How to use this directory?

  • Type of Resources: Reference books, Activity workbooks, charts, flashcards and pocket guides
  • Level: Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced

In no particular order, here is a list of grammar publications that we recommend for Arabic language learners who wish to expand their knowledge of Arabic grammar and consolidate what they have learned in class.

Categories & Type of Publications

The listings below are organised into the following categories:

Grammar Reference Guides 

  • Brief & Concise (Recommended for Beginner and higher level learners)
  • Fairly Comprehensive (Recommended for Intermediate Students)
  • Very Comprehensive & Detailed (Recommended for Intermediate – Advanced Students)

Grammar Workbooks

  • Contain useful consolidation exercises, drills & activities)  
  • Very useful for beginners level learners

Reference Material for Kinaesthetic Study

  • These include FlashCards, Posters, Reference Charts

Specialised Grammar References

  • These publications are usually focused on specific grammar structures e.g. Verb conjugation, Pronouns, Prepositions, Connectors, etc

Grammar of Arabic Dialects

Academic Research References

Skill Levels

BEG. : Brief & Concise | INT. – Fairly Comprehensive | ADV. Comprehensive & Complex

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████ REFERENCES
ReferencesMastering Arabic GrammarBEG. 2005Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud GaafarRed Globe PressGet
ReferencesSimple Arabic: A Comprehensive CourseBEG. 2002Yousif Haddad, Jack IngleSaqi BooksGet
ReferencesArabic for Nerds 1: Fill the Gaps - 270 Questions about Arabic Grammar BEG. 2015Gerald DrißnerCreateSpace Independent Publishing PlatformGet
ReferencesArabic for Nerds 2: A Grammar Compendium - 450 Questions about Arabic GrammarBEG. - INT. 2018Gerald DrißnerCreateSpace Independent Publishing PlatformGet
ReferencesModern Standard Arabic Grammar: A Concise GuideBEG. - INT. 2006A. HassaneinThe American University in Cairo PressGet
ReferencesAn Introduction to Modern ArabicBEG. - INT. 2003F. J. Ziadeh and R. B. WinderLiterary LicensingGet
ReferencesArabic Grammar: A Reference GuideBEG. 1998J. MaceEdinburgh University Press Get
ReferencesPocket Guide to Arabic Script (w/ brief introduction to Arabic Grammar) BEG. 2005Fayeq S. OweisHippocrene BooksGet
ReferencesA New Arabic Grammar of the Written Language 2 Revised edition INT. 1999J. A. Haywood, , H. M. NahmadLund Humphries Publishers LtdGet
ReferencesKey to a New Arabic GrammarBEG. - INT. 1990J. A. HaywoodLund Humphries PublishersGet
ReferencesUsing Arabic: A Guide to Contemporary UsageINT. - ADV. 2005M. AloshCambridge University PressGet
ReferencesFundamentals of Arabic GrammarINT. - ADV. 2013Mohammed SawaieRoutledge Get
ReferencesA Student Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic INT. - ADV. 2005Eckehard SchulzCambridge University PressGet
ReferencesModern Standard Arabic Grammar: A Learner's Guide (Blackwell Reference Grammars Book 10) INT. - ADV. 2011Mohammad T. Alhawary Wiley-Blackwell Get
ReferencesArabic Grammar in Context (Languages in Context)INT. - ADV. 2016 Mohammad AlhawaryRoutledgeGet
ReferencesArabic Essential Grammar: An Essential GrammarINT.2018Faruk Abu-ChacraRoutledgeGet
