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Birthdays and Resolutions

Well, I am officially 28, and my second year of teaching in the Middle East is underway. I like to make New Year Resolutions on my birthday because I feel that’s a better time for me to be introspective and examine how I’ve grown from August to August. 226 more words


First impressions (and first Arabic test)

Today is my third day in Amman and I feel like I can start to reveal my first impressions ;)

The people are AWESOME. Friendly, happy… 707 more words


Weekly Transcript Drill #2: How to work on your accent and speaking command when not in the Middle East

The reality is that most Arabic as a 2nd language students will have long periods of time where they are away from the Middle East and therefore not in a position to have frequent conversations in Arabic. 740 more words


Crowdsourcing Blamed for Bing Translation of Arabic "Daesh" into English "Saudi Arabia"

Reason #3412 you don’t want to completely rely on crowdsourcing: Microsoft apologises after Bing translates ‘Daesh’ into ‘Saudi Arabia’. “Microsoft has been forced to apologise after its Bing translation service suggested that the Arabic name for Islamic State ‘Daesh’ meant ‘Saudi Arabia’ in English. 30 more words

Around The Search & Social Media World

Expanding opportunities for free knowledge in Tunisia: Habib M’henni

As a passionate teacher with a great interest in free culture and open source, Habib M’henni found out about Wikipedia soon after it began, and he used the site for many years as most readers do—to get information. 509 more words