MY PROFILE
Welcome, Guest.
Please sign in or you can click here to register an account for free.
Did not receive activation email?
Email:
Password:

Refer-a-Friend and earn loyalty points!
FORUM NEWS + ANNOUNCEMENTS
[17 Jan] Looking for WINK TO LEARN coupons? New coupons now available for redemption! (More...)

[22 Jul] More SPEEKEE coupons available at the BrillKids Redemption Center! (More...)

[22 Mar] Important Announcement Regarding License Keys and Usage of BrillKids Products (More...)

[26 Feb] MORE Wink to Learn coupons available at the BrillKids Redemption Center! (More...)

[08 Jun] NEW: Vietnamese Curriculum for Little Reader! (More...)

[15 May] Hello Pal Social Language Learning App Has Launched! (More...)

[3 Mar] Update: Hello Pal now Beta Testing! (What We've Been Up To) (More...)

[11 Feb] Sign up for our Little Reader Vietnamese Beta Testing Program! (Sign ups open until FEB. 15, 2015 ONLY!) (More...)

[26 Jan] More Wink to Learn coupons available at our Redemption Center! (More...)

[18 Nov] Get your Arabic Curriculum for Little Reader! (More...)

[21 Oct] EEECF News: Get 30% Off from Hoffman Academy! (More...)

[22 Sep] The EEECF is now registered in the UN and we now accept donations! (More...)

[13 Aug] The Early Education for Every Child Foundation (EEECF) is now a registered charity on AMAZON SMILE! (More...)

[12 Aug] ALL-NEW Transportation & Traffic Category Pack for Little Reader!(More...)

[21 Jul] Get 10% off our NEW Actions and Motions Category Pack for Little Reader! (More...)

[14 Jul] Get 10% off BrillKids Books! IT'S THE BRILLKIDS SUMMER BOOK SALE! (More...)

[25 Jun] BrillKids store and website now available for viewing in Arabic! (More...)

[09 Jun] Get your Russian Curriculum for Little Reader! 10% off introductory price! (More...)

[09 May] Free Little Reader, Price Changes, and Promotional Discounts! (More...)

[28 Apr] Get BabyPlus Discount Coupons at the BrillKids Coupon Redemption Center (More...)

[13 Mar] Get your FREE Chinese Curriculum Update for Little Reader! (More...)

[20 Feb] FINALLY, introducing our Spanish Curriculum for Little Reader! (More...)

[24 Feb] We're looking for Content Checkers and Testers for our Arabic Curriculum! (More...)

[10 Feb] Volunteer with the Early Education for Every Child Foundation (EEECF) (More...)

[24 Jan] Check out our NEW Thai Curriculum Pack for Little Reader! (More...)

[20 Jan] Get Discounts from BrillKids Product Partners! (More...)

[10 Jan] Introducing our New Category Pack: Exotic & Wild Animals! (More...)

[27 Nov] Sign up for our LR Spanish Beta Testing Program (LIMITED SLOTS ONLY!) (More...)

[19 Dec] Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! NOTE: BrillKids office closed on holidays (More...)

[16 Oct] Announcing the WINNERS of our BrillKids Summer Video Contest 2013! (More...)

[04 Oct] Get Little Reader Touch on your Android device! (More...)

[19 Jul] BrillKids products now available for purchase at our Russian Online Store! (More...)

[31 Jul] BrillKids Video Contest Summer 2013 - Deadline EXTENDED to August 31st! (More...)

[20 Jun] Join the BrillKids Video Contest Summer 2013! (More...)

[17 Jun] India Partners: BrillKids products now once again available in India! (More...)

[22 Apr] Little Reader Touch Version 2 Now Available (More...)

[21 Mar] French Curriculum available now for Little Reader! (More...)

[16 Apr] Spain Partners: BrillKids products now Online in Spain! (More...)

[07 Feb] Update to Little Math Version 2 now! (More...)

[07 Feb] Check out the *NEW* BrillKids Downloads Library! (More...)

[27 Feb] Singapore Partners: BrillKids products now Online in Singapore! (More...)

[20 Feb] Vietnam Partners: BrillKids products now Online in Vietnam! (More...)

[22 Jan] Important: About Sharing License Keys (More...)

[07 Nov] Update to Little Reader v3! (More...)

[19 Oct] We're Looking for Translators for our Little Reader Software (More...)

[15 Oct] More Right Brain Kids coupons available at our Redemption Center! (More...)

[25 Sep] CONTEST: Get A Free Little Musician by helping EEECF reach your friends and colleagues! (More...)

[17 Sep] Give a child the gift of literacy this Christmas: 20,000 children need your help! (More...)

