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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
    • 4.8 • 20 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.

    Sustainable Tourism, Lesson 8, Advanced level

    Sustainable Tourism, Lesson 8, Advanced level

    In this sustainable-tourism-themed lesson series you find visual and structural support for Levantine Arabic at an advanced level. We are very much into alternative tourism in Jordan because it is widely available and we love to support our local economy. Over the next ten lessons we are going to tell you about our country's natural beauty and the places we like to visit.

    Don't forget the worksheet: https://bit.ly/The-Arabic-We-Speak-Advanced-SustainableTourism-Lesson08

    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 tourism-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.

    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 as 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 for listening.

    Background music: Hüzzam Kanun Taksim by Ehl-i Keyif

    • 2 min
    Sustainable Tourism, Lesson 7, Advanced level

    Sustainable Tourism, Lesson 7, Advanced level

    In this sustainable-tourism-themed lesson series you find visual and structural support for Levantine Arabic at an advanced level. We are very much into alternative tourism in Jordan because it is widely available and we love to support our local economy. Over the next ten lessons we are going to tell you about our country's natural beauty and the places we like to visit.

    Don't forget the worksheet: https://bit.ly/The-Arabic-We-Speak-Advanced-SustainableTourism-Lesson07

    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 tourism-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.

    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 as 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
    Sustainable Tourism, Lesson 6, Advanced level

    Sustainable Tourism, Lesson 6, Advanced level

    In this sustainable-tourism-themed lesson series you find visual and structural support for Levantine Arabic at an advanced level. We are very much into alternative tourism in Jordan because it is widely available and we love to support our local economy. Over the next ten lessons we are going to tell you about our country's natural beauty and the places we like to visit.

    Don't forget the worksheet: https://bit.ly/The-Arabic-We-Speak-Advanced-SustainableTourism-Lesson06

    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 tourism-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.

    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 as 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
    Sustainable Tourism, Lesson 5, Advanced level

    Sustainable Tourism, Lesson 5, Advanced level

    In this sustainable-tourism-themed lesson series you find visual and structural support for Levantine Arabic at an advanced level. We are very much into alternative tourism in Jordan because it is widely available and we love to support our local economy. Over the next ten lessons we are going to tell you about our country's natural beauty and the places we like to visit.

    Don't forget the worksheet: https://bit.ly/The-Arabic-We-Speak-Advanced-SustainableTourism-Lesson05

    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 tourism-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.

    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 as 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

    • 4 min
    Compliments, Lesson 5, Figures Of Speech

    Compliments, Lesson 5, Figures Of Speech

    You may meet many different kinds of figures of speech in Arabic. We usually think of a figure of speech as being a comparison between two things which are not usually connected with each other, so that the characteristics of the one are carried over to the other. In Levantine Arabic, for example, people tend to compare a handsome man or a beautiful woman to the moon, so that the ethereal qualities of the moon (soft radiance, dreamy mood) are carried over to the person.

    Everyday Arabic is full of these kinds of figures of speech. When students listen to pop songs in Arabic, browse websites in Arabic or watch movies in Arabic they frequently meet language rich in its use of figures of speech. Yet figures of speech are often rather neglected in the classroom. For this reason, we have decided to delve into the world of Arabic figures of speech we hear and use in order to share them with you.

    Fixed linguistic expressions vary widely cross-culturally but many conceptual phrases appear to be potentially universal or near-universal. Figures of speech are grounded in human experience and exploring them allows us to explore that space. We encourage you to listen, pause the audio when you have heard the phrases to jot down your own interpretations and then continue listening to our explanation and given contexts in which figures of speech phrases are applicable.  The pausing bit is very important for retention. Now, if you were our students we would not bother you with meta-(teaching)-words like retention. We would pause the audio and make you write stuff down. But here it is, the boring but very important science behind teaching practice! Pause and think: this is for retention.  The learning aims for this series are to develop learners’ awareness of figurative language, to give practice of recognising and analysing figurative language and to develop learners’ confidence in using figurative language.

    Here is the worksheet: https://bit.ly/The-Arabic-We-Speak-FiguresOfSpeech-Compliments-Lesson5

    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
    Sustainable Tourism, Lesson 4, Advanced level

    Sustainable Tourism, Lesson 4, Advanced level

    In this sustainable-tourism-themed lesson series you find visual and structural support for Levantine Arabic at an advanced level. We are very much into alternative tourism in Jordan because it is widely available and we love to support our local economy. Over the next ten lessons we are going to tell you about our country's natural beauty and the places we like to visit.

    Don't forget the worksheet: https://bit.ly/The-Arabic-We-Speak-Advanced-SustainableTourism-Lesson4

    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 tourism-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.

    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 as 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

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Ksscot ,

Transcripts for Compliments Lessons 2-5

Very impressive. This show is so well executed and so helpful. The Levantine language is beautiful and these linguists have done an excellent job of communicating the nuances to intermediate and advanced speakers of the dialect. Kudos and appreciation for all of the hard work and passion that I’m sure went/goes into its production. The transcripts are immensely helpful too. Would they by chance be available for the Compliments Lessons 2-5. The links for these episodes don’t seem to contain them.

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 :)

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