Tag Archives: Lebanon

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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BBC Talk Arabic (book review)

This course is excellent for speaking and listening, and, as the whole book is in transliteration (ie. in Roman alphabet, not in Arabic script), it’s handy for a traveller to the Arabic world who hasn’t got time to learn the … Continue reading

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Safar: A Journey Through Popular Arab Cinema

Preview of this film festival in Arabic: رحلة سفر في السينما العربية الشعبية تستضيفها لندن (Source: http://aawsat.com) September’s an exciting time to be in London if you love Arabic films, old or new. The Arab British Centre, in partnership with … Continue reading

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Beirut – we love you!

For anyone who loves Beirut or who, like me, has never been there but is fascinated by its historic and cultural charm nonetheless, here are some great ways to get more of a flavour of this crazy city. Beirut I … Continue reading

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