Benny’s Top Resources for Learning Arabic

Here are the resources I consider essential to learn how to speak Arabic.

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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.

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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.

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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:


The best way to learn a language is to speak from day one. That’s why I love Preply — because it means you can find an affordable Arabic tutor for on-to-one lessons, and start speaking right away.

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Learn how To Read and Write in Arabic

Arabic Script Hacking

An excellent book by Judith Meyer on how to quickly master the Arabic alphabet.

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Arabic Learning Websites You Must Bookmark Today

You’ll return to these resources again and again in your Arabic study sessions.


Find out how any Arabic word is pronounced. Just type the word you’re looking for into the search bar in Arabic!

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Arabic Chat Wiki

A fantastic resource that teaches you how to text or chat online with internet slang in Arabic. Several dialects.

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Lisaan Masri Online Dictionary

Simply the best dictionary for the Egyptian Arabic dialect.

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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.

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