Welcome to the Teaching Arabic Resource List.

You don’t need to speak a foreign language to teach it to your children. In “The Homeschool Path to Foreign Language,” you can find extensive guidance on how to use these resources.

This list is arranged in a way to help you form complete lessons for your children, so some of the resources are repeated in multiple categories. The foreign language resource lists on this website are separated by language, and is here to help you easily find and navigate to the resources you need when you homeschool foreign language.

This page has all the teaching Arabic Resources listed in the book “The Homeschool Path to Foreign Language,” plus more resources as I find them and add them. The book is designed to give an overview of the resources easily available for the different languages you might choose to have your child study. Here on the website, the resources are sorted by language so that you can easily find what you need.

If you are looking for the worksheets for “The Homeschool Path to Foreign Language,” you can find them here.

Arabic Curriculum List

The Rosetta Stone

•Non-traditional
(predomonantly)
Rosetta Stone Arabic Level 1-3 Set [Download]
Very well-known curriculum that offers many languages. Online features are available in the newest versions, but only for ages 13 and up, and there is an additional monthly subscription cost.

Voice recognition issues for younger children with high voices can be frustrating. Installation of older versions have been a technological headache for me.

The Rosetta Stone does not explain grammar, context, idioms, or culture, and lacks the relationship factor that builds language acquisition. It’s also easy for a kid to fake their way through it.

We own multiple languages of The Rosetta Stone, and use them, but only as part of our lessons. The versions available have changed over the years.
American School•High School
•Online classes
•Accredited diploma (optional)
Online courses and/or correspondence courses, accredited. The online courses work differently from the paper-based. This school does not seem to have live classes like some other online schools. You buy the course and have 12 months from the date of activation to complete it (or 6 months for a “half” course).

One of the few options for a non-traditional curriculum if you would like your child to take an accredited course.

Their online world language courses are through The Rosetta Stone. They expect Levels 1 and 2 of The Rosetta Stone to be equal to one year of high school instruction, and Levels 3 and 4 to be equal to the next year. Level 5 is equal to one semester.

The cost at the time of this writing is $250 per year as an independent study student. This course could also be an option for those who want to take an unusual language, such as Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Tagalog, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Farsi, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

This could be an option for a student who wants an accredited high school diploma but does not want to have to take a traditional foreign language course. There are no workbooks or textbooks through the online course, and I do not see an advantage to taking the course through this school over buying Rosetta Stone on your own, unless you want your child to have an accredited high school diploma.

They also offer correspondence courses in French (two years), and Latin (1 year). The cost of an accredited diploma here is a bargain at the time of this writing, at $2250 for four years of paper-based courses, and $3600 for four years of online courses.

Their website has this to say about their diploma and college acceptance: “Some states, such as New York, however, have public universities which will not accept students holding a distance education diploma, and these public universities will require such students to take the GED, TASC or another high school equivalency exam to gain admission. We suggest that you review the admissions standards with the college of your choice prior to enrolling and contact our Guidance Department if you have questions or need further assistance.”
Time4Learning•Non-traditional (predominantly)Time4Learning uses The Rosetta Stone, if you are a member there you can add it on for an additional fee.
Living Language•Non-traditional (predominantly)Living Language Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic script guide, and free online learning


Similar in concept to The Rosetta Stone, but is less commonly known. It has many, many languages available, including ASL. There is online support available as a subscription. You can download some free resources for some languages.
Dino Lingo •Non-traditional (predominantly)
•Younger Students

Arabic for Kids Premium Set, Arabic Language Learning Dvds, Cds, Books, Posters and Flashcards for Children

is meant for ages 2-7. Offers many languages, including very unusual ones. There are different sets available. It’s a cartoon and introduces 200 words. At the time of this writing it’s about $90 for the basic set to $249 for the full set. It looks very fun and I have heard good things for the age range, but it’s pricey for only 200 words. I’m hesitant about spending money on a DVD curriculum for young children after seeing the research that shows overall poor results from DVDs for that age group.
Pimsleur•Non-traditional (predominantly)
•Introductory Course

Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD: Learn to Speak and Understand Modern Standard Arabic with Pimsleur Language Programs


