Arabic - Grammar and Mechanics

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80% of the Qur'an
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This is a set of documents intended to teach 80% of the Qur'an to learners. The philosophy is that since many of the words in the Qur'an are repeated, 80% of it can be learned quickly and easily by knowing what to focus on. Included are lists of vocabulary separated into genre, such as pronouns and ways to say 'no', verbs and verb conjugation charts, grammar charts detailing active and passive participles, and more. Many of the documents are in PDF as well as in Excel so that changes can be made to the templates, i.e. translation into other languages if desired.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
eMuslim
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Acon - Arabic Verb Conjugator
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This site's sole function is to provide users with full conjugations of Arabic verbs. It allows users to select any three letter root from a pick a verb form (I-X) and then view a list of the verb conjugated for all pronouns in present and past tense, passive and active voice, and in all three Arabic verb cases.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
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Interactive
Provider:
Baykal Erol
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Al-Bab (Portal)
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Al-Bab is a portal website designed to introduce non-Arabs to Arab culture by providing links to news sources, country profiles, articles, and a blog on Middle East current events. There are also specific links related to learning Arabic: dictionaries, language classes, textbooks, and other information pertaining to the study of Arabic. A free e-book, The Birth of Modern Yemen, is available for download.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
World Cultures
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
British-Yemeni Society
Date Added:
10/11/2013
All The Arabic You Never Learned The First Time Around
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This book is intended for those who have already learned to read Arabic but are still struggling with the basics of Arabic grammar. The book moves from the very simple to the very complex, and includes examples and exercises in each chapter to reinforce learning. The key to the exercises is found in the back of the book. The book is difficult to find, as it was published at the Defense Language Institute. A free non-searchable PDF version is available through this site, and a searchable PDF is also available for purchase.

