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Mindfulness, Lesson 2

Tue Nov 10 2020, 3 min

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In this episode you hear Amani talk about our city Amman. We used to go out together to our favorite places in town every Thursday night. It feels so strange to be driving around for necessary errands and not be able to go to our favorite places to hang o...

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Mindfulness, Lesson 2

In this episode you hear Amani talk about our city Amman. We used to go out together to our favorite places in town every Thursday night. It feels so strange to be driving around for necessary errands and not be able to go to our favorite places to hang out with friends. This estranging experience made us more aware of how blessed we are to be living here and it inspired us to tell you about how we love our city and how much we miss it. Do you also feel you have become more mindful of your hometown? 

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.

Salaam,

Dalal & Amani

Background music: H├╝zzam Kanun Taksim by Ehl-i Keyif

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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!

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