Audio only, you relax and listen and repeat. (you may also be able to get this for a discount through Audible, or borrow it from your local library). A beginning curriculum, with a very small vocabulary, and useful as an introduction to a language. This could be used to develop a better accent because it is listening-only.
Little Pim•Non-traditional (predominantly)
•Younger Students
Arabic: playtime (Disc 3)
This is a cartoon with some clips of real life people and items. We have the Chinese and Arabic DVD versions and our library has other DVD versions. The DVDs have been free on Amazon Prime in the past. It didn’t hold the attention of any of my kids, ages 3-10 I have tried it out on. It’s got a very small vocabulary. There are downloadable lesson plans but the ones I have are geared towards a group of children, and assume that you speak the language enough to interact with children.
LookLex Learn Arabic (This site seems to be down sometimes)•Traditional (predominantly)
•Free
•Older Students
•Introductory Course
LookLex Learn Arabic has free courses online. Teaches about 400 words, includes explanations of Arabic grammar and writing. This is a basic introduction class.
Noortart.com many optionsNoortart.com has many Arabic curricula for sale.
Arabic-Socal.com•Free
•Introductory Course
Arabic-Socal.com has free downloadable Arabic beginning lessons.
Madainah Arabic•Traditional (predominantly)
•High School
•Older Students
•Course Taught By Proficient Speaker
Madainah Arabic Madianah Arabic offers online courses, with tutoring by native speaker via Skype.
Arabic In English•Free
•Introductory Course
Arabic In English has a free online course.
Umm Assad Homeschool•Traditional (predominantly)
•Free
Umm Assad Homeschool has a free beginner course for a very young child.

There are also other fun free printables.
Umm Assad Homeschool Printables
Oer Commons Arabic Language Hub MultipleOer Commons Arabic Language Hub

You might also have luck at this website, which is a hub for Arabic teaching resources.
Arab Culture through Literature and Film •Traditional (predominantly)
•High School
•Online classes
•Free
•Older Students
•Intentionally Teaches Culture
A free, 5 unit high school course. It is not in Arabic, however it provides a vital culture background, so I am including it here. The website links to most of the needed resources.

Arabic Supplements That Add Songs or Rhymes

Mama LisaMamaLisa has songs in many, many languages, with lyrics and translations.
Ideas:Find free songs on YouTube
Find free songs Amazon Prime or Unlimited, if you already have a membership.
Find songs to buy on Amazon or other music stores.
Freegal.com. This is a music website, and you may be able to get limited free website access through your local library. The music categories did not make it easy for me to find non-English songs, but they are present. The genres are alphabetized, and it’s not intuitive to find French music with the Q’s under the genre “Quebecois/Francophone,” and under V’s as “VARIÉTÉ FRANÇAISE,” but that’s where you’ll find it at the time of this writing.
Nizar Fares Nizar Fares has many kids songs, mostly about Biblical subjects. There are also videos and a game.
Albustanseeds.orgAlbustanseeds.orgThere are Arabic culture songs available at several websites. These songs have lesson plans available. Albustanseeds.org
Umm Kulthum
Nassam

