Is Arabic a good language to learn? How useful is it?

Arabic is the fourth most spoken language in the world. About 315 million people in 58 countries speak the Arabic as their first language, according to Ethnologue.
  1. Learning Arabic will make you stand out, as there are very few people from the West that speak Arabic. Having command of Arabic will make you appear clever and sophisticated.
  2. Learning a language is learning about the culture of the country where the language is spoken. Arab culture is rich and interesting. Learning the language will enable you to read some of the famous classic literature. If you are a fan of Aladdin, Ali Baba and Sindbad the Sailor, imagine reading the many stories in The One Thousand and One Nights (Alf laylah wa laylah) or the poems of Ḥāfeẓ and Ahmad Shawqi in their original versions.
  3. You’ll be able to benefit economically. Natural resources abound in the Middle East and speaking Arabic will open many job positions for you.
  4. You’ll be able to experience true Arab hospitality. Arabs are very proud of their language. Unlike the Germans who are not impressed when foreigners are able to speak their language, the opposite is shown by Arabs. Once a native speaker of Arabic hears a foreigner speak a few words in Arabic, they would be very eager and happy to help you learn their language.
  5. When you learn Arabic you’ll be able to appreciate the region’s unique way of life, cuisine, literature, music and art. You’ll open the door to their rich culture that is not often exposed to the Western world. You’ll appreciate their cultural practices and products and understand the values that matter much to them, such as hospitality, dignity and honor.
  6. You’ll be able to understand Islam better if you’re able to read the Qurʾān and understand its teachings.
  7. You’ll have an edge over competition even if you are in the West. The demand for people fluent in Arabic is quite high and only a few people from the West attempt to learn Arabic. The secret services in the U.S. need people who are fluent speakers of Arabic. There are many businesses, including translating and interpreting that are in need of Arabic speakers. Other fields that need Arabic speakers include intelligence and foreign service, consulting, banking and finance, education and journalism.
  8. When you know Arabic, you’ll be able to have an easier time learning other languages spoken in the region, such as Farsi or Persian, Turkish, Urdu and even Hebrew. Most of the vocabularies of these languages are derived from and similar to Arabic words so you will be able to quickly grasp the semantic and grammatical concepts of the other languages.
  9. Traveling to the Middle East would be easier. A good number of Arabs are able to speak English but the larger part of the population only uses Arabic as their primary language. Even if you can only speak common words and phrases, it is better to speak the local language. It would help you appreciate the traditional villages and other points of interest.
  10. If you are an American, you might avail of the financial incentives the U.S. government grants to people who are interested to learn Arabic. The government has declared that Arabic is a language that has strategic importance and the National Strategic Language Initiative promotes the learning of several languages that are critical to the foreign policies and relationships of the government. It provides learning opportunities and scholarships for those interested to learn a critical language. The support covers courses from beginners to advanced levels, professional development, teacher exchanges, opportunities for intensive instruction and study abroad programs. You can check the scholarships available from the Critical Language Scholarship Program, the Boren Awards of the National Security Education Program and the Arabic Overseas Language Flagship Program.
  11. If you are planning to join a trading firm, an import-export company or engage in business yourself, many opportunities are available in the Arab nations. Its population is growing and with a huge GDP, it is a prime market for export of services and goods. Learning Arabic and the culture of the people who speak the language will make it easier for you to negotiate and conduct business.
  12. Nations that speak Arabic contributed significantly to global civilization. Many Arabs contributed to the advancement of philosophy, medicine and science. They have vast libraries that preserved the learnings from Byzantine, Roman and Greek cultures. You can explore the world of architecture, astrology, navigation, mathematics and literature in their first language.
  13. Learning Arabic can make you an ambassador for your home country. Many people in the U.S. view Arabic speakers negatively because they only get to learn about them from mass media and movies. The situation is the same in the Arab world. If you are studying or working in the Middle East, you’ll be able to help break up the misconceptions the Arabs have about the Americans and the United States.
  14. You gain vital language skills when you learn Arabic. It is easier to learn French or Spanish and these languages will allow you to travel or work in various countries, especially in Europe. However, you have more competition because there are more learners and speakers of these languages. If you learn Arabic, you are sure that there would be a great demand for your language skills as the supply is scarce. Further, if you learn Mandarin Chinese for example, your career focus would only be in a few countries, whereas if you learn Arabic, your opportunities are wider as the language is spoken in 58 countries.
