"Arabic is spoken by more than 300 million people in the Arab world as their native language, and is the official language in 22 countries. In addition, about 1.2 billion Muslims all over the world use it in their prayers and religious recitations, and thus, Arabic is ranked as the 4th most spoken language in the world.
As a result of the "Arab Spring", there is now a higher demand for Arab-speaking professionals, whether in the fields of International Relations and Development, Business and Trade, Diplomacy and Intelligence. Also, Arabs feel honoured when foreigners make an attempt to speak their language. A few phrases make you extra welcome and an honoured guest. So whether you are curious, enhancing a career, or you would like to explore the Arab culture, do it through its most cherished treasure- the Arabic language, Just give it a go".
Nassima Atmaoui-Fischer, Arabic Evening Class Tutor