Around 456 million people worldwide speak Arabic, making it the fifth most spoken language of the world. The word “Arab” means “nomad”, which makes sense considering Arabic originated from nomadic tribes in the desert regions of the Arabian Peninsula. Arabic language evolved from Nabataean Aramaic script and has been used since the 4th century CE.  It is written from right to left, in a cursive style, and includes 28 letters similar to the English alphabet. Arabic belongs to the “Semitic” group of languages and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic.  

Three types of courses offered by Academy

  1. Arabic to Learn Quran-e-Kareem for understanding its Translation
  2. Al-Lisan Ul Arabi (For applicants seeking jobs abroad)
  3. Bayna Yadak (Level System, Reading-Writing-Speaking-Listening & Grammar Skills)

Dialects of Arabic

There are three forms of Arabic:

Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), Qur’anic Arabic / Classical Arabic, and Colloquial Arabic.

MSA is the official modern language of the Arab world and is derived from the Qur’an. MSA is widely taught in schools and universities throughout Arab-speaking countries. It is also used to varying degrees in workplaces, government, and the media throughout the Arab World.

Despite the existence of MSA, Arabic Speakers grow up speaking the dialect of their region. Every Arabic-speaking country has its own form of colloquial Arabic that differs radically from MSA. A single dialect of colloquial Arabic may be common throughout an entire region or specific to one country. The major Arabic dialectal groups are;

Dialect

Areas Spoken

Egyptian

Egypt

Gulf

Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE

Hassaniya

Mauritania, southern Morocco, south western Algeria, Western Sahara

Levantine

Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Syria

Maghrebi

Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia

Mesopotamian / Iraqi

Iraq, eastern Syria

Sudanese

Sudan, Southern Egypt

Yemeni

Yemen, Somalia, Djibouti, southern Saudi Arabia