Arabic Language and Culture Resources
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Digital Libraries
List of free online dictionaries
- Arabic Learning Resources
Arabic grammar lessons
- Arabic Online Reference Grammar
A short reference for Arabic syntactic, morphological and phonological rules
- English-Arabic Vocabulary Quizzes
A collection of multiple-choice quizzes for beginning learners.
Basic vocabulary practice
- Arabic Learning Resources
Thematically ordered vocabulary lists
- Learn 101 - Arabic
Introductory vocabulary with audio files
- Arabic flashcards
Flashcards with audio files
Reading & Writing
Introduction to the Arabic writing system
- The Art of Arabic Calligraphy
Demonstrates various styles of Arabic calligraphy
- Arabic Calligraphy
Listening & Speaking
- Learn Arabic on Speak7
Arabic phrases with audio, reading exercises and assessments
- Aswaat Arabiyya, University of Texas, Austin
Videos with comprehension questions and classroom activities
- NCLRC - News in Arabic
Audio-recorded news in simplified Arabic with transcripts
- Arabic in Jordan
Beginners' vocabulary and phrases with audio and video files (Palestinian dialect)
Short videos of native speakers of Arabic speaking about a particular topic
- Urban Arabic
Series of videos teaching basic conversational phrases
Online Course Materials
- The Arabic Language
A collection of resources for Arabic learners
- Fun With Arabic
An online course in Arabic
- Gulf Arabic
Lessons on spoken Arabic
- Arabic learning resources
Links to online language learning resources
- PeaceCorps Moroccan Arabic Course
Downloadable manual with audio recordings
- Arabic Language Through Dialogue
Online textbook with beginning, intermediate and advanced lessons
- Madinah Arabic
Online lessons in writing, vocabulary and grammar
- PeaceCorps Jordan
Pre-departure Arabic language materials
Arabic language resources by theme.
- FSI Course Materials in Arabic
Links to language learning materials developed by the FSI
News & Media
Arts, Films & Music
Lebanese portal and search engine.
Moroccan search engine and gateway to online resources in Morocco.
- Sudanese Online
Sudanese search engine and directory by Sudanese Online in English.
Tunisian portal and search engine in french language offers a wide range of services.
Bilingual Search engine and directory in Arabic and English in United Arab Emirates.
Arabic Courses at The University of Iowa
The UI Main Library Film Collection
The UI Main Library offers extensive media collections in various languages. To find films, please visit the UI Main Library website and follow these steps:
1. Select "advanced search"
2. Scroll down to "Limit Search to:"
3. Choose your specific language and
4. Choose "Video-all" for "format."
Language Media Center (LMC)
Iowa City Public Library Catalog
The Iowa City Public Library holds materials for several less commonly taught languages. Please check the catalog by typing the name of your language.
International Writing Program (IWP) Writers
To view a biography and/or writing sample of each participant, please visit the IWP's website and find the participant via the search function.
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