[29 Aug] Little Musician wins Dr. Toy Awards! (More...)

[29 Aug] VIDEOS: Perfect Pitch at 2.5y, and compilation of Little Musician toddlers! (More...)

[09 Aug] Get Soft Mozart Coupons from the Points Redemption Center! (More...)

[03 Aug] Welcome NEW FORUM MODERATORS: Mela Bala, Mandabplus3, Kerileanne99, and Kmum! (More...)

[03 Aug] Winners of the Little Reader Video Contest (Part 5)! (More...)

[25 Jul] Bianca's Story - What happens 10+ years after learning to read as a baby/toddler (More...)

[27 Jun] Updates on our Early Education for Every Child Foundation (EEECF) (More...)

[27 Jun] Join the Little Reader Video Contest (Part 5) (More...)

[04 Jun] Being a Successful Affiliate - Now easier than ever before! (More...)

[18 May] LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED! (More...)

[30 Apr] Winners of the Little Reader Video Contest! (More...)

[28 Apr] The Early Education for Every Child Foundation - Help Us Make a Difference (More...)

[20 Apr] Little Reader Curricula on your iPad or iPhone - now possible with iAccess! (More...)

[12 Apr] LITTLE MUSICIAN - now in OPEN BETA TESTING (with a complete curriculum) (More...)

[12 Mar] *NEW* Little Reader Content Packs now available! (More...)

[01 Feb] Join the March 2012 Homeschooling Contest: Create a Monthly Theme Unit! (More...)

[27 Jan] Join the BrillKids Foundation as a Volunteer! (More...)

[20 Jan] BrillKids Featured Parent: Tonya's Teaching Story (More...)

[17 Dec] Dr. Richard Gentry joins the BrillKids Blog Team! (Read Interview on Early Reading) (More...)

[08 Dec] Little Reader Touch promo EXTENDED + Lucky Draw winners (More...)

[01 Dec] Affiliate Success Story - How Elle Made $4,527 in Sales in just 30 days (More...)

[22 Nov] Little Reader Touch now available in the App Store! (More...)

[09 Nov] Winners of the September 2011 Video Contest (More...)

[01 Nov] Another free seminar and updates from Jones Geniuses (More...)

[16 Sep] SPEEKEE is now a BrillKids partner product! Get Speekee coupons at the Coupon Redemption Center! (More...)

[02 Sep] Little Reader Wins Another Two Awards! (Mom's Best Award & TNPC Seal of Approval) (More...)

[05 Aug] Little Reader Deluxe Wins the Tillywig Brain Child Award! (More...)

[28 Jul] LITTLE MUSICIAN beta-testing NOW OPEN! - Sign up here. (More...)

[14 Jul] Little Reader Wins Another Award! (PTPA Seal of Approval) (More...)

[13 Jul] Jones Geniuses FREE Seminars & news of Fall classes (More...)

[30 Jun] Little Reader Wins 2011 Creative Child Awards! (More...)

[11 May] The *NEW* Little Reader Deluxe - now available! (More...)

[06 May] Do you blog about early learning? - Join the BrillKids Blogger Team! (More...)

[21 Apr] Aesop's Fables vol. 2 - *NEW* Storybooks from BrillKids! (More...)

[15 Apr] BrillKids Foundation - Help Us Make a Difference (More...)

[08 Apr] Get READEEZ Discount Coupons at the Forum Shop! (More...)

[06 Apr] The new Parents of Children with Special Needs board is now open! (More...)

[06 Apr] Join the Jones Geniuses online workshop for BrillKids members this April 21st! [FULLY BOOKED] (More...)

[04 Apr] Get TUNE TODDLERS Discount Coupons at the Forum Shop! (More...)

[21 Mar] BrillKids Discount Coupons - Finally Here! (More...)

[21 Mar] BrillKids on Facebook... We've MOVED! (More...)

[15 Mar] Get KINDERBACH Discount Coupons at the Forum Shop! (More...)

[08 Mar] WINNERS OF THE VIDEO CONTEST: You, Your Baby and Little Reader Part 2! (More...)

[07 Mar] Please welcome our NEW FORUM MODERATORS: Skylark, Tanikit, TmS, and TeachingMyToddlers! (More...)

[22 Feb] Do you BLOG? Join the BrillKids Blogger Team! (More...)

[11 Feb] Affiliate Program – Use BrillKids Banners to promote your affiliate link in your blogs and websites! (More...)

[31 Jan] Important: Please Upgrade to Little Reader v2.0 (More...)

[26 Jan] BrillKids Blog - Criticisms of Teaching Your Baby To Read (More...)

