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Knowledge of Arabic will greatly enhance one’s ability to work and interact effectively with the rich and diverse cultures Arabic-speaking people. Ancient archeology and monuments in Arab countries and a vast body of literature adds to the significance of Arabic studies. Students of international business, political science, international law and the humanities can benefit tremendously from studying Arabic.

What is the Arabic Language?





  • ·         An alphabetical Language with 28 letters
  • ·         Is written from right to left.
  • ·         There is no difference between written and printed letters
  • ·         The writing is unicase (i.e. the concept of upper and lower case letters does not exist).
  • ·         Most of the letters are attached to one another.
  • ·         The Arabic alphabet is an impure abjad
  • ·         Has its own alphabetical characters
  • ·         Of Semitic origin (root)
  • ·         Spoken by about 186 million people in 28 countries
  • ·         Considered a very difficult language due to its vast vocabulary and special grammatical characteristics

  • ·         Can be classified into 3 forms:

  1.   Classical Arabic/ The text of the Qura’an
  2.   Modem Standard Arabic/ Standardized form of Classical Arabic used in all countries of the Arab world. It is used in printed material, media, and in all official delivery (speeches, radio, and television).
  3. Local dialects/ Form of language used in daily communication between common people.


















9 comments:

  1. This is my first blog, I hope you find it beneficial :)

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    1. Thank you so much, your support is always needed!!

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  3. I saw some of your videos ( The market - The Land day and The Hotel) and I like what I saw. they are so useful and helpful and I like your choice for the topics. However, I have some notes, why you don't add a comment at the end of the video to summarize the lesson and clear the image in your followers' minds. for example highlight the new and difficult words in the context, give a little exercise about the key points or give a simple explanation in English about the meaning of the lesson. otherwise, everything is perfect ans i will share them with my foreigners friends who are interested in learning Arabic. so proud of you. keep going and Good luck

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    1. Thank you so much Amira for this great input. I am so glad you liked what you have seen so far. About your question "adding a summary to each video lesson"; you got a good point, I sure will work on that.
      About the exercises; these lessons are the reading texts of a Middle school Intermediate level curriculum. Each lesson is a main text of a unit in the book, that has many activities that covers all of the taxonomy pyramid starting from the understanding to the creating level, and covers all of the ACTFL Standards as well.

      When we distribute the book, I sure can add some more stuff.

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  5. Hello Fatina,

    Nice to meet you, impressive blog!!

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    1. Thanks Vicky! it so nice to get to know you :)

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