Books by Lisan Arabi

Books by Lisan Arabi

Lisan Arabi has released three books for teachers and students of Arabic since it started. We are working on several books for the coming years. Our books are mainly for teaching Arabic for speakers of other languages. However, the last release was designed to be bilingual ( Arabic/English) and hopefully our coming releases will be bilingual, too.


The book are:

Arabic Alphabet and the Basics for Reading.

Arabic for All is intended and designed to help self-instructing students to learn Arabic in a different way.  Arabic for All tries to provide the students with the basic knowledge of Arabic through reading. The students learn to read as a first step and immediately they start practice and explore the language while they are building up their vocabulary. This book starts from the first pages to furnish the pages as they fold with new words with their sounds and written form that they become familiar to the eye and ear when the students reach advanced levels.
The first of the series (The Arabic Alphabet) starts with introducing the Arabic alphabet as it has never been introduced before. The letters are introduced as sounds, shapes and minimal grammar unites in the language. All in all, once the students have finished this level, they will become able to read and understand some of the word grammatical structures that make Arabic sound a difficult language to learn. Arabic for All tries ‘to help students catch fish and provide them with fish everyday.’ It is about nurturing the knowledge rather than only providing it.
Arabic for All, is designed to reinforce and improve reading and listening skills which can improve the rest of skills, writing and speaking. Reading enables the student to read simple signs, do simple quizzes, read books and newspapers, browse Arabic websites and read the Quran for those who study Arabic for religious purposes.

All about Numbers in Arabic

In this book you will learn numbers in Modern Standard Arabic [MSA] and the grammar and vocabulary that are necessary to understand and learn how to communicate information about counting, arithmetic, time, pricing, and orders.
This book is carefully designed to help you master Arabic numerals in a contextual and interactive method. The book is divided into nine chapters:

  • Chapter One: An Introduction to Numbers in General.
  • Chapter Two: Simple Numbers
  • Chapter Three: Compound [mourakkab]  Numbers
  • Chapter Four: Decade\Tens [ouqoud] Numbers
  • Chapter Five: Added [ ma’touf ] Numbers
  • Chapter Six: Ordinal Numbers
  • Chapter Seven: Time Expressions
  • Chapter Eight: Miscellaneous   Names of months and Reading Dates  Fractions and Decimals Distributive Adjectives Telephone Numbers Calculations Shopping Reading & Saying Big Numbers Grammar of Numbers in sentences
  • Chapter Nine: General Quizzes Each chapter introduces a set of numbers and explains the grammar and the structure for each set. Videos and Audios are designed to make learning clearer and varied.

In the  end of each chapter there are quizzes relevant to the content of the chapter for practice and self-assessment. Almost every word in this book is presented in a context both spoken (audio) and written ( for reading) and illustrated by an image (visual) to help the learners memorise the words. In other words, this book does not teach numbers in Arabic in an ordinary way. It does not focus on the numbers as single units to memorise but rather introduces numbers within a context of texts, sentences, images, math calculations, graphs and tables. The learner explores and practises the numbers and gains more knowledge of Arabic and grammar altogether. However, learners who want to study the numbers only, without going further into the grammar, can skim or skip the information they do not want to know.  The rich and varied content of the book covers the following points: Learning the numbers  Grammar of number usage Gaining and mastering Arabic words Practicing reading and listening Finally, this book is designed in a way that learners of all ages can use to learn about numbers and relevant topics such as (talking about time and dates, reading an equation, understanding and using calculations . Whether you are a native or non-native speaker of Arabic, a student or a teacher of Arabic this book can be your complete interactive reference and book to know and learn everything about numbers in Arabic. It also includes passages with the relevant audio and translation which can be used   for reading and listening lessons especially the book is designed to be read and shown on all iOS devices.Furthermore, the layout is user-friendly and works on all Mac platforms from iPhones, iPads, and Mac’s. However, the word search quizzes are better displayed on iPads due to some bugs the software provider is working on and it will be sorted out when the next version is released.

Arabic and English Vocabulary (Farm Animals).


Farm Animals is a new way of teaching both Arabic and English depeding on quizzes. Therefore, this book is the first of its kind among the previous books of the same series.

