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Video # 2 Homework Help Video #179 :: Chapter 10 Vocabulary

المفردات Vocabulary

Let’s tackle your new vocabulary with some key tips for correct usage.  We want to draw your attention to the use of ة as well as a reminder for how to use verbs.  For the latter, remember that many Arabic verbs, as in English, come with a preposition.  You’ll need to start memorizing the different particles you find next to the verb since they are crucial to conveying the intended meaning.

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About our Homework Help Videos:

The purpose of homework is to give a student the chance to practice a concept discussed in class. What happens, however, when you run into a wall because you don’t understand either the instructions or a particular point in the assignment? Even if the point is a minor one, any level of confusion will almost certainly block further progress until the next day in class when questions can be asked. The problem is, that next day is also when the homework is due.

Our Homework Help Module is an answer to this problem. It helps in a couple of different ways:

  • There are over 200 videos; this means that nearly every single homework assignment in al-Kitaab Year 1 is covered in a video presentation;
  • Immediate and detailed video explanations mean that students get help WHILE they are doing their homework, not AFTER;
  • Videos go a step further and explain to students how to PREPARE for the homework;
  • Essential facts needed for each exercise are given;
  • Vague instructions are clarified, saving students headaches in trying to make sense of things;
  • Enjoyable enrichment points are added to make the homework experience more enjoyable;
  • Tricky words are explained so that students can immediately access the language in their homework without having to rely—especially in the first semester—on an Arabic dictionary

Together, these key benefits of the Homework Help modules can help to make the crucial difference between frustration, failure, and giving up, or success and confidence. Struggling students can keep up with their homework, and have a much, much better chance of turning in assignments complete, on-time, and well-understood.

 

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11 Comments

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Great job Qasid. It is just on 12 months since I was at Qasid and lately my progress has stalled. I need something to remotivate me and hopefully these videos will be just the thing. The presentation are very professional, the content clear and interesting. Thanks.

  • staff

    Marhaba Jim! Its good to see you online here! It was nice to have you with us in Amman, Jordan, and its totally understandable that after an amazing immersion experience, one can lose motivation when they return home. That’s why we believe this project is the next best thing!

    All the best in your studies.

These videos are, just simply put, excellent! I love the little additions in the videos that arent put in al-kitaab. They really make things so much easier to remember and understand. I can not say how grateful I am for these videos. I really appreciate all the effort put into making the lives of an Arabic learning student so much easier!
As for the greeting “Assalamu Alaikum” as far as I know, according to a Hadith that is widely accepted in Islamic belief – Muhammad (pbuh) was commanded to spread Salam amongst his people as this would increase the love among his followers. And basically spreading peace was done in the form of this greeting. Hope this helps!

Salam! Great work! Very professional and sharp – kudos to the entire Team Qasid! This puts those videos on YouTube about learning Arabic to shame!

As a possible answer to U. Sam’s question about the origin of “assalamu alaikum” I once heard that Prophet Muhammed (saw) heard one man say this to another on the street, he liked it, and it became the Muslim trademark greeting. I don’t know how accurate this is, perhaps someone more knowledgable can add to this.

The explanation of the use of السلام عليكم is a bit misleading. It might be true that Christian Arabs in some areas avoid it, but as far as I know it’s commonly used by Christian Arabs in Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, among other places.

Jazakum Allahu Khairan. A great Job!

Salam Qasid people! Good job. Looks like you’ve been working with ihsan. The next step is to start offering these online classes translated in other languages for the non-English speakers :) Dutch…

  • staff

    Some of our students have gone on to become teachers themselves, after applying themselves in the program and persevering in their studies… so perhaps the Dutch-speaking world is waiting for you! All the best in your studies…

Salam. Great stuff. Good content, Excellent presenter, Having attended Qasid in 2006, much of the content is revision-and quite timely as I’m beginning to forget much of the language due to a lack of practice. Comparison of Islamic language usage with Christian usage is helpful too. The fact that we can view the video repeatedly compensates for br Sam’s “bisur’a”
PS Pity we can’t download it.

  • staff

    Thanks for the kind words. Regarding your request to be able to download – consider it done. The first 2 videos + the next 5 pieces of content are downloadable effective immediately. Enjoy :)