Arabic

Arabic

Arabic (العربية al-ʿarabīyah or عربي ʿarabi) is a Central Semitic language, thus related to and classified alongside other Semitic languages such as Hebrew and Syriac. In terms of speakers, Arabic is the largest member...

Celebrate World Arabic Language Day

December 18th is UN Arabic Language Day, an occasion, "to celebrate the language of 22 Member States of UNESCO, a language with more than 422 million speakers in the Arab world and used by more...

Shabaka: World’s First Arabic Top-Level Domain

Beating out nearly 2,000 other applicants from around the world, Shabaka. (meaning “web” in English) will become the world’s first borderless new top-level domain and will provide Arabic-speaking internet users with an alternative to non-Arabic...

Dec 18: Arabic Language Day

Celebrations are taking place across the Arabic-speaking world to mark World Arabic Language Day, which is observed on December 18 - the date on which the UN General Assembly approved Arabic as an official...

Spanish, Arabic, French & Chinese Most Needed in UK

UK Report Identifies Language Needs Last month, the British Council published a report calling on UK policymakers to introduce a broader range of languages into every child’s education. “Languages for the Future” identifies (in order of...

Arabic is America’s Fastest-Growing Language

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) recently released Census Bureau data from the 2014 American Community Survey (ACS) showing that a record 63.2 million U.S. residents five years of age and older speak a...

Israel Considers Mandatory Arabic Study

A measure introduced by MK Oren Hazan (Likud) would make it mandatory for schools in Israel to teach the Arabic language starting from first grade. The bill was approved by the Ministerial Committee for...

Startup Finds Arabic Language Jobs for Syrian Refugees

NaTakallam (we speak Arabic) is a new platform aimed at providing employment for Syrian refugees in Lebanon through teaching remote classes to Arabic language learners. Over 25% of registered Syrian refugees reside in Lebanon,...

Arabic in the Emirates

Although the Emirates are not as traditionally popular a destination to study Arabic as Syria or Jordan, they present a potentially less overwhelming alternative along with a selection of quality language centers. Dubai and...
Cairo, Egypt

Egypt Advisory

Egypt is probably the most popular destination for Arabic immersion programs so the current instability is affecting many language students. The American University in Cairo (AUC) issued the following statement, “Classes at the university are...