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Alex Strick van Linschoten
Worked at AfghanWire
Attended Ampleforth College
Lived in Sharjah
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Looking for good-quality Dari audiobooks to listen to alongside your formal study? Some options here...
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Learning a language? Here's what Laura C. had to say about language coaching:

"I always thought that studying a language such as Pashto would be too difficult for me. I am an Italian native speaker, not very good with languages and memorisation, and often inconsistent in my studies. However, the experience of language coaching proved me wrong. I learnt to read and write a completely unknown alphabet in a couple of weeks. After only a few months, I was already familiar with sounds, vocabulary and even basic grammar. Much credit goes to the method that Alex applies, which he wrote about extensively on his blog. But mainly it is Alex himself. He has been an extremely helpful teacher, able to quickly identify my main learning difficulties and weakness. Over time, he helped me to go beyond them thanks to a focused, personalised approach. His suggestions and advice have been extremely helpful also for my professional life. I have learnt how to be more methodic in my daily tasks, becoming more productive and organised in my work."

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New Sources & Methods episode is out! Matt Trevithick and I recap 2016 and discuss new projects and future plans...
DOWNLOAD / SUBSCRIBE Show notes: Find all our previous episodes at sourcesandmethods.com SREO (Matt's NGO / consultancy work) Get language coaching with Alex CoachBot: a tool for language-learners Master Arabic: Alex's new book on learning the Arabic language Alex's new Arabic podcast
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This morning Sources & Methods Podcast passed the 30,000 'total plays' mark. Thank you for listening! 🎉 http://buff.ly/2iGRAyR
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The Top 9 Ways to Master Arabic http://buff.ly/2j7wNlY (guest blogpost on Lingualism Arabic)
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Kunar, c. 1985
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I made a tool to help you learn languages. CoachBot is free and has over 385 unique activities to try.
For languages that aren’t new, I often feel like I’m stagnating and get bored when I reach the intermediate levels. This can reflect a lack of materials from which to study (as was the case with Pashto when I first started studying it) or — more commonly — a surfeit of materials. This creates a kind of choice paralysis where the number of options means I’m far less likely to sit down and pick one of them. (In a similar way, I'll somet...
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New Sources and Methods episode out today! Spoke with Lynne Kelly about memory and archaeology.
DOWNLOAD / SUBSCRIBE Lynne Kelly 101: Lynne's website Knowledge and Power in Prehistoric Societies The Memory Code Lynne on Twitter 33 Memory Experiments Show notes: 2:20 - Knowledge and Power in Prehistoric Societies was published by Cambridge University Press so it is the academic version of The Memory Code . 3:10 - I was looking at the way indigenous cultures, in particular Australian Aboriginal cultures, record...
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Introduction
A graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies (BA Arabic and Persian), Alex Strick van Linschoten first came to Afghanistan six years ago as a tourist.  In 2006, he founded AfghanWire together with Felix Kuehn, an online research and media-monitoring group to give a more prominent voice to local Afghan media.

In spring 2010 he published My Life With the Taliban, for which he was a co-editor, to critical acclaim, and is also co-editor of a translated volume of Taliban poetry (forthcoming).  He is currently working on a book and PhD at the War Studies Department of King’s College London on the identity of the Afghan Taliban movement 1978-2001.
He has worked as a freelance journalist from Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon and Somalia, writing for Foreign Policy, International Affairs, ABC Nyheter, The Sunday Times (UK), The Globe and Mail (Canada) and The Tablet (UK).

He speaks Arabic, Farsi, Pashtu and German and can get by in French and Dutch.  He lives permanently in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Education
  • Ampleforth College
    1991 - 2002
  • University of Cambridge
    Music, 2002 - 2003
  • King's College London
    War Studies PhD, 2009 - 2016
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  • AfghanWire
    Co-Founder/Co-Director, 2006 - 2010
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Sharjah - Kabul - Kandahar - London - Ampleforth - Offenburg - Zoetermeer - Salzburg