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Listening Test: A Syrian refugee (2) Posted by on Jul 20, 2020

refugees by the sea

Welcome to the second part of this blog. It’s a listening test based on a story about Joelle – a Syrian refugee, who migrated هاجرت  to Australia with her family to settle there. Last time, we listened to and studied the first half of the audio clip of the story. Today, we’re going to listen…

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Letter of the Week (م) meem Posted by on Jul 15, 2020

Moving on to our twenty fourth letter of the Arabic alphabet (م), we will look at various words and phrases beginning with (م) along with more culture/language related facts. Let’s begin with looking at your basic forms of the letter م. Initial مـ‎, as in the word “مَلْح” meaning “salt”. Medial ـمـ‎ ‍, as in…

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Listening Test: A Syrian refugee (1) Posted by on Jul 13, 2020

Today, I have a listening opportunity for our advanced Arabic learners who are keen to improve their comprehension & listening skills. In today’s post, I chose a story about a Syrian refugee لاجئة سورية – Joelle – who left Syria in 2011 and moved with her family to Beirut and eventually settled استقرّت in Sydney…

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Letter of the Week (ل) laam Posted by on Jul 8, 2020

Moving on to our twenty third letter of the Arabic alphabet (ل), we will look at various words and phrases beginning with (ل) along with more culture/language related facts. Let’s begin with looking at your basic forms of the letter ل. Initial لـ‎, as in the word “لَوْن” meaning “color”. Medial ـلـ‎‍, as in the…

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Orange the world (2) لوِّن العالم برتقاليًا Posted by on Jul 6, 2020

Welcome to the second part of this blog post where we’re still talking about the way Twitter users responded to the UN campaign :حملة الأمم المتحدة “Unite to end violence against women” اِتّحدوا لإنهاء العنف ضد المرأة that is celebrated on the 25th Of each month. “Orange the world” or “لوّن العالم برتقاليًا”  is the…

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Orange the world (1) لوِّن العالم برتقاليًا Posted by on Jul 3, 2020

Over the last few days, the colour orange اللون البرتقالي  could be seen on many Twitter accounts in the Arab world. The reason was to raise awareness about  لنشر الوعي حول domestic abuse against women العنف المنزلي ضد النساء. Many hashtags were created in Arabic as a response to the UN campaign :حملة الأمم المتحدة…

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Letter of the Week (ك) kaaf Posted by on Jul 1, 2020

Moving on to our twenty second letter of the Arabic alphabet (ك), we will look at various words and phrases beginning with (ك) along with more culture/language related facts. Let’s begin with looking at your basic forms of the letter ك. Initial كـ‎, as in the word “كَبير” meaning “big”. Medial ـكـ‎ ‍, as in…

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