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Arabic Learning Resources

The site Arabic Learning Resources features resources to help you learn both standard Arabic and the Egyptian dialect. The vocabulary lists include standard Arabic, the Egyptian (Cairene) dialect, and transliterations. You'll also find pages devoted to colloquial idiomatic expressions, proverbs, and sayings. The grammar lessons provide information on various topics such as pronouns, verb conjugations and tenses, and more, with examples to show usage. Most of the grammar information focuses on Egyptian Arabic, but some includes equivalent info for standard Arabic. There is also an FAQ page provides general information on the Arabic language.   ... read more

Persian Grammar Guide

The Persian Grammar Guide is a free online resource for Persian language learners. The grammar guides have been created with the aid and resources available at San Diego State University’s Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) in order to allow Persian language learners the opportunity to build on their learning experience through an interactive, comprehensive, and self-paced online resource, filled with descriptions, examples, audio, and activities. You can click through the Alphabet to learn the names and sounds of each letter in the Persian alphabet, then try your hand at spelling some of the basic words introduced throughout the project. ... read more

Persian Grammar Guide Online

The Persian Grammar Guide is a free online resource for Persian language learners. The grammar guides have been created with the aid and resources available at San Diego State University’s Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) in order to allow Persian language learners the opportunity to build on their learning experience through an interactive, comprehensive, and self-paced online resource, filled with descriptions, examples, audio, and activities. ... read more

Persian Grammar Guide Online

The Persian Grammar Guide is a free online resource for Persian language learners. The grammar guides have been created with the aid and resources available at San Diego State University’s Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) in order to allow Persian language learners the opportunity to build on their learning experience through an interactive, comprehensive, and self-paced online resource, filled with descriptions, examples, audio, and activities. ... read more

International Corpus of Arabic

"The International Corpus of Arabic (ICA) is an ambitious attempt to build a representative corpus of the Arabic language as it is used all over the Arab world, with the aim of supporting research on such language. The ICA is planned to contain 100 million words. Once finished, the analyzed version will be the first analyzed Arabic corpus available as a linguistic resource for researchers. It is also the first systematic investigation of national varieties within the Arabic speaking community, this should prove very useful for linguists who believe that their theories and descriptions of language should be based on real, rather than contrived, data." ... read more

Arabic Language Through Dialogue - Listening Activities

This is the first edition of the “Arabic Language Through Dialogue” 1, 2 and 3 series in addition to the Iraqi Dialect through Dialogue book. The series attempts to make learning of the Arabic language more accessible and enjoyable to non-native speakers of Arabic using dialogues and communicative exercises that relate to the dialogue in each lesson. These audio recording are open to the public, and also accompany the text book. ... read more

Persian (Farsi) Language Quiz

Persian Language Quiz - This website is a compilation of short word quizzes, each dedicated to a typical persian term or expression. Note from the author I often receive e-mails telling me that the sayings do not use proper written grammar.  All of these sayings are colloquial (slang) expressions.  I present these more of a way to help people get used to the Persian characters and to learn some interesting slang expressions. I am in no way attempting to present a formal class in Persian grammar.  For more resources for learning Persian on the Internet see the Persian Language Learning Site at http://www.arizonapersian.com/learnpersian.   For books on learning Persian, see the Arizona Persian bookstore in the Arizona Persian Book List.    ... read more

Persian Language

Facebook Page Persian Language - This facebook page is a contribution for learning the Persian language. Persian (local names: Persian: فارسی IPA: [fɒːrˈsi] (Farsi) or Persian: پارسی [pɒːrˈsi] (Parsi); see Nomenclature), is an Iranian language within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages. It is spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan and has official-language status in these three countries. The Persian language has been a medium for literary and scientific contributions to the Islamic world as well as the Western. It has had an influence on certain neighbouring languages, particularly the Turkic languages of Central Asia, Caucasus, and Anatolia as well as Urdu, Hindi, and other Indian languages. It has had a lesser influence on Arabic and other languages of Mesopotamia. ... read more

Learn Arabic (Transparent Language)

Facebook Page Arabic - This facebook page is a contribution by Transparent Language Arabic.    The Arabic language is spoken in more than 20 countries, from Egypt to Morocco and throughout the Arabian peninsula. It is the native language of over 195 million people. Plus, at least another 35 million speak Arabic as a second language.   Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is the official language throughout the Arab world, and its written form is relatively consistent across national boundaries. MSA is used in official documents, in educational settings, and for communication between Arabs of different nationalities. However, the spoken forms of Arabic vary widely, and each Arab country has its own dialect. Dialects are spoken in most informal settings, such as at home, with friends, or while shopping. Of all the spoken dialects, Egyptian Arabic is the most widely understood, due primarily to Egypt's role as the major producer of movies and TV programs in the Arab world. ... read more

Arabic Class (VoiceThread)

VoiceThread of Arabic Class - This website is part of the voicethread.com and includes five slides of an Arabic language class. This thread shows pictures and drawings of different aspects of the Arabic culture, and includes audio recordings of the Arabic terms. ... read more