Arabic-speaking nations are fast growing markets for trade – strong economic, cultural and political relations exist between France and the Arab world.
Whether it is for business, pleasure, or travel, learning Arabic will give you a profound understanding of the Arab world and its distinct culture and traditions. There is a high demand for, but, a low supply of Arabic speakers in the Western world, therefore the ability to speak Arabic could open up quite a number of potential new business opportunities.
Arabic has an alphabet of 28 letters, very few of them are vowels, reading and writing is from right to left. Learning Arabic can often be quite a challenge to Westerners, but it is also extremely rewarding!
There are two main types of Arabic language:
- Spoken Arabic (also known as “Colloquial Arabic” or “Arabic Dialects”)– Different dialects from one region to another) there are nine different dialects, the most widely used being Egyptian and Levantine.
- Literary Arabic (also known as “Modern Standard Arabic”) – it is the official Arabic language and it is spoken in exactly the same way across the whole of the Arab world.