I have always come across excellent Arabic speakers in Turkey. Betül Aslan is one of them. "The reason for learning a language is the most critical point that affects the learning process", says Betül in interview #30 of the 9273 roots series.
An Austrian kid goes on vacation to Egypt and is so enthusiastic about Arabic that the 14-year-old starts learning Arabic on his own back in Austria. That's the story of Georg Binder. Learn more about him in episode 29 of the "9273 roots"-interview series.
Episode #23 of "9273 roots": An interview with Sami Morcos - the man who created a great website that converts any number into Arabic text.
Episode #10 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the woman who writes books for bilingual kids (Arabic-English): Sirine Demarchkie
Episode #5 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the man who turns Arabic letters into beautfiul art: Omar Safa.
9273 roots: 20 questions for the grammarian Antoine Robert el-Dahdah (الدحداح) who put Arabic grammar in charts and tables.