Levantine Arabic Resources

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Levantine Arabic is the variety of Arabic spoken in Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and Jordan.  There are over 30 million people speaking Levantine Arabic.  People of the region use Levantine Arabic for daily spoken use and Modern Standard Arabic for writing.

View the tables below for resource to help you learn a specific variety of Levantine Arabic.

Jordanian Arabic

ResourceDescription
Hakini Arabi: Palestinian and Jordanian ColloquialA course centered around the spoken Arabic in Jordan and Palestine.
The 101 Most Used Verbs in Spoken Arabic: Jordan & PalestineAn excellent book with detailed definitions and sample sentences. Includes audio.
My American NeighborA Comedy TV show in the Jordanian dialect.
Spoken Arabic Dictionary, Diwan BaladnaAn excellent resource for speaking Jordanian Dialect. You must be able to read Arabic to use this book
CGE Jordan InstituteA Youtube channel that teaches Arabic so you can get around in Jordan. Mainly focuses on spoken Arabic.
Live Lingua JordanianExcellent course that teaches Jordanian dialect
italki ArabicConnect with Arabic tutors and practice your conversational skills.
Talk In ArabicA service that teaches you how to speak in Arabic dialects.
Qasid OnlineAn online course centered around teaching Jordanian Arabic. The course consists of a structured plan with one on one conversations.
Roya TVTV news channel in Jordanian dialect. Be sure to check out their comedy and drama channels on youtube.
Jordanian Sesame StreetSesame street in the Jordanian dialect.
Female ShowA popular Comedy series in the Jordanian dialect. It is a little challenging for beginners but worth watching.

Lebanese Arabic

ResourceDescription
Lebanese Arabic PhrasebookA Lebanese Arabic phrasebook with fun games and exercises to solidify your understanding of the dialect.
Conversational Arabic Quick and EasyA great book for conversations in the Lebanese dialect. This book does not contain Arabic letters though.
Shou fi ma fi?A book explaining the Lebanese and Syrian dialect with audio samples.

Learn Lebanese Arabic with Hiba Najem
Youtube channel teaching spoken Lebanese Arabic.
italki ArabicConnect with Arabic tutors and practice your conversational skills.
Talk In ArabicA service that teaches you how to speak in Arabic dialects.
Living ArabicOnline dictionary for Lebanese Arabic. Offers mobile apps.

Palestinian Arabic

ResourcesDescription
The 101 Most Used Verbs in Spoken Arabic: Jordan & PalestineAn excellent book with detailed definitions and sample sentences. Includes audio.
Colloquial Palestinian ArabicExcellent book to learn Palestinian Arabic. The book assumes you have a firm understanding of Fusha.
Hakini Arabi: Palestinian and Jordanian ColloquialA course centered around the spoken Arabic in Jordan and Palestine.
Live Lingua LevantineBased on Palestinians living in Lebanon. Courses from Defense Institute and Foreign Service Institute that include an eBook and accompanying audio.
Learn Arabic with MahaA youtube channel that teaches Palestinian Arabic
italki ArabicConnect with Arabic tutors and practice your conversational skills.
Speaking Arabic: A Course in Conversational Eastern ArabicA full, complete course designed for self studying the language. You learn over 2500 vocabulary words. It is quite pricey but comes with 4 books and 5 audio CDs. We highly recommend this course. Definitely check second hand resources to find it significantly cheaper. The only downside is that the book uses transliterations rather than Arabic script.
Talk In ArabicA service that teaches you how to speak in Arabic dialects

Syrian Arabic

ResourceDescription
Shou fi ma fi?A book explaining the Lebanese and Syrian dialect with audio samples.
Syrian Mango LanguagesCourse that focuses on conversations in Syrian Dialect.
Live Lingua SyrianBased on Syrian dialect. Courses from Defense Institute and Foreign Service Institute that include an eBook and accompanying audio.
Pimsleur Eastern ArabicConversational practice with spaced repetition technique of listening and repeating audio. Based on Syrian Arabic.
italki ArabicConnect with Arabic tutors and practice your conversational skills.
Talk In ArabicA service that teaches you how to speak in Arabic dialects.
Living ArabicOnline dictionary for Syrian Arabic. Offers mobile apps.