Arabs have always been the richest traders as before. They are also associated with the oil rich nations. Unfortunately, oftentimes they are also mistaken as terrorists. However, they own one of the most eloquent languages of all time, a language that has inspired many writers and artists in general to come up with their masterpieces: the Arabic language.
It is said that Arabic is spoken by about 280 million people as their first language and the language has many different varieties spoken around the world from the Middle East to North Africa. This language is also the largest member of a family of Semitic languages and its varieties around different geographic regions are mutually intelligible.
Arabic is influential and powerful in its own right as it has lent many words to other Islamic languages and it has once been an influential force in the European culture as well, particularly when it comes to mathematics, science, and philosophy. Hence, even European languages were able to borrow words from the Arabic language. There are also several words that are clearly influential on Mediterranean languages such as Portuguese, Sicilian, and Spanish.
With all these information about the Arabic language, you wouldn’t think that any race who speaks the language as its mother tongue would still need to learn English. But they still have to. Here are several reasons:
English would even broaden their chances for doing business with other countries. Given that many countries are in need of many business ventures, these Arabic-speaking people would easily find many projects and business expansion opportunities if they learn how to deal and negotiate in English, which by the way is the universal language.
Now that peace and security is a primary concern among many countries, any Arab-speaking country would be able to reach a diplomatic arrangement with any country to help defend the countries in the Middle East against terrorist acts and other threats on security. It is easier for any Arab-speaking country to reach an agreement with other nations in treaties if they speak, discuss, and negotiate in the same language.
The Arabs have yet to harness the benefits of online technology and might be surprised how India and Singapore fared well in the information technology industry. It can provide them better opportunities for business and trade as well if they make use of this technology. But the language used generally online is English. There are only a few sites that have translations to the Arabic language so for a more fun and easier way of learning English, any Arabic speaker must make use of a Pimsleur language learning audio course which would make you learn the language at your own pace and anywhere you may be. You can get a copy from the Talking Bookstore now.
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For those who want the real thing, here are a list of English For Arabic Speakers language learning audio courses: learn english for Arabic Speakers
When you happen to have a particular foreign language course in mind, try searching for it here: Foreign pimsleur language