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Learning Arabic

Self-Assessment Exercises

If you are interested in assessing your level of Arabic, try our these exercises Arabic without Walls.

Arabic Script Types

For help with Arabic script please visit the Arabic Calligraphy site.


The LangMedia Materials link is a  short reference grammar for beginning and intermediate students of Arabic. Created by Professor Mohammed Jiyad of Mount Holyoke College.

Audio and Video for Students of Arabic.

The LangMedia Resources for World Languages offer formal spoken Arabic Dialogues audios  with transcript. These are related to Alif- Ba and Al-Kitaab books part one.  Levels A1-B2

The  Arabic Webcasts from the Project of the National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC), USA has adapted news for Students of Arabic in MP3 format with transcript and exercises.  Level: B1-C1.

The LangMedia Levantine  Arabic Audio and Video Materials has materials at a range of different levels.  The videos are Arabic situations and organised according to topic, accompanied by a transcript.

Basic Arabic Courses

The University of North Carolina offers an online course for schools which is very useful for Arabic beginners.

Arabic Media

Written News

The following websites are written in the Arabic script and useful for reading news information on current affairs etc.

Radio/TV news

The following websites are useful:


Al-bab aims to introduce non-Arabs to the Arabs and their culture.


Dictionary Arabic-English/English-Arabic

Go to: Word Reference



Mahmoud Darwish reads some of his poems. You can also find some of his texts. The web page is also translated in English.  Level B1-C2.

Things to do now

Try out the self-assessment exercises to check your level in Arabic.