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Bristol Palestine Film Festival – 7 – 16 December 2012

Sorry for the silence recently – it’s been a busy month! Looking ahead to what’s on in the UK in December, I quote from the website of the Bristol Palestine Film Festival… After the success of last year’s inaugural festival, … 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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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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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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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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Usborne Quicklinks: beginners’ Arabic vocab with pronunciation

My students all share my love for the Usborne First 1000 Words in Arabic (a series which covers dozens of other languages), and now we’re all delighted to discover that the Usborne website also has audio files for all of … Continue reading

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