Free online language course in Arabic. It teaches you basic sentences, how to write, how to count and introduces Arabic grammar. All with sounds.
Introduction to Arabic:
Arabic ranks sixth in the world's league table of languages, with an estimated 186 million native speakers. It belongs to the Semitic group of languages which also includes Hebrew and Amharic, the main language of Ethiopia. This site provides links to electronic dictionaries and translation programs, and explains how some Arabic words connect to both English and Spanish words.
Open Collections Program: Islamic Heritage Project:
Through the Islamic Heritage Project (IHP), Harvard University has cataloged, conserved, and digitized hundreds of Islamic manuscripts, maps, and published texts from Harvard’s renowned library and museum collections. These rare—and frequently unique—materials are now freely available to Internet users worldwide.
The Royal Library:
The Danish Royal Library's website provides links to a wide collection of digitized Arabic materials and manuscripts. On this website you'll find a variety of interactive tools and information to help you learn more about calligraphy in the Arab, Ottoman and Persian traditions.
As the Arabs Say:
"Using a variety of multi-media e-Learning tools and resources, As the Arabs Say is an initiative to enhance understanding of the Arabic language and culture by exploring a wealth of carefully selected Arabic quotes, sayings and proverbs that authentically reflect the way many Arabs live and think."
Foreign Language Resources:
This site is dedicated to free online language learning, with many links to language resources available on the Internet, carefully selected to give immediate access to sites that try to teach languages online, with text, graphics, animation, audio and often, dynamic interactions.
Library of Congress:
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution serving as the research arm of the Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 120 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 18 million books, 2.5 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.5 million maps, and 54 million manuscripts. The Library's mission is to make its resources available and useful to Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.
The Linguist List was designed to provide a forum where academic linguists can discuss linguistic issues and exchange linguistic information.
Oxford English Dictionary (OED):
The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cook books.
Scola Foreign Language Network (SCOLA):
SCOLA is a non-profit broadcasting company that supplies authentic foreign language programming for the purposes of supporting foreign language instruction, regional studies and improving global understanding.
Wikipedia Raking of World’s Language:
Wikipedia--Ranking Of World's Language Wikipedia has abstracted information from SIL's ethnologue to present a fascinating overview of how the languages of the world are ranked, from those with over a hundred million speakers, down to those with fewer than one million speakers. While there is some debate and controversy over some of the statistics, it is an exciting and important first look at how different languages rate.
The Rosetta Project is a global collaboration of language specialists and native speakers working to develop a contemporary version of the historic Rosetta stone. In this updated iteration, the Project’s goal is to construct a meaningful survey and near permanent archive of 1,000 languages. In addition, the Project’s intention is to create a unique platform for comparative linguistic research and education as well as a functional linguistic tool that might help in the recovery or revitalization of lost languages in unknown futures.
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