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  • We offer a variety of comprehensive self instruction language programs available by appointment at the Center.


 

Internet Resources

 

NB to users: View all these websites, especially those focused on teaching, with a grain of salt. When in doubt, check with your instructor or main text.

1.  http://www.omniglot.com/writing/arabic.htm . Arabic page at Omniglot.

2.  http://sp.middlebury.edu/subjects/guide.php?subject=arabic . An excellent list of references for all matters Arabic.

3.  http://arabic.desert-sky.net/links.html . A variety of Arabic learning resources.

4.  Islamopediaonline.org: Translation, news, and analysis of contemporary Islamic thought.

5.  http://cmes.hmdc.harvard.edu/events/media_library : video library from the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

6.  http://www.euro-islam.info/ : News and analysis on Islam in Europe and North America.

7.  translate.google.com. Translates from and to Arabic. Good for words and phrases, but not sentences. Arabic language learners are particularly discouraged to translate sentences, as it might be difficult to detect the resulting errors.

8.  http://looklex.com/babel/arabic/index.htm . Elements of Modern Standard Arabic.

9.  http://www.80percentwords.com/ . Pedagogical; for reading the Qur’an.

10.  http://www.funwitharabic.com/ ; teaches the basics of Arabic relatively informally.

11.  http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Arabic#Lessons_.D8.A7.D9.84.D8.AF.D8.B1.D9.88.D8.B3 ; the Arabic Wikibook.

12.  http://www.al-bab.com/ . A website on Arabic culture.

13.  http://www.princeton.edu/~arabic/poetry/index.html ; Princeton Online Arabic Poetry (various Arabic poems. In addition to the texts, audio recordings are available).

14.  From the Princeton digital library: http://pudl.princeton.edu/collections/pudl0032 (Islamic manuscripts) and http://pudl.princeton.edu/collections/pudl0079 (Yemeni manuscripts). For advanced readers.

15.  http://rawi.org/links.aspx . Links of potential interest regarding Arabic matters from the Radius of American Writers.

16.  http://www.aaan.org/?p=198 . Further links of potential interest; from the Arab American Action Network.

17.  http://egyptianarabiccourse.blogspot.com/ . Aims to teach Egyptian colloquial Arabic through songs. This could be used as a supplement to more formal study of Arabic.

18.  http://pluralism.org/ : The Pluralism Project at Harvard University. The purpose is the study America’s changing religious landscape. This is not specifically focused on Middle-Eastern studies, but contains information that could nevertheless prove relevant.

19.  http://friendsofmorocco.org/learnarabic.htm . A website for those interested in (learning) Moroccan Arabic.

20.  http://transliteration.org/quran/Pronunciation/Letters/TashP.htm ; this page has a useful diagram showing where each letter of the Arabic alphabet is pronounced physically. That is, it marks the parts of your upper torso that should be activated for the pronunciation of any given letter.

21.  http://www.madinaharabic.com/start_learning.html ; a formal online course for learning Arabic.

22.  http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/collection?collection=Perseus:collection:Arabic ; Arabic materials at the Perseus Digital Library.

 

News (Many of these are focused on Lebanon, Egypt, Saudia Arabia, and Syria. Various others for these and other Middle Eastern countries can be found)

1.  http://arabic.cnn.com/ . CNN Arabic. [General]

2.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/arabic/ . BBC Arabic. [General]

3.  http://www.albawaba.com/ar/ . News Site. This is the Arabic page; there is an English page as well. [General]

4.  www.al-jazirah.com . Arabic newspaper. [General]

5.  www.annahar.com . Arabic newspaper. [Lebanon]

6.  www.assafir.com . Arabic newspaper. [Lebanon]

7.  www.almustaqbal.com . Arabic newspaper. [Lebanon]

8.  www.dailystar.com.lb . English newspaper. [Lebanon]

9.  www.akhbarelyom.com . Arabic newspaper. [Egypt]

10.  www.ahram.org.eg . Arabic newspaper. The English version is at english.ahram.org.eg. [Egypt]

11.  tahrirnews.com. Arabic newspaper. [Egypt]

12.  www.dailynewsegypt.com . English newspaper. [Egypt]

13.  www.alriyadh.com . Arabic newspaper. English version is at www.alriyadh.com/en . [Saudi Arabia]

14.  www.al-madina.com/AlMadinah . Arabic newspaper. [Saudi Arabia]

15.  www.alwatan.com.sa . Arabic newspaper. [Saudi Arabia]

16.  www.saudigazette.com.sa . English newspaper. [Saudi Arabia]

17.  tishreen.news.sy/tishreen/public. Arabic newspaper. [Syria]

 

 

 

 

 

(Contributed by Garo Moughalian and Khardiata Tall)

Arabic Television Programming

  • AlJazeera
  • LBC
    • LDC Channel 61
    • For schedule:
      • Follow first step above, but scroll to channel 761.
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Arabic Staff Hours - Spring 2014

Name Monday       Tuesday   Wednesday   Thursday     Friday      Sunday

Garo Moughalian

(all levels)

2:40-6:00PM 1:50-5:30PM 1:00-4:00PM