Category Archives: About Arabic

All about Arabic – celebrating World Arabic Day

It’s 18 December and it’s World Arabic Day! To celebrate, here’s a 4 minute video packed full of great phrases and handy facts about our favourite language. You can turn on subtitles in English, although they’re a bit dodgy and don’t always make sense. … Continue reading

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Top 10 Free Levantine Arabic Resources (and a few more besides…)

In no particular order, here are my 10 favourite online resources for learning the spoken Arabic of the Levant (Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Israel and Syria). Below are a bonus few recommendations of resources you can buy, too. 1. Jordanian Arabic … Continue reading

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Arabic: more accessible than you think

Here’s the link to an article I recently wrote for the British Council blog series about world languages: Arabic – more accessible than you think. Enjoy and please do leave a comment. I’d be interested to hear your thoughts!

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Learn Arabic on Twitter

Great twitter accounts to follow if you’re learning Arabic. In no particular order… @barakabits Good News from the Middle East | أخبار سارّة من الشرق الأوسط @wespeakarabic Rotating account with tweets by a different Arabic learner/teacher each week. Run by … Continue reading

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