Why Study Arabic?
- 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