Resources for learning and teaching Arabic semester I am involved in a Calgary Board of Education (CBE) pilot project to teach Arabic in a blended learning course at the high school level. I’ve been working with a fantastic team of educators comprised of an instructional designer, a curriculum development specialist and a native speaker of Arabic who will take on the challenge of helping the students learn. Here are some resources for others who are interested in teaching or learning Arabic online.

20 Free online resources for teaching and learning Arabic

Professional Resources for K-12 Arabic Educators (Harvard University) –

Arabic K-12 Teachers Network –

American Association of Teachers of Arabic (Resources page) –

Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (Arabic) –

Becker’s Arabic page –

National Middle East Language Resource Center –

E-Arabic Learning –

Arabic Voices (Listening comprehension) – University of Texas at Austin –

Arabic Online –

University of London Language Centre – Arabic Resources –

UCLA Language Materials Project (Various entries for Arabic Resources) –

National Capital Language Resource Center (Arabic) –

Comprehensive list of resources from Mohamed Esa, McDaniel College –

National Foreign Language Center – Online Reading Skills Lessons in Arabic –

Arabic Language Resource website –

Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education (IISLE) – Arabic resources –

Language Acquisition Resource Center – Arabic –

Teachers of Critical Languages (Arabic) –

Arabic Without Walls (UC Davis) –

We Love Arabic (blog) –

Bonus resources (books)

Ryding, K. C. (2013). Teaching and learning Arabic as a foreign language. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press. Find out more at:

Wahba, K. M., Taha, Z. A., & England, L. (2006). Handbook for Arabic language teaching professionals in the 21st century. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.


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Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.

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