France Meyer

France Meyer is a professional literary translator specialising in modern Arabic literature. France has translated into French 21 Arabic prize-winning novels, seven of them by Egyptian writer and Nobel Prize of Literature Laureate Naguib Mahfouz. In 2015, France co-designed and taught the first Introductory Arabic online course at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies – Middle-East and Central Asia (CAIS) at The Australian National University, where she was an Arabic lecturer until May 2021 before becoming an ANU honorary appointee in 2021.


Marhaba! An Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic »

Publication date: January 2023
Marhaba! An Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic is a unique student handbook specifically written and designed for flexible learning. It consists of 23 lessons that include a variety of online interactive tasks supported by a range of audio resources. Online learners develop reading, listening, speaking and writing skills at the introductory level of Modern Standard Arabic while getting an insight into the culture of the Arab world. This publication addresses the needs of a mobile and diverse cohort of Australian and international students who seek to acquire a basic knowledge of the grammar and syntax of Modern Standard Arabic, a form of the language common to all peoples of the Arab-speaking world, from North Africa to the Middle East and Asia.
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