Why Study Arabic?

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  • Arabic is the fifth most commonly spoken native language in the world.
  • Arabic is the liturgical language of Islam.
  • There is a high demand and low supply of Arabic-speakers in the Western world.
  • There are financial incentives for learning Arabic.
  • Arabic-speaking nations are a fast growing market for trade.
  • Arabic-speaking peoples have made significant contributions to world civilization.
  • The Arab-speaking world has a rich cultural heritage.
  • Knowing Arabic can promote intercultural understanding.
  • Arabic influence is evident in many other languages.
  • The United States has an Arab-American minority. Tony Shalhoub and Ralph Nader -among others- are all Arab-Americans.

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Last updated: 5/28/2013

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