Matthew

Matthew

My name is Matthew Aldrich. I am a teacher, author, and language enthusiast. I have created the eBooks and other materials on Lingualism.com in an effort to provide quality learning materials for learners of Arabic, and more recently Spanish and Russian. I tend to focus on materials for spoken varieties of Arabic, especially Egyptian Colloquial Arabic and Levantine Colloquial Arabic. I hope my contributions help others in their pursuit of mastering foreign languages.
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Back to Basics

A little over a year ago, I introduced several interactive features (groups, forums, activity feeds, writing prompts, awards) to the website with the hope that we could build a community of learners here. I thought learners using Lingualism materials would appreciate dedicated forums for the materials where they could ask questions and get help from

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Using an Arabic Dictionary: Tips for Learners

So, you’ve decided to study Arabic. From the get-go, you’re confronted with a number of challenges. You knew, of course, that you would have to learn to read and write a completely new alphabet… from right to left, no less. You undoubtedly realized early on that Arabic has several difficult sounds–the glottal stop, the emphatic

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Learn Arabic with BBC Xtra

I love BBC Xtra. It provides me with a daily dose of listening and reading practice. I often listen to it at the gym or during my daily commute…