Tag Archives: Syria

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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And Other Stories Arabic reading group: London, New York and Cairo

UK independent publisher And Other Stories is hosting an Arabic reading group this autumn/winter, focussing on three Syrian novels recommended on the European Society of Authors’ Finnegan’s List, a list of under-translated, under-recognized works. And Other Stories has translated and … 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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Syria – resources

Videos & audio * People & Power – Syria: Songs of Defiance Al-Jazeera documentary on Syria. 25 mins (in English, Syrian Arabic parts subtitled) * Syria: The horror of Homs, a city at war A French photojournalist, Mani, reveals graphic images … Continue reading

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Syria solidarity films in London

If you’re in London, there’s a chance to see some documentary films about Syria tomorrow and in April… 15 March @ the Frontline Club: 3 short films by Syrian directors as part of the annual Dox Box film festival. “The … Continue reading

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