Learn Arabic These lessons contain English translations.

Learning a language is not a secret. The experts will tell you that you need comprehensible input (e.g. lectures, texts, videos, podcasts), lesson review, practice opportunities and language reinforcement. The OpenLanguage Method puts these steps together to help save you time.

Your biggest challenge in learning a language will likely be maintaining your motivation to study. To start, we recommend learning some common expressions to achieve some early success. Seeing how you can use the new language to create new opportunities for yourself is the best motivator to continue studying. Afterwards, you can start to examine the common sentence patterns to provide insights into how to quickly expand your fluency with the language. Do not start by studying grammar tables, but instead focus on mimicking high-frequency language. OpenLanguage lessons are designed to help you learn this way. Browse some of the links below to get a sense for the language, then jump into the complimentary course to get started.

Introduction to the Arabic Language

Modern standard Arabic is the standardized and literary form of the Arabic language derived from Classical Arabic (the language of the Qur’an used from the 7th to 9th centuries). Arabic is the most spoken of Central Semitic Languages—that is languages like Hebrew and Aramaic. Though there are many spoken versions of Arabic used side-by-side the official language, if all dialects of Arabic were taken together there would be somewhere around 422 million Arabic speakers—making it one of the six most spoken languages in the world. Separately, Egyptian Arabic with 54 million native speakers, would be the single most popular form of spoken Arabic. Arabic is also the 11th most-spoke language in the United States.

Links to get started with learning Arabic: