Online Arabic Courses

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Learning Arabic Online – Arab Academy

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Arab Academy has an Arabic online course for everyone!

We boast the most extensive library of online Arabic language courses available anywhere in the world. Since 1999, when Arab Academy was launched as the first online Arabic language service, our expert Arabic teachers have developed over 150 Arabic and Quranic Arabic courses to cater to students of all age groups, language levels, and areas of interest.  Each course comprises lessons with activities and games that cover the following language skills: listening, speaking, reading, structure, and writing. Our program has been proven to be an effective and engaging way to learn Arabic online.

Even beginners in Arabic can work their way up to fluency

When you get started with Arab Academy, you choose an Arabic language course-track: Modern Standard Arabic, Colloquial Arabic, Quranic Arabic or Islamic Arabic. Once you select a course-track, you can progress through as many Arabic lessons as you like, from novice all the way to the most advanced levels.

Students become conversational quickly

Arab Academy’s online Arabic courses provide students with a truly comprehensive experience, similar to an actual Arabic language immersion program. These courses follow a communicative approach methodology, are highly interactive, and allow you to work on your functional language abilities at your own pace and access all our Arabic lessons online in the comfort of your own home. This way, you will become fluent in Arabic quickly and conveniently.


Modern Standard Arabic

Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), as its name indicates, is the modern counterpart of Classical Arabic. It is the official language of 22 Arab countries where it is used in the oral and written form on all formal occasions. The main difference between MSA and Classical Arabic lies in the vocabulary. MSA reflects the needs of contemporary expression whereas Classical Arabic reflects the needs of older styles.
Below is a list of our MSA courses:


Egyptian Colloquial

Colloquial Arabic is the spoken Arabic used by Arabs in their everyday lives. Unlike MSA that is uniform in all Arab countries, colloquial Arabic is subject to regional variation, not only between different countries, but also across regions in the same country. Arabic speakers from various parts of the world do communicate in their respective dialects. However, the degree and ease of comprehensibility depends on two factors:

  • The geographical location pertaining to the dialects
  • The level of exposure to each dialect

Arab Academy provides courses in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. The average Arab throughout the Arab world has no problem whatsoever understanding the Egyptian dialect as they are all exposed to it via popular TV programs, films and documentaries produced in Egypt.
If you’re looking to learn Egyptian Arabic, check out this


Islamic Arabic

This course track is divided into two sub-tracks:

  • Quranic Arabic
  • Stories of the Prophet
1. Quranic Arabic:

Quranic Arabic courses are great for those who are interested in learning and understanding the language of the Quran. First, we provide you with some essential background information on each surah so you get the historical perspective which will enable you to understand the surah fully. Then we provide you with interactive learning pages on the verse. You get to learn the verses and what each word within them means. You can click on any word to hear it play and to get its translation.  Special colors provide you with a key on tajweed rules that are then explained to you.

The truly wonderful thing about those courses are the large number of interactive activities that ensure that you have learned, understood and retained the meanings of the surah. These courses do not contain grammar lessons.
Learn Quranic Arabic online through one of our Quranic courses:

  • Quranic Arabic 101: Through careful reading of verses of the Quran, students learn to understand the classical Arabic language, the phonetic rules of tajweed, and are able to understand the concepts covered in the verses studied. The verses covered in this course include the one always recited in the daily prayers and a number of others that are often recited.
  • Quranic Arabic 102: Through careful reading of verses of the Quran, students learn to understand the classical Arabic language, the phonetic rules of tajweed, and are able to understand the concepts covered in the verses studied. This course continues the study of the verses commonly recited in prayers.
  • Quranic Arabic 103: Through careful reading of verses of the Quran, students learn to understand the classical Arabic language, the phonetic rules of tajweed, and are able to understand the concepts covered in the verses studied. This course continues the study of the verses commonly recited in prayers.
  • Quranic Arabic 201: Through careful reading of verses of the Quran, students learn to understand the classical Arabic language, the phonetic rules of tajweed, and are able to understand the concepts covered in the verses studied. This course covers some verses from sura 29 of the Quran.
  • Quranic Arabic 202: Through careful reading of verses of the Quran, students learn to understand the classical Arabic language, the phonetic rules of tajweed, and are able to understand the concepts covered in the verses studied. This course begins the study of the whole of sura 4 of the Quran.
2. Stories of the prophet:

These online Arabic courses are based on the verses from the Quran that relate to 15 prophets. We start with the first prophet then progress in chronological order.
Below is a list of our Stories of the prophet courses:

  • Biography of the Prophet 101: This course covers the stories about the life of the Muslim prophet Muhammad. The topics covered in this course include the birth of Muhammad, his childhood, his return to his people, and his involvement in trade activities.
  • Biography of the Prophet 102: This course covers the stories about the life of the Muslim prophet Muhammad. The topics covered in this course include Muhammad’s marriage to Khadija, the descent of Gabriel, Muhammad and Mecca’s reception of the word of God, and Muhammad’s emigration to Medina.

AB Initio / GCSE

These online Arabic lessons for kids are geared for younger students (middle and high schools students). It is composed of 3 levels. They start with introducing the alphabet, then focus on daily life situations that young people face at school. They will learn how to communicate in Arabic with their peers in basic daily life conversations and express themselves on topics related to social issues and the world around them.

The program meets the requirements and guidelines of the following:

  • Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia, USA.
  • Ab Initio Arabic exam
  • General Certificate of Education (GCSE) Arabic exam.

Below is a list of our AB Initio / GCSE courses:

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