- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Arabic is spoken by more than 280 million people as a native language.
This makes it the fifth (or fourth if Hindi and Urdu are counted as one language) most widely spoken language of the world. Being able to talk to that many people is definitely a huge motivation.
Arabic is cool.
Not many Westerners speak Arabic and having some command of the language will immediately make you appear extremely sophisticated and clever in the eyes of many.
Arab culture is rich and diverse.
Everybody should be able to find some aspect of the culture that they find intriguing. Just to give a few examples: have you ever listened to the Lebanese singer Fairouz or the Egyptian singer Amr Diab? What about sitting in a typical Maqha (café) in the middle of a Suq (market) while listening to a soryteller? Or reveling in the beauty of Arabic calligraphy? Or reading the 1001 Nights in the original?
Arabic is a bridge language.
Knowing Arabic opens the door to many other languages in the region. For example, approximately 50% of the vocabulary of Persian (Farsi) is made up of Arabic words. Similar considerations apply to learning Urdu or Turkish. Also, Hebrew is related linguistically to Arabic, which makes it easier to grasp the grammatical and semantic concepts in Hebrew.
Arabic is a very exciting language linguistically.
With the deeply entrenched root system, learning Arabic can be a great joy. E.g. if you know that kataba means “to write” in Arabic, then it will be easy to deduce that kitaab means “book” and kaatib means “writer”. It also has some
Travelling in the Middle East.
The Arab World is a great place to travel – if you know Arabic, that is. While the number of Arabs speaking English is constantly on the increase, the vast majority of the population only speaks Arabic. So it is essential that you speak at least basic survival Arabic when you travel in the region. And travelling there is certainly something that you shouldn’t miss with lush countryside, arid deserts and traditional villages
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Samer has been teaching private lessons since 2004 and is currently available to teach lessons at his place or you home.
As an expert in his field, Samer looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Same received his BA from Notre Dame University and his Master's degree from George Washington University.