Arabic Supplements That Add Audio or Video From Native Speakers

Easy Languages Easy Languages YouTube Channel and website. Has short videos, around 5 minutes or so, in series covering many languages. French, Spanish, Polish, German, Russian, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Hindi, Mandarin (Chinese), Croatian, Cantonese, Thai, Ukrainian, Filipino (Tagalog), Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Swahili, Vietnamese, Malay, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, Mongolian, Miskito, and Serbian.
Sesame Street in Arabic is called “Iftah Ya Simsim” (“Open Sesame”) Sesame Street - Elmo's World - The Street We Live On - Arabic & French
The Arabic Sesame Street YouTube Channel with many free shows. Arabic Sesame Street on YouTube
Ideas:DVDs. Rent at the library or buy on Amazon for movies that you already know. Many DVDs have a Spanish or French soundtrack, but Arabic is harder to find. Be sure your DVD player can play them. You might need a region-free DVD player or some sort of DVD converter or reader.
YouTube. Older students can use this to subscribe to the YouTube channel, and/or find more foreign language channels on IHeartRadio, Pandora, or Podcasts that are related to YouTube channels. I am listing some channels here, but there are many more.
MangoThis is an online, free course. Our library has subscription so we’re able to get the full course for free. It is said to be for grade school through high school. The website describes the course as such, “Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English.” Mango
ForvoThis is a website that gives native speaker pronunciation for many words. Forvo
Bliu BliuThis website has many short reading passages and videos. You can click the word you don’t know and it will give a translation for it. The website tracks the words you know and tries to give you those words, then put new words in context. Until the website has an idea of what you know, there could be a lot of words that would be confusing, which could be discouraging for a student if they didn’t understand. The input comes from websites, so it’s actually text that you find in real life. It gives goals and achievements and keeps track of how many words you know. There are different modes. There is audio and video by native speakers, but in the reading texts there are some pronunciations that were recorded by non-native speakers. This could work very well for boosting vocabulary after you get beyond the basic level. It is in many languages. Bliu Bliu
Trip LingoTheir website says, “TripLingo is the ultimate tool for international travelers. Learn essential phrases, instantly translate your voice or connect to a live translator, get a crash course on the local culture and so much more.” There is a language package that has audio, includes slang, and can translate images. Good for planning a real or pretend trip. There are culture notes, travel tools that help with currency conversion, and a tip calculator. You could make a really fun project out of this. Trip LingoTrip Lingo
Beelinguapp. This is an app. Some stories are free, but you can pay for more stories if you want. It says you can “Learn Languages with Audio Books”. The app will read books aloud to you while you view both languages, which makes it much easier to figure out what you’re hearing. You can adjust the speed of the reading, go back and click on words you don’t know. Beelinguapp
“Free-to-Air” TVYou buy and install the satellite and receiver setup. After that, you can tune in to many foreign language channels broadcast from other countries. There is no monthly fee.
Here is an explanation: It Still Works.
The FTA List website has many tv channels, radio channels and podcasts produced by native speakers, for native speakers. You can search by language.
Galaxy 19
and
Galaxy 3c are the two largest foreign content satellites. You can watch some of the channels via the internet.
TuneIn Radio appThe TuneIn Radio appallows you to find podcasts and radio in foreign languages. It’s a great search feature.
Openculture.com Free Podcasts at Openculture.com .
Nizar Fares Nizar Fares has many kids songs, mostly about Biblical subjects. There are also videos and a game.
Arabic Pod 101The “101” classes are free, or you can sign up for premium classes at a cost of $4-$23 per month at this time. There is a lot of information available for free. I Audio, video, vocabulary tools, spaced repetition flashcards, PDF lessons, and a forum to talk to other students, It’s not too hard to navigate. t’s not too hard to navigate. A high school student could navigate it for free. There’s also an Arabic Pod YouTube Channel.
Arabic Pod YouTube Channel
LazyTownLazyTown is a kid’s show, and you can find it redubbed in Arabic in YouTube.
Masha and the Bear. This is originally a Russian cartoon that has been redubbed in English and other languages.
Masha and the Bear in English (for reference)
Masha and the Bear in Arabic .

Arabic Supplements That Add Conversation With a Native Speaker

Italki Italki connects you with one on one support with native speakers, and you can arrange tutoring. Has many languages.
The Mixxer Language Exchanges. The Mixxer Language Exchanges. Skype with native speakers (they will want to learn English). You can search by age, so there are teenagers on here. Obviously, supervise your children.
Verbling. You can find one on one tutors via Skype at Verbling. There are also courses and discussions.
Conversation Exchange Conversation Exchange Is more of a tool for intermediate-advanced. Connects you with native speakers, to use chat software, write to each other, or to meet up in person (obviously, supervise your children). Has many languages.
Word Reference Word Reference is more of a tool for intermediate-advanced. If you are confused about specific word choice in a foreign language, you can post here.
TandemFree. Tandem is a program available via website or app. This will need close supervision, but could provide native speaker support. The idea is that the student speaks with someone who wants to learn English, so basically the two can teach each other. Clearly, you’d want to be extremely careful. There are three sections: the Community, where you search for language partners, the Tutors, where you find lessons, and the Chats, where you view conversations.
Busuu Busuu is a website or app. There are grammar units, McGraw-Hill level completion certificates, a vocabulary trainer, and conversations with native speakers available. Free to register and do some lessons. Available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Turkish, Russian, and Arabic.
Ideas:Find a local class, tutor, group, or club.
Visits to local festivals, restaurants, or stores where there are native speakers.
Visits to church activities or retirement homes where there are native speakers. A retirement home might be willing to schedule a visit from a student, or a group of students, who want to read books together with native speakers.
Visits to neighbors, friends, or acquaintances who are native speakers. Many people are happy to spend a little time with a student. When I was a young child I had a dear neighbor who often invited me over to read picture books to her. She was kind, her children were grown and she didn’t have grandchildren yet, so she was happy to have my company.

