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We share with you content in Levantine Arabic about our lives, language and culture. We have written and recorded texts and exercises in the form of worksheets for you to improve your Arabic language skills and speak the Arabic we speak!

We will be uploading a new episode every Tuesday.

The Arabic We Spea‪k‬ Dalal & Amani

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

We share with you content in Levantine Arabic about our lives, language and culture. We have written and recorded texts and exercises in the form of worksheets for you to improve your Arabic language skills and speak the Arabic we speak!

We will be uploading a new episode every Tuesday.

    Daily Routines, Lesson 1, Advanced level

    Daily Routines, Lesson 1, Advanced level

    We interviewed friends in Amman and asked them about their daily lives for lessons 1-4. Their stories helped us shape the content for the lesson series Daily Routines. With this lesson series, and aimed at Advanced, Intermediate and Elementary-level learners, we like to provide a complete sequence of high-interest, thematically connected interviews that reciprocally integrate listening and writing an informal interview in Levantine Arabic. By the end of this lesson series you will be more confident preparing a similar interview to ask your friends about their daily routines using fixed question phrases we use when we chat with our friends and family about what keeps them busy on a regular basis. Lessons 1-4 are aimed for Advanced-level learners. Lessons 5-8 are aimed for Intermediate-level learners. Lesson 9-10 are aimed for Elementary-level learners. By the end of this lesson series we encourage you to describe your daily routine in an interview. Give it a go and let us know how it goes for you!

    Don't forget the worksheet: https://bit.ly/The-Arabic-We-Speak-Advanced-DailyRoutines-Lesson01

    Learn everyday Levantine Arabic by listening to our podcasts that are organized in lesson series form. Daily Routines includes 4 episodes and focuses on providing learners fixed question phrases to talk about daily routines.

    Not only will you improve your listening comprehension and develop your vocabulary but also learn about our culture here in Amman, Jordan. Each recording comes with an audio script and interactive exercises to help you understand and use the target language highlighted in the accompanied worksheet.

    Kindly note that all the learning materials are free and available for you to download and copy for educational use only. You may not redistribute, sell or place these materials on any other web site without written permission.

    Thank you so much for listening.

    Salaam,

    Dalal & Amani

    Background music: Hüzzam Kanun Taksim by Ehl-i Keyif

    • 3 min
    My Life, Lesson 10 Elementary level

    My Life, Lesson 10 Elementary level

    In this episode you hear Dalal and Amani revisit some of the themes in lessons 1-9. It is a short chat session in which we ask each other about our lives and what we like to do in our free time. There is not a worksheet to go with this episode. 

    Learn everyday Levantine Arabic by listening to our podcasts that are organized in lesson series form. Every lesson series includes ten episodes on a specific topic and they come with worksheets to improve listening comprehension and broaden your lexicon of spoken Arabic. All the episodes in the lesson series My Life for elementary level learners are divided into different subtopics ranging from family and friends to home and work.

    Not only will you improve your listening comprehension and develop your vocabulary but also learn about our culture here in Amman, Jordan. Each recording comes with an audio script and interactive exercises to help you understand and use the target language highlighted in the accompanied worksheet.

    Kindly note that all the learning materials are free and available for you to download and copy for educational use only. You may not redistribute, sell or place these materials on any other web site without written permission.

    Thank you so much for listening.

    Salaam,

    Dalal & Amani

    Background music: Hüzzam Kanun Taksim by Ehl-i Keyif

    • 3 min
    Food, Lesson 10 Intermediate level

    Food, Lesson 10 Intermediate level

    In this episode you hear Dalal and Amani revisit some of the themes in lessons 1-9. It is a short chat session to revise the themes and to expand on what is culturally acceptable and what is not around the topic of inviting people over for dinner. Please note that there is not a worksheet to go with this audio content because it is a revision session. 

    Learn everyday Levantine Arabic by listening to our podcasts that are organized in lesson series form. Every lesson series includes ten episodes on a specific topic and they come with worksheets to improve listening comprehension and broaden your lexicon of spoken Arabic. All the episodes in the lesson series Food for intermediate level learners are divided into different subtopics ranging from food staples to food specialties during festive occasions.

    Not only will you improve your listening comprehension and develop your vocabulary but also learn about our culture here in Amman, Jordan. Each recording has a transcript and interactive exercises to help you understand and use the target language highlighted in each lesson.

    Kindly note that all the learning materials are free and available for you to download and copy for educational use only. You may not redistribute, sell or place these materials on any other web site without written permission.

    Thank you so much for listening.

