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Learning Arabic

A guides to help students of Arabic.

Useful Websites


  • Aswaat Arabiyya- useful for language comprehension. Videos are arranged by level of study and include options to slow play. Requires updated Flash and may need frequent browser refreshing.
  • The Arabic Student- learn dialect phrases from videos in blog and Youtube entries.
  • BBC Arabic- (intermediate and advanced) helpful for expanding vocabulary relevant to current events.
  • CultureTalk- videos are sorted by dialect and subjects. Intended to reflect "authentic speech" including borrowed words and phrases from English. Transcripts and translation are provided, useful for all levels.
  • Arabic DVDs- in Advanced Catalog, search for "Arabic" as language and "Video/Film" as material type.


  • Arabic Phone Conversations- sorted by dialect, level, and topic. Includes conversation transcripts.
  • See Music on Guide for Cultural Resources for Near Eastern Studies.