Arabic is one of the oldest languages in the world. Students studying the Arabic language are introduced to a world of rich history and culture. With nearly 300 million speakers across the globe, Arabic is the official language of more than 20 different countries and has become the fifth most spoken language in the world. In addition, Arabic speakers are in high demand, a need that is only expected to grow considerably in the next few decades. This demand is reflected in the U.S. State Department’s identification of Arabic as a “critical language.”
Arabic students at the center will learn Modern Standard Arabic. Sometimes called the Literary Arabic, this dialect is widely taught in schools, universities and used in work places, government and the
media. There are many dialects of Arabic spoken in different countries in the Middle East and North Africa, and some of these dialects are not mutually intelligible, but people from these countries all use the Modern Standard Arabic to communicate with each other.
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