Ahlan wa sahlan! I’m Ruth and I started this blog to share resources with teachers and students of Arabic as a foreign language. I’m a British teacher and translator, and I can remember what it feels like to be a complete beginner: I started learning Arabic in 2004 when I was already a professional linguist. I also know how hard it is to progress beyond the level of textbooks and start to navigate real-life Arabic with its mind-boggling range of dialects. So the main purpose of this site is to highlight resources, online and elsewhere, to help learners progress to proficiency in the forms of Arabic that interest them, be it standard Arabic or a spoken dialect.
Please be patient as I post things very sporadically. I’m too busy translating and teaching!