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Resources 2017-03-15T21:48:59+00:00

There are so many free online resources that it is sometimes difficult to know which ones to use, and to identify which ones are good. Qasid Online has carefully assessed the wide range of free language learning resources available online to provide you with a selection of our most recommended, useful and reliable sources of information for learning Arabic. These can be used as a helpful support to language learning whilst taking our Arabic programs and courses.

VOCABULARY

Memrise

The Memrise community uses images and science to make learning easy and fun. Get access to user-made courses on memorizing Arabic vocab words.

Cram

Create, study, print, share and download millions of flashcards made by users. Get access to thousands of Arabic flashcards made by users based on topics.

Quizlet

Quizlet makes simple learning tools that let you study Arabic. Start learning Arabic today with flashcards, games and learning tools — all for free.

DICTIONARIES

Ejtaal

A single search, by root letters for example “k t b”, for the contents of 27 printed dictionaries, including Hans Wehr, Lane’s Lexicon, Hava, Al-Munjid, and Badawi/Hinds.

Al-Maany

An Arabic-English, English-Arabic, including new words not found in traditional dictionaries.

Glosbe

Get access to multilingual dictionaries based on bilingual corpora. Find meaning for non-traditional/classical words in Arabic.

Baheth

Baheth is a classical unilingual Arabic dictionary. Search in Classical Arabic dictionaries in Arabic only. A must resource for students of Arabic.

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Corpus Quran

A Corpus for the meaning, morphology and frequency of use of each word in the Qur’an. An must-have resource for students with a focus on the Quran.

Maajim

An Arabic-Arabic dictionary with access to famous wisdoms and quotes. Ask questions to a community for complicated phrases. In Arabic only.

GRAMMAR

ACON CONJUCATOR

ACON is a verb reference tool, that actually conjugates the verbs that you input by applying Arabic grammar rules! Made for translators in mind.

ARATOOLS

An Arabic-English dictionary, gives prefix and suffix morphology and shows POS information.

VERBIX

Conjugate verb forms in Arabic and into another English.

MSA Grammar

Basic grammar lessons on Modern Standard Arabic explained using terms in English. A good resource for beginner students of Arabic.

DLI Grammar Resources

Video tutorials, PDFs and Illustrations on Modern Standard Arabic based on grammatical concepts. A great resource for self-study students of MSA.

Arabic Verb Analyzer

The Arabic verb analyzer will find every possible vocalization based on sarf (morphology) theory. Every result will show it’s weakness, subject, tense, voice, etc.

LEVANTINE DIALECT

Culture Talk

This site provides videos with a focus on practical aspects of everyday life. Some cultural information is out-of-date, but many of the videos remain linguistically useful.

Syrian Colloquial

Syrian Colloquial Arabic Course: A well-written online course with some free downloadable resources such as audio.

Arabic Phone Conversations

This site contains over 300 casual phone conversations in non-standard dialect and lesson plans with support materials for classroom use.

MEDIA/NEWS ARABIC

Arabic Media

Get news from the Arab world all under one site. Choose news media outlets based on country as well as access to TV, radio and newspaper articles.

Al-Jazeera Arabic

News, analysis from the Middle East & worldwide, multimedia & interactives, opinions, documentaries, podcasts, long reads and broadcast schedule.

BBC Arabic

BBC Arabic serves as an Literary Arabic language news portal and provides online access to both the TV and radio broadcasts.