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Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Defense Language Institute - Foreign Language Center
Author:
James Price
Date Added:
09/12/2013
Arabic-English Lexicon by Edward William Lane
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First published in the 19th century, the Arabic-English Lexicon by Edward William Lane remains one of the widely used resources for classical Arabic - English translation. Entries are based on the root system and are exhaustive, often including examples of the use of the word in classical poetry and other classical texts. This online version allows the scholar to utilize the 8 volume dictionary by searching the root via the Arabic letters on the left hand side of the page. The site shows scanned images from the corresponding pages of the print version of the lexicon.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Tyndale House
Date Added:
09/12/2013
Arabic Grammar Lessons
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This page contains brief lessons about specific grammatical issues and focuses mostly on Egyptian colloquial Arabic, though it does also include some information about Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Given their brevity, the lessons are of limited use.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Student Guide
Provider:
Desert-Sky
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Grammar Tutorials
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This site has numerous brief, text tutorials on formal Arabic grammatical topics such as sentence structure, verb conjugation, and pronouns, as well as an extended section on the 10 most common verb forms. These tutorials usually favor transliteration over Arabic script.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Multimedia Qur'an
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Grammar of the Written Language (PDF)
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First published in 1910, this book focuses exclusively on the grammar of Modern Standard Arabic as it is used in written Arabic. It contains an introduction that explains the Arabic alphabet and pronunciation and 49 lessons that describe the foundational grammatical elements of MSA, including articles, gender, and the noun and verb systems. The text includes Arabic-English and English-Arabic vocabulary sections as well as a supplement with extract from the Qur'an, classical literature, media, and correspondence. The filesize of the PDF is 32 MB.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Julius Groos
Author:
Ernst Harder
Griffithes Wheeler Thatcher
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Language
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Learn Arabic Language is a website that intends to teach the basics of the Arabic language, including background information on Arabic and its history. It contains information on the letters in their isolated position and numbers. The website further contains lists of pronouns, verbs, animal names, foods, grammar information, and more. All Arabic words are transliterated. The website also includes short lists of Arabic language books and Arabic schools throughout the U.S. and Egypt.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Arabic-learner
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Language for Schools
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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.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Reading
Provider:
Skoool Egypt
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic On-line
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Arabic On-line provides a variety of resources to learn the Arabic language. It offers a summary of the alphabet as well as a platform to practice it by taking quizzes. In addition, it offers a comprehensive list of vocabulary words that cover diverse topics such us vocabulary words relating to military terminology, ecology, the body, emotions, leisure, politics and much more. The words are presented in English, Arabic, and French, among other languages. Other resources include a list of links to Arabic media and dictionaries.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Langsites
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Online
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Arabic Online offers a large quantity of information about Arabic grammar divided up into "lessons," grouped by topic. The grammar sections contain many charts to help promote understanding. The site provides a vocabulary section with a large number of word lists grouped by topic.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Hani Deek
Author:
Hani Deek
Date Added:
10/11/2013
The Arabic Student
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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.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
The Arabic Student
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Verbs
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This appendix describes the system of deriving Arabic verbs. Several examples are provided for verbs that belong to verb Forms I - X. In addition, examples of Forms XI-XV verbs, which are very rare forms in Modern Standard Arabic, are also provided. The appendix also demonstrates exceptions to the general rule, and describes the rules for weak, hamzated, doubled, and quadriliteral verbs.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Vocabulary Lists
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These extensive vocabulary lists are grouped by topic, and they include MSA terms and occasionally their Egyptian colloquial equivalent. There are also a number of lists with various idioms and Egyptian colloquial expressions. Arabic spellings are accompanied by transliterations.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Individual Authors
Author:
anonymous
Date Added:
09/12/2013
Arabic and the Problem of Diglossia
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This paper speaks about Arabic and the problem of diglossia. In the paper, the author discusses the place of Arabic in the world of languages. The author also speaks about some of the aspects that make Arabic a difficult language to learn for speakers of Indo-European languages and discusses the problem of diglossia in modern Arabic. Ultimately, he makes a proposal on a possible way to teach Arabic that directly addresses the diglossia issue.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Andrew Freeman
Author:
Andrew Freeman
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic in Jordan
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This site contains numerous audio, and video files, grouped by topic, of subjects speaking Jordanian colloquial Arabic. There are also a few images and informational links interspersed throughout the site. Each video is available for download and accompanied by an Arabic transcript and an English translation. Videos are based on every day topics like greetings, farewells, shopping, and transportation.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
Date Added:
09/12/2013
Aratools Online Arabic-English Dictionary
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Aratools is an online dictionary that includes over 80,000 stems to translate from Arabic to English and from English into Arabic. The output provides a root-based translation for words and will provide the word's root and conjugation if it is a verb, as well as prefix and suffix morphology. A highly rated iOS app can be purchased to access the dictionary in mobile format.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Aratools
Date Added:
09/12/2013
Aswaat Arabiyya
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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.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lecture
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Date Added:
01/10/2013
Basic Arabic Course
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This website provides a free and open course in basic Arabic. It offers three sections: alphabet, grammar, and vocabulary. The lessons are very brief, and do not contain assistance for pronunciation. The grammar lessons contains noticeable errors, and only cover nominal sentences and form I verb conjugation. The vocabulary lessons are grouped by topic. The site also contains introductory texts about the Arabic language, alphabet, and dialects.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Arabic-course
Date Added:
11/06/2012
Bite Sized Languages
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This is a website that connects language learners to tutors, language exchanges, a language learning blog, a forum for asking language questions, and a word of the day option. Arabic word of the day options are currently only available in MSA; Egyptian and Syrian dialects are forthcoming. Games are not currently available for Arabic on the site.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Bitesized Languages Ltd
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Colloquial Arabic: Sample Comparisons of Dialect
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This site houses a large number of very brief audio files in which native speakers say brief, useful, every day phrases in a number of conjugations. Phrases include things like "How much is this?" "How are you?" or simply reciting useful vocabulary and also cover numbers and time. Each phrase is spoken in 8 or 9 dialects from the regions of North Africa, the Levant, and the Persian Gulf. Every phrase is accompanied by a transcript.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
Date Added:
09/12/2013
Critical Language Service (YouTube Channel)
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Critical Language Service offers playlists with video lessons that explain the material in Alif Baa, Al-Kitaab 1 (through lesson 11), and a series on Egyptian vocabulary. Videos designed for the Alif Baa series focus on stories to illustrate new vocabulary while the series designed for Al-Kitaab explains grammatical concepts introduced in the books, and demonstrate proper pronunciation. They also offer a playlist of 60 cartoon episodes in Arabic.

