Saturday, March 21, 2015


Spoken Arabic and Learn Arabic

Spoken Arabic , Learn Arabic, Arabic Conversation, every day Arabic, essential Arabic, Arabic phrases
Natural way of learning a language is listening,speaking, reading and writing. In addition it is best to immerse oneself in that learning environment. So you could not go to a place where the language is spoken, used in daily life try to artificially create it.
So when someone learns a language which is not his/her mother tongue, the following steps may be used. First, listen to everyday situations provided in a video with audio. Second, transliteration may be used in the second time to understand what is said. Third, look into the translation of the phrases said. Here a warning, don’t try to learn grammar and vocabulary in the beginning.

In the above procedure, if video is not available, go for just audio clips. Again, if audio clips are not available, one may go for traditional printed phrase books. Besides, it would be great if in the phrase book, situation and things around described like novel with emotion of the participant. It would be kind of compensate, but nothing could compensate with the originally in the situation and video.
When around 300 phrases of everyday use is learned, then one could go for vocabulary. In this stage, no grammar please. Grammar would come after a year of your studying spoken language. To learn vocabulary, it is best to use picture dictionary with standard pronunciation. Initially you may try to figure what is looking into the image rather than looking into translated meaning.
TV or radio news in the target language is not a good place for learning spoken language. Because things in the news are often political and not that much used in everyday spoken things. However at the later stage, one may watch or listen such tv or radio news. The best thing to watch is movies, dramas, serials. Listening to radio drama, interviews, songs.
To create an artificial environment, one may ask friends and families to talk in the target language. If possible,one may get a friend over internet and chat over voice applications like skype,viber over internet, communicate with emails, letters etc. One may also make friend of the target language in the university or the locality he lives.
The video of the target language would be the best if real human beings participated there. However, next thing may be animated cartoons.
Following the above procedure, appears below some links to study spoken Arabic.
Video with real human beings
some relevant videos found of real life conversation in Arabic with humanbeings:
Say it in Arabic in a restuarnat, my city dubai
Arabic conversation in a taxi
Short videos with one just around five phrase in each video could be found in site and its corresponding youtube video channel. It is one of the best sites to learn Arabic and other languages.

Video with animated cartoons
It is the learn Arabic channel by European Union and it has eight such videos
The corresponding European Union Arabic learning website is:

Arabic with cartoon. No subtitles in English, that’s good
There are few videos on kids learn Arabic
Sindabad cartoon in Arabic

Phrases or sentences
Sentence with English translation. It is very good, probably better after going through conversation videos. This channel also works like picture dictionary.
Phrases some essential ones:
realdevelop some Arabic phrases sound files with English translation

Class lecture style videos– a speaker talks about different phrases
Learn Arabic with Maha

Learn Lebanese Arabic with Hiba Najem[Arabic and english mixed ]

Just audio clips
Arabic anywhere provides audio clips:

Vocabulary with picture aka picture dictionary
Versatile Ralph has good collection of vocabulary with pictures
Good playlist of Arabic vocabulary
arabicpod101 has vocabulary videos too:
wisdomcity’s picture dictionary with audio files:

Websites with collections of learning Arabic materials
BBC has a good collection including Arabic Alphabet, audio,video,Arabic dram etc.
Oxford language centre has a good collection of links:
Jane’s loads of links of different languages including Arabic:

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Spoken English video, audio and websites 190315

Good website about learn English with phrases:

The native shortens some words. These things are depicted with video in this iste:
Indian accent spoken English cartoon videos:
Lets talk good youtube vides, Lets talk videos are very good , they are available in youtube and letstalk website:

BBC videos on spoken English”
TubeSapp conversation video:
Learn English conversation ,with real conversation video, highly recommended:

relevant videos for English learning are compiled here:
English learning compiled links – good collection:
Lets talk in English its different from above lets talk, but good old video:

Australian English with wide range of video:
A good video lessons for every day English:
relevant playlist of everyday English actually its twominute English channel:
old English learning cd, its good:
Hello channel video:

Best English Learning videos as the title says , well there are some good videos:
The above link actually shows about different bakery,meat items in the market with the name of different things.

not much video in the above one though its said to be englishpod101

Learn English with Let’s talk good video presentation

This is the most effective language video series I found. They have the same thing in different languages. For other languages their channel or website name is like language+pod101. For English, they name it as The best thing about this site is that they present word and other actions without translation to your mother tongue. So you could get the chance to learn like a kid. Here goes the link:
British council has another good videos for Englishlearning:
Anglo link has some good videos, however its audio and trasscript, no video with things.
spoken English with cartoon but comes hindi support in some cases, very good indeed:

Phrase commonly used in conversation
125 phrase book is a good one too
Meaning of Anerican English sentences very good

words with pictures; you may search in youtube with picture dictionary
300 English Words by Pictures , very good

Learn English vocabularies for Everyday Life [its like picture dictionary]


Linguaspectrum  some words with pictures

English Phrases - Daily Expressions  just phrase with audio, not that good

Kind of picture dictionary with audion its about profession


Downloadable audio program on spoken English
Download complete audio files for spoken English[around 250 MB]


Monday, March 16, 2015


Part time work or job regulation in Belgium,France and Germany for Non EU(i.e.Bangladesh)students

Foreign students coming from a country outside the European Economic Area must follow an approved course of education in Belgium and be in possession of a valid residence permit.  During the Christmas, Easter and summer college holidays, they are exempt from the requirement to possess a work permit.  If they want to work outside these college holiday periods, they must have a type C work permit.

International students have the right to work while studying in France as long as they are enrolled in an institution that participates in the national student health-care plan. Students who are not nationals of EU member countries must also hold a valid residency permit. The right to work applies to all students, inlcuding those who are in France for the first time, those who are enrolled in the first year of a university program, and those who are enrolled full-time in a language school.
The law allows students to work 964 hours in a given year, which corresponds to 60% of full-time employment for the year. Remember that you can't expect to meet all of your expenses by working part-time, so you must have other means of support.
France has a national minimum hourly wage, known as the SMIC. The SMIC presently stands at € 9,61 gross per hour worked since january 1, 2015, before mandatory withholding for social benefits. Withholding reduces the worker's net wage by about 20%.
You are no longer required to obtain temporary employment authorization (APT, Autorisation Provisoire de Travail) in order to work part-time while enrolled. (Exception: Algerian students are still covered by the Franco-Algerian agreement of December 27, 1968.)

If you come from a Non EU country, then you may work 120 full days or 240 half days per year. If you take a job as a student assistant or research assistant at the university, it’s usually no problem to exceed the 120-day limit. However, you are obliged to inform the Alien Registration Office if you do.
The employment laws pertaining to international students are very stringent. If you violate them, you could be expelled from the country!
if you come from a non-EU country the amount of time you are allowed to work is limited to 90 days per year with 8 hour working days, or 180 half days per year. In some federal states, you are only allowed to work during vacation. Contrastingly those coming from within the EU have the same free access to the labour market as German students do.

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