Category Archives: Speaking

Untranslatable idiomatic expressions

I’m preparing to teach an intensive colloquial Arabic course starting in November, so you may hear more from me again in the coming weeks as I delve back into my teaching archives and shake off old worksheets that I haven’t … Continue reading

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Where are you from? (Speaking activity)

Click on the link below to download an easy to use role play speaking activity for beginners. There’s a sheet with 14 flags to cut out and stick on cocktail sticks, and some little charts for students to fill in … Continue reading

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Intro to Palestinian dialect

Here’s a brief summary of some ways in which Palestinian varies from modern standard Arabic (MSA). This is a very simplified look at the dialect, which really varies a lot across a very small geographical area, and consists of three … Continue reading

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