The Foreign Language Center
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:
Qatar Saudi Arabia
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.
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 !