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Storytelling With Souad Massi Posted by on Jul 8, 2017

Marhaba! Today I want to introduce you to one of my favorite contemporary singers in the Arab world, Souad Massi (سعاد ماسي)! Born in Algeria, Massi is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. She first started performing at around the age of 17, and started her career with the political rock band Atakor. After moving to…

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An Exciting Event for Women in Algeria (2) Posted by on May 15, 2016

Marhaba! I am sure you all enjoyed learning about the first women’s marathon and race in Algeria. It is a remarkable story and I will keep a close watch of other groundbreaking developments over the next few years in Algeria. Today, I want to share the answers to the listening comprehension exercise in the previous…

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An Exciting Event for Women in Algeria Posted by on May 14, 2016

Marhaba! I recently learned of a very interesting event for women in Algeria. Today, I am sharing the news story via Al Arabiya. In contrast to previous posts where I discussed the major plot of the news story, today I want you to make sense of the event in Algeria with minimal hints. As you…

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Zajal el Zajjalin Posted by on Feb 6, 2013

Marhaba (مرحبا)! As promised in an earlier post, today I would like to introduce you all to Zajal (زَجَل), one of the most popular iconic and cultural traditions of many Mediterranean countries. In a nutshell, zajal is a traditional form of oral poetry  (شعر) in colloquial dialect (اللغة العاميّة ) . Most notably this form…

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Algeria’s Story of Independence Posted by on Nov 2, 2012

    Like yesterday in November, 1954 the Algerian Liberation Revolution ثــورة الـتــحـــــريــــر الــجــــزائـــريــــة broke out against the French colonization إســتــعـــمــــار that started in 1830. The revolution of the Algerian people lasted for nearly seven years of political and armed struggle. The revolution ended with the declaration of Algeria’s Independence إســتــقـــلال on 5 July, 1962. Nearly…

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Exactly 50 Years Ago: ALGERIA Heroically Gets Back Its Independence Posted by on Jul 4, 2012

If the world should be rightfully proud of the American Independence Day celebrated on July 4th, it should be very proud of the Algerian Independence Day celebrated the next day, on July 5th! Today, July 5th, 2012, marks the 50th anniversary of a historical event of the utmost importance: Not only for one specific country…

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The Arabic Football Team that Defeated Germany in World Cup! Posted by on Jun 21, 2012

When you watch the incredibly powerful performance of the German Football team in the ongoing Euro 2012, you’d probably think that no Arab team could ever dream of beating such high-caliber players as Podolski, Schweinsteiger, Lahm, and Gomez. But thirty years ago, almost day for day, the best team representing the Arab world, الجزائــــــــر (Algeria), did…

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