Virtual Arabic Keyboard
Use your mouse for typing on this online Arabic keyboard. Then copy and paste into Google Search Engine.
Search - Free Language Sites
Because sites come and go on the
Internet, the best resource for language fonts may be this
Yahoo! Search "find it yourself" link.
Google search: Arabic Keyboard
Links to many free and commercial online keyboard offerings.
Google - Translated Search
How does this work? 1. Search for Dubai tours from English to Arabic. 2. We translate your query into "جولات دبي" and find Arabic web page results. 3. Finally, we translate the Arabic web page results back into English for you.
Virtual Library - Middle East Internet Resources
From Columbia University, this
mega-resource site offers links to Middle East Bibliographies,
Libraries, News Sources, Regional and by Country Resources,
Directory - Middle East
Huge gateway to Middle East and
individual countries, includes links to Interactive Portals,
Music and Art, Country/Regions, etc.
LINK - Middle East
Selected Internet resources
covering all academic subject areas from BUBL LINK Catalogue,
the largest Internet portal in U. K.
Regional Countries Links - Middle East
Excellent Yahoo search engine
links to everything from Arts and Humanities to Travel and
East, North Africa Internet Resource Guide
A solid resource guide by Joseph
W. Roberts, Department of Political Science, Middle East
Center, University of Utah.
"Your source for Arabic, Islamic
and Middle Eastern sites. You can find Arabic newspapers,
Arabic tv, Arabic radio, Arabic music, belly dance, Arabic
universities, Arabic culture, Arabic software, Arab countries
and other Arabic links."
Large Middle Eastern resource
portal with categories such as religion and philosophy,
culture and society, and science and technology.
Primarily a news and culture
resources site with social category links like Arab
Very rich and deep site with links
to newspapers, magazines, individual country governments,
education, industry, etc.
ARABIC-L is a mailing list for
Arabic Linguistics and Arabic Language Teaching, sponsored by
Brigham Young University, the Arabic Linguistics Society and
the American Association of Teachers of Arabic. The list
encourages contributions, squibs, queries and responses in
those areas. The link above connects to, "a Mirror of the
ARABIC-L List, which provides a web-searchable archive of the
material posted there." If you wish to subscribe to ARABIC-L,
please link here.
American Association of
Teachers of Arabic
Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA) aims to facilitate
communication and cooperation between teachers of Arabic and
to promote study, criticism, research and instruction in the
field of Arabic language pedagogy, Arabic linguistics and
Studies Association (MESA)
"MESA is a private nonprofit, nonpolitical organization of
scholars and other persons interested in the study of the
Middle East, North Africa and the Islamic world. MESA is
dedicated to promoting high standards of scholarship and
instruction, to facilitating communication among scholars
through annual meetings and publications, and to promoting
cooperation among those who study the Middle East."
Middle East Language Resource Center
NMELRC at Brigham Young
University, " seeks to coordinate efforts aimed at increasing
and improving opportunities for learning the languages of the
Middle East. The center undertakes and supports projects in
areas such as teacher training, materials development, testing
and assessment, integration of pedagogy and technology, study
abroad, and K-12 programs. It works across Middle East
languages to foster cooperation and joint utilization of
expertise and resources."
Association for Middle Eastern Studies
"Eurames is the organizer of the
European network of Middle Eastern Studies, an academic
exchange or information concerning research on the Middle
East. Eurames runs the Eurames Info Service via e-mail, and
will host thematic working groups and links to European and
other centres and university departments working on the Middle
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vorderer Orient für gegenwartsbezogene
Forschung und Dokumentation (DAVO)
is a scholarly, nonpolitical and nonprofit-making professional
association open to all persons interested in the Middle East.
The main aim of DAVO is to improve the exchange of information
on Middle East studies between its members and various
national and international institutions."
for Middle Eastern Studies
Society for Middle Eastern Studies (popularly known as
BRISMES) was established in 1973 to encourage and promote the
study of the Middle East in the United Kingdom. It brings
together teachers, researchers, students, diplomats,
journalists and others who deal professionally with the Middle
East. Membership is open to all the above, regardless of
nationality - indeed regardless of where in the world you are
for Middle Eastern Studies
Society is an independent association for researchers in the
Nordic countries who work on the Middle East and Islamic
world. It covers all subjects in the humanist and social
sciences, from antiquity to the present day."
