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اليوم العالمي للغة العربية World Arabic Language Day

UNESCO has declared 18 December World Arabic Language Day. What will your school do to celebrate? The following Arabic text is from the UNESCO website. There are some questions below. اعتمد اليونسكو يوم 18 كانون الأول/ديسمبر يوما عالميا للغة العربية … Continue reading

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Books for not quite beginners

These are my recommendations of students of Arabic who have learnt a little, perhaps in a short course, and want to continue independently. Before tackling these books, you’ll probably want to have learnt to read and write, got to grips … 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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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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Antique photography of the Arab world

Antika is an excellent Facebook site: a stream of old photos from all over the Arab world. Thanks to the Arabist and Angry Arab blogs for highlighting it

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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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