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Arabic

Arabic Overview

Welcome. Here you will continue your study of one of the most interesting languages in the world. Arabic is a Semitic language and a member of the Afro-Asiatic language family. Contrary to what most people assume, Arabic is not any more difficult to learn than other languages. In fact, many aspects of Arabic grammar are simpler than English.

After two semesters of instruction, students should be able to achieve an Intermediate Low level of proficiency, according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standard. With this level of proficiency you should know enough Arabic to travel to the Middle East, reserve hotel rooms, order food, talk about yourself and your family, and the weather all while observing the customs and norms (both Islamic and otherwise) of the region.