Arabic Supplements For Vocabulary (also see supplements for reading and self-study)

ARABIC in 10 minutes a day®The Arabic book from the “In 10 Minutes a Day” series. ARABIC in 10 minutes a day®
Arabic Pod 101The Arabic Pod 101 has aspects that work for increasing vocabulary, too.
Build Your Arabic Vocabulary with Audio CD, Second Edition Build Your Arabic Vocabulary with Audio CD, Second Edition “Build Your Arabic Vocabulary helps you learn 1,000 key words, written in Arabic script and grouped thematically in 20 main categories ranging from home to leisure and the media.”
Arabic Vocabulary Made Easy: Using mnemonics to remember a huge list of Arabic vocabulary (300+ Words)Arabic Vocabulary Made Easy: Using mnemonics to remember a huge list of Arabic vocabulary (300+ Words)
“This book gives the reader an easy method of memorizing key Arabic vocabulary using mnemonics. By associating Arabic terms to clever phrases and unique allusions, any reader from beginning to advanced will almost instantly improve their vocabulary. And with over 300 words to work with, that vocabulary will soon be immense!”
Arabic-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary (DK Visual Dictionaries)There are many versions of bilingual picture dictionaries. We like the Visual DK series. Arabic-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary (DK Visual Dictionaries)
“Now comes with a free companion audio app that allows readers to scan the pages to hear words spoken in both Arabic and English.”
MemriseMemrise is free, but you can purchase a subscription. Available on computer and app. The courses vary by language. It’s very similar to using flashcards or self-quizzing, but you don’t have to hold the cards for your child or pick out what to teach them. Everyone I know hates the speed task, just teach your kids to skip it if they hate it, it’s very frustrating. Many languages are available.
DuolingoDuolingo is free, but you can purchase a subscription. Duolingo is teaches vocabulary, similar to flashcards or self-quizzing, but adds more games than some other options, and includes more grammar. The vocabulary seems to be presented in a different order than other apps. It teaches beginning skills but does not have conversation practice. Available on computer and app.
Busuu Busuu is a website or app. There are grammar units, McGraw-Hill level completion certificates, a vocabulary trainer, and conversations with native speakers available. Free to register and do some lessons. Available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Turkish, Russian, and Arabic.
Trip LingoTheir website says, “TripLingo is the ultimate tool for international travelers. Learn essential phrases, instantly translate your voice or connect to a live translator, get a crash course on the local culture and so much more.” There is a language package that has audio, includes slang, and can translate images. Good for planning a real or pretend trip. There are culture notes, travel tools that help with currency conversion, and a tip calculator. You could make a really fun project out of this. Trip Lingo
Idea:Tape flash cards around the house to label things. Older kids can write on post-it notes.

Arabic Supplements For Reading

Arabic Stories for Language Learners: Traditional Middle-Eastern Tales In Arabic and English Arabic Stories for Language Learners: Traditional Middle-Eastern Tales In Arabic and English has 66 parallel English and Arabic stories, downloadable audio, and comprehension questions.
Easy Arabic Reader (Easy Reader Series) Easy Arabic Reader (Easy Reader Series) is beginner to intermediate level and has downloadable audio.
Vatican Website The Vatican Website is available in multiple languages, and is interesting even if you are not Catholic because you can see the Vatican Museum, Villas and Gardens, explore multiple collections, view archeological studies, see many famous churches, and see online documents in the Vatican Library. Available in French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Latin, Arabic, and Chinese.
Bookboxinc
Bookboxinc is a YouTube channel that reads many children’s stories aloud and has subtitles to make it easier to read along. There are a limited number of stories for each language, but many languages available, including some rarer ones.
Arabic-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary (DK Visual Dictionaries) There are many versions of bilingual picture dictionaries. We like the Visual DK series. Arabic-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary (DK Visual Dictionaries) “Now comes with a free companion audio app that allows readers to scan the pages to hear words spoken in both Arabic and English.”
Idea:Make flash cards and post them around the house.
Books to Learn ArabicBooks to Learn Arabic has many levels of free readers to view online.
AWN ArabicWithNadia AWN ArabicWithNadia is a YouTube channel that reads many childrens' stories.
Gus on the Go Gus on the Go is an iPad app game. They describe the app as such: “Learn Spanish, French, Greek and Hebrew by diving into a classic story with a silly twist. Meet new characters, make them move and explore a new language with a fun and familiar story.” Their website has free printable games in more languages, Arabic, Armenian, Cantonese, Croation, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Ingush, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Taiwanese, Taiwanese Mandarin, Vietnamese. Their print shop has some very cute nursery room style alphabet posters for many languages.
Readlang. Readlang’s website says that you can learn a language by reading whatever you like. Translates words and phrases live on any web page. Use these words to make practice flashcards. This lists many languages.
Bliu BliuThis website has many short reading passages and videos. You can click the word you don’t know and it will give a translation for it. The website tracks the words you know and tries to give you those words, then put new words in context. Until the website has an idea of what you know, there could be a lot of words that would be confusing, which could be discouraging for a student if they didn’t understand. The input comes from websites, so it’s actually text that you find in real life. It gives goals and achievements and keeps track of how many words you know. There are different modes. There is audio and video by native speakers, but in the reading texts there are some pronunciations that were recorded by non-native speakers. This could work very well for boosting vocabulary after you get beyond the basic level. It is in many languages. Bliu Bliu
Word Brewery Word Brewery is a website that pulls reading passages from newspapers. The website tracks what you know and tries to give you those words, plus new words in context. There is a limited free subscription, plus paid subscriptions with more content and customized language courses. This could work very well for boosting vocabulary after you get beyond the most basic level. It is in many languages.
Clozemaster. Clozemaster. Free. Their website says “Clozemaster is a game to learn language in context. It shows you a sentence missing the most difficult word, and the challenge is to fill in the correct word from context.’ Cloze is usually used as a fill-in-the-blank kind of test. It is in many languages.
YemenLinks.com YemenLinks.com has free activities help students learn to read Arabic.
Ideas:There are many videos that have subtitles. If you read along with the subtitles as the characters speak, you can count that time for both video and reading.
Amazon Kindle has many inexpensive books in foreign languages, for many levels.
Check your local library for books you can check out.
Arabic Memory Game (Lu'batuzzakirah Lilhurufil - Arabia)Arabic Memory Game (Lu'batuzzakirah Lilhurufil - Arabia)

