The Interactive Arabic can be accessed from any part of the world. All what learners need is to complete the online registration process and start learning immediately. Arabic language programs, either official or private, can benefit from the project by having their students enroll online. They just need to register with their emails along with a created password, and they would be able to enjoy the experience of learning Arabic language online easily.
The Interactive Arabic is a self-learning project. Learners, therefore, are required to have a prior knowledge of the pronunciation and the written form of Arabic Alphabets. This is the only prerequisite before they can benefit from such a project.
The Interactive Arabic project focuses on the Arabic language skills and elements. These include: vocabulary, structures, listening, speaking, reading and writing. In addition, the content demonstrates Arabic culture and some social aspects of everyday life. The aim is to help learners achieve basic communicative Arabic skills by exposing them to a communicative Arabic language.
The language used in the project is the contemporary Modern Standard Arabic. It is neither the old classic Arabic nor the colloquial ones, but the simple and clear Arabic, the language of education, press, and news TV stations such as Aljazeera, Al-Arabiya, and the like. In other words, a combination of using this project and watching these TV stations will more likely result in a better language competence.
The content of the Interactive Arabic project has been taken from the book: Arabic for the World , written by Hassan Alshamrani , and printed at King Saud University. The content has been modified to be appropriate to the environment of the computer and the internet. The process took about eight months with a considerable time and efforts to end up with such an interactive project.
The Interactive Arabic consists of twelve unites, including a variety of topics appropriate for beginners in Arabic. The topics cover various aspects of Arabic culture which are presented through situations involving daily life dialogues and conversations. These are the backbone of each unit in terms of common vocabulary and expressions, and grammatical structures.
Each unit includes seven lessons as follows:
Lesson One: Listening
(two to three conversations in the form of a video clip, which can be played, repeated, and paused by learners at their appropriate speed).
Lesson Two: Vocabulary
(a list of words and expressions appeared in the previous conversations. They are accompanied mostly by images illustrating the meaning, and followed by interactive vocabulary exercises).
Lesson Three: Grammatical Structures
(a summary of functional grammar appeared in the conversations, through using tables, colors, and different icons to help learners differentiate between masculine and feminine, and singular and plural … etc. These are, then, followed by interactive structures exercises).