Myths and Facts About the Arabic Language
View this helpful introductory video produced by the European Union.
Things to Consider Before Studying Arabic
Before you start learning the language observe the following:
1) KNOW YOUR LEVEL:
Determine what you can already do with the language. Jot down some simple "can do" statements like: I can greet a person in Arabic. I can count from one through ten in Arabic. I can identify a number of Arabic foods.
2) GET SOME BACKGROUND:
Learn something about the language. Who speaks it? Where? What languages are related to it? What its defining features and great debates? Other interesting facts.
3) HAVE A REASON TO LEARN:
Determine what you plan on doing with the language. This can be a guiding force as you pursue your studies. Is this for personal interest? Is this for travel, work, or to meet a school language requirement? What level of proficiency will satisfy you?
How to Use this Libguide
This libguide is organized by level of proficiency as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
In the top, left hand corner you will find the ACTFL description of the proficiency level.
In the top middle box gives a few suggested textbook options. This is not an exhaustive list.
Below the middle box you will find some examples of what that proficiency level entails.
Other boxes on the page will feature reference resources and special topics.