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The Arabic We Speak

54 EpisodesProduced by Dalal & AmaniWebsite

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.

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Sustainable Tourism, Lesson 8, Advanced level

June 29th, 2021

2:22

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 …

Sustainable Tourism, Lesson 7, Advanced level

June 22nd, 2021

2:59

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 …

Sustainable Tourism, Lesson 6, Advanced level

June 15th, 2021

2:42

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 …

Sustainable Tourism, Lesson 5, Advanced level

June 8th, 2021

4:01

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 …

Compliments, Lesson 5, Figures Of Speech

June 1st, 2021

3:43

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 …

Sustainable Tourism, Lesson 4, Advanced level

June 1st, 2021

3:28

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 …

Compliments, Lesson 4, Figures Of Speech

May 25th, 2021

4:00

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 …

Sustainable Tourism, Lesson 3, Advanced level

May 25th, 2021

3:20

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 …

Compliments, Lesson 3, Figures Of Speech

May 18th, 2021

3:12

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 …

Sustainable Tourism, Lesson 2, Advanced level

May 18th, 2021

3:14

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 …

Compliments, Lesson 2, Figures Of Speech

May 11th, 2021

2:57

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 …

Sustainable Tourism, Lesson 1, Advanced level

May 11th, 2021

4:00

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 …

Compliments, Lesson 1, Figures Of Speech

May 4th, 2021

5:04

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 …

Daily Routines, Lesson 10, Elementary level

April 27th, 2021

2:00

In this lesson you hear Zaid and Amani role-play a interview about simple daily routines. Daily Routines lessons are a complete sequence of …

Daily Routines, Lesson 9, Elementary level

April 20th, 2021

1:51

In this lesson you hear Lilian and Amani role-play a interview about simple daily routines. Daily Routines lessons are a complete sequence of …

Daily Routines, Lesson 8, Intermediate level

April 13th, 2021

2:35

In this lesson you hear Amani and Dalal role-play a typical day in the life of a family here in Amman. Daily Routines lessons are a complete sequence …

Daily Routines, Lesson 7, Intermediate level

April 6th, 2021

2:48

In this lesson you hear Amani and Dalal role-play a typical day in the life of a housewife here in Amman. Daily Routines lessons are a complete …

Daily Routines, Lesson 6, Intermediate level

March 30th, 2021

2:24

In this lesson you hear Amani ask Zaid about his daily routine. Daily Routines lessons are a complete sequence of high-interest, thematically connected interviews that reciprocally integrate listening and writing an …

Daily Routines, Lesson 5, Intermediate level

March 23rd, 2021

2:19

In this lesson you hear Amani ask Lilian about her daily routine. Daily Routines lessons are a complete sequence of high-interest, thematically connected interviews that reciprocally integrate listening and writing an …

Daily Routines, Lesson 4, Advanced level

March 16th, 2021

3:53

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, …

Daily Routines, Lesson 3, Advanced level

March 9th, 2021

4:16

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, …

Daily Routines, Lesson 2, Advanced level

March 2nd, 2021

3:26

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, …

Daily Routines, Lesson 1, Advanced level

February 23rd, 2021

3:24

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, …

My Life, Lesson 10 Elementary level

February 16th, 2021

3:09

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 …

Food, Lesson 10 Intermediate level

February 9th, 2021

6:15

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 …

Mindfulness, Lesson 10 Advanced level

February 2nd, 2021

6:58

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 …

Mindfulness, Lesson 9 Advanced level

January 26th, 2021

2:20

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 …

My Life, Lesson 9, Elementary level

January 19th, 2021

1:43

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 …

Mindfulness, Lesson 8 Advanced level

January 11th, 2021

3:12

In this episode you hear Amani talk about work during a world pandemic. Has your job also been affected by the pandemic? The shift to an online teaching and interpreting job came with its challenging and we are getting …

Mindfulness, Lesson 7 Advanced level

January 5th, 2021

2:33

In this episode you hear Amani talk about mood swings. We all go through times when we see the world through cloudy-colored glasses. Are you also …

Mindfulness, Lesson 6 Advanced level

December 29th, 2020

2:07

In this episode you hear Amani talk about friendship and wellbeing. It is probably in times like these we appreciate our friends and need them more than ever to lend us an ear and uplift us. In this podcast Amani asks …

Mindfulness, Lesson 5 Advanced level

December 22nd, 2020

2:35

In this episode you hear Amani talk about taking it slow. It is probably in times like these we are very aware of the importance of looking after ourselves. In this podcast Amani asks you to think about the activities …

My Life, Lesson 8 Elementary level

December 15th, 2020

2:01

In this episode you hear Amani do a costumer/shopkeeper role-play with Lilian. By the end of this lesson you will learn short conversational phrases …

My Life, Lesson 7 Elementary level

December 8th, 2020

2:06

In this episode you hear Amani talk about planning a get-together with Lilian. By the end of this lesson you will learn short conversational phrases to use when you plan a get-together with a friend. 

Don't forget the …

My Life, Lesson 6 Elementary level

December 1st, 2020

2:14

In this episode you hear Amani tell you about one of her experiences abroad. She uses the past tense and sequencers to talk about a past event in her life. Look out for how she uses the verbs in the past tense and how …

My Life, Lesson 5, Elementary level

November 23rd, 2020

2:04

In this episode you hear Amani talk about her kitchen and office nook. By the end of this lesson you will learn vocabulary and useful phrases to …

Food, Lesson 9 Intermediate level

November 16th, 2020

3:49

In this episode you hear Amani read to you an informal email invitation to a dinner party and the reply. Now, in reality if someone declines our invitation we send them another sixteen messages and ask them why they …

Food, Lesson 8 Intermediate level

November 16th, 2020

1:33

In this episode you hear Amani tell you what she likes to order when she goes out for dinner. In Amman is it not strange if you go out for dinner and order mostly side dishes. Cheese pastries, stuffed grape leaves, …

Food, Lesson 7 Intermediate level

November 16th, 2020

2:25

In this episode you hear Amani tell you about her grocery list for this week. Here in Amman it is quite common to have the grocer's and the butcher's phone numbers. We call them up and ask them to prepare our order for …

Food, Lesson 6 Intermediate level

November 16th, 2020

2:10

In this episode you hear Amani talk about her eating habits here in Amman, Jordan. She tells you about the kind of foods she likes to eat. Also, it is quite common to have fruit trees planted in gardens around the …

Food, Lesson 5 Intermediate level

November 16th, 2020

3:46

In this episode you hear Amani talk about the food we eat during Eid celebrations in Amman, Jordan. She tells you about the food we like to eat …

Mindfulness, Lesson 4 Advanced Level

November 10th, 2020

2:41

In this episode you hear Amani talk about self-care. It is probably in times like these we are very aware of the importance of looking after ourselves. In this podcast Amani asks you to think about the activities you do …

Mindfulness, Lesson 3 Advanced Level

November 10th, 2020

3:43

In this episode you hear Amani tell you how we practice gratitude in uncertain times and how we perceive challenging experiences in our lives. Do you have a routine to practice gratitude in your life? And how do you …

Mindfulness, Lesson 2 Advanced Level

November 10th, 2020

2:41

In this episode you hear Amani talk about our city Amman. We used to go out together to our favorite places in town every Thursday night. It feels so strange to be driving around for necessary errands and not be able to …

Mindfulness, Lesson 1 Advanced Level

November 10th, 2020

2:41

In this episode you hear Amani define mindlessness and mindfulness. There is no getting away from the fact that 2020 has been an incredibly …

Food, Lesson 4 Intermediate level

November 3rd, 2020

4:42

In this episode you hear Amani talk about two of our favorite restaurants. She tells you about Sufra in Rainbow street and Jafra in downtown Amman. You hear Amani describe the atmosphere, the historical buildings and …

My Life, Lesson 4 Elementary level

October 27th, 2020

1:53

In this episode you hear Amani talk about our travel plans to Aqaba. Before you listen, can you guess if we like to arrange everything together or do we split the tasks of booking a hotel and choosing restaurants …

Trailer The Arabic We Speak

October 23rd, 2020

2:41

Marhaba! We are Dalal and Amani from Amman, Jordan. In this trailer you hear a bit about us and The Arabic We Speak. We write and record lesson series for elementary, intermediate and advanced level learners. Each …

Food, Lesson 3 Intermediate level

October 20th, 2020

3:47

In this episode you hear Amani talk about all-time favorite food items here in Amman, Jordan. She tells you about the kind of food we like and how we perceive certain food items. Amani also tells you about where we like …

My Life, Lesson 3 Elementary level

October 13th, 2020

2:11

In this episode you hear Amani talk about our favorite TV shows. By the end of this lesson you will learn short phrases in Levantine Arabic to express your opinion about your favorite TV show/film. What do you imagine …

My Life, lesson 2 Elementary level

October 6th, 2020

2:55

In this episode you hear Amani tell you about our day jobs. She is going to give you hints so that you guess what our jobs are. In this episode you are going to hear how we describe and talk about our jobs in spoken …

My Life, Lesson 1 Elementary level

September 29th, 2020

1:32

In this episode you hear Amani tell you about her family. By the end of this lesson you will be able to use family-related vocabulary and phrases to …

Food, Lesson 2 Intermediate level

September 22nd, 2020

4:07

In this episode you hear Amani talk about different food tastes and textures. The target language is adjectives to describe food. Amani describes our favorite food tastes and textures as well as food textures we are not …

Food, Lesson 1 Intermediate level

September 15th, 2020

4:00

In this episode you hear Amani talk about our food staples. Can you guess what we have stored in our kitchen cupboards? Think of three things cannot go without before you hit play. 

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