A traditional memory game, but with Arabic.
Your First 100 Words in Arabic : Beginner's Quick & Easy Guide to Demystifying Non-Roman ScriptsYour First 100 Words in Arabic : Beginner's Quick & Easy Guide to Demystifying Non-Roman Scripts
“This Beginner's Quick and Easy Guide is specifically designed to help learners overcome one of the major obstacles to learning Arabic: reading the Arabic script. Whether you're learning on your own or in a class, this workbook and the flash cards contained inside will help you learn Arabic in the same effective way that children first learn to decipher their own language.”

Arabic Supplements For Writing

ARABIC in 10 minutes a day®The Arabic book from the “In 10 Minutes a Day” series. ARABIC in 10 minutes a day®
Inklewriter Inklewriter lets you write free Choose Your Own Adventure style stories. These can be very short stories, which can encourage learning to type Arabic letters because the student doesn't need to write very much to complete a page of this style of book.
0954750918 0954750918 The Key To Arabic | Fast Track To Reading & Writing Arabic Dr Imran Hamza Alawiye
HelloTalk HelloTalk’s website says that you can “Learn a language by chatting with native speakers from around the world.” This is an app. This app has many features, but are probably not appropriate for children. However, there is one feature that can encourage writing and is probably safe even for young children, with supervision. The text chat with a robot feature is a nice simulation for younger children to be able to join in with chatting, without letting them reveal information about themselves to strangers via an app. In our homeschool I’ve found that online chats really made a difference in motivating my children to be good spellers in English. In addition to text chats with a robot, there are text chats with real people in other countries, and also “classmates” who are learning the foreign language along with you. I would not let students use the chat feature with real people without adult supervision, but this could be a feature you decide will work for your student. The app also has lots of cultural info, very short posts by natives talking about current events, etc. However, it’s aimed at adults. There are also video links, but while I found some very good videos, there were also videos mixed in that were very adult-oriented. They covered dating topics and things like “How to Swear in German.” These would be important things for a fluent speaker to know, eventually, but I know parents want to use their judgment for when their child is ready for topics like this.
PixtonPixton lets students make their own cartoons. It’s relatively quick and doesn’t require much artistic skill. You can make cartoons to illustrate conversations.
YemenLinks.comFree handwriting practice sheets at YemenLinks.com.
Let’s Explore Arabic AlphabetiPad app Let’s Explore Arabic Alphabet
LookLex Learn Arabic, (This site seems to be down sometimes) You can also try here: https://www.oercommons.org/courses/looklex-learn-arabic-lesson-oneLookLex Learn Arabic is free, teaches about 400 words, and includes simple explanations of Arabic grammar and writing.
copywork handwriting sheetsThis website allows you to easily create your own copywork handwriting sheets.
copywork printing sheetsThis website allows you to easily create your own copywork printing sheets.
copyworking pre-handwriting sheetsThis website allows you to easily create for own copyworking pre-handwriting sheets.
Comic StripsThere are printable comic worksheets that can also encourage writing. Doubles as a craft.
Copywork SheetsMake your own copywork sheets using curriculum, books, songs, and rhymes that. This is easy if you use websites designed for this task. You can use the same page all week, just print it five times. Younger children can use just one sheet and do one line per day.
Arabic Language 100 Letter Scrabble Tiles Arabic Language 100 Letter Scrabble Tiles
Arabic Scrabble-style tiles!
Arabic Letters Cubes (Arabic)Arabic Letters Cubes (Arabic)

