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Bite-Size Arabic: A review

Bite-Size Arabic: Learn to Read and Write Arabic Using the Tiniest Bit of Vocabulary and Grammar by Leston Chandler Buell (that is, by me, Dr. Bulbul) is a new textbook designed for both classroom use and independent learners. The book has been included as one of the five best books in Tutorful’s 2018 Expert Guide …

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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 …

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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 …

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What about Rosetta Stone Arabic?

Rosetta Stone? Rosetta Stone is very well-known series of language-learning programs, available for more than a dozen languages. It is a program that can either be installed on your computer or accessed on all your Internet-connected devices if you opt for an online subscription (which also allows you a bit of personal instruction). In this …