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No Speaking Paper | GCSE

Will the GCSE speaking tests (Paper 2) take place in summer 2021?

No, Paper 2 (Speaking) will not be assessed in summer 2021 in any of the GCSEs in languages. The assessment of the qualification will be completely based on the skills of listening, reading and writing. Consequently, Papers 1, 3 and 4 will now account for 100% of the GCSE qualification and will each be equally weighted at 33.33%. A separate speaking endorsement will, however, be available.

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Language Barrier

Whether you are traveling or freelancing, a language barrier in communication can pose a huge problem with efficiency. Here’s how to overcome a language barrier in communication.

How to Overcome a Language Barrier in Communication

Since time immemorial, language has been a unique form of communication. Culture and language have evolved over the years. Human language enables speakers to express their thoughts in words.

Language Barrier


Arabic is an Afro-Asiatic Language

Arabic belongs to the Afroasiatic family and is the most widely spoken Afroasiatic language

In the family tree of languages, Arabic belongs to the Afroasiatic family. The Afroasiatic language family, which is spread across the Middle East and a large part of Africa, consists of six branches, comprising about 300 living languages and dialects and is spoken by more than 350 million native speakers. Arabic is the most widely spoken member of the family.


Safety and Welfare for Tutors

Safety and welfare for Tutors
1. Tutors have a duty of care to their students. Tutors must maintain a protective environment for their students through appropriate measures in order to prevent harm by known hazards or other factors which may arise.

2. Tutors must:

1. confirm the safety of any equipment;
2. not tutor if they are unwell or suffer from a contagious illness. Accordingly, tutors must advise the parent/caregiver if they cannot attend a session;
3. contact their student’s parent/caregiver and act accordingly if their student becomes unwell or is injured; and
4. understand emergency procedures for evacuation at the lesson location.

Professional behaviour with stakeholders
1. Tutors must treat all people with whom they have contact with courtesy and respect.
2. Tutors should work cooperatively with parents/caregivers in efforts to support the student’s education.

Tutor Code of Conduct

This Tutor Code of Conduct outlines the standard of behaviour required of all tutors.

1. All tutors must consistently, and without exception, behave in an appropriate manner suitable for the parents/caregivers and students with whom they are working.

2. Tutors must:

1. act as a role model for their students;
2. engage and interact with students during lessons to the best of their ability;
3. encourage and support students’ educational progress;
4. employ language and appropriate topics of conversation;
5. treat all stakeholders, including parents/caregivers, students, fellow tutors and teachers, with courtesy and respect;
6. understand and cater for any particular needs of their students; and
7. restrict all interactions to a professional relationship with any parent/caregiver, student or tutor.

3. Tutors must not:

1. employ physical contact with any stakeholder unless it is necessary;
2. interact with a student in a location devoid of any visual contact by other adults unless it is necessary;
3. maintain a social relationship with their students beyond lessons;
4. make discriminatory or sexual comments or use inappropriate language in the presence of, the student;
5. smoke, use or be under the influence of tobacco, alcohol or drugs in the presence of the student.

Arabic Tutor The Philippines

Arabic tutors in the Philippines

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How to Learn A Language

They say that children learn languages the best. But that doesn’t mean that adults should give up. We asked some of the polyglots in TED’s Open Translation Project to share their secrets to mastering a foreign language. Their best strategies distill into seven basic principles:

