According to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, "knowing other languages and understanding other cultures is a 21st century skill set for American students as they prepare to live and work in a global society." Students who are exposed to foreign languages at an early age are much more likely to utilise the language and embrace the culture of other people. One way to teach children about other languages and cultures is through games. For those students studying Arabic, there are several games available to help make learning more fun.
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Fun with Arabic
Children can visit FunWithArabic.com to learn about the Arabic alphabet, sing the Alphabet Song or take a quiz over Arabic expressions. The information about the alphabet is the most beneficial on this website. Students see how the letter is written and hear the corresponding sound. Each letter is written differently based on its position within the word and each position is covered well on this website.
Children can visit the IslamicPlayground.com to play various games about the Arabic language. "Alphabet Drag and Drop" is much like memory except the letters are shown instead of hidden. The student chooses a letter of the alphabet and drags it to the matching tile on the game board. If it is the correct answer, the letter is then spoken and the tile changes to another colour.
"Fix the Letters" gives the student a picture of the letter in the bottom lefthand corner of the game board. In the centre of the game board, the letter is been enlarged and cut apart into puzzle pieces that can be rotated, moved and connected to make the shape of the given letter.
"A Journey Through the Arabic Alphabet" is a bit more challenging for students who are learning the Arabic language. The game board is a letter of the alphabet and the player walks his man from the right to the left, as he would use his pencil to write the letter. Near the end of the letter, there is a stumbling block that gives the student a question about the Islamic faith. If the answer is correct, the student continues to the next letter. If incorrect, the student must start over.
"Arabic Alphabet Memory Game" is a game board of the Arabic alphabet. The game lights up and speaks the letters in a sequence that must be repeated by the student. The sequence begins with one letter, then gradually gets harder as more letters are added.
Children can visit DigitalDialects.com for advanced learning beyond the Arabic alphabet. This website contains games that focus on numbers, colours and animals.
Three games on the site focus on numbers. One covers the numbers 1 through 10, another 10 through 100 and the third teaches the numbers in Arabic script. The first two games ask students to learn the words that correspond with each number. Then they are given a math problem using words only and are asked to find the sum, also written in words. The third game does the same, but students are given the math problems and sums in Arabic script.
An animals game on the website gives students a list of animals and the corresponding Arabic word to study. Then the student plays the game and is asked to match the corresponding word to the correct animal. The students are given three pictures of animals from which to choose. When all three animals have been identified, the student is then shown the correct answers for self-correction.
The website's colours game gives students a list of colours and corresponding Arabic words to study. The student is then briefly shown a word and a colour wheel. The student must choose the correct colour. If incorrect, the correct answer is shown for self-correction and reinforcement.
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