01 Feb 2016

No, it’s not in Libya. And I didn’t misspell “sock.” In fact, many of the items don’t even come from Libya. So what is Souk Libya? It’s a market! As I’ve learned in my 40 hours of Tunisian Arabic, “Souk” or Soog as they pronounce it in Tounsi, is…

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25 Jan 2016
Tounsi in Djerba

Hi, it’s me, the new intern! I’m here for a month, doing 40 hours of Tounsi, visiting cultural sites, and learning about the amazing culture and history of Tunisia. Over the next few weeks you’ll get several posts from me, telling of life in Djerba from my perspective. On…

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18 Nov 2015

I have been studying the Tunisian Arabic language for 3 weeks now and it has been a fun but challenging experience so far. The Tunisian Door currently offers four phases of their Tunisian Arabic classes which range from beginners to advanced proficiency level. My commitment is to finish the…

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29 Oct 2015

I had my very first Tounsi language lesson at The Tunisian Door. Let me begin by telling you that I have no prior experience in learning the Arabic language. If I can learn this language, then you can definitely learn it too and most likely do a better job…

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16 Mar 2015
Why Learn Tunisian Arabic

“Tounsi” or “Derja” is the spoken Arabic dialect in Tunisia. All Tunisian learners however learn Modern Standard Arabic at school. Tounsi is the daily spoken language. As the great Nelson Mandela said: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If…

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