ReferencesA Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic (Reference Grammars) ADV. 2011Karin C. Ryding Cambridge University PressGet
ReferencesA to Z of Arabic-English-Arabic TranslationADV. 2013Ronak Husni, Daniel L. NewmanSaqi BooksGet
ReferencesModern Written Arabic: A Comprehensive Grammar (Routledge Comprehensive Grammars)INT. - ADV. 2003El Said Badawi, Michael Carter, Adrian GullyGet
ReferencesModern Literary ArabicINT. - ADV. 1958David CowanCambridge University PressGet
ReferencesArabic Grammar (CBSE)BEG.2007A. VadakkangaraGoodword BooksGet
ReferencesElementary Arabic: A Grammar (Dover Language Guides)BEG. 2005F. Thornton and R. NicholsonDover Publications Inc.Get
ReferencesFirst Steps in Arabic Grammar (Al Khatawat al ula fi al qawaid al Arabiyah) [English Arabic Edition]BEG. 1997Y. Mohamed and M. Haron IQRA International Educational Foundation Get
ReferencesThe Grammar and Writing Guide: Arabic A-LevelBEG. - INT. 2010Ghassan Mahir MM BooksGet
ReferencesThe Grammar and Writing Guide 4th (Revised Edition)BEG. - INT. 2010Mahir, GhassanMM BooksGet
ReferencesArabic Grammar of the Written LanguageINT. - ADV. 2012E. Harder Forgotten BooksGet
ReferencesArabic GrammarINT. - ADV. 2006A. SocinHesperides PressGet
ReferencesArabic Grammar: Volumes 1 & 2INT. - ADV. 2005 W Wright and W. R. SmithDover Publications Inc.Get
ReferencesModern Literary Arabic: A Reference GrammarINT. - ADV. 2004R. Buckley Librairie du LibanGet
ReferencesA Grammar of Classical Arabic (Yale Language Series)ADV.2001W. FischerYalle PressGet
ReferencesA Grammar of the Arabic Language Combined Volume : 1 & 2INT. - ADV. 1967W. WrightCambridge University PressGet
████ WORKBOOKS
WorkbooksAl-Murshid: A Guide to Modern Standard Arabic Grammar for the Intermediate LevelBEG. - INT. 2012Laila Al-Sawi and Iman SaadThe American University in Cairo Press">Get
WorkbooksBasic Arabic: A Grammar and Workbook (Grammar Workbooks)BEG. 2014Waheed SamyRoutledge Grammar WorkbooksGet
WorkbooksSpeed up your Arabic: Strategies to Avoid Common Errors (Speed Uo Your Language Skills) BEG. - INT. 2015Sebastian Maisel RoutledgeGet
WorkbooksArabic Grammar: A First WorkbookBEG. - INT. 1980G. M. WickensCambridge University PressGet
WorkbooksBasic Arabic WorkbookBEG. 2005John Mace Bennett & BloomGet
WorkbooksIntermediate Arabic Workbook (Arabic) INT. 2006John Mace Bennett & BloomGet
WorkbooksMastering Arabic 1 Activity Book (Macmillan Master Series)BEG. 2014Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud GaafarRed Globe PressGet
WorkbooksMastering Arabic 2 Activity Book (Macmillan Master Series)2016Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud GaafarRed Globe PressGet
WorkbooksGateway to Arabic: Book 2BEG. 2010Dr. Imran Hamza AlawiyeAnglo-Arabic Graphics LtdGet
WorkbooksGateway to Arabic: Book 3BEG. 2002Dr. Imran Hamza AlawiyeAnglo-Arabic Graphics LtdGet
WorkbooksGateway to Arabic: Book 4BEG. 2007Dr. Imran Hamza AlawiyeAnglo-Arabic Graphics LtdGet
WorkbooksGateway to Arabic: Book 5INT. 2007Dr. Imran Hamza AlawiyeAnglo-Arabic Graphics LtdGet
WorkbooksGateway to Arabic: Book 6INT. 2007Dr. Imran Hamza AlawiyeAnglo-Arabic Graphics LtdGet
WorkbooksGateway to Arabic: Book 7INT. 2007Dr. Imran Hamza AlawiyeAnglo-Arabic Graphics LtdGet
WorkbooksWorkbooks for Islamic Studies: Arabic Grammar – Al-AjurrumiyyaINT. - ADV.2015Abu Abdullah Muhammad bin Dawud al-Sinhaji (Ibn Ajurrum)Darul Imam MuslimGet