These are Arabic cubes that come with spelling cards and a stick to thread the blocks onto for spelling.
My First Arabic GameMy First Arabic Game

This is a dry erase wipe-off board with Arabic letters. Good for writing practice but also fun like a game for little ones.

Arabic Supplements For Games

Duolingo Duolingo is free, but you can purchase a subscription. Duolingo is teaches vocabulary, similar to flashcards or self-quizzing, but adds more games than some other options, and includes more grammar. The vocabulary seems to be presented in a different order than other apps. It teaches beginning skills but does not have conversation practice. Available on computer and app.
Nizar Fares Nizar Fares has many kids songs, mostly about Biblical subjects. There are also videos and a game.
file folder games at YemenLinks.comFree file folder games at YemenLinks.com.
learning games at YemenLinks.comFree learning games at YemenLinks.com.
memory games at YemenLinks.comFree memory games at YemenLinks.com.
Arabic Alphabet Educational Card Game Harfulink Arabic Alphabet Educational Card Game Harfulink
“Game has 105 cards and treats all forms of Arabic letters - single, at the beginning, in the middle and at the end. Also, each card contains an explanation and an image that facilitates recognition of letters / huruf. Each Card deck comes with a Youtube Video Link showing how to play the game.”
My First Arabic GameMy First Arabic Game
This is a dry erase wipe-off board with Arabic letters. Good for writing practice but also fun like a game for little ones.
Uncle Goose Arabic Blocks - Made in USAUncle Goose Arabic Blocks - Made in USA
These are Arabic alphabet blocks.
Arabic Letters Cubes (Arabic)Arabic Letters Cubes (Arabic)
These are Arabic cubes that come with spelling cards and a stick to thread the blocks onto for spelling.
Arabic Memory Game (Lu'batuzzakirah Lilhurufil - Arabia)Arabic Memory Game (Lu'batuzzakirah Lilhurufil - Arabia)
A traditional memory game, but with Arabic.
Arabic Language 100 Letter Scrabble Tiles Arabic Language 100 Letter Scrabble Tiles Arabic Scrabble-style tiles!
Arabic Alphabet Game Arabic Alphabet Game

“Arabic Alphabet Game has been designed to help your child learn Arabic in an easy and fun way. These beautifully illustrated flash cards are a perfect tool to help your child to learn Arabic letters from Alif to Yaa and recognize images formed from these. The 28 double-sided cards help to teach both the alphabet and words. The box also includes the instruction booklet and ideas for fun games to play.”
Arabic Learning GameArabic Learning Game

“5 Ways to Play & Learn Arabic -Match Letters and Objects -28 Puzzle Pieces”
Arabic Alphabet Puzzle by ThinkerNationArabic Alphabet Puzzle by ThinkerNation
“• Explore Arabic letters & colors • Montessori inspired • Engage multiple senses • Practice grouping, sorting, counting & problem solving • Promote early language & pre-math skills • Bonus chalkboard on the back! • Develop finger strength & prewriting skills • Giant sturdy construction! • Learning guide inside” Pricey, but if I had a younger child learning Arabic I think I would invest in this or something similar.
Arabic Spell and Learn Puzzle by ThinkerNationArabic Spell and Learn Puzzle by ThinkerNation

”Build vocabulary and learn to spell in Arabic! Handcrafted. Bright and engaging illustrations. 24 commonly used words including weather, animals and places. Phonetic transliteration in English to help with proper pronunciation. More than 75 Arabic letters in different letter forms. Color coded system to introduce concepts of beginning, middle and end forms.” Another pricey set, but again, might be really nice for a young Arabic learner.

