Learn Arabic with free MP3 audio podcasts, lesson transcripts and downloads
Beginner - Don't like this song
When a song that you don't enjoy listening to is playing, it would be good to be able to explain that in order for the song to get changed! Learn how to kindly request another song to be played instead of that one that is playing.... For the transcript, exercise and other learning tools visit ArabicPod.net.
Beginner - Can't talk now
When someone calls you at a bad time, how do you explain nicely that you are busy and will call back when you're free? That's one exactly what you will learn in today's podcast.... For the transcript, exercise and other learning tools visit ArabicPod.net.
Beginner - Take a selfie
Sometimes it seems like the whole world is in selfie mode! Everyone these days are taking selfies and the word has now made itself into other languages Arabic included. Tune in to learn how to suggest taking a selfie in Arabic.... For the transcript, exercise and other learning tools visit ArabicPod.net.
Beginner - Meaning of your name
In Arabic every name usually has a meaning, and it is sometimes interesting finding out the meaning of a particular name. Tune in to learn how to ask someone what their name means and how to give an answer.... For the transcript, exercise and other learning tools visit ArabicPod.net.
Beginner - Open Sesame
There is an Arabic version of Sesame Street that used to get aired around the same time. They recently renewed the series and started airing it again. Today you will learn the Arabic used in the catchy intro song. ... For the transcript, exercise and other learning tools visit ArabicPod.net.
Beginner - I don't drink
Getting invited to drink alcohol when you can't drink it doesn't have to be an embarrassing situation. In today's podcast you will learn how to explain that you don't drink alcohol and how to invite someone with alternative drinks.... For the transcript, exercise and other learning tools visit ArabicPod.net.
Best language podcast I’ve seen
These podcasts are fantastic! I love how they structure of the episodes! They introduce the vocab through authentic conversation, then break it down, then speed it back up multiple times to help you grow in listening fluency.
It is undoubtedly one the best resources to learn Arabic. I just wish they would get rid of the introductory song and get right into the subject matter. They also started well by teaching MSA. Now it is all muddied up with a mixture of dialects. That in itself is not bad; however there should be a filter for MSA, Lebanese, Egyptian, Saudi or what have you! Then in the advanced levels you have this guy speaking a mile a minute. I wish he would slow down a little bit. If these modifications are introduced the program will move higher in the Arabic teaching programs. But all in all excellent !
As someone who lives in the Middle East, I find these podcasts to be a helpful addition to my Arabic language learning. They also provide some insight into the culture as you were learning the language through useful dialogues.