Helping students of Arabic understand, self-assess, and improve their oral proficiency
Introduction: Why study Arabic?
You already know the benefits of studying another language, including:
- meeting new people and communicating with others
- career and travel opportunities
- learning something new and different
- connecting with roots you have to that language and culture
- improving your academic performance in other subjects
You've chosen to study Arabic, a language that is studied by more and more American students every year. The U.S. government has designated Arabic a language of critical interest to national security and the economy.
By becoming proficient in Arabic, you're preparing yourself for great employment opportunities in growing, cutting-edge fields, such as:
- politics/international affairs
- international education
- international business
- philanthropy and the nonprofit sector
Whatever career(s) you end up pursuing, learning Arabic is helping you develop communication skills you can use to make connections all over the world!