Arabic: more accessible than you think (British Council blog)

“It is the rather stiff-sounding fus-ha, aka Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), that is the starting point for most students of Arabic as a foreign language. You need it to develop academically, to read, to write and to use a dictionary. But if you want to speak Arabic on holiday or do business beyond simple pleasantries, you also need to learn a local dialect. If you … Continue reading Arabic: more accessible than you think (British Council blog)

Al-Birka: a new beginners’ Arabic textbook

This was a very enjoyable editing job which combined my proofreading pedantry with my experience as an Arabic teacher. I was the editor of the English edition of a new textbook for beginner learners of Arabic, Al-Birka A1-, Introduction to Arabic letters. It has been published alongside the original Spanish-language edition by Arabic textbook specialists Albujayra. Focused exclusively on the basics of Arabic script, it’s … Continue reading Al-Birka: a new beginners’ Arabic textbook