National Council of
Organizations of Less Commonly Taught
"The CouncilNet website is the
hub of CouncilNet, the World Wide Web based network for
organizations representing the less commonly taught languages
(LCTLs) in the United States."
East Virtual Library
"The Middle East
Virtual Library (MENALIB) is an information portal for Middle
East and Islamic Studies. It provides access to online
information and to digital records of printed and other
offline media and thus supports the concept of a hybrid
library for Middle East and Islamic Studies."
Library: Libraries and catalogs with major Middle East
A hyperlink directory of
libraries in U.S. and abroad with important holdings in Middle
Library: Associations and Institutes of Middle East
The above list Professional
Organizations highlights many of the associations and
institutes on this extensive list by the NYU Library.
Nonetheless, you may wish to examine it for additional
STARTALK is the newest of the
component programs of the National Security Language
Initiative (NSLI) announced by President Bush in January of
2006. The initiative seeks to expand and improve the teaching
and learning of strategically important world languages that
are not now widely taught in the US.
The Language Flagship -- Arabic
Link to overall Arabic Language Flagship program. Individual links below highlight individual university programs.
Arabic Flagship, University Maryland
Undergraduate and graduate programs designed for students who wish to achieve advanced professional proficiency.
Flagship, University of Texas at Austin
"The Arabic Flagship Program (AFP)
at The University of Texas at Austin offers a five year
training program in Arabic language and culture for
undergraduates and incoming freshman. Our Scholars receive the
resources and training to reach superior level Arabic, ILR
3/3+, while pursuing an undergraduate major of their
Michigan State University Undergraduate Program
"The philosophy of the Arabic Language Instruction Flagship (ALIF) program at Michigan State University is to form a partnership between the university and a K-12 school district in order to develop a national model for foreign language instruction that flows smoothly across all grades and builds on previous learning. Michigan State University has partnered with the Dearborn Public School District in order to achieve this goal."
for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA)
"CASA offers advanced level
training in Arabic language and culture to qualified American
students at its two locations at the American University in
Cairo, Egypt and at the University of Damascus, Syria.
Applicants to the various CASA programs must be U.S. citizens
or permanent residents and should have completed a minimum of
3 years of formal instruction in Arabic prior to joining
Institutions Teaching Arabic
From Center for Advanced Research
on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of
Minnesota. Select Arabic and search LCTL list of US schools
and institutions of higher education offering instruction in
the Arabic language.
"The LinguaVista website enables
language learners to find high-level language programs in the
US and abroad."
Language Study Programs
An extensive list of Arabic summer
programs as well as major programs abroad from the University
Language - Wikipedia
Along with this general article,
Wikipedia provides separate, main articles on Arabic
Alphabet, and Arabic
- Arabic Writing System
Basic introduction to Arabic
alphabet with collections of links to audio files and language
Arabic for Beginners
"A year long beginners Arabic program starting Jan 1, 2010 presented in a word-of-the-day downloadable Calendar format. Feel free to join any time."
A "free website that aims to
provide as much as possible comprehensive information on the
Arabic language and its grammar."
15 Chapters: An introductory
distance-learning Arabic course funded by FIPSE (P116B030526)
and developed by the UC Consortium for Language Learning &
Teaching, The National Middle East Language Resource Center at
Brigham Young University and Near Eastern Studies Department
at UC Berkeley.
News in Simplified Arabic
A project of the National Capital Language Resource Center: "The News in Simplified Arabic is posted to the web twice monthly and delivers a survey of the previous two weeks' news in simplified standard Arabic. Listeners of Voice of America's "Special English" broadcasts will recognize the slightly slower rate of speech and textual redundancy which characterize these webcasts."
Description: The Five College
Arabic Course Guides include study guides for students, guides
for conversation partners, and links to supplementary
materials. The guides follow the Al-Kitaab Arabic Series from
Georgetown University Press. Also guides and audio and video
materials for colloquial Levantine.
Hundred and One Rules!
From above LangMedia site, a short
Arabic reference grammar created by Professor Mahammed Jiyad
of Mount Holyoke College; available for download in Word Doc
or PDF Format (recommended!)
