Arabic 101

Top Resources for Learning Arabic

Learn Arabic with these useful resources from around the web.

There’s never been a better time to learn a language. No matter your age or experience, a plethora of tools and resources are available to get you started or help you improve your language skills.

Best of all, many of these resources are completely free.

Check out the links below to jump-start your Arabic.

General

Omniglot - Basic overview of Arabic with alphabet and useful links
Wikipedia - Overview of the Arabic language
Learning Arabic - Articles with guides, resources and more from al-Jazeera
Arabic Desert Sky - Vocab and grammar
ArabicOnline.eu - Course and resources

Free Courses

Foreign Service Institute (via Live Lingua) - Levantine and Suadi Arabic courses
Peace Corps - Introductory Arabic language course
Arabic Studio - Basic alphabet and grammar courses
Madinah Arabic - Alphabet and language course
Arabic-Alphabet.org - Lessons on alphabet

Amazon - Arabic language learning materials
Arabic Pod 101 - Modern learning suite with audio and video lessons
Pimsleur - Comprehensive Arabic (Eastern) course based on the Pimseleur method
Pimsleur - Comprehensive Arabic (Egyptian) course based on the Pimseleur method
Pimsleur - Comprehensive Arabic (Modern Standard) course based on the Pimseleur method
Rocket Languages - Premium Arabic language course
Udemy - Online Arabic courses from experts
LearnArabic.Com - Collection of courses

Phrases

Defense Language Institute - Arabic (Egyptian) language survival kit basic guide
Defense Language Institute - Arabic (Saudi) language survival kit basic guide
Loecsen - Basic Arabic (Moroccan) phrases for travel with audio and illustrations
Surface Languages - Basic Arabic phrases with audio
Wikivoyage - Arabic travel phrases (no audio)
Wikivoyage - Egyptian Arabic travel phrases (no audio)

Dictionaries and Translation

Bab.la - Arabic-English online dictionary
Bab.la - English-Arabic online dictionary
Google Translate - Translate to and from Arabic
Firdaous - ~2000 words

Grammar and Vocabulary

Forvo - Collection of Arabic words pronounced by native speakers
Wikipedia - Arabic grammar
Memrise - Spaced repetition site and app for learning Arabic vocabulary
Verbix - Arabic verb conjugation tool
Arabic Studio - Basic alphabet and grammar courses
Arabic: An Essential Grammar - PDF from popular series
A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic - Comprehensive PDF
Arabic Desert Sky - Vocab and grammar
Arabic Online - Grammar guides

Video

Easy Languages - Learn Arabic from authentic street interviews
Arabic Pod 101 - Modern learning suite with audio and video lessons
TED - Watch TED talks with Arabic subtitles and transcripts
YouTube - Search videos for learning Arabic
Learn Arabic with Maha - YouTube channel with lessons

Radio and Podcasts

Social Media

Meetup - List of Arabic language meetups worldwide
Reddit - /r/learn_arabic subreddit for learning Arabic

Books

Children's Library - Children's books in Arabic
Wikivoyage - Arabic travel phrases (no audio)
Wikivoyage - Egyptian Arabic travel phrases (no audio)
Arabic: An Essential Grammar - PDF from popular series
A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic - Comprehensive PDF

News

al-Bab.com - Collection of Arab newspapers

Other Resources

Learning Arabic - Articles with guides, resources and more from al-Jazeera
ArabicOnline.eu - Course and resources

Articles and Opinion

Learning Arabic - Articles with guides, resources and more from al-Jazeera

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