Learn to Read and Write Arabic For Beginners
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Learn to Read and Write Arabic For Beginners

The Ultimate Arabic Reading and Writing Course for All Levels
4.5 (10 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
334 students enrolled
Created by Abdul Wahid
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to recognise, read, and pronounce perfectly the Arabic language
  • Learn what the Arabic letters look like in their various forms
  • Read Arabic literature fluently in its natural connected form
  • Practice their Arabic writing skills
  • Practice their Arabic listening skills
  • Learn the meanings of many day to day words as a natural consequence of the learning process
  • Learn a unique method of memorising and remembering letters
  • Be in a strong position to study Arabic grammar
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  • It’s a beginner course – so no previous experience or knowledge necessary. Absolute beginners can take this course
  • The language of instruction is English so students should have basic grasp of the English language
  • Commitment – as with anything in life, the repetition of any ideal leads to its manifestation. Being consistent and persevering will ensure success.

Synopsis: ‘Learn to Read and Write Arabic’ is wonderfully refreshing Arabic reading course that takes learners with absolutely no knowledge in the Arabic language on a path towards reaching reading fluency like a native. As the tagline states, it’s ‘your first steps towards learning the Arabic language’.

High Quality Full HD Video Lessons: 60 videos and approximately 4.5 hours of the highest quality, fully animated, engaging content, taught to you by myself, a professional Arabic teacher, with around 10 years’ experience of teaching Arabic.

Interactive Exercises: Student interaction is what keeps individuals engaged and interested and more likely to complete the course. That’s why this course is filled with around 40 videos, and just over 3.5 hours of high quality, fully animated, fully interactive exercises that will get keep you engaged, interested, and on your way towards Arabic fluency.

So, are you ready to take your first steps towards learning Arabic…? 

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended for students who have no previous knowledge of Arabic and who wish to gain a rapid understanding of the language.
  • Those that have perhaps done some Arabic in the past but need to brush up on those basic skills again before venturing into studying Arabic grammar
  • Those that are perhaps starting Arabic grammar studies soon and need to learn how to read the language as a prerequisite. This course offers a low-cost option.
  • Anybody that wants to learn to read Arabic.
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Curriculum For This Course
93 Lectures
The Three Forms
11 Lectures 28:07

The Boats 3 Forms

The Antisocial 3 Forms

The Jugs 3 Forms

The Tails 3 Forms

The Hooks 3 Forms

The Foreign 3 Forms

The Laam-Alif Combination

Exercise 14

Exercise 15

Exercise 16
The Short Vowels
7 Lectures 15:13

The Fathah

The Kasrah

The Dammah

Exercise 17

Exercise 18

Exercise 19
The Sukuun
3 Lectures 06:54
The Sukuun

Exercise 20

Exercise 21
The Tanwiin
4 Lectures 15:08
The Tanwiin

Exercise 22

The Irrelevant Alif

Exercise 23
The Long Vowel
13 Lectures 27:11
The Long Vowel

Exercise 24

The Alif Long Vowel After Hamzah

Exercise 25

The Alif Long Vowel After Laam

Alif Long Vowel Form 2

Exercise 26

Yaa Long Vowel

Exercise 27

Waaw Long Vowel

Exercise 28

Irrelevant 'Alif Returns

Exercise 29
The Shaddah
3 Lectures 10:50
The Shaddah

Exercise 30

The Shaddah Reading Rules
The Taa Marbuutah
2 Lectures 04:14
The Taa Marbuutah

Exercise 31
Reading Practice 1
6 Lectures 13:43
Reading Practice 1

Reading Practice 1 - Story 1

Reading Practice 1 - Story 2

Reading Practice 1 - Story 3

Reading Practice 1 - Story 4

Reading Practice 1 - Story 5
The Sun and Moon Letters
3 Lectures 15:24
The Definite Article

The Sun and Moon Letters

Exercise 32
6 More Sections
About the Instructor
Abdul Wahid
4.5 Average rating
9 Reviews
334 Students
1 Course
MSc Occupational Psychology and Arabic Studies

I have been studying and teaching Arabic in various institutes for nearly ten years now which have included both London based schools and establishments, as well as institutes in Egypt where I spent an extended period of time. During this time, I have witnessed an array of different approaches to teaching Arabic. These have included repetition, visual imagery, attentive listening, and a sundry of other methodologies.

One thing that I noticed when teaching Arabic grammar to students who had already learnt how to read Arabic was that in fact, they hadn’t actually learnt how to read Arabic correctly or fluently enough to be able to take on the more complicated grammar. They’d often make reading errors, struggled to keep up with the rules, couldn’t grasp many of the concepts, and simply lacked confidence in their studies. These were otherwise intelligent individuals and so their lack of progress really perplexed me. 

So, I investigated further through questionnaires to students combined with solid research on resources and material available for Arabic and discovered that, when it comes to teaching students how to read Arabic, most if not all courses out there only really covered (and quite superficially at that) what we call the ‘Reading Rules’, and completely neglect what’s called here, ‘Reading Fluency’. This meant that students knew enough to read Arabic in a somewhat slow and disjointed fashion but didn’t really know enough to venture into learning grammar. It’s almost as if there needed to be a middle ground or transitional phase that facilitated their move from reading to grammar.

The course, ‘Learn to Read and Write Arabic’ really goes some way towards filling that gap that’s been holding students back and it is what I have spent every waking hour of the past year attempting to create. Not only does the course cover all the reading rules that you are ever likely to meet when learning to read Arabic, but explains in extensive detail all the fluency rules that will get you prepared to learn Arabic grammar. By the end of the course, you will be reading Arabic like a native and have real confidence in yourself as you approach grammar.