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Language Resource Center

Understanding of the Middle East cannot occur without a solid grounding in the modern languages of the region.  Thus, Center for the Study of the Middle East (CSME) of Indiana University Bloomington  maintains a Language Resource Center (LRC) and is dedicated to the study of Modern Standard Arabic, Modern Hebrew, Turkish, Persian, and Kurdish.  This wesbite is a reference of resources for developing foreign language proficiency.  We maintain up-to-date lists of language textbooks, websites, and our own learning modules.

"You can't see other people's point of view when you have only one language."  

- Frank Smith

"You live a new life for every new language you speak.  If you know only one language, you live only once."   

Czech proverb

Indiana University's Islamic Studies Program produced an excellent electronic resource for learners of Arabic, the Arabic Language Learning and Translation Annex (ALLTA). ALLTA is currently developing a range of web-based Tutorials that are designed to be a resource for a wide range of users. By Fall Semester of 2012, the site included web tutorials for introducing the Arabic Script and its pronunciation.


Language Resource Center made possible by the generous support of the Center for the Study of the Middle East and the Center for the Study of Global Change