Sunday, 16 February 2014

TOP ARABIC LANGUAGE LEARNING RESOURCES!

This list is under construction and I will be updating isa as I get time. Please contribute your ideas and suggestions here! All free and teach standard Arabic unless otherwise stated.


Reading and Writing the Arabic Script



Arabic Reading Course

13 lessons using a step by step approach to learning the Arabic letters and how they join.

Arabic Studio

Five free youtube lessons for beginners with a particular focus on pronunciation. Includes free downloadable textbook.

Qasid Online

26 detailed tutorials on the Arabic script each focusing on one or two letters.


Speaking

Arabian Sinbad

Immersive animated video series primarily designed for children (but no reason why adults can't use it too!). Lots of free samples on youtube with main series + accompanying material available to purchase.

Learn Arabic with Maha

Popular series of youtube tutorial mainly focusing on practical spoken Arabic.



General Arabic Courses

EU Arabic Online

A very well designed EU funded Arabic language course which is also available in a number of other European languages.

Madinah Arabic

Some lessons are still under construction but this Islamic website offers a free traditional online Arabic course.


Grammar 

Arabic Studio - Basic Arabic Grammar 

Excellent series of youtube Arabic lessons covering the basics of grammar.
Maysoor 
Ten free Youtube grammar tutorials designed to complement the Madinah series of textbooks. 


Vocabulary


BYKI Flashcards

Hundreds of free electronic flashcards to download with accompanying audio. You can use this free software to keep track of your progress.

Arabic Private Tutor 

Vocabulary clearly pronounced on video with pictures and English translation.

Arabic Class  

Online Arabic picture dictionary with vocabulary arranged by topic.


Textbooks

Gateway to Arabic Series

Organised well structured book series starting from scratch and progressing till advanced level. Mainly focusing on grammar and vocabulary. Accompanying flashcards, CDs and posters available. Books 1 and 2 of this series contain essential material for any Arabic learner. There's also a separate series aimed at children called 'Arabic Without Tears'.

 

Iqra Arabic Programme

Another excellent book series starting from pre-school level (Arabic Alphabet Activity Book) and ending with advanced level Arabic grammar. Designed originally as school textbooks with accompanying workbooks (US Style) but very useful for adult learners also nonetheless.


G&W Arabic Books (Includes Mastering Arabic series)


Particular focus on practical spoken Arabic. Teaches Modern Standard Arabic but with occasional transgression into dialect. Perfect for those studying for GCSE Arabic.


Media and Business Arabic

Foreigncy

Contemporary news articles in Arabic with flashcards containing the key vocabulary news terms clearly pronounced with English translation. This is the place to go if you want to understand the news in Arabic!


Basic Arabic for Business

Another EU funded multimedia course focusing mainly on travel and business Arabic. You can do this course in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish or Italian. 


Understanding the Quran


The Quranic Arabic Corpus 

Word by word analysis of the entire Quran maintained and updated by Leeds University. Invaluable resource for anyone studying the Quran.


Tajweed in English (and French) 

Full Tajweed course starting from scratch.


Let's Read and Write Arabic 1 and Let's Read and Write Arabic 2 

Vocabulary from the Quran listed alphabetically (book 1) and by topic (book 2)


80 Percent Words

Flashcards and memory games aimed at memorising the most frequently occuring words in the Quran. 


Arabic Classes in Southampton

More than 200 nouns from the Quran in the form of flashcards arranged by topic in albums.


Animals in the Quran 

Downloadable flashcards with the names of some animals mentioned in the Quran.


My First 100 Words From the Holy Quran 


Colouring and sticker book for children. Sadly out of print so now difficult to get hold of.




Apps

(recommendations only - I have not personally reviewed these)  


Something Fishy About Arabic

EduKitten 

Saturday, 31 August 2013

GCSE LEVEL COURSE STARTING SEPTEMBER 2013!

Great news! WEA will also be running an additional new 10 week Arabic course for adults starting in September 2013 which will take place at the Clovelly Centre, Clovelly Road, Southampton. 

 

Advanced Arabic  (Tuesdays 7-9pm - Starting 17th September 2013)


This is a GCSE -level course suitable for those who have studied Arabic part-time for at least a year are confident reading and writing.  Students who are interested may apply to sit the GCSE Arabic language exam in May 2014.

Fees and Concessions

Adults over 18- £79 (TBC)

Adults on (income related) benefits - Free!!



Unfortunately due to new funding regulations, additional fees apply to those aged 16-18. Please make all cheques payable to 'WEA'. If you have any queries about your fee status please contact WEA's Southampton office on 023 80630483 during office hours or southampton@wea.org.uk.

Recommended Books


Students are kindly requested to buy the following books which will accompany this course.

