday, 12/4
Explain your picture AND choose one other picture to explain.

Due Friday, 12/1
Assignments 1+2 can be completed in writing or as a verbal voice assignment.
1. Reread the last few lines of segment six, and explain the speaker's argument. What does she think women ought to do? Why does she think women ought to do this?
2. Compare the sixth segment to any other segment in chapter 4. Explain how the speaker in segment six differs from/agrees with the speaker of your choosing. Compare and contrast their arguments.
3. Read/listen to segment 7. Identify any words you know, and box words you don't know. Underline phrases you can infer from context.

Due Thursday, 11/30
1. Verbally explain (send as voice recording) the sentence starting at the bottom of page 46 اذا بقيت up until أبنائها. What does this sentence mean? What is the speaker saying here? Use the words for expansion/extension, limit, to distance/move away from, to contribute, cultural development, and shell in your responses.
2. Answer question 2 on page 47 in your books.
3. Continue reading the rest of the segment, use the sheet handed out in class to record possible definitions of the remaining words in Arabic.

Due Wednesday, 11/29
1. Define each word using the handout thus far. Describe up till مطلوب
2. Summarize segment 6 thus far. What is the speaker's argument? What did she accomplish in her life? What does the speaker think about the role of women in Arab society?
3. Answer question 1 on page 47.

Due Monday, 11/20
1. Continue listening to segment 6. What further information can you infer from context? What is the speaker talking about?
2. Finish the reading activity (poem by Mahmoud Darwish).

Due Friday, 11/17
Summarize segment 6 thus far. Pay special attention to the words ، يمنع ،كينونة، تتجسّد، تأثير. What is the speaker saying? What does she say about the Arab woman's كينونة? Why does she say what she says/i.e. from what experience is she making her claims? How does she qualify her first statement (explain the meaning of her last statement on page 45)?

Due Thursday, 11/16
1. Complete the English language reflection handout. Write your thoughts/feelings/impressions in order to decompress and think through Mr. Abo-Awad's visit.
2. Define the following words in Arabic:
تتجسد، امتداد، يمنع، تأثير،تأهّل ،ظلم

Due Wednesday, 11/15
1. Summarize what the guest spoke about. Give the context, the questions that generally were asked, and the discussion after the class.
2. What do you think the speaker meant when he said الأرض لله? What does this mean? What does this mean in the American context?
3. Listen to segment 6, and infer the general meaning of the the segment.

Due Monday, 11/13
1. Read through each reading we have read so far, and find moments where the speaker is speaking from the point of view of a group society: اجتماعي
Write/speak about each moment, and explain why the speaker/how the speaker is speaking from the social/group point of view.
2. For each moment you find, write a counter moment, or the point of view from the individual فردي. In order to do this, you may write from your own experience/generalize the Western ideas you have been raised with.

Ex: Group point of view--> the speaker says a woman's primary role is to raise children so they can grow up to be positive members of society
Individual point of view--> each person chooses their primary role in society. Society should respect the choice of each individual

Due Thursday, 11/9
Listen to segment 5 of chapter 4. Pay attention to the tone اسلوب of the speaker. Work on inferring meaning from context.

Due Wednesday, 11/8
1. Define the following words in Arabic/rewrite each word in a sentence/look up each work on Arabic almanac:
إعجاب، تجمع، واجبات، متطلّبات، فهم، تقدير، موضوع، إستقلال، المادية، تحقيق
2. Summarize segment 4 thus far, don't worry about the passage that we have yet to read. Reread the section we've read, and answer: what is the speaker talking about? What sentence conveys his meaning? Why is he talking about this?

Due Monday, 11/6
Listen to segment 4, and relisten to the other segments in this chapter that you have not had a chance to listen to.

Due Thursday, 11/2
Define the following words in Arabic:
واثقة، تستطيع، تنجح، أمثلة، افضل، محاولة، طمس، شخصيّة، هويّة

Due Wednesday, 11/1
Answer questions 1-2 on page 43.

Due Monday, 10/30
Send me the stories you completed from Friday, 10/27. Your stories should include each 10 vocabulary words.

Due Wednesday, 10/25
1. Complete your final edits for your final drafts. You will peer read/edit your drafts on Wednesday.
2. Summarize the reading thus far. This is a very nuanced reading, and I'd like you to take the time to reread carefully and thoroughly. Summarize: what is said at the beginning, middle, end.

Due Monday, 10/23
1. Continue reading text two of chapter four.
2. Write your rough drafts of your typed autobiographies for class. Share with me before class on Monday so I can begin editing your work. The assignment sheet is below:



Due Friday, 10/20
Listen/read segment two of chapter four.

Due Thursday, 10/19
You will be interviewed by Mr. Porcelli, the expectations of your interview are below!

