Tag Archives: beginners

Ahlan wa sahlan (book review)

This coursebook comes recommended to me by a teacher at Manchester university, although I’ve actually not used it yet myself. I’ll do a proper write-up when I’ve received a review copy but I did want to share some useful information … Continue reading

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Read and Speak Arabic (book review)

Brilliant course for total beginners, combining an introduction to the script and forming simple sentences, but also to essential phrases for communicating in an Arabic speaking country, such as in a cafe, asking directions, introducing yourself. It includes a CD … 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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From nothing to GCSE

Books and DVDs to take you (or your students) from no Arabic at all to GCSE. More detailed reviews coming shortly. * Read and Speak Arabic – by Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar * First 100 Words in Arabic – … Continue reading

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Arabic vocab flashcards

I’m a big fan of flashcards as most of my students will know. I learnt my first two foreign languages slowly, writing endless lists of words which I never looked at again and therefore took forever to learn. With Arabic, … Continue reading

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Your First 100 Words in Arabic (book review)

Lovely book for learning fun vocab and getting familiar with reading printed Arabic. It’s great for total beginners, combining printed exercises and games with a CD of interactive exercises, but in terms of structures it won’t teach you to form … Continue reading

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Beginners’ spoken Arabic course from the EU

I’ve already recommended this course to a few friends and students, although I’ve not had time to user test it properly or build it into my teaching yet. Everyone who’s looked at it has been very impressed though. When I … Continue reading

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