There are so many free online resources that it is sometimes difficult to know which ones to use, and to identify which ones are good. Cactus has carefully assessed the wide range of free language learning resources available online to provide you with a selection of our most recommended, useful and reliable sources of information for learning Arabic. These can be used as a helpful support to language learning whilst taking one of our face-to-face Arabic courses.
WordReference is a popular bilingual dictionary, and combines its own dictionary with the long-established Collins dictionary. WordReference also includes a useful forum where users can get help with Arabic language related questions.
Baheth is a classical unilingual Arabic dictionary. In Arabic only.
Reverso is a well-established online bilingual dictionary. It includes an English-Arabic dictionary, along with other handy tools such as a translator and spellchecker.
Lisaan Masry is an Egyptian Arabic-English dictionary. It includes a thesaurus, a pronunciation guide, lessons to learn the Arabic alphabet, and other useful resources.
Acon Arabic is an Arabic conjugator.
Forvo is a free and comprehensive pronunciation guide maintained by native speakers around the world. It includes the pronunciation of more than 3 million words in 325 languages.
Cram has a large list of flash cards to help you learn new Arabic words. It also has a mobile app, so you can memorise Arabic vocabulary anywhere anytime.
Not only Lexilogos has a comprehensive list of language resources, it also offers a convenient online Arabic alphabet keyboard.
Loecsen lists very useful basic words and phrases for those looking to traveling to Morocco.
The BBC has a section with news in Arabic. Reading news in Arabic on a daily-basis is an excellent way to practice the language, while gaining a deeper understanding of the events affecting the Arabic-speaking countries.
Cactus also offers Skype private tuition with a qualified native speaking teacher, which is an excellent online alternative to other online courses.