This page contains links to culturally authentic resources in Arabic.


AdsOfTheWorldLogo.png - A searchable database of ads from around the world (search by country, topic, type of ad--audio/print/video, etc.)


ArabicPhoneConversations.JPG -
- Telephone conversations between native speakers of Arabic (also available in Spanish) on a variety of topics, including clothing, city or town, communications, daily life, education, family life, finances, food and drink, shopping, and working conditions

AudioLingua.png - Very nice database of mp3 recordings in a variety of languages (Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Corse, English, French, German, Italian, Occitan, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, categorized by topic and searchable by language, level, gender, age, and length (Shared by Amy Lenord)

GlossLogo.jpg - Links to culturally authentic materials in a variety of languages, including Arabic

Children's Literature

InternationalChildrensDigitalLibraryLogo.gif -
Searchable database of children's books in a wide variety of languages (including Arabic, Chinese, Croation, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, & Thai), categorized by age, color of cover, genre, length, topic, etc., that can be read online

Legends&FolktalesLogo.jpg - An interactive map containing links to legends and folktales from countries around the world in a variety of languages, including Arabic

WorldStories.gif - Collection of stories from around the world in both English and the target language including many less commonly taught languages


CulturallyAuthenticPictoralLexicon.png - Culturally authentic images (Scroll down to browse by language)

FreeImagesLogo.jpg - Hundreds of copyright-safe images related to Arabic

RealiaProjectLogo.jpg - Culturally authentic images


Arinfographic.JPG - This site seeks to become the Wikipedia of infographics in Arabic (read more here)

Literacy - Arabic - A small collection of infographics on literacy in Arabic (uploaded by Unesco to

Magazines & News

AllYouCanRead.png - Magazine and newspaper sites, categorized by country and topic, from 200 countries around the world

DirectoryOfNewspapers&Magazines.JPG - Directory from around the world

NewseumLogo.jpg - Today's front pages from newspapers around the world

NewspaperMap.JPG - A map that plots the locations of newspapers from around the world--can be filtered by language (Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)


Foreigncy.png - Free database of articles from the UK for intermediate to advanced, searchable by topic, difficulty level, article source, and date. Each comes with a brief summary in English, the article, flashcards, and some come with videos as well