Madinah Arabic is a website with lessons for beginners and quizzes for intermediate learners. Although the interface is not very modern, it gives an impressively comprehensive introduction to the Arabic script, in addition to basic sentence structures with native speaker pronunciation for every word.
The site will support you if you actively practice each lesson’s concepts — the information may not be as easy to digest as in Duolingo, Arabic in 60 Steps or Arabicpod101. Instead, it will probably take a lot of reading and discipline to make your way through. Nevertheless, it provides one of the most comprehensive introductions to writing Arabic that we have encountered thus far (although if you are looking for a more modern site, you can check out Arabic Quick!).
After learning the basic script, there are over 100 step-by-step beginner lessons that start with practical sentence structures. Instead of learning basic phrases, such as how to order food at a restaurant, you will learn how to build your own sentences. There are a few fill-in-the-blank and multiple-choice questions in the lessons, plus about 90 beginner to advanced quizzes to test listening and reading comprehension. The site also offers Arabic tutors over Skype with a free trial lesson.
Ultimately, Madinah Arabic is an excellent free resource to support your Arabic studies. You can also use the pronunciation charts with Arabic Quick! for a more modern experience.
The current rating is our best estimate. We haven’t had the opportunity yet to more thoroughly evaluate this resource, as we do for our full reviews.