Language Resources

Language Learning Resources for Arabic

 Arabic Library Guide

tocicon  Conversation class resources tocicon  Recommended dictionaries
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Conversation class resources

Location: GCC-A or Eliot 126

Day and time: Friday, 2:10-3:10

Conversation instructor: Sarkawt Amir Sabir

  • Teaching the Syrian dialect by showing some clips to students
  • ألف باء Alif Baa 
  • الكياب في تعلم العريبة Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya (Online

Office hour: Friday 4-5  

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Recommended online dictionaries

Arabic Dictionaries can be found in the Reed Library, as well as in the Arabic dorm in Sullivan 1.

  • Lisaan Masry online dictionary: The best dictionary for the Egyptian Arabic Dialect.
  • Mo3jam: A dcitonary of colloquial Arabic and Arabic slang.
  • Reverso: English-Arabic dictionary.
  • includes dictionary, grammar and usage information, and discussion forums (with many native-speaker participants) about usage, idiomatic expressions, etc.

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Typing help


Windows: Mac:
Keyboard layout setup: Type using an Arabic keyboard  Keyboard layout setup: Type using an Arabic keyboard 
On-screen keyboard: View keyboard layouts Keyboard viewer: View keyboard layouts

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Language-specific resources

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Literary and cultural resources

Newspaper & Magazine Websites

Netflix Movies

  • Captain Abu Raed: An airport janitor puts on a pilot's discarded cap and thus becomes a stroyteller for the neighborhood children, regaling them with ficitional takes about his travels around the world. (researched and summarized by Madison Gordon)
  • Recycle: A documentary about the life of a Jordanian man trying to support his two wives and eight children by collecting trash off the streets. (researched and summarized by Madison Gordon)
  • Salt of This Sea: An American cowman with Palestinian roots attempts to return home to Palestine, only to encournter struggle at every turn. (researched and summarized by Madison Gordon)

Egyptian Radio Stations 

Egyptian Television

Arab Films

Egyptian Films and Cinema

  • Egycinemas, Information on Egyptian movies and media information
  • El-cinema, Egyptian movie database.
  • ShooFeeTV, Arabic TV and movie channels

Egyptian Bookstores

Egyptian Libraries

Egyptian Museums and Collections

Government links for Arabic nations

Arabic Higher Education

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