ما هي المدن ذات التنوع الثقافي الأكبر في العالم؟

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Prep

  • find video/guest speakers that mentions their nationalities
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Step 1: Share Daily Objective

Introduce the daily objective. By the end of the class students should be able to recognize some some nationalities in Arabic.

Keep in mind that students don’t need to know all Arab nationalities by the end of this unit. (It will happen over the course of the year and continue through the program.) It’s good for them to RECOGNIZE some of them and say their own and most commonly heard Arab nationalities in your area.

This might mean that all students learn Emirati, Saudi, Omani and their home country’s nationality (which may be different for all students).

Step 2: Introduce the idea of “multiculturalism”

Show the photos to explain the idea that many places around the world have a mix of cultures living in the same area. However, some places are more isolated and some are more diverse.

Is your town city considered multicultural?

Do different cultures exist in your school?

Note: This might be difficult to do in the target language for beginner Arabic classes. It may be worth a few minutes to do this in English. This concept of multiculturalism is mentioned as part of the AP theme of Personal and Public identities. Keep referring to it when appropriate throughtout the year so you can help them better understand the concept (and support AP teachers).

Step 3: Question of the day

What are the most diverse cities in the world? (places with many different cultures living in one area)

Let them think for a minute and then have them share their guesses before you move on. 

They will naturally say the city names in English, but you can repeat them in Arabic to help them realize that names of places differ in other languages but are still recognizable. 

Step 4: The most multicultural cities in the world

Show the big picture of the map for the 10 most diverse cities in the world. Now that students can see the general area of each city – can they guess them all? How many did they get right?

Note: You can click on each red circle to find out more about the city and see an image. The map shows in Arabic so you can reinforce geography and country names in the target language. You can also zoom in or out on the map using the +/- buttons.

You can read more here if you’re curious… (English)

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-most-diverse-cities-in-the-world.html

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Step 5: Find a Video 

Show a video that mentions nationalities. (once we find an appropriate one we will embed it above – have one? Please share in a comment below?)  

What nationalities can they recognize? Let them watch the video and listen. You may need to play the video 2 (or more times). How many did they hear?

No video? You can be their input! Talk about 5 of your international friends – their names and nationalities. 

Another option: Invite native speakers into your class to introduce themselves and tell their nationality.

“My name is ________. I am ___________. “

Have students point to the country that matches the nationality mentioned. 

In the end, have YOUR students record a video sharing THEIR name and nationality.

Step 8: Check for learning

You could ask them questions… What’s the nationality of a person from Jordan? etc.

OR you say nationalities and have them match it to the correct country on the map

OR just let them list as many Arab nationalities as they can remember.

If they are ready for a challenge – encourage them to explain this in a sentence…

Ex: A person from Jordan is Jordanian.

Extension: How many nationalities are represented in your school? Have student research and report back to the class.  

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1 Comment

  1. Megan Smith

    Arabic teachers: Looking for a video that mentions several different nationalities to use as a listening activity. What nationalities did they hear?

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