OERabic is an initiative lead by Mourad Diouri, Teaching Fellow & Course Organiser of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Edinburgh. The project is supported by alumni and friends of the University of Edinburgh through the Student Experience Grants scheme. It aims to enhance the mastering of Arabic by creating online bespoke learning (and teaching) resources.

OERabic encompasses several projects which have been in development over the course of the last year and a half and have involved a number of students of Arabic from the University of Edinburgh, as well as colleagues from Edinburgh and universities across the UK.


Roots & Routes

This set of resources presents learners with must-know roots related to a particular topic and expounds the richness of derivatives that each root gives rise to, providing plenty of context phrases and collocations.

Roots & Routes is a learning resource that builds up vocabulary in a wide range of topics, while showcasing a singular feature of Arabic – the majority of words derive from three-letter roots.

The Roots & Routes resources have been open licensed CC BY-NC-SA

Click here to go to Roots & Routes OERabic resource page


Resources Library

The resource library acts to archive and document some of the highly recommended resources that have been written in the field of learning and teaching Arabic as a foreign language. We hope you find this website and the resources it contains useful and productive for your learning of Arabic (if you are a student) or for your teaching practice (if you are a teacher).

The book directories are simply lists of recommended and must-have publications in the field of Arabic language and culture, specifically written for learners and teachers of Arabic as a foreign and second language. The content on the OERabic pages are openly licensed, however they direct teachers and students towards copyright protected texts.

The texts are organised under a number of categories including:

  1. Type of publication: self-taught books, textbooks, reference books, audio-courses, academic publications, among others
  2. Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced
  3. Author
  4. Publication Date
  5. Publication Title
  6. Reviews & Further Information (from Amazon Books & GoodReads.com)
  7. Subject Categories

There are a total of 13 categories based on subject matter and they are:

? ARABIC SCRIPT & SOUNDS الحروف والأصوات العربية
? ARABIC GRAMMAR قواعد اللغة العربية
? ARABIC VOCABULARY المفردات العربية
✍️WRITTEN ARABIC العربية المكتوبة
? SPOKEN ARABIC اللغة العربية المحكية
? COMPREHENSIVE TEXTBOOKS برامج دراسية شاملة
? ARABIC LITERATURE الأدب العربي
? ARABIC LINGUISTICS علم اللغة العربية
? ARABIC FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES العربية لأغراض محددة
? ARAB WORLD, CULTURE & PEOPLE العالم العربي: ثقافة وشعب
? TAFL (TEACHING ARABIC AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE) تدريس اللغة العربية كلغة أجنبية
? LANGUAGE LEARNING SKILLS & TOOLS مهارات ووسائل تعلم اللغات

Click here to go to the OERabic Resources Library pages


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