Category Archives: Useful websites

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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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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Nuqta – Arabic typography and calligraphy online

Sorry – no posts for weeks and then two in one day! Will try to get back into a more consistent routine… As I’ve said before, please do get in touch if you’d like to blog with me on this … Continue reading

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Arabian Sindbad

Firstly, an apology for my silence lately! أنا آسفة Been a busy start to the year and haven’t had much time for blogging. Hoping to do some long overdue reviews soon, including for Nafura Arabic textbooks, Arabian Sindbad DVDs and … Continue reading

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Stories from the Arab world – al-hakawati

Thanks to Nadia for letting me know about this excellent resource: http://www.al-hakawati.net al-hakawati is a free educational resource and reference, and offers an invaluable resource for teachers, researchers, and students at all levels who are interested in learning about the … Continue reading

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All the words in the world – pronounced

It’s a bold aim, but a brilliant one. This website Forvo is a place where you can find thousands of words in Arabic with a button to click and hear them pronounced. It will be very useful to beginners who … 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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