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Arabic Alphabet Tutorial
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This website shows images and video of the Arabic letters. It has two sections, one with the Arabic letters in their independent, unconnected forms, and a second showing the letters in all of their various connected forms. Both sections offer videos that show a calligrapher writing out each form of each letter. Videos of the connected letters include words that demonstrate the initial, medial, and final positions of each letter.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Stanford University
Date Added:
11/06/2012
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 Keyboard
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This website allows access to an Arabic keyboard for those who are on computers that do not have access to Arabic script. Users can move the mouse over an Arabic keyboard displayed on the site to 'type' in Arabic words, and then copy and paste the Arabic to the document or website they are using.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Arabic Keyboard
Date Added:
10/11/2013
Arabic Keyboard and Layout
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This site provides instruction on how to install and use the Arabic keyboard on Windows. There are step by step instructions on how to install the keyboard on Windows XP as well as on Windows 2000. The site also provides 5 pictures of the Arabic keyboard layout.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Pratyeka
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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Reading
Provider:
Skoool Egypt
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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
Date Added:
09/12/2013
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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Arabic-course
Date Added:
11/06/2012
Clavier Arabe Virtual Keyboard
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This website allows individuals to type in Arabic by providing a virtual keyboard. Users can then copy and paste the Arabic on the screen into whatever application they need. The website also allows searches in Arabic via various search engines. The keyboard includes all short vowels and saved stock phrases such as the bismallah as well as instant connection to google translate for quick translation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Clavier Arabe
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Clavier Arabe virtual keyboard
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This website allows individuals to type in Arabic by providing a virtual keyboard. Users can then copy and paste the Arabic on the screen into whatever application they need. The website also allows searches in Arabic via various search engines. The keyboard includes all short vowels and saved stock phrases such as the bismallah.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Clavier Arabe
Date Added:
10/14/2013
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.

Subject:
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.

Subject:
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
Internet Polyglot
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Internet Polyglot is a one stop free shop service that provides an enormous list of verbs, adverbs, and vocabulary words that cover a diverse array of subjects. To ease and enhance the learning process, this service provides the following types of interactive games: typing, guessing, mix, and matching. By creating an account, users are able to play the games with the full set of vocabulary words; and are able to generate their own individualized and specific list of vocabulary words with which they can play the above mentioned games.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Provider:
Internet Polyglot Service
Date Added:
10/14/2013
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
Learn Arabic 101
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Learn Arabic 101 is a series of basic Arabic lessons. The alphabet, adjectives, nouns, verbs, phrases, grammar, and vocabulary are some of the topics explained on this website. Each word or phrase is translated and transliterated. If the user clicks on an Arabic word, it will be pronounced. In addition, there are translation and Arabic keyboard sections. There is also a multiple-choice exam section for the learner to practice.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Assessment
Provider:
Learn101
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Learn Arabic Language
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This Coptic website contains a section for learning languages. In the Arabic learning section, there are nineteen different categories including the alphabet, grammar, numbers, and groups of vocabulary words used in daily life, such as women's clothing and insects. The vocabulary in these categories include labeled illustrations.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
St-Takla
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Magictyper
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This program allows users to type in Arabic whether or not they have Arabic enabled on their computer. The display includes a picture of a keyboard that allows users to see what keys correspond to the Arabic letters. What is typed appears in a window on the page, which users can then copy and paste to whatever document or other website they are using. Magictyper is available is for multiple languages and is free to use, although donations are welcomed.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
tero
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Mixxer
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Mixxer offers language partners across the globe for free via Skype. The website is set up to help parties who would like to learn each other's language connect for language exchange sessions. Users simply have to register and log in and they can search for conversation partners from across the globe. The site also allows users to maintain and share blogs in order to practice written elements of the language they are studying. Teachers can organize group sessions for their students.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Dickinson College
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Online Arabic Tutorial
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This online Arabic tutorial from the University of Maryland offers information on the alphabet, basics in grammar such as pronouns and verb conjugations, numbers, qualifying adjectives, time and date, and other various vocabulary activities focusing on things such as the parts of the body and greetings. Each tutorial section comes with a comprehensive quiz. Audio components are available to listen to the various vocabulary words.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Interactive
Provider:
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Qur'an Transliteration
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This site offers 18 instructional videos, divided into 4 levels, that are aimed at enabling users to read Arabic, and specifically Qur'anic Arabic. The video series begins by introducing viewers to the Arabic characters, taking great care to demonstrate the sounds they make and ends with guiding viewers through Qur'anic passages.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
transliteration.org
Date Added:
10/14/2013