Well done for taking the plunge to learn Arabic! After all, that's why you're here. You have chosen to learn one of the most popular and important languages of today. This article will not go through the reasons why Arabic is a popular choice to learn, but if you are interested, please view the clip here for some good reasons.
If you have done some research into this beautiful language, you might have heard about the various dialects available and the difficulty of the language. Arabic is not difficult! This is a misconception, often spread by people who have not even given it a try, this article explains why Arabic is not difficult.
Regarding the dialects... An article will follow explaining the dialects available and some advice on which one to choose. For now, simply delve into the podcasts and start learning. Familiarize yourself with the Arabic sounds and the basic rules. You will eventually learn that the differences between the major dialects are quite minor, and often comes down to slight variations in letter pronunciation.
We don't follow the traditional structural approach of a class. We put you at the deep end, similar to how a child learns. We encourage you to start listening to the beginner podcasts straight away, without worrying about structure. This approach has proven popular and very effective.
However, for those who would still rather start the learning process by being introduced to the basics first, can have a go at the following visual podcast on Arabic letter pronunciation.