Due Wednesday, 10/18
Continue working on the themes we've covered, described on the verbal assessment handout. Come into class ready to converse in pairs on each theme. This activity will help you prepare for your interviews with Mr. Porcelli 10/19. On Wednesday, expect to be able to:
1. Ask your partner specific and general questions on each theme (specific questions: do you know any immigrants? Where did they immigrate from? General questions: what's the difference between being an immigrant and a refugee?)
2. Answer the questions your partner asks you, and be comfortable asking questions back/ pushing the conversation to a direction you'd like it to go in.

Due Monday, 10/16
1. Continue reading segment 1 of chapter 4. Answer questions 1+2
2. Review the shared google doc of vocabulary to begin preparing for your verbal assessments, 10/19.
3. The description of the assessment is below:



Due Friday, 10/13
1. Continue reading segment 1 of chapter 4, and use حتّى (even/until) in different sentences of your own choosing to help you practice.
2. Have a general understanding of questions 1 + 2 on page 40.

Due Thursday, 10/12
Same as for Wednesday, thanks to PSAT/SAT!

Due Wednesday, 10/11
1. Speak 5 sentences (minimum) on المجتمع الامريكي, what is it? What is a مجتمع? What are its essential characteristics?
2. Speak 5 sentences (minimum) on the first sentence of segment 1, chapter 4. How does the speaker know that المجتمع العربي مثل اي مجتمع آخر?
3. Read/listen to segment 1, chapter 4.

Due Friday, 10/6
1. Read/listen segment 1 of chapter 4.
2. Think about how to define مجتمع.

Due Thursday, 105
1. We will choose as a group the next chapter to study. Choose from the chapters listed below, and send me an email (in Arabic!) saying which chapter فصل you'd like to study, and why. You should write a paragraph saying which chapter is important, beneficial, interesting, and any other reason you have to study the chapter.
--> note, majority rules here, we are a democracy, and not a dictatorship! The chapter with the most votes will be studied next.
2. Define the following words in Arabic: وِلِد، تجربة، مفيد، الشّعر، لاجئ، امضي، الصحافة، بقي

Due Wednesday, 10/4
1. Read/listen to segment 7. Be ready to read aloud in class and define words/infer meaning from context.
2. Review the google doc of vocabulary, make a note of any word that confused you.

Due Monday, 10/2
1. Answer/translate questions 1-2 on page 9.
2. Use بعدما in your own sentence.
3. Listen to/read segment 7 on page 9.

Due Friday, 9/29
1. Voice record your important and beneficial experience. Speak 10 sentences minimum. Be specific: what was the experience? How did you benefit from the experience? What did the experience teach you about yourself? What did you learn?
2. Define the following words in Arabic: تجربة، الضبط، مهم، استفد
3. Review the vocabulary google doc attached. Read each word, and think aloud on how to use each word. Make a note of each word that confused you.
4. Listen to/read segment 6.

Due Thursday, 9/28
1. Summarize segment 5. Answer questions 1-3 on the text.
2. Focus on the 'important' experience that the speaker spoke about. Brainstorm an important experience that you have had, and how you have benefited from that experience. We will spend time in class during the double speaking about an important learning experience.
3. Listen to segment six + read segment six.

Due Wednesday, 9/27
1. Summarize the fourth segment. Answer questions 1-3 on the fourth segment.
2. Read and listen to segment 5.

Due Monday, 9/25
Listen and read segment 4.

Due Friday, 9/22
1. Finalize your story you began in the double.
2. Finish reading the third segment. Underline key words, describe those words in Arabic, and answer/translate the comprehension questions in Arabic.

Due Thursday, 9/21
What can we infer about people based on their jobs? Write/record a 7-10 sentence response to this prompt. Think about: a specific instance where you learned something about someone based on their job, whether some types of jobs demand different types of people, what kinds of jobs would you be good at.

Due Wednesday, 9/20
1. Complete the third reading segment. Identify 5 key words that are important. Look up their meanings in Arabic almanac. Describe those 5 words in Arabic.
2. Record your voice reading the third segment and send it to me.

Due Friday, 9/15
1. Prepare interview questions in order to write a biography on one of your parents. Prepare 8 questions in total. Think about the vocabulary we are using: ولد، اتخرّج، ظفولة، انتقل، اتربي, etc. Write about one of your parents in the third person and the past tense. You will be asking these questions in English, then writing your interview/paragraph in Arabic.
2. Translate (not using google translate!) and answer questions 1-3 on the second reading.

Due Thursday, 9/14
1. Keep working through the second reading of chapter 1, found on page 3.
2. Record yourself reading the second reading and email it to me. Before you record, listen to the second reading below multiple times. Listen for how the speaker pronounces each word, and mimic the speaker when you read and record your voice.

