Welcome to Read Arabic!

Funded by the US Department of Education, the materials of Read Arabic! were developed to provide online e-learning reading lessons aimed at beginning and intermediate students of the language.

The materials respond to a rapidly growing interest in Arabic language study among American secondary school students. Using a variety of topics selected to interest high school students, the materials reflect the national standards established for Arabic under the sponsorship of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages as well as the latest principles in online instructional design. The materials may be easily used by individual learners studying on their own or by teachers assigning them for individual or group study.

The lessons provide reading practice in Modern Standard Arabic, the written language of education, the media, and official documents across the Arabic-speaking world.

To get started, you should do the following:

  • Check that your computer meets the system requirements for our software.
  • Click on the links for Novice, Intermediate, or Cultural modules in the left-hand column, depending on how fluent you believe your reading is. If you are a beginner learning to read Arabic, please begin in the Novice category and select modules with the *Basic Language titles.
  • Select a module topic within the level that interests you.