  • Mastering Arabic Book 2 (Palgrave Master Series) by Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar 
  • Build your Arabic Vocabulary by Haroon Shirwani (available from www.g-and-w.co.uk)




Courses will only proceed if a minimum of ten students register by the first session. To register your interest or for more information on course structure and registration details you can contact the course tutor by e-mailing arabicclub@hotmail.com.


Sunday, 18 August 2013

NEW BEGINNERS COURSE STARTING SEPTEMBER 2013!



There will be a new 10 week Arabic course for adult beginners starting in September 2013 which will take place at the Clovelly Centre, Clovelly Road, Southampton.

Beginners (Wednesdays 7-9pm - Starting 18th September 2013)


This course is suitable for those with no previous knowledge of the Arabic language or those who have some familiarity with the script but are unable to understand what they are reading.




Fees and Concessions


Adults over 18- £79 (TBC)

Adults on (income related) benefits - Free!!



Unfortunately due to new funding regulations, additional fees apply to those aged 16-18. Please make all cheques payable to 'WEA'. If you have any queries about your fee status please contact WEA's Southampton office on 023 80630483 during office hours or southampton@wea.org.uk.

Recommended Books

Students are kindly requested to buy the following book which will accompany the course.


Beginners Level

Read and Speak Arabic by Wightwick and Gaafar

Gateway to Arabic Book 2 by Imran Hamza Alawiye available from http://www.gatewaytoarabic.com/

For those who are unfamiliar with the Arabic script then Gateway to Arabic Book 1 by Imran Hamza Alawiye is strongly recommended (available from http://www.gatewaytoarabic.com/)





Courses will only proceed if a minimum of ten students register by the first session. To register your interest or for more information on course structure and registration details you can contact the course tutor by e-mailing arabicclub@hotmail.com.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Top Arabic Language Resources!

This list is under construction and I will be updating isa as I get time. Please contribute your ideas and suggestions here! All free and teach standard Arabic unless otherwise stated.


Reading and Writing the Arabic Script


Arabic Reading Course

13 lessons using a step by step approach to learning the Arabic letters and how they join.

Arabic Studio

Five free youtube lessons for beginners with a particular focus on pronunciation. Includes free downloadable textbook.

Qasid Online

26 detailed tutorials on the Arabic script each focusing on one or two letters.

Speaking

Arabian Sinbad

Immersive animated video series primarily designed for children (but no reason why adults can't use it too!). Lots of free samples on youtube with main series + accompanying material available to purchase.

Learn Arabic with Maha

Popular series of youtube tutorial mainly focusing on practical spoken Arabic.


General Arabic Courses

EU Arabic Online

A very well designed EU funded Arabic language course which is also available in a number of other European languages.

Madinah Arabic

Some lessons are still under construction but this Islamic website offers a free traditional online Arabic course.


Grammar 

Arabic Studio - Basic Arabic Grammar 

Excellent series of youtube Arabic lessons covering the basics of grammar.

Maysoor 

Ten free Youtube grammar tutorials designed to complement the Madinah series of textbooks. 

Vocabulary

BYKI Flashcards

Hundreds of free electronic flashcards to download with accompanying audio. You can use this free software to keep track of your progress.

Arabic Private Tutor 

Vocabulary clearly pronounced on video with pictures and English translation.

Arabic Class  

Online Arabic picture dictionary with vocabulary arranged by topic.

Textbooks

Gateway to Arabic Series

Organised well structured book series starting from scratch and progressing till advanced level. Mainly focusing on grammar and vocabulary. Accompanying flashcards, CDs and posters available. Books 1 and 2 of this series contain essential material for any Arabic learner. There's also a separate series aimed at children called 'Arabic Without Tears'.

 

Iqra Arabic Programme

Another excellent book series starting from pre-school level (Arabic Alphabet Activity Book) and ending with advanced level Arabic grammar. Designed originally as school textbooks with accompanying workbooks (US Style) but very useful for adult learners also nonetheless.


G&W Arabic Books (Includes Mastering Arabic series)


Particular focus on practical spoken Arabic. Teaches Modern Standard Arabic but with occasional transgression into dialect. Perfect for those studying for GCSE Arabic.


Media and Business Arabic

Foreigncy

Contemporary news articles in Arabic with flashcards containing the key vocabulary news terms clearly pronounced with English translation. This is the place to go if you want to understand the news in Arabic!

Basic Arabic for Business

Another EU funded multimedia course focusing mainly on travel and business Arabic. You can do this course in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish or Italian. 

Understanding the Quran


The Quranic Arabic Corpus 

Word by word analysis of the entire Quran maintained and updated by Leeds University. Invaluable resource for anyone studying the Quran.

Tajweed in English (and French) 

Full Tajweed course starting from scratch.