  1. Get real. Decide on a simple, attainable goal to start with so that you don’t feel overwhelmed. German translator Judith Matz suggests: “Pick up 50 words of a language and start using them on people — and then slowly start picking up grammar.”
  2. Make language-learning a lifestyle changeElisabeth Buffard, who in her 27 years of teaching English has always seen consistency as what separates the most successful students from the rest. Find a language habit that you can follow even when you’re tired, sick or madly in love.
  3. Play house with the language. The more you invite a foreign language into your daily life, the more your brain will consider it something useful and worth caring about. “Use every opportunity to get exposed to the new language,” says Russian translator Olga Dmitrochenkova. Label every object in your house in this language, read kids’ books written in it, watch subtitled TED and TEDx talks, or live-narrate parts of your day to an imaginary foreign friend.
  4. Let technology help you out. Dmitrochenkova has a great idea: “A funny thing like resetting the language on your phone can help you learn new words right away,” she says. Ditto for changing the language on your browser. Or you can seek out more structured learning opportunities online. Dutch translator Els De Keyser recommends Duolinguo for its gamified approach to grammar and Anki for memorizing vocabulary with its “intelligent” flashcards.
  5. Think about language-learning as a gateway to new experiences. To Spanish translator Sebastián Betti, learning a language has always been about focusing on the experiences that the new language would open up, from “visiting theme parks, attending air shows, enjoying cowboy poetry and folk-rock festivals, to learning about photo-essay techniques.” In other words, he thinks of fun things that he wanted to do anyway, and makes them into a language-learning opportunity. Many of our translators shared this advice. Italian and French translator Anna Minoli learned English by watching undubbed versions of her favorite movies, while Croatian translator Ivan Stamenković suddenly realized he could speak English in fifth grade, after years of watching the Cartoon Network without subtitles. So the next time you need a vegan carrot cake recipe, find one in the language you’re trying to learn.
  6. Make new friends. Interacting in the new language is key — it will teach you to intuitively express your thoughts, instead of mentally translating each sentence before you say it. Find native speakers near you. Or search for foreign penpals or set up a language tandem online, where two volunteers help one another practice their respective languages.
  7. Do not worry about making mistakes. One of the most common barriers to conversing in a new language is the fear of making mistakes. But native speakers are like doting parents: any attempt from you to communicate in their language is objective proof that you are a gifted genius. They’ll appreciate your effort and even help you. Nervous about holding a conversation with a peer? Try testing your language skills with someone a little younger. “I was stoked when I was chatting with an Italian toddler and realized we had the same level of Italian,” recalls German translator Judith Matz. And be patient. The more you speak, the closer you’ll get to the elusive ideal of “native-like fluency.” And to talking to people your own age.

By Krystian Aparta


Arabic Adjectives

The adjective always follows the noun which it is describing in gender.  The adjective of a masculine noun is masculine and that of a feminine noun is feminine .e.g.: we sayوَلَدٌ صَغِيرٌ meaning “A young boy” and بِنْتٌ صَغِيرَةٌ meaning “A young girl”.


AWS Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demandcloud computingplatforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis. In aggregate, these cloud computing web services provide a set of primitive abstract technical infrastructure and distributed computing building blocks and tools.

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Anthology in Singapore

Events Details
The Writers @NIE Series brings you a webinar titled The Anthology in Singapore: A Symposium. Hear from writers, academics, and editors on the role that the anthology has played in the literary ecosystem.When: 12 Aug 2020 (Wed), 2.00 – 5.30 PM
Register by 8 August:


Maths Tutor Croydon

Zohreh – Addiscombe – 11+ School Exam Preparation


I am a well qualified, experienced, enthusiastic and calm maths teacher that as a result have had 100% pass rate across the primary year 5, 11+, KS3, GCSE to Alevel since 2010.

– Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach Maths, Key stages 1, 2 & 3, GCSE Maths, A Level & GCSE Maths. I am also trained in preparing pupils for entry tests to senior schools & SATS.

– Tell me about your qualifications.

I have a BSc in Maths & Computing, MA in Systems Analysis, MSc in Statistics, research experience in teaching Mathematics to children and young adults &Cert Ed.

– How much do you charge?

I charge £40 per hour for all the subjects I teach. The fee also includes the worksheets, marking homework and exam papers and feedback to parents for younger pupils.

– Where do you teach?

I usually teach at my home but also able to travel within 4 miles in Croydon, Addiscombe, South Croydon and Thornton Heath.

– When are you available?

I am available daytime, evenings & weekends.

– Which ages and levels do you teach?

Aged 8 and above.

– Do you have a personal message for students?

I would say practice & practice combined with confidence & concentration produce results. With younger pupils 8-12, the tutor, pupil & parents are one team working together to enhance the pupil’s knowledge & confidence. I follow parents instructions & school reports to improve my pupils knowledge of maths. As a mathematician & experienced teacher I write worksheets according to specific skills of my pupils.Homework & practice makes a great contribuition to the pupil’s progress learning basic maths.

With older pupils, GCSE and A Level, as well as homework pupils take short tests to monitor the learning & exam techniques.


– What kind of experience do you have?

25 years of teaching experience, teaching mathematics at schools, and sixth form colleges. I also have 20 years of experience of private tuition. I have trained and supported successfully over 200 pupils in the past 10 years. My pupils range is from year 4 to GCSE, IGCSE, first year of Alevel in mathematics, A level, entry to university courses. Well familiar teaching AQA, Edexcel and OCR maths syllabus at GCSE/A level.

– Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Yes. It was updated April 2015. I provide a copy to the parents in my first session.

– Where and with whom did you train?

At City University, Brunel University, Institute of Education, London University.

– Tell me about some of your current students.

At present I have a few pupils aged 9-12 who are preparing for SATS & entry tests to Wallington girl school, Trinity and Whit-gift independent schools in January 2018, I also have several GCSE & A level students who will be taking exams in the summer of 2018.


