Beginner's Guide to Arabic

This Beginner's Guide to Arabic handout & reference also includes:

Introduce your language learners to Arabic. The most useful portion of this resource is the detailed information on the Arabic alphabet. Each letter is placed in a grid that shows the various ways to write it based on the situation (beginning of sentence, end of sentence, etc.) and paired with explanation. Also provided is a list of basic vocabulary, links to resources for learning Arabic, links to recommended books, and copies of a newsletter.

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Pros

  • Each letter of the alphabet is charted and explained
  • The basic vocabulary list is separated by theme and is made up of the Arabic words and pronunciations as well as the meanings in English
Cons

  • The newsletter, which is about special aspects of Arabic and includes some tidbits about literature, has some formatting issues and might not be right for your class
  • The initial introductory pages include information about where to learn Arabic that might not be relevant