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The Lord’s Prayer in Arabic 

I’ve been asked to help a student of Arabic who is preparing for a visit to a church community in the Middle East. She wants to learn to follow the Lord’s prayer in Arabic. So I thought I’d share my … Continue reading

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20 strategies for becoming a fluent Arabic speaker

Very pleased to come across this detailed and very encouraging guide to mastering spoken Arabic: https://betterworld2100.me/2016/04/27/20-strategies-for-becoming-an-extremely-high-level-arabic-speaker/. I particularly like that Nathan starts out by confronting the arbitrary Ammaya/Fusha divide – it’s a convenient division for academia but in real life, … Continue reading

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Nour Festival of Arts, London

This year’s Nour Festival has already kicked off in Kensington, West London, but there are loads of wonderful Middle Eastern events going on until 30 November. Highlights for me would be Syria Speaks and Souad Massi, a fabulous Algerian singer … Continue reading

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