Here are the resources I consider essential to learn how to speak Arabic.
FAVOURITE COURSES & APPS TO GIVE YOUR ARABIC A BOOST
Talk in Arabic – This is an excellent audio course that’s by far the best find for the widest variety of Arabic dialects. No matter which dialect you’re looking to speak, you’ll find it taught here.
Glossika Modern Standard Arabic ; Egyptian Arabic ; Moroccan Arabic – Learn through sentences and repetition. Glossika uses the “mass sentence method” combined with an advanced spaced repetition system to teach you Arabic in context. Best for upper-beginner to intermediate learners.
HelloTalk – is a smartphone app that connects you with native Arabic speakers for free. You can use it to send text messages and audio clips. After you sign up, message the team with the code “Fi3M” to get the premium features free for three months!
ARABIC SPEAKING TOOLS: PRACTICE WITH NATIVE SPEAKERS
Speak from day one is my approach to any new language. I have one tool I recommend for this:
Italki – connects you with native Arabic speakers for spoken practice on Skype. You can pay Arabic tutors for (affordable) one-to-one video lessons, or find a free language exchange partner! This link takes you right to the Arabic tutors on the site.
LEARN HOW TO READ AND WRITE IN ARABIC
Learn to Read Arabic – an excellent book by Judith Meyer on how to quickly master the Arabic alphabet.
ARABIC LEARNING WEBSITES YOU MUST BOOKMARK TODAY
You’ll return to these resources again and again in your Arabic study sessions.
Forvo – find out how any Arabic word is pronounced. Just type the word you’re looking for into the search bar in Arabic!
Arabic Chat Wiki – A fantastic resource that teaches you how to text or chat online with internet slang in Arabic. Several dialects.
Lisaan Masri Online Dictionary – Simply the best dictionary for the Egyptian Arabic dialect.
START SPEAKING ARABIC NOW
Need help getting started? I designed this course to guide you through your first week:
Conversation Countdown – Have your first conversation in Arabic in just seven days. This is one of our most popular courses, and with good reason, because you’ll get results fast.