ALIA is in the process of becoming accredited. This will encourage students to learn Arabic and Urdu as a second language while earning foreign language credit in their U.S. High Schools.
Arabic is the 5th most spoken language in the world with over 500 million speakers! If you learn Arabic, your opportunities will expand as the language is spoken in over 25 countries. It has been the vehicle of many significant contributions to the development of science and culture.
When you learn how to speak Arabic, you’ll be able to have an easier time learning other languages spoken in the region, such as Farsi or Persian, Turkish, Urdu, and even Hebrew. Most of the vocabularies of these languages are derived from and similar to the Arabic words. You will be able to quickly grasp the semantic and grammatical concepts of other languages.
Nations that speak Arabic contributed significantly to global civilization. Many Arabs contributed to the advancement of philosophy, medicine, and science. They have vast libraries that preserved the learning from Byzantine, Roman, and Greek cultures. You can explore the world of architecture, astrology, navigation, mathematics, and literature in their first language.
Urdu was developed under the influences of many other languages and imported heavily on words from Arabic, Hindi, Persian, Punjabi, Turkish and Sanskrit. Learning Urdu will give you exposure to these languages to a certain degree. Many basic phrases of Urdu and Hindi are similar.
Urdu-Hindi is the third most spoken language in the world with over 600 million speakers! A mixed variety of the two languages is used in Bollywood, the biggest film industry in the world.
Similar to other accomplishments and challenges, studying less commonly taught languages will make your resume stand out. Learning multiple languages gives you an advantage with graduate programs, professional programs, or potential employers.
Learning a new language will enhance your possibilities as a student of linguistics, travel, business opportunities, and more. Furthermore, it has the ability to pave new opportunities. Creativity is increased with the study of a foreign language. Language is also understanding and appreciating another culture.
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