Arabia (arabiska, Arabic)

A good link for verb conjugation.

Arabian alkeiskurssi
Kurssi on arabian kielen ja kulttuurin kuusiosainen kättelykurssi. Kurssi opettaa arabian kielestä sellaiset perustaidot, joita tarvitset kohdatessasi arabiaa puhuvia ihmisiä – matkalla, työssä, kotona, harrastusten parissa.

Arabic Tripod
An elementary-level link aspiring to cover the fundamentals of both the classical and modern standard varieties of formal Arabic, which are the written forms that are universally understood. The material mainly concentrates on grammar but also includes sections Survival phrases and Culture.

Arabic Without Walls
This material is targeted at elementary-up-to-intermediate-level learners who, besides learning the Arabic language, wish to find out about the Arab culture and history. The material contains vocabulary and grammar drills, listening quizzes, writing activities, and verb practice.

Arabic Word A Day
This link enables the learner to form new sentences in simple and understandable Arabic and helps him follow easy Arabic texts or simple articles in magazines, books, documents or newspapers. This material also provides a translation of the sentences into English as well as a transliteration in Latin letters, to give the student a clear idea about the pronunciation. The level is intermediate.

Audio Arabic
This material focuses on comprehension and is meant for advanced students.
Audio clips cover topics such as family, holidays, women, the country of Tunisia, the history of the Arabic language etc.The speakers use both classical Arabic as well as the Tunisian dialect.

Audio books – LibriVox
Äänikirjoja useilla eri kielillä, kirjoja voi ladata ja kuunnella ilmaiseksi.

Dilap                                                                                                                                                                                                                       An elementary-level link that instructs the student in the alphabet, pronunciation, and the basics of  grammar, including pronouns and verb conjugation. The material presents different variants such as the classical written Arabic and dialectal “intermediary” Arabic. The last Chapter focuses on cultural knowledge, such as Arab Muslim/Gregorian calendar, Muslim and  English zodiac signs with Arab symbols, and expressing the time of the day in Arabic.

FSI Arabic
USA:n Foreign Service Instituten laatimaa kielikurssimateriaalia, joka on vapaasti
käytettävissä verkossa.

Georgetown University – Arabic
This is a Georgetown university material that contains 20 lessons and 134 audio tracks in total. The material also contains seven video lessons, enabling the student to observe and understand people’s customs and habits as well as to visualize the environment where Arabic language is widely spoken.

This is a strongly recommended link for students wanting to learn the basics of Arabic after they already know the Arabic alphabet. It helps students improve their understanding of simple words and learn their correct pronunciation. The material comprises the Arabic consonants and vowels and contains 28 listening, reading and dictation exercises.


Learn Arabic
Presents the basics of the Arabic language, such as the alphabet and phonetics. This site covers pronouns, verbs, and adjectives; writing Arabic letters, and tips on how to learn Arabic.

Learn Arabic!
A perfect link for someone already possessing the basic knowledge of the language. Here you can learn how to conduct simple dialogues, polite conversations, and small talk with native speakers from either eastern or western Arab countries. Free Arabic language software can be downloaded as well.

This material is directed at beginners aspiring to learn the Arabic alphabet from the start, to form and learn words as well as build these new words into simple sentences. The material consists of two parts: Arabic Language Course (23 Lessons) and Arabic Reading Practice (18 Lessons). Arabic audio and English translations of the words are included.

Modern Standard Arabic
Swarthmore University’s link to modern standard Arabic for beginners. This language material covers the alphabet (lunar and solar), phonetics, subject such as the Arab countries, weather, days of the week, directions, descriptions, transportation, food and drink, and seasons. Includes audio demonstrations of all letters and short video clips.

This is a link for people who wish to learn Moroccan Arabic (also called Darija), which is comprehensible in all Maghreb countries like Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania. This material helps you learn some basic everyday expressions as well as some grammar. The site contains 12 lessons and 19 vocabulary lists covering several themes such as food, days, animals, verbs, numbers etc.
This is a link for beginners. It starts with the basics such as the alphabet, simple
words, and phrases. The material is very practical and designed for those keen on quickly grasping the fundamentals, but it progresses to take the learners towards the intermediary level, enabling them to read and write easy texts as well as to speak Arabic to a certain comprehensible degree.
 1. Classic Arabic – the Writing System
Introduction to the Arabic language. Arabic alphabet, short vowels, long vowels,
numbers etc. Arabic sentences have been translated into English and written in Latin letters to enable the student to read them correctly. This material is targeted at students who have their first contact with the basics of Arabic.

2. From Eastern to Western Arabic
The material is aimed at people who have a good command of Eastern (Levantine) Arabic and wish to learn the western Arabic dialect of the Maghreb countries, particularly the Moroccan Arabic dialect. The material focuses on vocabulary, social usage, grammar, comparison between pronunciations of eastern Arabic (such as Egyptian) and Moroccan Arabic. English is used along the course to explain the meaning of the sentences.

 3. lntroduction to Middle Eastern Arabic, Pronunciation for Beginners
The material concentrates mainly on the pronunciation of Eastern Arabic and provides audio drills on sounds andvocabulary. The focus is on distinguishing between similar-sounding phonemes. The support language is American English. For audio see FSI Arabic

The purpose of this material is to describe the major differences between the Levantine (Palestinian, Syrian, and Lebanese) and the Egyptian dialect of Arabic. The material is designed to improve the students’ pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary and to help them overcome the difficulties that might rise from the differences of every-day Arabic usage in these Middle Eastern regions.

 5. Saudi Arabian Arabic, Basic Course (Urban Hijazi Dialect)
This material contains 50 lessons solely focusing on the Saudi Arabian (Hijazi) Dialect, which is widely understood in the Gulf countries. The level is basic to intermediate, so students who are more used to other Arabic dialects can also benefit from the drills and exercises. The speaker is a native Saudi Arabian. For audio see FSI Arabic

YLE Oppiminen – Arabia
Arabian materiaalia YLE:n sivuilla.