WorkbooksPractice Makes Perfect Complete Arabic GrammarBEG. - INT. 2014A. AlmakhlafiGet
████ SPECIALISED GRAMMAR
Specialised Grammar (Verbs)501 Arabic Verbs (501 Verb) (Barron's 501 Verbs) BEG. - INT. 2017Raymond ScheindlinBarron's Educational Series Get
Specialised Grammar (Verbs)201 Arabic Verbs (201 Verbs Series) BEG.2000Raymond P. ScheindlinBarron's Educational Series IncGet
Specialised Grammar (Verbs)Arabic Verbs & Essentials of GrammarBEG.2007Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud GaafarMcGraw-Hill EducationGet
Specialised Grammar (Verbs)Practice Makes Perfect: Arabic Verb TensesBEG. - INT. 2019Jane Wightwick McGraw-Hill EducationGet
Specialised Grammar (Verbs)The Concise Arabic-English Lexicon of Verbs in Context2011Ahmed Taher Hassanein, Kamar Mostafa Abdou, Dalal Abo El SeoudThe American University in Cairo PressGet
Specialised Grammar (Verbs)Arabic Verbs: For Revision and PracticeADV.2007J. MaceBennett & BloomGet
Specialised Grammar (Verbs)An Intermediate Dictionary of Verb Conjugation (El-Dahdah Encyclopedia Of Arabic Grammar)INT. 1996A. EL-DahdahLibrairie du Liban Publishers Get
Specialised Grammar (Verbs)Gateway to Arabic Verb Conjugation Flashcards: Set One: Form One VerbsBEG. - INT. 2010Dr. Imran Hamza AlawiyeAnglo-Arabic Graphics LtdGet
Specialised Grammar (Verbs)Modern Standard Arabic Verbs: Conjugation Tables2013M. AldrichLingualismGet
Specialised Grammar (Verbs)The Arabic Verb: Form and meaning in the vowel-lengthening patterns (Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics) 2011Warwick Danks John Benjamins Get
Specialised GrammarPractice Makes Perfect Arabic Pronouns and Prepositions (Practice Makes Perfect Series) INT. 2012Otared Haidar McGraw-Hill EducationGet
Specialised GrammarWorking with Arabic PrepositionsINT. - ADV. 2020Ronak Husni RoutledgeGet
Specialised GrammarThe Connectors in Modern Standard ArabicADV. 1995Nariman Naili Al-Warraki, Ahmed Taher HassaneinThe American University in Cairo Press Get
Specialised GrammarEnglish Grammar for Students of ArabicBEG. - INT. 2009Ernest McCarus Olivia & Hill Press,U.SGet
Specialised GrammarConjunctions and Interjections in Modern Standard Arabic (Routledge Aspects of Arabic Grammar) ADV. 2019Abdulkareem Said RamadanRoutledgeGet
Specialised GrammarSahlawayhi Arabic Grammar for Foreigners Part I: Structure2010A. H. Khorshid Createspace Get
Specialised GrammarSahlawayhi Arabic Grammar for Foreigners Part II: Functions & Meaning2010A. H. Khorshid Createspace Get
Specialised GrammarSahlawayhi Arabic Grammar for Foreigners Part III: Derivation & Case2010A. H. Khorshid Createspace Get
Specialised GrammarModern Arabic: Structures Functions, and Varieties2004R. Allen & C. HolesGeorgetown University PressGet
████ Grammar of Arabic Dialects
Grammar of Arabic Dialects A Reference Grammar of Syrian Arabic (Georgetown Classics in Arabic Languages and Linguistics Series)2016Mark W. CowellGeorgetown University PressGet
Grammar of Arabic Dialects A Short Reference Grammar of Moroccan Arabic (Georgetown Classics in Arabic Languages and Linguistics Series)2010Richard S. HarrellGeorgetown University PressGet
Grammar of Arabic Dialects A Short Reference Grammar of Iraqi Arabic (Georgetown Classics in Arabic Languages and Linguistics Series)2004Wallace M. ErwinGeorgetown University PressGet
