Tag Archives: Arabic

What is ‘halal’

We are seeing a slow but steady growth in the number of Muslim learners choosing home tuition so it’s worth considering what halal requirements can mean. ‘Halal’ means ‘permissable’ in relation to objects and actions within Islamic law. Halal food is … Read More»

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Why English is difficult for Arabic speakers

As Arabic is not an Indo-European language it does not share many of the fundamental features of English. What feels obvious to say speakers of English, German, Spanish or Russian may not be at all obvious to Arabic speakers. Read on for … Read More»

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Spelling problems for Arabic speakers


English spelling can be a real problem for students who speak Arabic. Here is a link to a helpful website by Johanna Stirling, English Language Garden. 

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