A few weeks ago, I wrote about the connections between Arabic and my mother tongue, Hindi. Today, I thought it would be fun to talk about the links between Arabic and the Romance languages, especially Spanish. There is an extensive history of the Arabic influence on Spanish, due to the Islamic conquest of the Iberian … Continue reading Arabic and the Romance Languages
I decided to make another Arabic video today, so that I can practice what I have been learning these past weeks. I am definitely still working on my accent and my sentences are very brief and childish, but I thought it would be fun to chart my growth as I continue to learn on my … Continue reading Arabic Update: What I have been Learning
It's been a long time since the "Displaced" event happened, so today, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that my story was published on the International Baccalaureate Online Magazine. I was so excited to share the link with everyone! You can read the article here: http://blogs.ibo.org/blog/2017/05/18/the-power-of-dance/
As I have been moving along with my NSLI-Y Pre-Program course and my independent Arabic studies, I can’t help noticing the intricate interconnectedness between Arabic and my own language: Hindi. I have grown up speaking Hindi with my family, and a few years ago, I taught myself how to read and write in the Hindi … Continue reading Finding Common Ground between Arabic and Hindi
~Based on an experience I had tutoring refugee children last week~ Amal* picked a book from the shelf. “What’s this book about?” the little girl questioned with wide eyes. “I am not sure yet, but we will find out!” I assured Amal, as I took a look at the title: Mommy Ant, Eat Your Vegetables, a 21st … Continue reading Shouldn’t we start thinking about this?