Arabic (Levantine/Colloquial)
Thread poster: Kerstin Mohnberg

Kerstin Mohnberg  Identity Verified
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Jul 24, 2005

Hi, I would like to teach myself good speaking skills in Levantine (Lebanese/Palestinian) Arabic. Can anybody recommend a good text book/CD?
I have good foundations of Modern Standard Arabic (Translation Degree into German) and I used to b relatively fluent in the Egyptian dialect (now very rusty...).
But I have always been quite a text-based "grammarian", so what I am looking for now is really hands-on spoken Arabic.

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Find a native speaker Jul 25, 2005

Since you have a good knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic and already have learned one spoken dialect, I would suggest that you simply find a native speaker of the dialect you now wish to learn and use him or her as a Language Resource Person (LRP).

See these articles by Greg Thomson on how to learn a language using a native speaker as a Language Resource Person (LRP).

"Kick-starting Your Language Learning"

"Leave Me Alone! Can't You See I'm Learning Your Language?" by Greg Thomson

"Language Learning in the Real World for Non-beginners" by Greg Thomson

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Try "Just Listen 'n' Learn Arabic" by Nadira Auty Jul 25, 2005

I liked "Just Listen 'n' Learn Arabic" by Nadira Auty, Rachael Harris, Clive Holes and Brian Hill. ISBN 084428470X or 0071452702
This course focuses on spoken Levantine Arabic.

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A teacher Jul 26, 2005

I would highly recommend a good Arabic teacher a good friend of mine who can work with you, may be test you or your skills, provide you with some homework every now and then or may be work on some speaking classes for you if you want below is his email address

he works independently and he also works around your schedule, he is a member of as well.

hope this helps

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