Sakhr's Learn Arabic - Ages 12 - Adult. 4 part Beginning Arabic Software - learn the alphabet, basic words - read and understand spoken Arabic. The program can be used by English, French, Turkish or Malay speakers and introduces 700 words of standard Arabic in 20 topics including food, feelings, human body and religion. The course is divided into 4 parts - Lessons, Appreciate Arabic (culture, history, literature), Keyboard Tutor (to write in Arabic) and the Quran. Lessons begin with 4 letters cho-sen from the 24 letter Arabic alphabet. See how each letter looks and sounds and how to write the letter in each form. A video of a person pronouncing the words is seen and heard. As additional support, meanings are given in one of the four languages of instruction. Revision is done through a series of games. There is dictation, fil in missing letters, matching pictures with words, and sounds. There is even an Arabic alphabet song.
Sakhr's Learn Arabic requires: PC; Windows 95 or 98; 386 DX/33+; 8MB RAM; 2X CD-ROM Drive; 10MB free HDS; SVGA display; Sound card; Mouse.