Month: December 2017

beginning, general interest, intermediate, reviews

Duolingo Arabic is coming: What should we expect?

Duolingo is a wildly popular website and app for learning foreign foreign languages. English-speakers are currently able to learn over 25 languages on the platform, ranging from the tried-and-true French and Spanish to the more adventurous Ukrainian, Swahili, Vietnamese, and Esperanto. Spanish-speakers can even take a stab at Catalan or Guaraní. Although there has been …

for Dr. Bulbul's students

Arabic 3 syllabus, January–March 2018

The following is the overall syllabus for UvA Talen Arabic 3, January–March 2018. The syllabus is still a work in progress and will be updated gradually with more details as the beginning of the course approaches. Lesson 1 22/1 During class: Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 14. Homework for next class: Learn vocabulary in Mastering Arabic …

for Dr. Bulbul's students

Arabic 2 syllabus, January–March 2018

The following is the overall syllabus for UvA Talen Arabic 2, January–March 2018. The syllabus is still a work in progress and may be updated gradually with more details as the beginning of the course approaches. Lesson 1 24/1 During class: Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 4. من هي الآنسة «مينوش»؟ Homework for next class: Watch …

reviews

Mastering Arabic 1: A review

In this review I will give my perspective on Mastering Arabic 1, a popular beginning textbook by Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar. The book is available from two different publishers (Palgrave and Hippocrene), though I imagine there are few differences between the two editions beyond the book cover and the packaging. The book can be …