This book is designed to help learners of Arabic/English of all levels to enrich their vocabulary through quizzing. Farm Animals as part of this series focuses on farm animals and related vocabulary as the major topic to introduce many generic and essential vocabulary. The book introduces the basic vocabulary about:
• name
• place
• produce
• food
• baby
Language items are introduced over two stages : one-word level and sentence/paragraph level.
The book is divided into four main chapters:
• Introduction
• Farm animals
• Animals’ Body Parts
• General Quizzes
The first chapter furnishes all the information, learners and parents/teachers need to guide the young leaners through the book.
The second chapter includes two sections that cover:
• basic information about the animals, names, home, produce, food and baby.
• easy quizzes to reinforce the learning of the language items introduced in the previous section.
The third chapter includes two sections that cover:
• The parts of the body of the animals introduced in the previous chapter.
• easy quizzes to reinforce the learning of the language items introduced in the previous section.
The fourth chapter is the quizzing wrap-up stage which provides the learner with varied quizzes to cover the previous chapters. It includes more challenging questions to make sure the learner has mastered the language items in the book in terms of reading and listening skills.
Each the second and third chapters are entailed with supportive quizzes to revise and reinforce what the learner has already learned in the chapter; these quizzes are meant to teach rather than to test. However, there is a whole chapter, the fourth one, where the quizzes become more comprehensive and more challenging.
The quizzes in the last chapter (the Quizzes Chapter) cover two language skills:
• Reading
• Listening
There are in total 53 quizzes. These quizzes are distributed as follows:
• chapter two: 8 quizzes
• chapter three: 2 quizzes
• chapter four: 19 quizzes & 24 word-search puzzles to add more fun while learning is taking place.
• The book is BILINGUAL ( Arabic & English). It can be used by English speakers to learn Arabic and by Arabic speakers to learn English and it can be used be both speakers of Arabic and English.
• Some users can use the book to learn both Arabic and English at the same time. No dictionary is required as every word of the new 110 words in the book are illustrated with an image and sound. So, speakers of other languages can easily learn all the vocabulary introduced in the book both in Arabic and in English. This book can be a great asset for:
International Schools in Arab countries
UNESCO schools
Arabic schools ( Saturday/Sunday schools) in a non-Arabic speaking countries
Parents who want their children to learn Arabic in parallel with English and vice versa.

Vocabulary Quiz

Vocabulary Quiz

This quiz is designed to help you improve your reading skills in terms of both accuracy and fluency. The very simple sentences used in this quiz are intended to help you make quick link between the verb and the object. For instance, the verb [to eat] [آكل] is used with the object that is edible such as [apple] [تفاحة] while the other options or distractors are inedible such as [pen] and [chair] in such a way you increase your observational skill when reading and improves your memory. The simplicity of such quizzes is meant to save the efforts of the students when they struggle with long sentences and get lost in translation sometimes. The quiz is meant to improve the word-attack skill rather than sentence-attack skill.

Verbs (Quiz 1)

Complete the sentence with the correct object/noun:

Vocabulary Quiz

Vocabulary Quiz

Here is a new quiz about 20 opposites [antonyms]. Read the word  in Arabic and choose the opposite.


Some opposites in Arabic

Stationary Items

Stationary Items

Here is a list of the most common stationary items used by students. Have a look at the items and their Arabic names. Then test your memory by taking the quizzes below the list.



Name in Arabic and four images as options, three of which are distractors.

Stationary Items

This is a simple quiz for names of items students use . Read the name of the item in Arabic and choose the correct image.


Image of an item and for names in Arabic as options, three of which are distractors.

Stationary [reading]

This is a simple quiz for names of items students use . Look at the image and choose the Arabic name for the item in the image.


Reading Signs and Notes [Arabic GCSE]

Reading Signs and Notes [Arabic GCSE]

This quiz includes expressions taken from Edexcel GCSE past papers. Good for GCSE students who want to practice Unit 3: Reading and Understanding in Arabic

Read the expression in Arabic and choose the English equivalent.

Sign Reading

Some common expressions [Signs and warnings]  in Arabic and their English equivalents. 
Hardware Vocabulary Quiz

Hardware Vocabulary Quiz

Here is a new quiz about the Arabic names of computer parts. Read the name of the part in Arabic and choose the right image.

The words are presented in sentences so you can practice reading comprehension and learn some verbs and expressions related to the computer. We will shortly publish another quiz to cover all items of vocabulary related to computer hardware.


This is a simple quiz for names of parts of the computer  in Arabic [Hardware]. Read the sentence and  choose the right image.



Here is a new quiz about the Arabic names of 20 professions. Read the name of the profession in Arabic and choose the right image.


This is a simple quiz for twenty professions in Arabic. Read the name of the profession in Arabic and choose the right image.

Fractions [Basic]

Fractions [Basic]

The word for fraction is كَسْر which means [break]. because it is like breaking the whole into smaller fractions. The numerator (number above the line) is called [بسط] and the denominator (the number under the line) is called [مقام].

The basic fraction words are:


Family [Basic]

Family [Basic]

This is a quiz through which you can practice and test your knowledge of the basic family words. This quiz can be used by teachers for testing or warping up a lesson about family members.

This chart can be used for illustration.

Family words

Family words quiz. Study the family tree and choose the correct answer to complete the sentence.