Out of all the Arabic dialects in the Middle East and North Africa, Egyptian Arabic has been considered the most popular. This is understood to be the result of the immense popularity of Egyptian film, TV shows and songs.Therefore, the Egyptian dialect is most available to be taught. A simple Internet search will provide you with a long list of websites that offer free pronunciation lessons. There are three different online options: podcasts, audio clips, and music and video shows.
- Skill level:
Things you need
- Computer with Internet access and a speaker
- Headphones if necessary
Start off learning common Egyptian phrases in writing. The blog Egyptian Arabic Dialect Course is a great place to start. This blog offers 15 free lessons of Egyptian dialect. However, you can search any number of similar websites and blogs online.
Search iTunes and the Internet for language learning podcasts. Egyptian Arabic Podcast is a good example of a podcast that is available online and on iTunes.
Search YouTube for Egyptian dialect tutorials. Complete the audio exercises at home or in an environment where you will feel comfortable practicing out loud.
Listen to Egyptian songs and TV shows. Many are available on the Internet and YouTube. Dialect is best understood in context, as in conversation or song. Also, such immersion is the best way to retain a language.
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