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Free Arabic Lessons and Courses

Free Arabic Lessons and Courses
We have gathered together here a number of free Arabic language lessons and language courses for those learning Arabic, along with some other Arabic language resources, such as Arabic online courses and exercises, podcasts, video lessons, alphabets, dictionaries, lexicons, verb conjugations, language communities, newspapers, articles, and books. Most of these sites will be in English, although a number are multilingual in nature.

  Video Lessons

Institute of the Language of the Koran is the official website of the Institute of the Language of the Quran in Toronto. The website is not for profit, and offers all of the Madinah Arabic courses for free as downloads of the texts and both stream and downloadable versions of the videos. Each video is split up into two parts, and each part is about 800MB.
Learn Arabic on YouTube
Video tutorials teaching the basics of the Arabic aphabet and Arabic writing. It will take you from zero knowledge of the Arabic alphabet to being able to write full words using the Arabic letters.

  Courses and Exercises

Wikibooks: Arabic Language Course
A free Arabic language course from Wikibooks, the open source books collection.
Madinah Arabic
This site has been designed to teach the Arabic language inspired by one of the most popular courses being used today - the Madinah Book Series by Dr V Abdur Rahim which is used by Madinah University to teach English speaking students the Arabic language. This course will contain everything an individual needs to learn the Arabic Language (Classical and Modern Standard) from complete beginner to advanced level.
Gulf Arabic Online Course
Course in Gulf Arabic, with focus on audio pronunciations at first, and then phrases and grammar. Requires free registration after a certain point in the course,
Babel: Arabic
An online course in Arabic which teaches basic sentences, how to write, how to count, and introduces Arabic grammar, all with audio pronunciation. This course will teach you about 400 of the most common words in Arabic.
Arabic Online
The aim of this site is to provide as much as possible comprehensive information on the Arabic language and its grammar; the content is equivalent to a small textbook on Arabic.
Marhaba: Welcome to the World of Arabic
Introduces fundamentals of the Arabic language (names, counting, alphabet, grammar, nouns, adjectives, verbs, prepositions, possessives, plurals, colors, etc.), along with an introduction to Arabic culture.
Learn to Read Arabic
A few very basic lessons on reading the Arabic alphabet; downloadable for non-commerical uses. The words are mostly in English so you can more easily recognise the shape of the letters.
ArEg World: Learn Arabic
"Standard Arabic (or Modern Standard Arabic MSA) is the official language of all Arab countries. It is the language used in the official media, newspapers, books .. etc. Therefore, MSA is understood by all Arabic-speaking people. It will sound different for them though since every country has its own dialect."
Arabic iPod
All of the audio podcasts can be freely listened to and downloaded. For most of the other content, there is a subscription fee which is setup to cover the costs of running the website.
Internet Polyglot: Arabic Lessons
Fairly large lexicon of Arabic words in many categories, with audio pronunciations
L-Ceps Personaltrainer Free Lessons
Pronunciation of Arabic words in various categories with audio clips.
Let's Learn Some Arabic
Simple Arabic, with Greetings, Pronouns, Questions, Directions, Useful I-sentences, Basics, Counting.
Vega Society: Arabic
Arabic lessons with phrases, alphabet, numbers, prepositions, articles, adjectives, present, past and future tenses, plurals, etc.

  Language Communities

Web Arabic (in French)
Arabic language-learning site and language community portal, in French, with Arabic-French dictionary, weather reports, forums, chats, etc.
Polyglot is a non-profit community dedicated to language exchange. Polyglot allows you to find the right person ready to exchange languages with you. You will search for penpals according to age, gender, location, hobbies, etc. Polyglot is fully customizable. You will choose your own icons, styles or post your own Polyglot translations, so that more people speaking your language can become a member.
UniLang Community
The main purpose of the UniLang Community is to provide an online site where people interested in languages can unite, openly discuss, and find resources related to language(s), linguistics and translations. We are an open non-profit organization, meaning that everything on our site is publicly accessible at no cost, and membership is also free and open for everybody. All data, unless otherwise stated, is licensed under an open licence, the UniLang Public License, as opposed to a restrictive copyright.