Tag Archives: Palestine

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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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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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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PalFest 2012

Loads of great videos from PalFest in Gaza earlier this month on their website and youtube. Inspiring stuff.. PalFest Highlights Not sure why such an emphasis on Selma Debbagh speaking in English, but it’s a good overview of what was … 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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Palestine Festival of Literature

2 Arabic events in London this week in support of, and fundraising for, the Palestine Festival of Literature: >> Wednesday 14th March | This is Jerusalem: A Performance of Poetry and Music A unique opportunity to see Najwan Darwish and Basel … Continue reading

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