Skirt in Arabic

Skirt in Arabic

Sciatica Pain

Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body.

Sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected leg.

Although the pain associated with sciatica can be severe, most cases resolve with non-operative treatments in a few weeks. People who have severe sciatica that’s associated with significant leg weakness or bowel or bladder changes might be candidates for surgery


Commonwealth Members

Member countries

There are 54 countries in the Commonwealth, in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific. Commonwealth countries are diverse – they are amongst the world’s biggest, smallest, richest and poorest countries.

32 of our members are classified as small states. Small states are especially vulnerable to things like climate change or developmental challenges.

Leaders of member countries shape Commonwealth policies and priorities. Every 2 years, they meet to discuss issues affecting the Commonwealth and the wider world at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

All members have an equal say regardless of size or wealth. This makes sure even the smallest countries have a voice in shaping the Commonwealth

Commonwealth members


Rooms in Arabic

rooms in arabic
rooms in Arabic

Importance of Learning Languages

The UK has an alarming shortage of people able to speak the ten most important foreign languages for the country’s future prosperity and global standing, according to a report published today by the British Council.

The Languages for the Future report identifies Spanish, Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Turkish and Japanese as the languages most vital to the UK over the next 20 years. They were chosen based on economic, geopolitical, cultural and educational factors including the needs of UK businesses, the UK’s overseas trade targets, diplomatic and security priorities, and prevalence on the internet.


Tips for Learning a Language

We often hear people say that they would like to improve their language skills but it is sometimes hard to find the time. We all know that the best way to learn a language is to live and study in the country but it’s not always possible.

Whether you do this alongside more formal language study or just for fun, we’ve come up with 5 tips to help you improve your language skills. These are not suitable for complete beginners but if you’ve got some knowledge of the target language, this should help!

1. Read more in the target language
This is a great way to broaden your vocabulary and familiarise yourself with the spelling of complicated words. Don’t worry if there are words you don’t understand, you’ll still be able to get the gist. Write down a few of these new words and make it your goal to use them, this will help you remember them.


Engineer in Arabic

Engineer in Arabic

Learn Arabic Grammar

Firstly, it is important to note that every person is going to be a bit different. One native english speaker might find Japanese to be the hardest thing ever while the other will struggle mightily with Arabic or vice versa. Personally I agree that Arabic is more difficult than Chinese which is logical and straightforward despite the fact that most non language enthusiasts just assume that Chinese is the hardest language in the world.

To just say that Arabic is an alphabet of 28 letters and that’s it is a real simplification. It is much more complicated than that and learning to read it well is much more difficult than you are making it out to be..Because short vowels are omitted you have to learn all kinds of rules and patterns for when a letter makes a certain sound and it is really technical and confusing. letters have 3 (or 4) different forms and works nothing like the alphabets we have in the west. Reading it is tied closely to the languages grammar which is freaking hard. It is technically much more challenging than Chinese

Japanese is also much more difficult to read than Chinese in my opinion because there are so many homophones and multiple kanji meanings.


I did in Arabic

I did in Arabic,

The Arabic Language in America

As in any other situation of languages in contact, Arabic spoken in the United States is changing under the influence of English. It has incorporated different linguistic innovations, and interference from English occurs on the various linguistic levels. However, in many cases this interference does not lead to language attrition, but rather to the creation of an ethnic language with special uses understood only by members of the Arab-American community.
Developed out of Aleya Rouchdy’s own involvement and teaching of Arabic in the United States, this book–the first of its kind–is devoted to the full range of Arabic in America. In Part I contributors discuss borrowing and the changes occurring on the various linguistic levels of Arabic and the social factors that have contributed to these changes. Other chapters in Part I deal with code-switching between English and Arabic.
Part II examines the shift toward English and the maintenance of Arabic as well as the attitudes that speakers display toward Arabic. Chapters in Part III are pedagogical in nature. The essays explore the history of the study of Arabic in the United States and examine methods and materials used in the teaching of Arabic, as well as some of the theoretical and practical implications associated with these different approaches.
Primarily for readers with special interest in Arab immigration, settlement, and ethnicity, The Arabic Language in America will also engage the attention of sociologists, social historians, anthropologists, linguists, and sociolinguists, who will find the book relevant for their work.


Arabic writings of Africa

Eventually to be completed in six volumes Arabic Literature of Africa will provide a survey of Muslim authors writing in Arabic in Saharan and sub-Saharan Africa and a bibliography of their works. Falling within the tradition of the great works of Brockelmann and Sezgin, it will form a basic reference tool for the study of Arabic writing in areas of the African Islamic world that fall outside the parameters of these works. While primarily a work of reference, it will also attempt to provide an outline of the intellectual history of Muslim societies in the areas it covers: the Nile valley, East Africa and the Horn of Africa, West Africa and the western Sahara, from earliest times to the present.


