The Rising Importance of Arabic
Historically speaking, the importance of the Arabic language in the Islamic world is of course tied to it being the language of the Koran. Islamic conquests beginning in the 7th. Century CE carried the language beyond its original borders replacing the previous languages of the Middle East and North Africa.
Of course the Arabic language is important aside from the current economic and political issues simply because of the number of countries that speak it. Arabic is spoken by over one hundred and fifty million people throughout the world including the following countries and territories: Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, the Gaza Strip, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the West Bank, Western Sahara, the Yemen Arab Republic.
Arabic can open doors to employment in various industries such as in virtually any business related to oil and travel. With the ongoing war in Iraq, the military finds itself in desperate need of translators and interpreters. Intelligences serves like the CIA and the FBI still find themselves desperately behind in the translation of many documents. Consequently Arabic speakers are being paid high wages to fill these critical services.
For the employee involved in finance or oil exploration Arabic can be a critical asset. Studying the language to communicate with locals is certainly beneficial, but the ability to communicate with Arabic speaking companies affords the Arabic speaker a connection and edge in business that night otherwise be missed in English only conversations.
Studying Arabic is one step to joining the ranks of international business men and women oriented toward the growing market found in the expanding Arabic market. Arabic is one of the great languages of the world. Learning the language is becoming part of a world-class education. Arabic is spoken throughout the world in communities of Arabic ?gr?
Arabic is not an easy language to learn and there is no single method can insure that the proficiency will be achieved without investment of time. So it's important to vary your resources to insure that you maximize your language learning experience. Learning Arabic is one of the most complicated languages to learn for most English speakers given the fact that a non Latin script is used.
Choosing the right course is of course critical and that can make learning the language a relative cake walk or much more difficult.