ARABIC 1 Newsletter Lesson 8

Lesson 8 Starts Today (أبريل 8-4)

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What to Look Forward to in this lesson: أهداف تعليم الدرس الثامن

In this lesson, you will learn :

  • The importance of telling time for Arabs, their discoveries in astronomy, and their development of the “Astrolabe” machine
  • How to talk about your daily routine & daily schedule at school.
  • How to recite the days of the week, months of the year and seasons
  • The usage of the attached Arabic possessive pronouns.
  • How to insert the definite article “al” الـ to nouns.
  • What are the sun and moon letters?

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مفردات الدرس الثامن - WATCH: Lesson 8 Vocabulary Video

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What assignments are due by Sunday, April 10 الواجبات

واجبات الدرس الثامن

  • L. 8 Assignment 8.1: Arabs & Astronomy - Discussion Board
  • L. 8 Assignment 8.2: Describing Weekly Schedule
  • L. 8 Assignment 8.3: My Calendar
  • L. 8 Assignment 8.4: Coaching Sessions
  • L. 8 End of Lesson 7 Quiz:
  • End of Module 2 LinguaFolio Assignment
  • End of Module 2 Exam
  • Contact your teacher weekly via Text, BBIM, phone
Due Date Calendar

**You should print out a copy of this document and use as a check-off list to ensure that you complete everything, thoroughly, and on time. This is only a schedule of the assignments that you are to complete.

What is Astrolabe?

The termAstrolabe is taken from the Latin words: أسطر which means (star) and أبون which means (mirror). It’s an old astronomical device that Arabs called “the plates device”. It determines how the sky looks like at a certain time and certain place. The sky is drawn on the face of the Astrolabe to make it easier to find exact parts of the sky, in addition to tables and scales.


Astrolabe was first mentioned in the 4th century B.C. It was then totally developed by Arab and Muslim scientists as they needed to know prayer times.


Centuries after the Arab scientists invented the Astrolabe, its development took place in Europe in the beginning of 16th century. It was very popular until 1650 when the pendulum clock was developed after its discovery by the Egyptian Ibn-Yunis ابن يونس (died in 1009). When the telescope was developed, the Astrolabe remained in use until 1800.

WATCH Lesson 8 Grammar Video: قواعد الدرس الثامن

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