The Arabic language courses aim to develop all four language skills in the language. Depending on the theme and exercise, different teaching approaches and activities are used in class. While a task-based approach will engage you in collaborative learning. Natural approach aims to increase your motivation in language learning through teacher-student and student-student communication in the target language to facilitate learning.

For more information, please contact the Arabic language coordinator at [email protected]

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Learning a foreign language is much more than just learning to speak, read and understand the language. As language is closely linked to culture, a learner of a foreign language would develop an appreciation to its culture, art, music, literature, cuisine, and way of life. Arabic is one of the most exciting languages to learn. Here are 5 reasons why you should learn this exotic language:
1. Communication
Arabic is the 5th most spoken language of the world. It is spoken by more than 350 million native speakers. Arabic is also one of the six official working languages of the United Nations.
2. Rich in Culture and History
Arabs have their own unique art, music, literature, cuisine, and way of life. You may have tried some Arab dishes, such as hummus or falafel, or enjoyed some Arabic music. In learning Arabic, you will explore the Arabic world, you will learn to appreciate its distinct cultural products and practices and you will come to understand some of the values important to the Arab people, such as honour, dignity, hospitality and many others.
3. Travel

When travelling to the Middle East there are many things you can enjoy; from riding camels while gazing at the pyramids in Egypt to taking a dip in the Dead Sea in Jordan and viewing the buildings in Dubai. Most importantly, when walking through the streets, knowing basic Arabic will surely break some barriers, because as soon as you utter a few words of Arabic in front of a native speaker, they will be delighted and eager to assist you in any way possible.

4. Rising Demand for Arabic-speaking Professionals
The current demand for fluent Arabic speakers is high, especially in foreign affairs, intelligence, journalism, etc. Since the supply of fluent Western Arabic speakers is low, this gives Arabic learners an edge over other language learners.

5. A great Market for Trade

The Arab world consists of 22 countries and is a major part of the global economy. Many businesses invest in the Arab world, particularly the Gulf, in areas such as construction, telecom, finance, and tourism. Many Arab states heavily rely on foreigners to further their economies, which provides for countless business and job opportunities.

6. Easy to Learn
It might seem odd, but learning Arabic is pretty easy! The letters may seem intimidating, but they’re really not that difficult. The Arabic alphabet can be learned in a day. Also, Arabic grammar is fairly easy and in many ways simpler than that of other languages.

7. Understanding the Islam and the Arabic Culture
Islamic texts are written in Arabic, and therefore have a very strong connection with the Arabic language. Learning Arabic promotes tolerance and understanding towards the islamic religion and the Arabic culture.

Find out what NTU students have to say about learning Arabic:

Arabic Level 2







“I was really glad that I had the opportunity to learn Arabic. It was both interesting and challenging to learn the language and was a class I looked forward to every week.  Learning Arabic has also allowed me to gain a better understanding of the Arab culture and let me meet new friends who too share an interest in Arabic.” - Zhang  Xiatong
“Learning Arabic has helped me to also understand another culture and helped me to appreciate the beautiful alphabets and language. With kind Teachers, they make learning the language fun and engaging. Take up the Arabic course if you want a unique experience! “ - Joy Tay Yi Lie