The Foreign Language Center

Arabic

Why should I learn Arabic?

If you are taking a vacation to the Middle East or Northern Africa.

To enable ommunication with a family member.

Widen your career options, by becoming a translator, a tour guide, or a teacher.

Arabic is an excellent gateway language to the vocabulary of many languages, due to

the historical Islamic connection of many parts of Europe, providing vocabulary for Spanish, Portuguese, French, Sicilian and Catalan.

Arabic was also influenced by other languages: Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, Greek, Syriac, French and English.

 

How long will it take for me to learn the language?

The timeline to learn languages is different for each person. It depends on: 

 

If you know other languages.

How much do you really want to learn the language?

The amount of effort you put into learning, practicing whenever possible.

However, on average someone can reach level of proficiency (the level of feeling comfortable having a conversation with a native speaker, without having a loss for words) between 2 to 3 years.

 

Who speaks Arabic?

Arabic is an official language of the United Nations.

Arabic is the primary language or an administrative language of the following 22 countries and regions:

Algeria                                                                      Bahrain

Comoros                                                                   Djibouti

Egypt                                                                         Iraq

Jordan                                                                       Kuwait

Lebanon                                                                    Libya

Mauritania                                                               Morocco  

Oman                                                                         Palestine

Qatar                                                                         Saudi Arabia

Somalia                                                                    Sudan

Syria                                                                          Tunisia                                                                    

United Arab Emirates                                           Yemen

 

How many people speak Arabic?

About 293 million people speak Arabic worldwide.

Approximately 365,000 people in the United States speak Arabic.
Arabic is the 4th most spoken language in the world.

Arabic is the 11th most spoken language in the United States.

 

You already know a great deal of Arabic than you thought . . . 

Some examples are: chiffon, satin, falafel, kebab, hummus, etc.

*** The above figures come from Wikipedia 

 

Our Course Offerings for Adults & Children

    Although teens and adults

are grouped together in the following description, there are separate classes for the groups. The difference between the classes is the pacing of the class, and some of the class activities are altered for the specific age group and interests.

Arabic for Teens & Adults I

 

An Introductory course of basic Arabic for students with no background in Arabic. The purpose of this course is for students to speak, read, and write the Arabic alphabet at a basic level. The curriculum for entry-level Arabic in communicative skills covers the introduction to pronounciation, alphabet, fundamentals of Arabic grammar, and vocabulary. This course is the foundation for the following course, which will focus on daily exchanges.

 

arabic for Teens & Adults II

 

Continuation of the Introductory course of basic Arabic for students with no background in Arabic. The purpose of this course is for students to speak, read, and write Arabic at a basic level. The curriculum covers pronunciation, fundamentals of Arabic grammar, and vocabulary in depth. Topics include greetings, family affairs, numbers, and daily exchanges.

 

Course Objectives:

  • Carry out simple conversations in Arabic on a limited range of daily-life topics.

  • Demonstrate basic understanding of grammar rules in reading and writing.

 

 

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More classes will be offered as demand for Arabic classes rises.

 

 

BUILD YOUR OWN CLASS !

 

We are always looking for ideas for new classes. Contact us with any ideas you might have.

 

If you do not see the class you want, then build your own class. Tell us what your specific needs are and we will create a class around them. You will have one-on- one tutoring from our staff !!! 

 

Contact us for further details !

The ESL & TOEFL Associates ALSO OFFERS CULTURE & TRAVEL COURSES IN ARABIC ! CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION!