HUGE Independence Day 🎆 Language Course SALE (60% OFF + 4 Days Only): SHOW ME
The Mezzofanti Guild Language Learning Made Simple
Podcasts   /   Episode #28

[Ep. #28] Learning Arabic From Refugees In Jordan



Summary:

  • We took our 8 month old son on his first immersion trip to Jordan.
  • The trip was primarily for the purpose of working with Iraqi and Syrian refugees in East Amman.
  • The refugees we worked with had survived ISIS, who went from town to town marking doors with the Arabic letter “ن” to target them.
  • They’re able to live in relative safety in Jordan but still remain an underclass with few privileges.
  • The language immersion challenge was exceptionally difficult for me as it was often very emotional talking to people and hearing their stories.
  • I had some fascinating exchanges with multiple Arabic dialects at the same time.
  • The goal was to use TalkInArabic.com as a tool to employ some of these people.

Related blog post:

Learn more about what we did in Jordan in this post.

Resource: Check out my review of Diwan Baladna. It’s an amazing book for learning Jordanian Arabic.

INDEPENDENCE DAY 🎆 Language Course SALE

My friends over at Rocket Languages are running their annual, Independence Day sale this week on all their popular language courses.

The offer: 60% off every course on their site.

This includes single level language courses, travelogues and full, beginner-advanced packages.

I highly recommend taking advantage of the offer and learning a language during lockdown.

Comments

House Rules: I love comments and feedback (positive and negative) but I have my limits. You're in my home here so act accordingly. No advertising. Links will be automatically flagged for moderation.

Got something to share?

Love languages?
JOIN THE GUILD:

Or take a look at my Essential Language Learning Tools.

AS SEEN IN:

BBC