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Islamic-Arabic Language Taster Course
Andalus Building, 211 New City Road, Glasgow, G4 9PA - Details
15:00 - 18:00
7th Jan 2012
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This course is a taster workshop of the Islamic-Arabic programme designed for anyone wishing to improve their understanding of Islam from its main source-language, Arabic. The interactive workshops focus mainly on the most essential and frequent Islamic keywords and phrases exploring their subtle linguistic and spiritual meanings with the aim of breathing life and understanding into your daily practice as a Muslim.

Target Audience: Open to all non-native Arabic speaking Muslims with no or little prior knowledge of Arabic.

Target Number: Places are limited to 20 participants

Tuition Fee: £Free. (There is a deposit of £10 which is refundable upon completing the workshop, excluding a small fee of £3.50 to cover costs. Please bring the deposit to the venue by no later than 6th Jan)

Booking & Registration: Enroll Now : http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/2651786565

For Further Information Visit: v-arabic.com/ia


Mourad Diouri

I am originally from Tangier, Morocco and currently reside in Edinburgh, Scotland with my wife and child.

I am a full-time e-Learning Instructor/Developer in Arabic language studies at CASAW (Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World), which is a consortium between the Universities of Edinburgh, Manchester and Durham. As an e-Learning professional, I specialise in blended learning and the design of inventive resources that support language learners and teachers within and beyond the classroom. I am constantly generating innovative and original ideas and resources to engage learners and maximise their learning experience.

I am a Google Qualified Individual and currently training to become a Google Certified Trainer and Teacher.

I am the author of Teach Yourself: Read & Write Arabic Script (2011) and Internet Arabic: Essential Middle Eastern Vocabulary (2012). I believe being an established author would be an ideal opportunity to put my skills, experience and expertise into the public domain and help fill existing gaps of knowledge in the market, as well as creating new angles in the Arabic language teaching field.

Since 2005, I’ve been very privileged to win three awards, and be shortlisted for one, in teaching and eLearning:

  1. e-Assessment Innovation Award 2011
  2. Formative e-Assessment Award 2011 (Highly Commended)
  3. Teaching Excellence Award 2005 for Innovative Course Design & Teaching Strategies
  4. e-Learning Awards 2009 (shortlisted for “Excellence in the Production of e-Learning Content)

Lately, I have been involved with many educational institutions as a consultant and external advisor providing quality assurance and advice in the use of e-Learning in language education.


Internet Arabic
by Mourad Diouri

Gives you up-to-date expressions, jargon and new coinages to express modern concepts in internet Arabic. What is the Arabic term for 'homepage'? How would you say 'podcast'? Could you recognise the phrase 'add this site to your favourites'? Or 'printer-friendly version'? This short, accessible vocabulary gives you ready-made lists of key terms in Internet Arabic for translating both from and into Arabic. It is divided into 11 key areas: * General Terminology * Web Browsing * Written Online Communication (emails and online forms; blogging; collaborative writing) * Audio-Visual Online Communication * Searching for Information on the Web * e-Learning * Online Social Networking * Netiquette * Online Security * Internet Services * My Digital Identity Key Features: * Terms grouped in thematic sections * Easy-to-learn lists to test translation * CD of audio podcasts to help you check your pronunciation * Interactive audio-visual e-Flashcards * Index

Mourad Diouri is an e-Learning lecturer in Arabic and e-Learning developer at the University of Edinburgh. In addition to teaching Arabic as a foreign language, Mourad is specialised in the design and development of eLearning resources which support language learners and teachers within and beyond the classroom. His career and passion for teaching began at the University of East Anglia which led him to win the University's Award of Excellence in Teaching in 2005 for the "Most Innovative Course Design" and as a result of integrating educational technologies into classroom teaching. He then moved to Edinburgh to take up his current post, where his passion for language teaching combined with technology became a reality. Now specialising in TELL (Technology Enhanced Language Learning), Mourad made it a personal mission to modernise and advance the teaching of Arabic and other foreign languages. As a result, he was shortlisted for an eLearning Award in 2009:"Excellence in the Production of Learning Content"

Read and Write Arabic Script
by Mourad Diouri

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