Grammar of Arabic Dialects Levantine Arabic Verbs: Conjugation Tables and Grammar2017Matthew AldrichLingualismGet
Grammar of Arabic Dialects Keda Mazbuut: A Grammar Book of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic with Exercises 2020Mona Kamel HassanThe American University in Cairo PressGet
Grammar of Arabic Dialects Tunisian Arabic Grammar & Morphology: Bourguiba School Reference Textbook2018Mohamed BachaCreateSpace Independent Publishing PlatformGet
████ KINAESTHETIC MATERIAL (Cards, Charts, Posters, etc.)
Grammar Cards, Posters, etc.Arabic Grammar (Quickstudy: Academic) PamphletBEG. - INT. 2007Joseph LeviBarcharts, Inc; Lam CrdsGet
Grammar Cards, Posters, etc.Gateway to Arabic Verb Conjugation Flashcards: Set One: Form One VerbsBEG. - INT. 2010Dr. Imran Hamza AlawiyeAnglo-Arabic Graphics LtdGet
Grammar Cards, Posters, etc.Gateway to Arabic Verb Conjugation: Verb Forms Seven to ThirteenINT. 2014Dr. Imran Hamza AlawiyeAnglo-Arabic Graphics LtdGet
Grammar Cards, Posters, etc. Gateway to Arabic Verb Conjugation Flashcards - Set Two: Verb Forms Two to SixINT. 2014Dr. Imran Hamza AlawiyeAnglo-Arabic Graphics LtdGet
Grammar Cards, Posters, etc.Arabic Grammar (Speedy Study Guides: Academic)2014Speedy Publishing LLC Speedy Publishing LLC Get
Grammar Cards, Posters, etc.A Dictionary of Arabic Grammar in Charts and Tables2009A. El-Dahdah and G. M. A-MassihLibrairie du LibanGet
████ ACADEMIC REFERENCES
Academic ReferenceArabic Grammar and Linguistics2013Y. SuleimanGet
Academic ReferenceLexical Phonology and Morphology of Modern Standard Arabic2013A. AbdulmajidGet
Academic ReferenceA Descriptive and Comparative Grammar of Andalusi Arabic2012F. CorrienteGet
Academic ReferenceThe Foundations of Arabic Linguistics: S Bawayhi and Early Arabic Grammatical Theory2012A. MarogyGet
Academic ReferenceExpressing I`rab: The Presentation of Arabic Grammatical Analysis2011D. JalajelGet
Academic ReferenceThe Syntax of Arabic Cambridge Syntax Guides2009J. E. Aoun & E. BenmamounGet
Academic ReferenceSentence Types and Word-order Patterns in Written Arabic: Medieval and Modern Perspectives2009Y. Peled 2008Get
Academic ReferenceThe Word in Arabic Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics2001G. Lancioni and L. BettiniGet
Academic ReferenceThe Phonology and Morphology of Arabic The Phonology of the World’s Languages2007J. WatsonGet
Academic ReferenceThe Complexity of the Irregular Verbal and Nominal Forms & the Phonological Changes in Arabic2009J. AkessonGet
Academic ReferenceThe Arabic Grammatical Tradition: A Study in Ta’lil1999Y. Suleiman and E. GoldringGet
Academic ReferenceThe Morphological and Phonological Components of the Arabic Verb1979M. H. BakallaGet
████ GRAMMAR FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES
Grammar for Speakers of Other Languages Gramática práctica de árabe2009Joana Hernández MartínezAlbujayra Get
Grammar for Speakers of Other Languages Al-ayn, curso de árabe prebásicoElías Bosco TimonedaAlbujayra Get
Grammar for Speakers of Other Languages Nawh : L'essentiel de la grammaire arabe en 70 fiches avec des exercices corrigés 2014Mathieu GuidèreEllipses Marketing Get
Grammar for Speakers of Other Languages Gramática Árabe Comentada2014Antonio Morales DelgadoEDITORIAL ALBUJAYRAGet

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