Due Wednesday, 9/13
1. Write about the relationship between the 1st and 2nd paragraph. What is talked about in the first paragraph? What is discussed in the second paragraph? How do the first and second paragraph differ (يختلف/تختلف عن)? How are they similar (يشبه/تشبه بعض)?
2. Translate the following comprehension questions on the first reading (don't use google translate!), and answer each question in Arabic.
--> How does the speaker describe her childhood?
--> What did she do after completing her studies in London?
3. Read/listen to the second reading of the Autobiography chapter, found on page 3. Read/listen with strategies in mind. You should listen to the conversation a few times, picking out key words/words you know/words you've heard each time without reading first, then read along as you listen, finally read and annotate, and mimic the way the speaker speaks, read like the speaker, (circle words you know/underline phrases or words you can infer, box those you don't). Attached is a strategy sheet (composed by استاذ برتشلي) with guided steps on how to listen to new Arabic material for the first time, should you find this useful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvnnhQLz1Z0&feature=youtu.be



Due Monday, 9/11
1. Read the مناقشة مرة اخرى. Focus on both parts, and think about how the two parts of her speech relate to each other. Describe the following words in Arabic, but don't use google translate to find the meaning of the word! Infer the meaning from context:
طفولة، طفل، اكمل، تعليم، مدرّسة، انتقل
2. Write comprehension questions for yourself to help guide your discussion of the مناقشة: think who, what, where, why questions (who is this, what does she say? what does she do? what does she do before/after doing something?).
3. Write a childhood memory, starting the sentence with words that refer to memory/childhood, etc. Be exhaustive in detail, you should be writing at least 5-7 sentences explaining this memory. Be ready to turn this in to me, so I can check our writing skills.

Due Friday, 9/8
1. Read the first speech/conversation (خطاب، مناقشة). Read with strategies in mind (circle words you know, box those you don't, underline words/phrases you are unsure of/infer meaning from). Read a loud to yourself as well, be comfortable with the sounds of each word.
2. To help you, listen to the recording of the first conversation below. Try listening and reading along, or just listening to the words without reading along.
3. Define the following words in Arabic (taken from the first reading): عريقة، عاش، طفولة، بداية، تخرّج، تزوّج، تعليم، مدرّس، انتقل
4. Write 5 comprehension/clarification questions you have (in Arabic) after reading the text.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLmHkyV_Dio

Due Thursday, 9/7
1. Final draft of BTSN letters due. Print a hard copy and bring into class. We will use your letters as a reading activity for part of the double.
2. Read the introduction to your books (in English). This will give you a chance to learn about what the book covers, why the book covers these issues, and how the speakers speak (diglossia, MSA/FSA).

Due Wednesday, 9/6
1. Continue working on your BTSN letters. Include: 3 pictures of what you did over the summer, and 5 sentences describing each picture.
--> Include the hardest class you study and why it is the hardest class in your opinion (في رأيي، في نظري، بالنسبلي، ...)
--> Include the easiest class you study and why it is the easiest class.
--> Include your favorite class and why this class is your favorite in your opinion.
2. Read through the wiki article on عيد الأضحى Use strategies (annotate, box and underline) the wiki article, and use context to work the story taken from the Quran. We will spend some time on Wednesday talking about عيد الأضحى

Due Friday, 9/1
1. Continue working on your BTSN summer break assignments due September 7. For tomorrow, have 5 sentences typed out describing each picture. We will spend class time tomorrow typing up your favorite class/why, most difficult class/why, and your easiest class/why.

Don't worry about your full class schedule.

Due Thursday, 8/31
1. Activity for the double: come into class with three pictures showing what you did over summer break. You will spend some time writing about your summers using these pictures.
2. Read the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and read its proficiency descriptors (below). I will spend time during the double meeting one-on-one with each student to discuss proficiency goals for the year. Come into class having read pages 16-22 which outlines proficiency by mode of communication. Think about where you see yourself in terms of proficiency, where your weaknesses are, and what goals you have for the year.
3. Complete the discussion questions handed out on Wednesday (questions 1-7). Reread the speech (خطاب).
4. Look up the roots نفس and جمع on Arabic Almanac to help clear up the confusion raised at the end of class.

https://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/ACTFLPerformance-Descriptors.pdf

Due Wednesday, 8/30
In 3-4 sentences, write the story of your parents: when did they move/immigrate to DC? Why?

Plus, give three reasons اسباب for why people immigrate. Don't use google translate for this assignment, instead use the Arabic that you know!

Due Monday, 8/28
1. Half of class will be spent devoted to the video from Thursday. Watch minutes 0-4 and be ready to discuss using the questions on the page passed out in class.
2. Read the headline and first paragraph of the article below. Remember the steps of approaching new material in Arabic. Be ready to discuss the first paragraph.
https://www.radiosawa.com/a/arab-cafes-usa/236969.html
3. Read and sign your syllabus.

Due Thursday, 8/24__
Watch the first four minutes of the video below. Remember the steps to approaching new material in Arabic:
1. Observe (what, who, where)
2. Identify (what info is being shared)
3. Summarize (give details)
4. Investigate (ask questions, return to main idea, repeat)

http://www.arabicalmasdar.org/resources/4029/