Why School’s Should Teach Students Arabic

Why School’s Should Teach Students Arabic

Arabic is the language of the Holy Koran and is currently deemed as one of the ten most important languages of the future. But how did it get there? According to a recent research conducted by the British Council, the Arabic language is the second most important language (the first being Mandarin) to learn. The foremost reason for this is the growing globalisation of the Middle-Eastern countries and their immensely successful economies. And probably the fact that it is the official language of over 20 countries and spoken natively by over 300 million people worldwide. Not just the official language of some countries, but it is also one of the official languages of the United Nations, the African Union, the Organisation of Islamic Conference, and the Arab League. Putting aside the economic benefits, learning this language can also contribute to a better understanding of the Arab culture, which is quite rich and diverse. Gaining knowledge of this culture will aid in the minimization of misunderstandings in the Western mindset, contributed mainly by the Western media and Hollywood movies. The Arab culture has a rich heritage and Arabs have contributed remarkably to the world of science, philosophy, medicine, as well as, mathematics, astrology, literature, architecture, etc. Learning the language will enable us to get an insight and examine their ancient works in their original form. And the first step to learning first-hand knowledge of the culture is by learning its language. But Arabic is not an easy language to learn. In fact, it is considered as one of the most difficult languages in the world with many different dialects. Therefore,...
Why Should You Learn Arabic in Germany?

Why Should You Learn Arabic in Germany?

There has been a lot written lately about learning Arabic in Germany. Many Germans would benefit by learning the Arabic language and for reasons not so obvious at first glance. Arabic is the 5th most spoken language around the globe. By learning Arabic, one is opening themselves up not only to communication with people in Germany but to the millions of other people who also speak the language. Arabic is not limited to a particular country, as you can find Arabic speakers all around the globe. Europe is Changing Germany is not the only country that is impacted by the recent changes in the Arab world and the countries that learn to embrace the changes will certainly end up with the advantage. If more Germans learn to speak Arabic, Germany will find it easier to work with Middle Eastern countries and help grow the economy. It Will Help You Understand Islam There are so many misconceptions about the religion of Islam, and the only way to understand it is to learn about it. Unfortunately, much of the information that would be helpful to heighten one’s understanding of the religion is in Arabic, by learning the language you will have access to much more materials to broaden your knowledge of Islam. Also, you will be able to read the Quran in its original form rather than one that has been lost in translation. Also, the Arabic culture produces rich literature that you will otherwise not be able to enjoy. High Demand for Western Arabic Speakers Although there are over 490 Arabic speakers around the globe, there is a short supply...
The Importance of Learning Syrian Dialects

The Importance of Learning Syrian Dialects

The official language of Syria is Arabic, but very few speak the formalized version of this outside of a learning environment. The majority of those in Syria, and indeed most of the Middle East, speak different Syrian dialects. Each of these is part of Levantine Arabic. The wonderful thing about Levantine Arabic is that it is understood by the majority of Middle Eastern inhabitants. This language is soft and flows at a slower pace than many of the other dialects, making it very easy to learn. Why Learn Syrian Dialects The Middle East is a place of varied languages. Knowing one language that is understood by the majority helps you navigate the country easier. Those who must travel to this area for business or for political reasons are at an advantage if they can communicate effectively. Many journalists have found this to be one of the best things they have done in preparation for working with the refugees from these areas and reporting on the events that are taking place. Studies have shown that the more languages an individual can speak, the higher their salary and position tend to be. With French and Spanish being popular second languages, knowing Arabic will give you an edge. Social Work Germany has many citizens who have learned the Syrian dialect. This is because there are a great many refugees in Germany and it was necessary to find a way to communicate with them. At a time when your world is already falling apart, learning a new language isn’t easy. For those who deal with the refugees, learning the language that is familiar helps ease...