Most Influential Arabic Newspapers

With hundreds of Arabic newspapers across the world, both state-backed and independent, it’s harder than ever to choose between outlets. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the most influential Arabic language newspapers.

Our methodology combines quantitative measures of a paper’s reach and impact, with qualitative factors to provide an overall influence score. It considers both the overall footprint of the publication, as well as measures of influence. Searchers online are more likely to find higher ranking papers in a search due to the number of pages on its site, as well as the number of links referencing the papers’ individual web pages.


Arabic Summer Fees

Arabic Summer Fees,

50 Words of Arabic Origin

  • ALGEBRA (الجبــر: More on the eponymous founder of Algebra as an independent mathematical discipline here.)
  • ALGORITHM (خوارزم: More on the eponymous founder of algorthimics here.)
  • ALKALINE (القلوي: Meaning “non-acid, basic.”) 
  • ALMANAC (المنــــــاخ: Literally meaning “climate”)
  • AVERAGE (From Old French avarie, itself from the Arabic term عوارية, meaning “damaged goods”, from عور meaning “to lose an eye.”)
  • AZIMUTH (السمــــــــت: This concept is used in several fields, such as الفلك/astronomy، هندسة الطيران/aerospace engineering، and فيزياء الكم/quantum physics.) 
  • CIPHER (صِفـــــــــــــــــــــــــــر: The term “cipher” is now mostly applied in cryptography—see الكَندي/Al-Kindi’s work.)
  • ELIXIR (الإكسيــــــــــــــر: Something like a“syrup”—also an Arabic term, possibly borrowed from Persian.) 
  • NADIR (نظيـــــــــــــر: It is the opposite of the zenith.)
  • SODA (صـــــــــودا.)
  • ZENITH (سمت الرأس: Literally the “azimuth of the head”، it is the opposite of the “nadir.”) 
  • ZERO (same as “cipher.”)


Device in Arabic

Arabic Vocabulary

Device in Arabic

Using Documentaries in Teaching Arabic Poetry

The easy access to new technologies had transformed language teaching and learning in more ways than we can count it. Watching documentaries can keep students engaged and motivated. Film documentaries are highly authentic materials that can be an excellent learning tool in Arabic language learning classes. Teaching Arabic literature, poetry in particular, was always a great challenge to students and teachers. It requires a competency on a top of competency (Saussy 2005, 19). Arabic poetry is full of words and vocabulary that is not used in Modern Written Arabic. It is the aim of this study to integrate documentary films in teaching Arabic poetry to Arabic learners, and to develop appropriate approach to Arabic poetry. This pilot study is an attempt to see how Arabic learners benefits from using one documentary series called On the Footsteps of the Arabs “على خطى العرب” to learn about Arabic poetry . The TV programeme, produced by Al Arabiya television channel and presented by Eid Al-Yahya. The overall aim of this study was to introduce Arabic poetry through an authentic visual context, where students can have a full visual context to help them grasp the cultural references, styles, an content of Arabic poetry.


Arabic Linguistic Affiliation

Linguistic affiliation

Arabic is a Semitic language of the Arabo-Canaanite subgroup (Ruhlen 1987). Arabic and Canaanite—which includes Hebrew, Phoenician, and several extinct languages—are distantly related to Aramaic. Other even more distant relatives are the Semitic languages of Ethiopia and Eritrea (such as Amharic and Tigrinya) and Akkadian, an extinct language once spoken in Mesopotamia. Semitic is a branch of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages, the bulk of which are spoken in Africa. Afro-Asiatic has several major branches: Semitic, Berber, Chadic (including languages such as Hausa), Cushitic (including languages such as Somali), and Ancient Egyptian, whose modern descendent, Coptic, is preserved as a liturgical language. It should be noted that the minority languages collectively known as South Arabian spoken by about 50,000 people altogether in Oman and Yemen are more closely related to the Semitic languages of Ethiopia and are not dialects of Arabic.


Key Stage 4 Arabic

Learning at KS4 builds upon the work done in KS2/3.

Key Stage Four (Years 10 & 11)

GCSE’s are the typical pathway for most young people in Key Stage 4 although some learners, where appropriate, will start their GCSE course in Year 9. GCSE courses are assessed at the end of the course but there are regular opportunities to assess progress throughout the year.

Many schools are now starting KS4 in Year 9 so they operate a three-year KS4. This might allow more time for pupils to cover GCSE content, but there is a concern that it narrows the curriculum too early

ADLS | Arabic Daily teaches Key stage 4 Arabic, contact us for more info.

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