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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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First 1000 Words in Arabic (book review)

Lovely picture book with labels for everything you can think of in the world around you – all in Arabic without vowel markers but with the transliteration below to help you pronounce them. The vocabulary is Standard Arabic so is … 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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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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