May 13, 2020
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Marhaban! My name is Amine, I am a native Arabic speaker from Morocco. I hold a Bachelor's in English Language and Literature at the University of Abdel Malek Essaadi. I am currently pursuing a master's degree in Translation and Interpreting English - Arabic - English. I taught Arabic Fusha (MSA) and Moroccan Dialect (Darija) for over 4 years to different levels online, as well as in offline classrooms. With this experience, I was able to develop one of my greatest assets in my style of teaching, and that is SIMPLICITY. A crucial key that encouraged every student of mine to express with total clarity. Whether you want are interested in visiting the great parts of the Arab world, or want to advance your career. My job as a certified Arabic teacher is to make you eloquent and help you realize the mistakes you are making while reading, speaking or writing. This can be achieved quickly if we put on the work needed together. How?👍My classes are very dynamic 💯, You will develop all the necessary skills such as: ✅The grammar📚 ✅The pronunciation 📢 ✅The writing ✍ ✅Oral listening 👂 ✅Oral expression 👄🗣 ✅And more💪 If you are a total beginner in Arabic or Moroccan Dialect, I am here to tell you that it is not hard as you think but rather very simple. You will feel confident in being able to communicate regardless of whether your level is basic, intermediate or advanced. All I ask from you is to never be shy or hesitant to ask me questions no matter how silly you think they would be. I hope to see you soon and thank you for your time. PS= I also offer Darija (Moroccan Arabic )classes مَرْحَباً اسمي أمين من المغرب. أحمل شهادة البكالوريوس في اللغة الإنجليزية من جامعة عبد الملك السعدي. أَتابع .دراستي في الماجستير سلك الترجمة التحريرية والشفوية- عربي- إنجليزي أدرس اللغة العربية واللهجة المغربية منذ أكثر من 4 سنوات لمختلف المستويات على الانترنت وكذلك في المدارس:خلال هذه التجربة العظيمة، طورت أسلوبي التعليمي الذي يتمحور حول البساطة في الشرح,فالْبساطة في الفهم هي المفتاح الرئيسي لجعل الطالب قادراً على التعبير بكل أريحية. مهمتي كأستاذ معتمد في اللغة العربية هي أن تصبح بليغا في النطق وأن تكون مدركا لأخطائك أُثناء القراء,التحدث أو الكتابةسواء كنت ترغب في زيارة مناطق رائعة من العالم العربي ، أو ترغب في تعزيز حياتك المهنية. سوف تقوم بتطوير جميع المهارات اللازمة مثل: "قواعد اللغة" نطق 📢 الكتابة ✍ الاستماع 👂 التعبير 👄🗣 و اكثر إذا كنت مبتدئًا بالكامل في اللغة العربية أو اللهجة المغربية ، فأنا هنا لأخبرك أن الأمر ليس صعبًا كما تظن ولكنه بسيط جدًا. ستشعر بالثقة في القدرة على التواصل بغض النظر عما إذا كان مستواك أساسيًا أو متوسطًا أو متقدمًا. كل ما أطلبه منك هو أن لا تكون خجولًا أو مترددًا في طرح الأسئلة. اتمنى ان اراك قريبا وشكرا على وقتك
Flag
Arabic
globe
Morocco
time
598
Speaks:
Arabic
Native
,
Berber
Native
,
English
C2
,
French
B2
,
Spanish
B1
Marhaban! My name is Amine, I am a native Arabic speaker from Morocco. I hold a Bachelor's in English Language and Literature at the University of Abdel Malek Essaadi. I am currently pursuing a master's degree in Translation and Interpreting English - Arabic - English. I taught Arabic Fusha (MSA) and Moroccan Dialect (Darija) for over 4 years to different levels online, as well as in offline classrooms. With this experience, I was able to develop one of my greatest assets in my style of teaching, and that is SIMPLICITY. A crucial key that encouraged every student of mine to express with total clarity. Whether you want are interested in visiting the great parts of the Arab world, or want to advance your career. My job as a certified Arabic teacher is to make you eloquent and help you realize the mistakes you are making while reading, speaking or writing. This can be achieved quickly if we put on the work needed together. How?👍My classes are very dynamic 💯, You will develop all the necessary skills such as: ✅The grammar📚 ✅The pronunciation 📢 ✅The writing ✍ ✅Oral listening 👂 ✅Oral expression 👄🗣 ✅And more💪 If you are a total beginner in Arabic or Moroccan Dialect, I am here to tell you that it is not hard as you think but rather very simple. You will feel confident in being able to communicate regardless of whether your level is basic, intermediate or advanced. All I ask from you is to never be shy or hesitant to ask me questions no matter how silly you think they would be. I hope to see you soon and thank you for your time. PS= I also offer Darija (Moroccan Arabic )classes مَرْحَباً اسمي أمين من المغرب. أحمل شهادة البكالوريوس في اللغة الإنجليزية من جامعة عبد الملك السعدي. أَتابع .دراستي في الماجستير سلك الترجمة التحريرية والشفوية- عربي- إنجليزي أدرس اللغة العربية واللهجة المغربية منذ أكثر من 4 سنوات لمختلف المستويات على الانترنت وكذلك في المدارس:خلال هذه التجربة العظيمة، طورت أسلوبي التعليمي الذي يتمحور حول البساطة في الشرح,فالْبساطة في الفهم هي المفتاح الرئيسي لجعل الطالب قادراً على التعبير بكل أريحية. مهمتي كأستاذ معتمد في اللغة العربية هي أن تصبح بليغا في النطق وأن تكون مدركا لأخطائك أُثناء القراء,التحدث أو الكتابةسواء كنت ترغب في زيارة مناطق رائعة من العالم العربي ، أو ترغب في تعزيز حياتك المهنية. سوف تقوم بتطوير جميع المهارات اللازمة مثل: "قواعد اللغة" نطق 📢 الكتابة ✍ الاستماع 👂 التعبير 👄🗣 و اكثر إذا كنت مبتدئًا بالكامل في اللغة العربية أو اللهجة المغربية ، فأنا هنا لأخبرك أن الأمر ليس صعبًا كما تظن ولكنه بسيط جدًا. ستشعر بالثقة في القدرة على التواصل بغض النظر عما إذا كان مستواك أساسيًا أو متوسطًا أو متقدمًا. كل ما أطلبه منك هو أن لا تكون خجولًا أو مترددًا في طرح الأسئلة. اتمنى ان اراك قريبا وشكرا على وقتك
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