In this episode you hear Amani define mindlessness and mindfulness. There is no getting away from the fact that 2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for everyone. In times like this we felt inspired to think and write about mindfulness. It feels l...
In this episode you hear Amani define mindlessness and mindfulness. There is no getting away from the fact that 2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for everyone. In times like this we felt inspired to think and write about mindfulness. It feels like our lives have been put on hold indefinitely and we have become acutely aware of daily routines we used to do mindlessly. Do you feel that during lockdowns you have been thinking about things you used to do mindlessly? Have you thought about what mindfulness means to you?
Don't forget the worksheets to lesson 1 -4:
This lesson series is for advanced level learners and focuses on listening comprehension and vocabulary development. In this lesson series you find ten recorded texts that are visually and structurally supported to help you engage with mindfulness-related subtopics. Before you listen, read the introduction and engage with the images to activate schemata around the subtopics. This way you prepare yourself for targeted listening. Please bear in mind that concepts mean different things in different languages and cultures. By the end of this lesson course you will get a idea of what the concept of mindfulness means to us specifically (with us we mean us two, not all Jordanians or all Muslims in the world).
The English texts are not literal translations, but there to help you with cultural and conceptual understanding of the original Arabic texts. At this level, you would want to try to avoid them as much possible and only fall back on them if absolutely necessary; this way you immerse yourself with spoken Levantine Arabic and push your second language acquisition into a higher gear.
Kindly note that all the learning materials are free and available for you to download and copy for educational use only. You may not redistribute, sell or place these materials on any other web site without written permission.
Thank you so much for listening.
Dalal & Amani
Background music: Hüzzam Kanun Taksim by Ehl-i Keyif
Improve your Levantine Arabic dialect listening and reading skills with free lesson worksheets.
We are Dalal and Amani from Amman, Jordan. We share with you content in Levantine Arabic inspired by our lives, language and culture. We have written and recorded texts and exercises in the form of worksheets for you to improve your Arabic language skills and speak the Arabic we speak!