    Salaam,

    Dalal & Amani

    Background music: Hüzzam Kanun Taksim by Ehl-i Keyif

    • 6 min
    Mindfulness, Lesson 10 Advanced level

    Mindfulness, Lesson 10 Advanced level

    In this episode you hear us revisit some of the themes in lessons 1 to 9. This recording is a short chat session to reflect on concept and ideas and also to wrap up this lesson series. It does not include a lesson worksheet. We really hope that you enjoyed listening to our content and that you picked up some useful language too! 

    https://bit.ly/The-Arabic-We-Speak-Advanced-Mindfulness-Lesson10 

    Kindly note that all learning materials are free and available for you to download and copy for educational use only. You may not redistribute, sell or place these materials on any other web site without written permission.

    Thank you for listening. 

    Salaam,

    Dalal & Amani

    Background music: Hüzzam Kanun Taksim by Ehl-i Keyif

    • 6 min
    Mindfulness, Lesson 9 Advanced level

    Mindfulness, Lesson 9 Advanced level

    In this episode you hear Amani talk about the growing awareness of mindful living. Is there a growing awareness of the benefits of mindful living in your community? We have been talking about it a lot with our families and friends. Has the subject come up in your immediate environment? And do you have a definition of what it means to you? 

    Don't forget the worksheets to lesson 9: https://bit.ly/The-Arabic-We-Speak-Advanced-Mindfulness-Lesson09

    This lesson series is for advanced level learners and focuses on listening comprehension and vocabulary development. In this lesson series you find ten recorded texts that are visually and structurally supported to help you engage with mindfulness-related subtopics. Before you listen, read the introduction and engage with the images to activate schemata around the subtopics. This way you prepare yourself for targeted listening. Please bear in mind that concepts mean different things in different languages and cultures. By the end of this lesson course you will get a idea of what the concept of mindfulness means to us and how we experience it.

    The English texts are not literal translations, but there to help you with cultural and conceptual understanding of the original Arabic texts. At this level, you would want to try to avoid them as much possible and only fall back on them if absolutely necessary; this way you immerse yourself with spoken Levantine Arabic and push your second language acquisition into a higher gear.

    Kindly note that all the learning materials are free and available for you to download and copy for educational use only. You may not redistribute, sell or place these materials on any other web site without written permission.

    Thank you so much for listening.

    Salaam,

    Dalal & Amani

    Background music: Hüzzam Kanun Taksim by Ehl-i Keyif

    • 2 min
    My Life, Lesson 9, Elementary level

    My Life, Lesson 9, Elementary level

    In this episode you hear Amani and Lilian do a role-play ordering a coffee and something to eat. By the end of this lesson you will learn short conversational phrases to use when you order coffee and cake in a coffee house. If you ever come to Amman we recommend you go to Dimitri's in the boulevard. It is our favorite coffee house in town. 

    Don't forget the worksheet: https://bit.ly/The-Arabic-We-Speak-Elementary-MyLife-Lesson09

    Learn everyday Levantine Arabic by listening to our podcasts that are organized in lesson series form. Every lesson series includes ten episodes on a specific topic and they come with worksheets to improve listening comprehension and broaden your lexicon of spoken Arabic. All the episodes in the lesson series My Life for elementary level learners are divided into different subtopics ranging from family and friends to home and work.

    Not only will you improve your listening comprehension and develop your vocabulary but also learn about our culture here in Amman, Jordan. Each recording comes with an audio script and interactive exercises to help you understand and use the target language highlighted in the accompanied worksheet.

    Kindly note that all the learning materials are free and available for you to download and copy for educational use only. You may not redistribute, sell or place these materials on any other web site without written permission.

    Thank you so much for listening.

    Salaam,

    Dalal & Amani

    Background music: Hüzzam Kanun Taksim by Ehl-i Keyif

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

guimtfrd234 ,

Fantastic

Thank you for putting so much effort into enabling people to learn Jordanian Arabic. This podcast is excellent, the material is well prepared and high quality. Much appreciated!

caneverynicknamebetaken ,

This is pretty great

I am a long time Arabic learning and have a good proficiency with the language, especially the Jordanian dialect. I am always looking for new dialect resources. I just started listening to the Advanced lessons and I really like them. There is a lot of new vocabulary, the topics are engaging, and the presentation is really great. You can tell Dalal and Amani put the time into this. The accompanying worksheets really take this resource to the next level and reinforce the learning . Given how recent they started there is still a good amount of content and I am excited to see experience the next lessons. Highly recommend for those learning Jordanian dialect or Levantine in general. Great stuff :)

amany101 ,

Love it

It’s very rare to find Jordanian dialect resources to learn from. I especially appreciate how with this podcast they offer a worksheet which actually helps you learn while you listen. I just wish they had more podcasts

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