Arabic Supplements For Crafts

Passport Stampers and 12 sticker booksPassport Stampers and 12 sticker books

You can buy a pretend passport and stamp set for younger children. “Set of 24 stampers - 1 x 1.5 inches each - includes: Botswana, Spain,Cuba,Argentina,Germany, Egypt, Russia, Greece, Austrailia, Paris France, Vietnam, Mexico, Brazil, Bankok, Londan Air, Kobenhavn, Bahamas, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bolivia, Portugal, China, Italy. 12 passport sticker books - 4x 6 inch size- Each passport includes 6 travel pages and 16 assorted travel stamp stickers.”
Holidays Holidays are a great time to do foreign language crafts. You’re doing crafts anyway, you might as well pack a little extra foreign language practice into it. Holidays are exciting times for children and this really helps motivate them to learn the language.
Make games Take a game you have and re-write it in the foreign language, or assemble a game that you printed from the internet.
Make fortune tellers AKA cootie catchers – these go by a lot of names). There are lots of free printables for these, so a small child could cut and fold it as the craft. An older student could fill in all their own content, using such things as verb conjugations, sentences, and so on.
examples of realia Use examples of realia from other countries to print or make your own copies. Search the internet for photos, Googlemaps could be a good source.
posters Make posters that teach grammar or vocabulary.
draw a picture The student can draw a picture to go with a story they wrote, and you can mount the story and picture on construction paper. Put it on the wall and let them be proud of it.
BakingMake a cake and use frosting to write words on it in the foreign language.
Research, plan, and shop for a recipe or complete meal that is from a country or culture that speaks the foreign language.
PinterestThere are many craft ideas available on Pinterest.
PuppetsMake puppets out of anything, they could later be used to put on a play or have small conversations in the foreign language.
Displays Older students who are more advanced can make displays to show scenes from books they read.
Passport Make an international passport (there are many free printables for this).
Coloring Coloring pages (many free printables)
Cutting and Gluing Worksheets that involve cutting and gluing count as crafts to my kids.
change the words to the foreign languageYou can take many elementary-school age crafts and just change the words to the foreign language. For example, a weather craft showing the four seasons would have the season names in the foreign language. Older children could write adjectives that go with those seasons. Advanced children could write sentences that go with those seasons.
YemenLinks.comFree coloring pages. YemenLinks.com

Arabic Supplements For Self-Review

AnkiAnki.
Anki has digital flash cards.
BrainscapeBrainscape has digital flash cards.
Voxy Voxy has digital flash cards.
MangoThis is an online, free course. Our library has subscription so we’re able to get the full course for free. It is said to be for grade school through high school. The website describes the course as such, “Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English.” Mango
Memrise Memrise is free, but you can purchase a subscription. Available on computer and app. The courses vary by language. It’s very similar to using flashcards or self-quizzing, but you don’t have to hold the cards for your child or pick out what to teach them. Everyone I know hates the speed task, just teach your kids to skip it if they hate it, it’s very frustrating. Many languages are available.
Duolingo is Duolingo is free, but you can purchase a subscription. Duolingo is teaches vocabulary, similar to flashcards or self-quizzing, but adds more games than some other options, and includes more grammar. The vocabulary seems to be presented in a different order than other apps. It teaches beginning skills but does not have conversation practice. Available on computer and app.
LookLex Learn Arabic (This site seems to be down sometimes) You can also try here: https://www.oercommons.org/courses/looklex-learn-arabic-lesson-oneLookLex Learn Arabic is free, teaches about 400 words, and includes simple explanations of Arabic grammar and writing.
YemenLinks.com YemenLinks.com has free flash cards.
Independent Study NotebookKeeping an Independent Study Notebook is a good way to learn to take notes and improve study skills.

