This is a collection of one page stories brought together in one document available for free download. Each page/story corresponds with a day of the week, although the stories themselves have no connection with one another. The stories include moral lessons. Each story is fully voweled.
This website contains some animated lessons of the subjects studied in schools. There are three categories: elementary for grades 4, 5, and 6, intermediate for grades 7, 8, and 9, and secondary for grades 10, 11, and 12. In the Arabic language section, there are texts, grammar lessons, reading lessons, balaghah, and more. For each lesson, the user is provided with synonyms, antonyms, plural and singular forms of vocabulary, exercises, summary, and the objective.
This blog offers translations of Arabic songs into English. Arabic transcriptions of the song lyrics are also provided, as are the transliterated lyrics. Where possible, the song has been added to the website as well so that users can listen to the song as well as read along. Users can request new songs to be translated, submit their own translations, and leave comments. Users can also search the site or click on a singer's name to be given a list of their songs that have been translated on the site.
This page offers 186 different children's stories written in Arabic. Topics range from scientific matters such as how to build a telescope to literature and folktales, including Indian folktales. Stories must be viewed using Java and users must click on the link to view the resource and its title. Many contain images and other illustrations. The intended age level of the reader varies from story to story.
This is a blog that links to videos, music, and other information about studying and learning Arabic. The blog provides comments on information provided. For instance, there is a link to an episode of The Simpsons in Arabic while providing sentences and translations of some of the more complicated phrasing.
Aswaat Arabiyya is an archive of 245 videos in Arabic, listed by difficulty level and accompanied by glossaries and four worksheets each that focus on every aspect of listening comprehension. Selections come largely from Arabic media, with some cultural presentations by native speakers. Videos cover the entire Arabic-speaking world and include MSA and different dialects. Materials are designed to be used both as in-class activities and homework assignments. Videos can be slowed down.
This website is for those who would like to explore the Qur'an in a variety of languages. Users can view the Qur'an by chapter or by section (divided into 5 sections as well as into 30). The exegesis for the reasons of the Qur'an's revelation (Asbaab an-Nazuul) is included as are seven different tafasir, or exegeses. Translations of the Qur'an into 66 different languages are also found on the website; some languages have more than one translation available. Also included are Arabic definitions of the words of the Qur'an.
This is a group of three videos regarding human rights throughout the world. Each one of the videos is in MSA Arabic. The videos talk first about human rights in general, the second talks about the history of human rights in greater detail, and the third discusses women's rights and NGO's. The videos are about ten minutes long.
This online tool helps people read and memorize the Qur'an. The interface allows users to repeat after words or verses are recited. The Arabic is highlighted as the words are recited. There is an option for the words to disappear after several repetitions to aid in memorization. A choice of 40 different languages for Qur'anic translation is displayed alongside the Arabic, as is the possibility of two different Qur'anic exegeses in Arabic. A different interface is available for those viewing on a mobile device such as an iPad or Android.
The International Children's Library contains over 30 children's books in Arabic, suitable for ages 3-13. Some have solely Arabic text, and others are bilingual with English alongside the Arabic. All books include color illustrations. Texts can only be read online. The site is designed to be appealing to children, and offers users a way to search for books by age, topic, whether the characters are animals or people, and numerous other features, such as the color of the book's cover. Select Arabic in the Audience/Language section of the Advanced Search in order to locate the Arabic works.
The Iraq Hurr website is a news broadcast website that includes radio and video components as well as news articles. The majority of the content concerns Iraq, but world news is also reported on the site. Components of the website include current events, politics, economics, security, society, and various programs such as sports and human rights in Iraq. Podcasts are also available, as is a free app for both iPhones and Android.
Konooz Magazine is an Arabic electronic magazine for children. This magazine includes educational stories and poems. In addition, there is a special section for Islamic stories and prayers. The reader can also find some activities such as coloring pictures, handcrafts, and easy recipes. The website is entirely in Arabic.
This website includes the entire Qur'an, searchable by chapter. An audio component is available for users to listen to the Qur'an as they are reading it in Arabic and in English translation. English words in red include exegesis of the term. The 'learn Arabic' portion of this Qur'an website includes analysis of Arabic grammatical structures. Included are charts of the alphabet, personal pronouns, prepositions, verbs and adverbs, and a verbal sentence equation that helps students construct sentences by choosing a subject, verb, and direct object.
This lesson plan is an example of a lesson that is used to teach Food for level II students in LAUSD schools. This lesson was developed by Nada Shaath, and adapted from a unit that was developed by Startalk LA Stars teams.
This Arabic-only website is an effort to record and preserve information on the culture and history of modern Egypt from the reign of Muhammad 'Ali starting in 1805 to the end of Sadat's presidency in 1981. Materials on this site include pictures of coins from this era, maps, stamps, medals, books, documents, photos, recordings, information on movies, speeches, newspaper articles, magazine covers, and more.
Poets' Gate is a website that contains examples of Arabic poetry ranging from the jahiliyyah period to the present day in an attempt to create a comprehensive diwan (or compilation) of Arabic poetry. Poems are divided according to the time periods and poets. The site also provides biographic information about the poets and a full list of their poems.
This blog is for children, parents, and anyone else interested in Arabic children's books. There is information about children's literature awards, summer reading suggestions for kids, reviews of children's books, and more. The blog's author also posts news about children's literature, such as when big websites are having sales and when new websites for children are launched.
This is a radio station out of Lebanon that provides free streaming via their Ôlive audioŐ button. Unlike many other radio station websites operating out of the Middle East, it provides reliable, live audio to their station and is consistently updated. The interface is in English, making it easy to use for novice speakers of Arabic who are looking to listen in on some Arabic radio. Some of their archived shows play English music.
Story and Tale is a web site that contains around two hundred fifty short stories. The stories are divided into seven categories: old stories, love stories, comical stories, Islamic stories, social stories, purposeful/moral stories, and intellectual stories. Most of the stories are suitable for children and adolescents.