[21 Jan] Share your Little Reader Success Story! (More...)

[08 Jan] Little Reader available on the iPad today! (More...)

[17 Dec] Aesop's Fables vol. 1 - New storybooks from BrillKids! (More...)

[13 Dec] Infant Stimulation Cards - New at the BrillKids Store! (More...)

[08 Dec] Christmas Sale: Give the gift of learning with BrillKids! (More...)

[29 Nov] Upgrade to Little Reader 2.0 [BETA] Now! (More...)

[19 Nov] Get Discounts for products from JONES GENIUSES! (More...)

[17 Nov] Join the HOMESCHOOLING CONTEST: Create a Monthly Theme Unit! (More...)

[08 Nov] Piano Wizard Academy Offer - Exclusive to BrillKids Members! (More...)

[23 Oct] Should music be a birthright? Is music education for everyone? (More...)

[20 Oct] Introducing the BrillKids Presentation Binder Set! (More...)

[12 Oct]Get to Know Other BrillKids Parents in Your Area (More...)

[14 Sep] Teaching your kids about music - Why is it important? (More...)

[10 Sep] The new ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE Collaborations board is now open! (More...)

[10 Sep] Meet other BrillKids Members In Your Area! (More...)

[27 Aug] Traditional Chinese Curriculum Add-On Pack for Little Reader - Now Available! (More...)

[20 Aug] Little Reader Chinese Curriculum Add-on pack - Now Available! (More...)

[5 Aug] Take Advantage of our Special Affiliate Program Promotion! (More...)

[3 Aug] Encyclopedic Knowledge Categories for FREE, made by all of us! Please join in! (More...)

[16 Jul] WINNERS OF THE VIDEO CONTEST: You, your baby and Little Reader! (More...)

[24 Jun] Be a BrillKids Affiliate and Get Rewarded! (More...)

[24 Jun] Need help from Native Speakers of SPANISH, RUSSIAN and ARABIC for Little Reader curriculum!

[01 Jun] Deadline for Submission of Entries for the LR Video Contest - Extended Until June 30! (More...)

[19 May] Facebook "LIKE" buttons are now in BrillBaby! (More...)

[25 Mar] Introducing the all new Little Reader Deluxe Kit from BrillKids! (More...)

[18 Mar] More Signing Time Coupons available at our Forum Shop! (More...)

[11 Mar] BrillKids Discount Coupons - Coming Soon! (More...)

[09 Mar] Little Math 1.6 and Semester 2 are now available! (More...)

*

Pages: [1] 2   Go Down
Author Topic: Native ARABIC speaker? Need your help with Arabic curriculum please!  (Read 30890 times)
Digg del.icio.us
KL
The Architect
*****
Posts: 3981
Karma: 596
Baby: 1



I'm a Dad!


View Profile
« on: June 24, 2010, 09:33:43 AM »

We'll be completing the first draft of the Arabic curriculum in the coming weeks and would like to see if any of you who are native Arabic speakers would be willing to have a look at it and give your precious comments.

If so, please let me know your interest here and I will get back to you when we're ready!

If you don't mind, please give me some information regarding your language background.  If you don't want to say it here, then please PM me the information (but still post here for the record).

Thanks lots!

Logged

patience
***
Posts: 232
Karma: 164




View Profile
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2010, 03:35:53 AM »

Hi KL,

I would love to help in any way that I can!! I already PM'd you my language background smile

Logged
TerrahMother
*
Posts: 15
Karma: 5



Boosting My Child's Earth IQ!


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2010, 05:30:58 PM »

I'm also very interested in an Arabic language learning program. Which do you use, KL? I'd like to communicate better with my extended family.

Logged

Play = Learning = Play = Learning
sophisty
*
Posts: 16
Karma: 6
Baby: 1
Latest: 8y 4m 22d



View Profile
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2010, 06:22:30 PM »

Oh i'm so excited, it would be fantastic to have LR Arabic curriculum. It's just what we need smile
Though I can't fluently speak the language, I can understand most of it, and ofcourse read and write it. our home languages are Somali and English with some arabic.

how soon do you think it will be ready KL?

Logged
KL
The Architect
*****
Posts: 3981
Karma: 596
Baby: 1



I'm a Dad!


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2010, 04:59:26 AM »

I'm also very interested in an Arabic language learning program. Which do you use, KL?

I'm not using any arabic program as I have no plans to teach Felicity arabic, at least not yet! smile

Thanks for all your offers, everyone!

Very very hard to say when it will get done, but it is unlikely to be soon, and more likely to be towards the end of the year at the earliest, or early next year.  But it also depends on whether a distributor comes along who wants the arabic curriculum right away, in which case we may accelerate the pace.

