7 Phrases to use when … Expressing Failure & Disappointment

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7 Phrases to use when … Expressing Sentiments (negative)

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7+ Phrases to use when … Expressing Disagreement & Disapproval

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7+ Phrases to use when … Expressing Doubt & Reservation

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7+ Phrases to use when … Expressing Agreement & Approval

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A guide to Punctuation Marks in Arabic علامات الترقيم

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7 Phrases to use when … Expressing Opinions in Colloquial Arabic (S)

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7 Phrases to use when … Expressing Opinion in Arabic (W)

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7 Phrases to use when … Introducing Quotations in Arabic

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7 Phrases to use when Saying … etc. (et cetera) in Arabic

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7 Sentence Connectors & Transition Words to use when … Writing Essays in Arabic (Sequential Connectors)

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7 Phrases to use when … Writing a Conclusion in Arabic

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7 Phrases to use when … Expressing Generalisation

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7 Phrases to use when … Expressing Similarity

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7 Phrases to use when … Expressing Probability

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7 Sentence Connectors to use when … Writing Essays in Arabic (Summative Connectors)

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7 Sentence Connectors to use when … Writing Essays in Arabic (Causative Connectors)

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7 Sentence Connectors to use when … Writing Essays in Arabic (Additive Connectors)

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7 Phrases to use when … Expressing Suggestions in Arabic

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7 Phrases to use when … Rephrasing & Paraphrasing in Arabic

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7 Phrases to use when … Expressing Results in Arabic

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7 Recommended Readings on … Writing Skills for Learners of Arabic

Publication DatePublicationFind out More
2012Developing Writing Skills in ArabicRead more
2021How to Write in Arabic: Developing Your Academic Writing StyleRead more
1995The Connectors in Modern Standard ArabicRead more
2013A to Z of Arabic-English-Arabic TranslationRead more
2013Uktub Al-‘Arabiya: Beginners Writing Skills in Modern Standard Arabic (Beginners)Read more
2014Uktub Al-‘Arabiya: Intermediate Writing Skills in Modern Standard ArabicRead more
2012Uktub Al-‘Arabiya: Writing Skills in Modern Standard Arabic (Advanced)Read more
2010The Grammar and Writing Guide: Arabic A-LevelRead more
2018THE WRITING GUIDE: Arabic GCSE Based on EDEXCEL SPECIFICATIONRead more
1999Arabic Writing for StyleRead more
2005Using Arabic: A Guide to Contemporary Usage Read more

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7 Phrases to use when … Expressing Progress

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7 Phrases to use when … Talking about Time (Expressions with the suffix -ئذ)

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7+ Ways to say … “Please, accept my condolences” in Arabic (S)

7+ Idiomatic Phrases to use when talking about… Death in Arabic

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7 Phrases to use when … Marking Comparison in Arabic

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7 Phrases to use when … Moving Between Ideas in Arabic

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7 Phrases to use when … Expressing Established facts in Arabic

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7 Discussion & Mailing Lists For Language Teaching Professionals (Arabic Language & Area Studies )

If you are a teacher, you must be a member of at least one mailing lists. Here are some of the well known and active mailing lists for professionals in the field of Arabic language education and related fields.

Arabic-L (JISCMAIL)

  • ARABIC-L is a mailing list for Arabic Language Teaching professionals, currently administered by the University of Leeds (prior to that it was administered by Prf. Dilworth Parkinson from Brigham Young University)
  • To subscribe: send a message to Arabic-l@lists.leeds.ac.uk
  • To contact the person managing the list: arabic-l-owner@lists.leeds.ac.uk

Arabic Network (JISCmail)

  • Arabic Network (JISC) is a discussion list for teachers of Arabic working secondary, higher and further education.
  • For more info, visit: Arabic Network (JISCmail)
  • Mailing List Email: Arabic-Network@Jiscmail.ac.uk

ADABIYAT | Middle Eastern Literary Traditions

  • ADABIYAT is a mailing list dedicated to discussions of the literary traditions of the Middle East, including Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu and Hebrew.
  • For more information visit: ADABIYAT page
  • To subscribe to the email list visit: ADABIYAT

LIS-MIDDLE-EAST (JISCmail)

TRANSLATION (JISCmail)

BRAIS (The British Association for Islamic Studies) (JISCmail)

  • To subscribe, visit BRAIS List
  • Mailing List Email: BRAIS@jiscmail.ac.uk

AULC (Association of University Language Communities) (JISCmail)

  • AULC mailing lists are hosted by JISCmail.
  • For more info, visit: AULC Mailing List
  • Mailing List Email: aulc-members@jiscmail.ac.uk

Association for Language Learning (for ALL Members)

  • To subscribe, email: info@all-languages.org.uk

SCILT (Scotland’s National Centre for Languages)

  • For more info, visit: SCILT

7 Phrases to use when … Expressing Certainty in Arabic

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7 Phrases to use when … Giving Explanations in Arabic

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7 Phrases to use when … Narrating a Story in Arabic

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7 Phrases to use when … Illustrating with Examples in Arabic

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7 Phrases to use when … Expressing Admiration in Arabic

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7 Phrases to use when … Introducing a topic

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7 Ways to say… Happy Easter in Arabic (S)

Wishing all my Christian friends and everyone who is celebrating a joyful and happier Easter day. 

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7 Core Skills to Develop when Teaching Languages Online

If you’re a language teacher using technology, keep this “Skills Pyramid” in mind … Both technical know-how and pedagogical knowledge are key skills to acquire and nurture in today’s technology-driven education. Skills Pyramid (Hampel & Stickler 2005)

  1. ICT competence
  2. Specific technical competence for the software
  3. Dealing with constraints and possibilities of the medium 
  4. Facilitating communicative competence 
  5. Online socialisation  
  6. Creativity & choice 
  7. Own style 

Skills Pyramid (Hampel & Stickler 2005)

Source: Hampel, R. & Stickler, U. (2005). New Skills for new classrooms. Training tutors to teach languages online. In CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning). 18 (4). pp. 311 – 326.

7+ Ways to say I Can, I Should & I Should have in Arabic (Modalities)

7+ Dramatic Headlines in Arabic about The 2021 Suez Canal Crisis أزمة قناة السويس

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