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Do You Speak English?

Nicole Ladouceur in Petra, Jordan, July 2014. “Do you speak English?” was a favorite phrase of mine for the first two weeks of my three-month experience in Amman, Jordan this past summer. Living my life according to the adage, “Adventure is the best way to learn,” I took off for the journey with only four brief semesters of beginning Arabic experience and some textbook knowledge on the Middle East and South Asia (MESA) region.… Read more