Logged

nohayo
****
Posts: 680
Karma: 146
Baby: 1
Latest: 6y 11m 7d



View Profile
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2010, 03:10:10 PM »

HI KL smile

I'm always interested to help with the arabic curriculum! I don't have any formal language background except for the fact that I've been speaking, writing, reading and was schooled in arabic all my life Wink

Noha

Logged
ummuumar
*
Posts: 5
Karma: 0
Baby: 1
Latest: 7y 0m 29d



View Profile
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2010, 03:25:30 PM »

hi KL,

thanks for reply my PM. really interested to involve with this Arabic curriculum,...

i'm not an arabic native speaker, but i've graduated in arabic language studies from Al-Azhar University in Egypt last two years. i'll help as long as i can,...

-ummuumar-



Logged
Ayesha Nicole
*****
Posts: 1235
Karma: 371
Baby: 2
Latest: 9y 11m 2d



View Profile
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2010, 07:13:00 PM »

Hi KL & Everyone.

I just saw this.  And this is exciting.  For the native Arabic speakers - how well versed in Arabic grammar are you?  I ask because it is a very important issue that may not be apparent!!!  The Arabic words also need to have tashkeel/correct vowel markings!  and the sound clips should be in two forms - with the last tashkeel/vowel marking pronounced and without, and it should be pronounced in fushah and not pronounced in a dialect !!!  These are small details, but very important! 

I will check around with some associates who are masters in grammar to see if they are available. 

Also, KL - do you have the Arabic materials availble in an excel or ms-word doc format, because it will be easier for those who do not actually have LR (such as the professionals I will be consulting with.) 


Thanks!!!

~ Ayesha smile

« Last Edit: July 10, 2010, 12:55:36 PM by Ayesha Nicole » Logged

KL
The Architect
*****
Posts: 3981
Karma: 596
Baby: 1



I'm a Dad!


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2010, 04:09:18 PM »

Great to see some 'old-timers' on this thread! (Yes, looking at you, Nohayo, and Ayesha!) smile
(Where have you guys been anyway?? smile )

Yes, we'll be reviewing the curriculum in Excel format.  Not too long now before I get a working group together to review and comment. However, it would only be the beginning of a very long process, so please don't think the curriculum (playable in LR) is going to be finished anytime soon!  But with all your help, we can get it done sooner rather than later!

Logged

Ayesha Nicole
*****
Posts: 1235
Karma: 371
Baby: 2
Latest: 9y 11m 2d



View Profile
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2010, 02:57:13 PM »

 Hey there KL.  smile

Well, I am busy with Noorani lessons which are time consuming, along with other projects.

This is good to know that it is in excel.  Also the Arabic curriculuum will have to begin with a different format than the English program, which begins with whole words, and then phonics is added, etc.

Arabic is different from English, in that it is written as it is pronounced and pronounced exactly how it is written. And it is also a consonantal root system, in which the vowels are written above and below the line of joined letters that create words.  By the 4th grade, the vowels are taken away from words (unless necessary for distinguishing the context of the word) and grammar rules are taught, so you know the word in the context, without the vowel markings.  It will need to be the same educational method/technique of Noorani, which also applies to Modern Standard Arabic/fushah.  It begins with the alphabet and the short vowels, nunnation, long vowels, dipthongs, doubled letters, vowel-less letters, etc. and how to connect them into syllables, and words, and couplets, etc. There is also a timing issue of pronunciation of the syllables, where it is either short or long, and if mispronounced with the wrong timing, it changes the meaning of the words.  So, these small distinctions are taught in Noorani and it is the traditional foundation for teaching Arabic.  Noorani method is specifically for Qur'anic reading with words from the Qur'an, and has phonics rules governing strict rules of pronunciation to keep the meanings of the words in tact; and the rules also apply to Modern Standard, although in a less strict sense, for some aspects of it.  However the Classical Arabic grammar structure and the vocabulary is the basis of Modern Standard and the dialects.  A lot of Qur'anic/Classical Arabic vocabulary is in use today, while some of it is not, so this is one thing that may have be adapted for BR curriculuum. 

And of course, we have to see how BK is setting up the curriculum - because I believe that a translation from English to Arabic, will be problematic for grammatical reasons.  This is something that will be discussed with my colleagues and teachers for their input and see what they advise after reviewing the proposed draft of the curriculuum.

Thanks.
Ayesha smile




« Last Edit: July 12, 2010, 03:15:14 PM by Ayesha Nicole » Logged

KL
The Architect
*****
Posts: 3981
Karma: 596
Baby: 1



I'm a Dad!


