Learning Arabic From Refugees In Jordan
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  • 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.

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


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

Learning Arabic From Refugees In Jordan
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