Guest authors who have published interesting stuff on Arabic for Nerds. Anyone is welcome to share his/her thoughts and ideas on Arabic for Nerds.
Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL); the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL): we need to talk about the "F"-word in these acronyms, writes Dr. Roger Anderson. If Arabic is a "foreign" language, then every time Arab-Americans speak it within their home, they are performing something foreign in every conversation. Hence, the "foreign" has to be abandoned, opines Dr. Anderson in a thought-provoking guest article.
sunnah.com and shamela.ws are popular websites among Arabic and Islamic students. What sources do they use and who is behind these websites? Guest author Mohamed has some answers.
In the 20th century, Arabic language material was scarce. During the Vietnam War, Reginald Hefner, had access to a language lab of the US military - and later discovered, how the Military's Arabic material was used by publishers around the world. He shares some reminiscences and anecdotes in this guest article.
How do you manage to motivate yourself to learn Arabic for years, even decades? Marco Rateitschak has been learning Arabic since 1999. In a guest article, he describes his journey and offers valuable advice for anyone in such a situation. A survival guide for lifelong learners of Arabic.
There are ten verb forms in Arabic. That is what most people learn - even at universities. But that is not the end of the story, as we will learn in this article.