Also, with regards to dialects. If you want to learn Egyptian Arabic, maybe you can gather a decent variety of resources, but, I mean, Arabic resources suck in general without trying to find a variety of resources for a specific dialect. My husband speaks Arabic, but there are zero resources available in his dialect. I’ve just studied MSA and then listened and observed the differences and how to adapt.
At AlQuranClasses, we offer how to recite the Quran with its proper Tajweed rules. One can learn the articulation points of the Quran Arabic letters, basic Tajweed and Tarteel (combining theory and practice) and the regulations of Noon Saakinah, Meem Saakinah, and Lam Saakinah. Our Instructors introduce terms in Arabic and then translated into English.
If you're in the U.S. and have a library card, I recommend checking out Mango Language's website. They have language lessons for several dialects. I'm currently working through their Levantine series, they have several units, supposedly focusing on how it's spoken in Damascus. It's like Rosetta and Pimsleur in that they are heavy in repetition and listening but they also put everything on the screen in Arabic script, which makes it easy to take screenshots for flash cards. Clicking the word gives you the transliteration with an accent note. The lessons also give occasional grammatical and cultural notes. I've combined it with the Syrian Colloquial course that Donovan mentions above, Mango is great as it provides much more listening practice and a different perspective on cultural aspects.
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Prophet Muhammad (saw) was the final Messenger of Allah to humanity, and therefore the Qur'an is the last Message which Allah (swt) has sent to us. Its predecessors such as the Torah, Psalms, and Gospels have all been superseded. It is an obligation - and blessing - for all who hear of the Qur'an and Islam to investigate it and evaluate it for themselves. Allah (swt) has guaranteed that He will protect the Qur'an from human tampering, and today's readers can find exact copies of it all over the world. The Qur'an of today is the same as the Qur'an revealed to Muhammad (saw) 1400 years ago.
Sorry, Abdun, but my experience is such that I can say categorically that formal/classical Arabic is NOT understood easily everywhere in the Arabic-speaking world. Words can be different, and not every Arabic-speaking person uses ‘perfect’ grammar. Sometimes, one needs to learn and understand the way people speak in their daily lives, rather than how they ‘should’ speak, according to a textbook. The same applies with English (my native tongue), where speakers rarely speak as one might expect if one had learned the language strictly from a textbook.
The Learn Arabic with Kareem app is designed to teach kids and adults alike to learn to read Arabic without any prior knowledge or experience. The purpose of this app is to help you learn Arabic and to be able to read the Quran. This app is useful for kids, new reverts to Islam and anyone interested in learning how to read Arabic and the Qur'an The app has 160 lessons (two year curriculum) based on the 'NouRaNiyah' method..
What is an online course in Arabic? Online language courses have become readily available and provide an interactive experience for students. Programs usually come in a range spanning from beginner to advanced. Arabic introductory courses usually focus on the acquisition of essential elements for basic communication skills. Students tend to do a lot of listening, speaking, reading and writing, Students also gain a broader awareness of cultures and countries where Arabic is spoken. As an individual progresses to more advanced courses, they become more immersed in the language and culture. The focus is shifted from the meaning of words to the meaning of sentences. This enables students to read and speak more fluently and increases comprehension.
IQRA offers one of the most effective Arabic and online Quran teaching websites, through its interactive digital environment. You and your family can study Arabic and learn the Quran online, from the comfort of your home, on your schedule. Tutors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week — so you can learn Arabic online or learn Quran online with IQRA’s flexible scheduling.
Tajweed is to give every letter it’s right and pronounce it from the correct place in the mouth/nose/throat. The word itself means “to make better”. This course is designed to teach Tajweed rules from a theoretical and practical perspective. Students are given regular exercises and assignments to make sure that they understand the material in full.
When it comes to effective deliverance of the lesson, the tutors have a great role to play in it. This is why QuranReading.com relies only on the best tutors that have both the experience in online teaching and the knowledge of Quran. Thus the comprehensive lesson plan devised and followed by such tutors makes the lesson easy to learn and understand. The lesson delivery by the tutors has the following features:
Imagine having an Arabic teacher in your pocket ready to jump in and help you every step of the way during your language journey. This is essential when you want to improve and master pronunciations. That’s why Mondly has developed state-of-the-art Speech Recognition software that checks your Arabic pronunciation in real time and suggests improvements on the spot. Fast feedback is key to the accelerated learning of any language and that’s exactly what we are aiming for.
Great post, I love your approach and emphasis on assimilation. I’m starting to learn Arabic for work, I’m in the US and my company is soon opening offices in Dubai and I’d like to position myself for a future working there. My question is if I should focus on Emirati Arabic. I have friends from Syria and I LOVE the feeling & sound of Levantine, and the resources are pretty plentiful for Levantine. Aside from Youtube, Emirati Arabic feels slim on resources. Would Levantine serve me well as I’m getting into Dubai or would I be better served to make do with the Emirati resources available? Thanks! –Joe
I would be really grateful if anyone can help me with this, I want to learn an Arabic dialect for professional and religious reasons like reading the Quran, I’ve gone through the Egyptian dialect but it seems weird to me to pronoun jameel as gameel which is the case for all jeem(j) words in egyptian arabic. Can you tell me which dialects pronunciation is closest to Quran. Kindly consider the request that i am talking about pronunciation. Which dialects are you offering to teach and how much do they cost?
FluentU has fully captioned authentic Arabic videos, with correct translations at the sentence level instead of just the definitions for individual words. Every video is made approachable to every learner with interactive captions—just hover your cursor over (or tap) anything you don’t understand in the captions, and you’ll bring up an on-screen definition complete with authentic pronunciation, an image, in context usage and examples from other fun videos in the program.
A second solution is cultural immersion: going to an Arabic speaking country to live the real Arabic dream. No doubt about it, this is the ideal way to learn any language because you get to speak with natives, learn their correct pronunciation and live the way they do. Unfortunately, moving to a different country is something most of us cannot afford.
But,for me,fusha,puts you in the best place to learn dialects a lot quicker. You see what the dialects are doing clearer, like you do when listening to a child trying to explain things. Fusha is also richer,and offers a door to a over 1000 years of poetry,and the high culture of islam. Also the Arabs try to pull rank over you if you speak just a dialect, and they have a pedantic love of correcting. Once you know the fusha and a dialect,they sit back, and say ماء شاء الله.
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