Teacher’s Path: Wrath and Grace

It is the end of the second trimester in the Algerian national education system. As an English teacher, this moment can be realized as a double-edged sword on me and on my students, asking such questions as... "Whether the good grades of my students do reflect my work or rather their aptitudes?" "Whether the meager … Continue reading Teacher’s Path: Wrath and Grace


QQ: Word Game Against a Translator

Today was a beautiful springtime weather. In such circumstances, Algerian university students get easily affected staying at home instead of coming studying. Even those who come, spend their time chatting, so it is hard to work with them. In this chatty atmosphere, I had only one guy to talk, not as if he wouldn't deserve … Continue reading QQ: Word Game Against a Translator

Word of the Day:  Lah ybarak (Algerian Derdja)

"Lah ybarak" is one of the first words that I learnt in Arabic, among "Assalamu Alaeikum", "Labas?" and "Hamdullah". These expressions are all part of the Algerian colloquial dialect, the Derdja. In the Algerian Arabic Dialect, Lah ybarak (Allah yabarak - ألله يبارك) literally means "May God grant you with his blessing". This expression is a part of the Algerian daily life and etiquette. "Lah … Continue reading Word of the Day:  Lah ybarak (Algerian Derdja)

Algerian Derdja: “youqaqiy”

Today, I've just heard an interesting Algerian word: "youqaqiy"... Actually, this word is from the Capital's language (Algerois) and it describes the speakers of the Algerian Dialect (Derdja). The concept of "youqaqiy" depicts the people who pronounce the Arabic letter (ق) - Qaaf in the classical way as it sounds "qaaf". What's the point pronouncing … Continue reading Algerian Derdja: “youqaqiy”

Another never happened presentation

This LMD Master 1 -Applied Linguistics program literally drives me crazy with its presentation system. We just started with 2 months of tardy and started doing researches and presentations from the first moment. This week, it is the fourth presentation that I am preparing in group-work. Then, after the [unrepresented presentation], I've just got another … Continue reading Another never happened presentation

Learn language by <3 : my Arabic

  "If you love me, you must love my language."       There are a great amount of examples for foreigners knowing each other and making a couple despite of the language diversity among them. One of the example is the most famous YouTuber's (Pewdiepie's) love story in which he as a Sweden met … Continue reading Learn language by ❤ : my Arabic