Let's Read and Write Arabic 1 and Let's Read and Write Arabic 2 

Vocabulary from the Quran listed alphabetically (book 1) and by topic (book 2)

80 Percent Words

Flashcards and memory games aimed at memorising the most frequently occuring words in the Quran. 


Arabic Classes in Southampton

More than 200 nouns from the Quran in the form of flashcards arranged by topic in albums.

Animals in the Quran 

Downloadable flashcards with the names of some animals mentioned in the Quran.

My First 100 Words From the Holy Quran 


Colouring and sticker book for children. Sadly out of print so now difficult to get hold of.




Apps

(recommendations only - I have not personally reviewed these)  

Something Fishy About Arabic

EduKitten 

 

Saturday, 6 April 2013

NEW ARABIC COURSE STARTING APRIL 2013!




There will be one new 10 week Arabic course for adults starting in April 2013 which will take place at the Clovelly Centre, Clovelly Road, Southampton.

Advanced (Wednesdays 7-9pm - Starting 24th April 2013)

This course is suitable for those who comfortable reading the Arabic script who have already had some basic grounding in the principles of Arabic grammar. Basic grammar will be revised and a variety of conversation topics will be discussed at a pre-GCSE/ GCSE level.


Fees and Concessions


Adults over 18- £79

Adults on (income related) benefits - Free!!



Unfortunately due to new funding regulations, additional fees apply to those aged 16-18. Please make all cheques payable to 'WEA'. If you have any queries about your fee status please contact WEA's Southampton office on 023 80630483 during office hours or southampton@wea.org.uk.

Recommended Books


Students are kindly requested to buy the following books, which will accompany the course.


Iqra Arabic Reader 2 Textbook + Workbook (old version). Available from www.iqra.org or www.alfarooqinternational.com/




Courses will only proceed if a minimum of ten students register by the first session. To register your interest or for more information on course structure and registration details you can contact the course tutor by e-mailing arabicclub@hotmail.com.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

NEW ARABIC COURSE STARTING IN JANUARY 2013!!

There will be one new 10 week Arabic course for adults starting in January 2013 which will take place at the Clovelly Centre, Clovelly Road, Southampton.


Advanced (Wednesdays 7-9pm - Starting 16th January 2013)

This course is suitable for those who comfortable reading the Arabic script who have already had some basic grounding in the principles of Arabic grammar. Basic grammar will be revised and a variety of conversation topics will be discussed at a pre-GCSE/ GCSE level.

 

Fees and Concessions


Adults over 18 £79
Adults on (income related) benefits Free!!


Unfortunately due to new funding regulations, additional fees apply to those aged 16-18. Please make all cheques payable to 'WEA'. If you have any queries about your fee status please contact WEA's Southampton office on 023 80630483 during office hours or southampton@wea.org.uk.

Recommended Books

Students are kindly requested to buy the following books, which will accompany the course.


Advanced Level



Courses will only proceed if a minimum of ten students register by the first session. To register your interest or for more information on course structure and registration details you can contact the course tutor by e-mailing arabicclub@hotmail.com.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

NEW ARABIC COURSES STARTING SEPTEMBER 2012!

There will be two new 10 week Arabic courses for adults starting in September 2012 which will take place at the Clovelly Centre, Clovelly Road, Southampton.

Beginners (Tuesdays 7-9pm - Starting 25th September 2012)


This course is suitable for those with no previous knowledge of the Arabic language or those who have some familiarity with the script but are unable to understand what they are reading.



Intermediate (Wednesdays 7-9pm - Starting 26th September 2012)

This course is suitable for those who are able to read the Arabic script who have already had some basic grounding in the principles of Arabic grammar. Basic grammar will be revised and a variety of conversation topics will be discussed.


Fees and Concessions


Adults over 18 £79
Adults on (income related benefits) Free!!


Unfortunately due to new funding regulations, additional fees apply to those aged 16-18. Please make all cheques payable to 'WEA'. If you have any queries about your fee status please contact WEA's Southampton office on 023 80630483 during office hours or southampton@wea.org.uk.


Recommended Books

Students are kindly requested to buy the following books, which will accompany the course.


Beginners Level
  • Read and Speak Arabic by Wightwick and Gaafar
  • Gateway to Arabic Book 2 by Imran Hamza Alawiye available from http://www.gatewaytoarabic.com/
  • For those who are unfamiliar with the Arabic script then Gateway to Arabic Book 1 by Imran Hamza Alawiye is strongly recommended (available from http://www.gatewaytoarabic.com/)



Intermediate Level



Courses will only proceed if a minimum of ten students register by the first session. To register your interest or for more information on course structure you can contact the course tutor by e-mailing arabicclub@hotmail.com.