Digital Media Archive - LARC SDSU
"Language Acquisition Resource
Center's Digital Media Archive (DMA) at San Diego State
University. We hope that our growing database of language
materials can meet some of your language teaching and learning
needs. The goal of DMA is to provide fast, easy access to
resources for teaching and learning languages."
Product of Defense Language
Institute: "All of the GLOSS lessons are categorized into one
of three primary competencies: lexical (vocabulary), structure
(grammar), and discourse (devices that bind texts,
conversations, etc.). Additionally, all lessons address the
socio-cultural competence through teacher notes and the like."
Also from DLIFLC: Arabic Grammar Resources, and Arabic
Weekly Training Events. For complete listing of DLIFLC language products, link here.
- Arabic Version
Arabic Wikipedia continues to grow
at a steady pace. It now has over 80.000 articles.
Literature, Calligraphy and Numerals
illustrated articles on Arabic literature, calligraphy and
numerals from Aramco and Its World
Learning Resources - Arabic
MERLOT is a leading edge,
user-centered, searchable collection of peer reviewed and
selected higher education, online learning materials,
catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty
development support services. Arabic language and culture
resources for students and teachers - worth exploring.
Useful links from the Middle East
Studies Center, Columbia University.
Language Materials Project: Teaching Materials for Less
Commonly Taught Languages - Arabic
Outstanding site for both online
and published resources - not just for teachers. Select
"Arabic," "All Materials," and "All Levels" for full
Resources from Martindale's Language and Translation
An excellent resource site for
online Arabic language courses, working aids, and more.
Large list of links to Arabic
language and country/culture sites. Not all functional and not
all free share.
Love Languages.com - Arabic
A large collection of links to
language and cultural websites.
of Arabic - main Wikipedia article
Search for "Arabic dialects" in
Wikipedia links to this article. Very detailed overview of
topic with many internal and external links.
Tutorial provides basic background
information for working with Arabic and its dialects.
Large dictionary portal offers
general and specialized online dictionaries.
"Professional website translation
into over 140 languages"
Arabic ~ English ~
Arabic ~ Multilingual Online Dictionary
Dictionary Sakhr. Tests well for
Like the English Wiktionary, which
aims to describe all words of all languages using definitions
and descriptions in English, this Wiktionary uses Arabic. More
than 10,000 entries.
- Translate Text or Webpage
Enter webpage URL or text, then
select "from>to" languages.
- Translated Search
How does this work? 1. Search for
Dubai tours from English to Arabic. 2. We translate your query
into "????? ???" and find Arabic web page results. 3. Finally,
we translate the Arabic web page results back into English for
Search for "Arabic History" leads
to this main article. Link here for extensive list of additional Wikipedia articles related to
Islamic History - Al-Bab
"Al-Bab aims to introduce
non-Arabs to the Arabs and their culture. Western explorers of
the 18th and 19th centuries portrayed the Arab world as a
strange, exotic and sometimes terrifying place."
Arabic-Islamic History offers a detailed overview of subject
through a collection of hyperlinks to writings by
East History - Complete list of Yahoo links
The title says it all - links to
more than 120 sites dedicated to Middle Eastern History.
Main WIkipedia article on the
Mega-resource site from Middle
East and Islamic Studies Department, Columbia University
the Modern World, and the West
Extensive resource site by
Professor Alan Godlas, University of Georgia.
Kidon Media - Pan Arabic
Large media portal with links to Al-Jazeera, CNN Arabic, and other news outlets.
Kidon Media - Asia
Above portal with links to news media of individual Middle Eastern counties.
Kidon Media - Africa
Links to Arabic North African online newspapers, magazines, TV and Radio stations.
for “The Free One”) is a commercial-free Arabic language
satellite television network for the Middle East devoted
primarily to news and information... Alhurra is operated by
non-profit corporation “The Middle East Broadcasting Networks,
Inc,” which receives this funding from the Broadcasting Board
of Governors (BBG), an independent and autonomous federal
Welle - Arabic
"Deutsche Welle is Germany’s
international broadcaster: online, on-screen and over the air.
It provides a European perspective to audiences around the
world and promotes intercultural dialogue."
BBC World News - Middle
This link to BBC World News is preset to
Middle East. Link here to Arabic Language Edition of BBC.
Links to online newspapers, radio and TV, movies, video clips, songs, etc.
Arabic Speaking Countries