Arabic Supplements For Fun, Student Choice

Arabic Pod 101These series are fun. Arabic Pod 101
MangoThis is an online, free course. Our library has subscription so we’re able to get the full course for free. It is said to be for grade school through high school. The website describes the course as such, “Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English.”
Memrise Memrise is free, but you can purchase a subscription. Available on computer and app. The courses vary by language. It’s very similar to using flashcards or self-quizzing, but you don’t have to hold the cards for your child or pick out what to teach them. Everyone I know hates the speed task, just teach your kids to skip it if they hate it, it’s very frustrating. Many languages are available.
Duolingo Duolingo is free, but you can purchase a subscription. Duolingo is teaches vocabulary, similar to flashcards or self-quizzing, but adds more games than some other options, and includes more grammar. The vocabulary seems to be presented in a different order than other apps. It teaches beginning skills but does not have conversation practice. Available on computer and app.
Trip LingoTheir website says, “TripLingo is the ultimate tool for international travelers. Learn essential phrases, instantly translate your voice or connect to a live translator, get a crash course on the local culture and so much more.” There is a language package that has audio, includes slang, and can translate images. Good for planning a real or pretend trip. There are culture notes, travel tools that help with currency conversion, and a tip calculator. You could make a really fun project out of this. Trip Lingo
HelloTalkHelloTalk’s website says that you can “Learn a language by chatting with native speakers from around the world.” This is an app. This app has many features, but are probably not appropriate for children. However, there is one feature that can encourage writing and is probably safe even for young children, with supervision. The text chat with a robot feature is a nice simulation for younger children to be able to join in with chatting, without letting them reveal information about themselves to strangers via an app. In our homeschool I’ve found that online chats really made a difference in motivating my children to be good spellers in English. In addition to text chats with a robot, there are text chats with real people in other countries, and also “classmates” who are learning the foreign language along with you. I would not let students use the chat feature with real people without adult supervision, but this could be a feature you decide will work for your student. The app also has lots of cultural info, very short posts by natives talking about current events, etc. However, it’s aimed at adults. There are also video links, but while I found some very good videos, there were also videos mixed in that were very adult-oriented. They covered dating topics and things like “How to Swear in German.” These would be important things for a fluent speaker to know, eventually, but I know parents want to use their judgment for when their child is ready for topics like this.

Arabic Supplements That Add Grammar

Practice Makes Perfect Arabic Verb Tenses (Practice Makes Perfect Series)Practice Makes Perfect Arabic Verb Tenses (Practice Makes Perfect Series)
“Practice Makes Perfect: Arabic Verb Tenses goes beyond other verb books to coach you in when and why verb tenses are used. You will find clear and concise explanations that pinpoint why specific tenses work in given situations as well as tons of engaging examples and numerous skill-building exercises. Combine those features with the renowned Practice Makes Perfect format and you have the ideal reference/workbook to learn to speak and write Arabic with fluency.”
Arabic Grammar UnravelledArabic Grammar Unravelled

“Arabic Grammar Unravelled offers a hands-on approach to learning the Arabic language. It focuses at the language as it is used by today's speakers and avoids linguistic complications. The book offers a concise explanation of each grammatical topic coupled with numerous examples. The book also introduces learners to new vocabulary and the idiomatic use of the language through word lists and dialogues.”
Speak the grammar aloudSpeak the grammar aloud as you act it out. A partner helps a lot, but when you don’t have one, use your imagination.
Busuu Busuu is a website or app. There are grammar units, McGraw-Hill level completion certificates, a vocabulary trainer, and conversations with native speakers available. Free to register and do some lessons. Available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Turkish, Russian, and Arabic.
Duolingo Duolingo is free, but you can purchase a subscription. Duolingo is a weaker choice for adding grammar, but could be appropriate depending on your child.

Arabic Cross-Curricular Subjects and Other Fun Stuff

GeneralNational Geographic National Geographic is published in many different languages. From the USA website you can select the country you would like. At the time of this writing it’s a dropdown menu in the top right corner of the website.
Elle MagazineA very popular lifestyle magazine that has been around for many years. You can find Elle magazine in many languages. I will list some of them here. If you don’t see the language listed here, try an internet search for it.
Elle in Arabic
Travel Materials for Native SpeakersBahrain TravelTravel materials that a native speaker would use.
Oman Travel. This website uses Flash, so it might not work on your device. Travel materials that native speakers would use.
Arabic Search Enginehttp://www.google.ae/Google in Arabic
Arabic Daily TV wwiTVYou can use this website to find links to many news stations from many countries, in many languages.
It Still Works.“Free-to-Air” TV. You buy and install the satellite and receiver setup. After that, you can tune in to many foreign language channels broadcast from other countries. There is no monthly fee.
Here is an explanation: It Still Works.
The FTA List website has many tv channels, radio channels and podcasts produced by native speakers, for native speakers. You can search by language.
Galaxy 19
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Galaxy 3c are two major channels. You can watch some of the channels via the internet.
BBC ArabicArab language news.
Al Aan Al Aan
YouTube Channel that has a lot of female-interest content, but includes news.
Al Jazeera ArabicYouTube Channel for the news station Al Jazeera.
Toyorbabytv Toyorbabytv is a TV channel with cartoons for kids.
Karameeshchannel Karameeshchannel is a YouTube channel with a variety of pop culture news.
YouTube Celebs and EntertainmentAlkhattafsistersThese sisters discuss fun stuff on their YouTube channel. The channel is from Kuwait and they use a lot of dialect. They do a lot of travel. Alkhattafsisters