In spite of the fact that Arabic is the 5th most spoken language in the world, it has gained notoriety amongst English speakers for being nearly impossible to learn. This widely held belief is partly due to its grammatical distance from Romance languages and partly the result of incomprehensible, outmoded teaching methods. This article aims to dispel some of these exaggerated claims and outline a simple path for a perplexed beginner to learn Arabic.
Arcana’s Guide to the Arabic Alphabet introduces the Arabic letters using visual aids to help you effortlessly remember them.
A growing list of Gulf Arabic expressions and phrases for Arabic students at all levels covering everyday situations.
A growing list of basic Arabic phrases and expressions for Arabic students at all levels. This phrasebook is in Modern Standard Arabic.
Language remains one of the most peculiar characteristics of human beings. In recent years, there has been an explosion of research into the area of language acquisition: specifically, into the effects of bilingualism on the brain.