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Why learn Arabic?
Arabic speakers are in high demand! Modern Standard Arabic is the lingua franca of the Arab world. Arabic is one of the official languages of the UN, and the fifth most spoken language in the world. Countries that speak Arabic include Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Saudia Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, and more.
What is the difference between Classical Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic?
Classical Arabic is almost exclusively used in written form, as it is the language of the Qur’an and other ancient works. Modern Standard Arabic is the language used in modern Arabic culture - it is the language of movies, television, radio, and modern literature.
Fun Facts about Arabic
Arabic doesn’t use an alphabet! Arabic’s writing system is technically an abjad. That means each letter stands for a consonant, and vowels are added to them with special vowel marks.
Arabic is an ancient language, with a written history of more than 1500 years.
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(ACTFL Novice) (CEFR A1)
At the end of beginner level Arabic, you will be able to use familiar everyday expressions and have the knowledge needed for basic survival in Arabic.
(ACTFL Intermediate Low, CEFR A2)
At the end of elementary level Arabic classes, you will be able to express yourself in predictable concrete exchanges needed for basic life situations in Arabic.
(ACTFL Intermediate-Mid, CEFR B2)
At the end of Pre-Intermediate level, you will be able to deal with most situations you will encounter in Arabic when working or attending school. Students finishing this level can usually be understood by native Arabic speakers with some patience.
(ACTFL Intermediate-High, CEFR B2)
At the end of Intermediate level Arabic, you will be able to speak with fluency and spontaneity without difficulty. Students finishing this level can easily be understood by native Arabic speakers, even those unaccustomed to dealing with non-native speakers.
(ACTFL Advanced Mid, CEFR C1)
If you study Arabic at this level you will be able to express yourself skillfully, with ease and confidence. At this level, you are able to deal with any social situation, even with unexpected social complications fluidly and with ease using Arabic.
Minimum 1½ hours each lesson.
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***Rates do not include textbook.
Textbook options will be discussed
with your instructor.