ASL- Arabic as a Second Language
About the Program:
The Arabic language is one of the five most spoken languages in the world. It is spoken by over 450 Million people and read by over 2 Billion people in the form of the Quran. Arab countries hold an excellent geographical location and most of the world’s natural resources which makes it a center of attention to the globe. This drove the world to be interested in the Arabic language and use it to communicate with with the Arab world. It is a great asset to have. Do not leave your children without it.
Moreover, If you want to write and read in a language that never dies, then Arabic should be your choice. All English and French writings belonging to the fourteenth century cannot be understood today even by experts in the English and French languages. If you want your writings to be eternal, then the Arabic language is your tool. Arabic is the natural language and does not change over the centuries. Arabic Elementary school students today, can read writings that are thousands of years old. Arabic is the language of the past, present, and the future.
Many seek to learn Arabic for various reasons. Some seek to acquire Arabic language skills for purely religious reasons, to learn about their religion and learn the meanings of what they read and pray to Allah. While others seek it with cultural interest and passion for the Arabic language, its beauty and rhetorical elegance.
The department focuses on spreading the Arabic language and educating religious scholars, journalists, researchers, diplomats, NGO employees, Imams, teachers of Arabic, singers, composers, Islamic knowledge teachers, and care takers of cultural centers. In addition to these, we teach anyone who has a desire to open new horizons of knowledge by learning the oldest language in the world and the culture of the Arabia and Islam.
The Arabic Language department for Non-Native Speakers provides opportunities to learn Arabic for non-native speakers of a variety of religious and ethnic backgrounds.
This department is independent of the Arabic Language Department, and it develops its mission, vision and goals as follows:
- Teaching modern and traditional Arabic language
- Teaching authentic Arab culture and heritage
- Contributing to the acceptance among world cultures and promoting global tolerance and interaction
- Providing opportunities for students to learn about the role of the Arabic language in human history
- Enhancing the role of the Arabic language in developing an open global society
The department uses the latest methods and interactive approaches to the Arabic language in teaching modern and traditional classical Arabic. It includes the use of modern interactive and multi-means with a focus on the use of the language used throughout the Arab world. It also relies mainly on print and electronic media such as books, magazines, and websites. As well as other aspects of the interactions and activities in daily human life.
The classroom offers courses in all linguistic skills from listening, speaking, reading, writing, Arabic media, modern literature, and heritage language. In addition to classroom interaction, the department holds periodic activities that support students and prepare the environment for interactive learning.
The department hires experts in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers who have varied experiences in teaching the language, and it also ensures that the number of students in the classroom is limited to allow all students the opportunity to interact with the teacher and receive direct from the experts.