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Languages
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Critical Language Service
Date Added:
10/14/2013
CultureTalk - Arab World
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CultureTalk - Arab World features a very extensive selection of filmed interviews with people from different countries in the Arabic speaking world. While some interviews are in English, the vast majority are in Arabic. Translations and usually transcripts are provided for all non-English video clips. Topics include family, food, education, religious and cultural customs, work, art, sport, travel, etc. The regions covered are the Levant, North Africa, Egypt, and Mauritania, with an Iraqi section on the way.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Religious Studies
World Cultures
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Culture Talk: Egypt
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CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world giving filmed interviews, in Arabic and sometimes English, on selected topics. Text-based translations and transcriptions are often provided as downloadable documents for most Arabic videos. The videos engage a number of region/country-specific topics, including cultural traditions, religion, politics, and sports.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Reading
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
Date Added:
09/17/2013
Culture Talk: Yemeni Arabic
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CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world giving filmed interviews, in Arabic and sometimes English, on selected topics. Text-based translations and transcriptions are often provided as downloadable documents for most Arabic videos. The videos engage a number of region/country-specific topics, including cultural traditions, religion, politics, and sports.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
Date Added:
09/17/2013
Educational Stories of Dictational Rules
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Educational Stories of Dictational Rules are sixteen stories and activities in slideshow format. These stories were made for students with learning disabilities. Short vowels, long vowels, the letter ta, double vowels, prepositions, and the letter hamza are some of the explained topics. The slideshows start with a story, state the grammar rule, and end with some exercises. The slideshows are enhanced with audio components.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Minstry of Education Department Learning Disabilities - KSA
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Egyptian Arabic: Wedding Traditions, Religion, and Culture
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CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world giving filmed interviews, in Arabic and sometimes English, on selected topics. Text-based translations and transcriptions are often provided as downloadable documents for most Arabic videos. The videos engage a number of region/country-specific topics, including cultural traditions, religion, politics, and sports.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Reading
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
Date Added:
09/17/2013
The Egyptian Castle
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Arabic Castle provides the Arabic alphabet and a list of the 21 most common phrases that non-Arabic speakers should know how to say when traveling to Egypt. These phrases are presented in the Egyptian dialect. In addition, the site introduces the numerals used in Arabic and the months of the year. Each section is accompanied by an audio pronunciation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Magic Enterprise
Date Added:
10/14/2013
ElixirFM Online Interface
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This online interface processes MSA using four different modes. The 'Resolve' mode provides tokenization and morphological analysis of the inserted text while the 'Inflect' mode lets users inflect words into the forms required by context. The 'Derive' mode allows users to derive words of similar meaning but different grammatical category. The 'Lookup' mode can lookup lexical entries by the citation form and nests of entries by the root; it also allows users to search in the English translations.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Linguistics
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Otakar Smr_, Viktor Bielick_, Tim Buckwalter
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Everyday Verbs
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This list presents a basic set of verbs that deal with everyday activities, including walking, running, eating, working, and sleeping. The verbs are presented in third person masculine past and present tense, with the masdar (verbal noun/gerund) listed, as well. The verbs are presented in both modern standard and colloquial Egypt, and feature Arabic text and transliteration.

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Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Arabic Desert Sky
Date Added:
09/17/2013
Flashcard Machine
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Flashcard Machine is a one stop search for flashcards. It contains printable flashcards that cover a plethora of Arabic vocabulary words. There are flashcards that provide the names of the week days, the months, and names of countries, and much more. Users can also study from flashcards that provide vocabulary words presented in textbooks such as the Al-Kitaab series.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Flash Card Machine, LLC
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Glossary of Arabic Grammar Terms
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This is a list of grammatical terms in alphabetical order in Arabic alongside their English meaning. The list is comprehensive, including definitions and explanations of terms that could be seen as vague, such as what is meant by "the ten letters."

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Middle East International Services
Date Added:
10/14/2013
The Golden Advice Regarding The Proper Manner Of Learning The Arabic Language
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This article provides advice on learning the Arabic language. The article discusses the differences between certain grammatical aspects of the language and what it is made of. In addition, it discusses how interested individuals should start learning the language. The article concludes with a series of advice on reading and learning the language.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Abu Umar al-Jurjani
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Grammar reference charts
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Part of an appendix to the eMuslim website, this is a document containing simple grammar reference charts. The charts do not contain explanations but rather Arabic examples of each grammatical concept. Concepts covered include subject and predicate, nouns and adjectives, the genitive case, plurals, gender, prepositions, possessive pronouns, verb conjugations, imperatives, active and passive participles, and masdars. The reference is two pages.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
eMuslim
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Grasping the Benefits Library (Saaid Al Fawaed)
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Saaid Al Fawaed or 'Grasp the Benefits' is an Islamic library that contains many books related to the explanation of the Holy Qur'an, the Prophet Muhammad, and more. A special section has been created on this website for the Arabic language. Here, the user can find grammar books, how-to-read books, dictionaries, and more. The site and its contents are entirely in Arabic.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
Saaid
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Henrik Theiling's Script Teacher
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This is a program designed to teach individuals different language scripts, among which Arabic is included. It is an exam/game designed to test whether or not the student understands the sound the letters make; an Arabic letter is shown, and students must click on the corresponding sound in English. It is available for standalone Arabic letters, ligatures, and numerals. The game keeps track of the percentage of correct inputs scored. Different transliteration options are available. Scroll down the table to see the row for Arabic links.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Game
Interactive
Provider:
Individual Authors
Author:
Henrik Theiling
Date Added:
09/12/2013
Internet Archive - Arabic Resources
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This site contains many books of every language that have entered the public domain or that were uploaded by copyright holders. A growing number of Arabic texts, as well as audio and video files (including famous speeches and songs), may be found by searching this site. Searches can be performed using Latin characters or Arabic characters, and advanced search options can help isolate desired resources.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Internet Archive
Date Added:
09/12/2013
Learn Arabic
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Learn Arabic is a website that aims to teach Arabic via games and activities. Members can compete for top spots as they earn badges by completing lessons. The lessons start with the alphabet and all of its variations and move up through simple words and phrases. Plans are in the works to add more complicated lessons for intermediate and advanced learners. Lessons include interactive books, videos, games, vocabulary lists, and more depending on the lesson. Users can sign up for Arabic tips emailed to them. The site includes a blog as well.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Lecture
Reading
Provider:
LearnArabic
Date Added:
10/14/2013