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2010, 11:45:40 AM »

Wonderful, thanks for your input! You'll hear from me shortly when the first draft is ready! smile

Logged

umm_amani
*
Posts: 14
Karma: 1
Baby: 2
Latest: 5y 5m 2d



View Profile
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2010, 08:44:27 PM »

Hi KL and all,

Have PM'd you KL - I am very excited about this and happy to get in touch with our contacts to see how we can assist with this.

I am inspired by Ayesha's post she seems like a pro - I am still figuring out the whole educating thing...
 
In the meanwhile I will email a few of my contacts for their views on this as well.

Look forward to hearing more in due course...hopefully soon

Reshmi (Umm amani - mother of Amani)


Logged
abboud
*
Posts: 1
Karma: 0




View Profile
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2010, 06:04:49 PM »

Hello Dear,

I am native Arabic speaker and ready to help, ready to help you and i will be very glad to do so.

I am Hanane the mother of Abdarrahaman (Abboud).
waiting for your reply as soon as possible.

Thank you very much.

Logged
Newcastle
*
Posts: 1
Karma: 0




View Profile
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2010, 10:09:04 PM »



 
I can also help you if you want.
My name is Nourah, from Saudi Arabia, and I live in the U.K. I’ve a baby who is five months now.

I have a comment on the issue of tashkeel mentioned by sister Ayesha:
Arabic words are often read without tashkeel as we see in newspapers, magazines and the Internet. So, tashkeel is not a necessary for reading the word in the Arabic language.
But from my point of view, I think it is better to teach the child reading the words without tashkeel; because it is written in most of books without it.

All the best
Nourah

My email adress is
nora1433@hotmail.com

 

Logged
mwiederrecht
*
Posts: 8
Karma: 2
Baby: 1+1P
Latest: (Pg)360w 3d



View Profile
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2010, 08:24:43 PM »

O my gosh I am so excited!  I would pay 500 dollars for this curriculum.  Please don't make me do it though.  :/

I am not a native speaker, but I have quite a large body of grammar knowledge about the language and my husband IS a native speaker.  Together we would be able to give some very valuable input, I think.

We would LOVE to take a look at it for you.

Logged

Pages: [1] 2   Go Up
 
Jump to:  

Recent Threads

by vvaneesa, Today at 03:49:04 PM
by russianus0, Today at 12:07:41 PM
by LeesaJohnson, Today at 10:12:06 AM
by merieaero, Today at 08:26:30 AM
by merieaero, Today at 08:02:48 AM
by Kezia, Today at 05:57:26 AM
by LeesaJohnson, April 24, 2017, 11:16:04 AM
by sarahroy, April 24, 2017, 07:13:20 AM
by sarahroy, April 24, 2017, 07:08:42 AM
by merieaero, April 24, 2017, 07:04:59 AM
by Superpink, April 24, 2017, 05:30:25 AM
by Superpink, April 24, 2017, 04:31:56 AM
by anapol, April 24, 2017, 03:47:30 AM
by kathyjbowman, April 23, 2017, 04:15:57 AM
by Superpink, April 23, 2017, 02:35:26 AM
Page: 1/4  

Recently Added Files

machines_stroje - machines and cars mostly for building... by Ingrid Neprezradim, Mar. 13, 2017
Musical Instruments with sound and vid - Musical Instruments with sound and video... by diva7, Feb. 27, 2017
Organized Dots 1-100 - Organized dot from 1 - 100 ... by ErrorQ, Aug. 19, 2016
everyday - 11 by Ta Rinyarat, Jun. 08, 2016
vegetables - 44 by Ta Rinyarat, Jun. 08, 2016
Infant Stimulation - Infant Stimulation by Stardust Mom, Apr. 25, 2016
Lá vamos nós de volta da amoreira - Lá vamos nós de volta da amoreira - ca... by person, Apr. 23, 2016
Jesús me ama - Jesus Loves Me - Jesús me ama - un canción para bebes y... by person, Apr. 23, 2016
The More we Get Together - The song \"The More we Get Together\" wi... by person, Apr. 23, 2016
Page: 1/3  

Members
  • Total Members: 169313
  • Latest: Dicta
Stats
  • Total Posts: 104058
  • Total Topics: 16267
  • Online Today: 334
  • Online Ever: 780
  • (October 24, 2012, 11:17:59 PM)
Users Online
  • Users: 0
  • Guests: 207
  • Total: 207

TinyPortal v1.0.5 beta 1© Bloc

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines

Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS! Dilber MC Theme by HarzeM
Home | File Downloads | Search | Members | BrillBaby | BrillKids | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2017 BrillKids Inc. All rights reserved.