Arabic Media serves an important role in modern Arabic: it sets a common standard of educated or ‘correct’ Arabic across the Arab world. As such, it is important to be familiar and comfortable with it.

This can take some time, as Media Arabic, in common with the media of any language, is delivered at a much faster pace than other form of Arabic. It simply requires patience, however – listen to it for long enough, and it will start to make sense!

Al Jazeerah

This YouTube channel hosts a short news reports aired on the Arabic version of al Jazeerah. You may find that initially you have to listen to each report a number of times before fully understanding it.

BBC Arabic

Click here to go to the BBC’s Arabic site, though which you can access their Arabic radio and TV channels.