Arabic (MSA)

The great works of the Arabic World await you. Read the famous plays of Tawfiq al-Hakim, the poetry of Jamil Sidqi al-Zahawi, or simply catch up on the day’s news in the local newspaper. As the official language across 27 states and throughout parts of the Middle East and Africa, this literary standard invites you to engage with intellectual works and important texts across time and space. Travel the Middle East and discover the magic among these ancient and modern lands.

Learn Through Conversations

People

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  1. Who Are You?
  2. We are Family
  3. Getting to Know You
  4. There’s No Place Like Home
  5. Where did you go to School?

Travel

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  1. “How do you say….?”
  2. Haggling and Money
  3. In My Closet
  4. Shop till you Drop
  5. X Marks the Spot

Activities

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  1. Time to Play Sports
  2. My Favorite Season is Summer
  3. What are you Doing this Weekend?
  4. Let’s Go to a Party
  5. I’ll Miss this Place

Places

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  1. I Don’t Feel Well
  2. Let's Eat
  3. I Can’t Eat That
  4. Help!
  5. What is Your Emergency?