In the USA in 2017, Arabic is one of the most widely spoken languages in the country. A census from 2014 claimed there were 1,117,304 Arabic speakers in the United States.

The the language is often transmitted by parents to their children, but those who wish to study Arabic don't always have solutions at hand.

What are the solutions available to those from Lille to Marseille as well as Lyon and Paris in order to improve their language skills? How can they learn the Arabic language in the US?

Private institutes, high schools, associations, websites...There are many options!

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Today, nearly 1.5 million of our fellow citizens speak Arabic in the United States. Obviously, not everyone's proficiency is the same. Arabic notions range from classical Arabic to vague notions of the language transmitted by parents.

But when you think of this figure, it's still kind of a big deal linguistically speaking!

With this figure in mind, it's normal for us to question the absence of the Arabic language in K-12 structures throughout the USA.

If many universities in the USA offer an introduction to Arabic, what about K-12?

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Why aren't there more classrooms with Arabic lessons?

Despite its 19-centuries-long history and its use by 220 million people around the world in almost 30 countries, the language isn't so popular in USA schools.

Middle schools and high schools offering the Arabic language are not numerous in France.

However, Wikipedia does state that the Arabic language is the fastest-growing foreign language taught at U.S. colleges and universities, a trend mirrored at the University of Iowa.

But now that we are aware of the unfair absence of Arabic in K-12 in the United States, let us look at the different places where you can discover Arabic elsewhere in the US...

Learning Arabic with a Tutor

We must mention this easy and available option. First of all because it's available all over the country!

By having one-on-one Arabic tutoring, you are not limited to being in one specific geographical location.

For example, with Superprof's Arabic tutors, you can stay right at home and they'll come to you--whether it be in Boston, NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, or Los Angeles!

All you'll need is to find the right person, someone not too far from home. But what are the real advantages of this solution?

As far as rates go, first of all, you will save money on private language institutes if you choose to learn the Arabic language with a private language tutor.

Also, if you were not looking forward to going back to class, learning one-on-one and face to face may be the option for you. This is a less formal and strict formula than being in a class with a professor teaching many students.

When an Arabic tutor comes to you to teach you the basics of the language, there is no hierarchy. The tutor and the language student only focus on Arabic and its learning.

Last of all, learning Arabic in this way allows students to learn much quicker. In lessons lasting 1 hour or more, the tutor has his full attention on the student.

The tutor's work is also to focus on the student's weaknesses and to gradually have them improve. This is something a tutor can do easily in a one-on-one situation, and it is highly beneficial for the language student's Arabic proficiency.

You'd like to discover Arabic tutor or no tutor? Discover your options to study Arabic in Los Angeles, study Arabic in San Francisco or learn Arabic in Miami!

Getting an Introduction to the Arabic Language in a Private Institute

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A serious and effective context for language improvements!

One solution which qualifies as language schooling is to go to a private language institute specializing in the Arabic language.

This will allow you to meet certified teachers and above all to partake in a validated and trusted Arabic learning method. Here are some establishments to turn to in the United States...

The Summer Institute for Arabic Language and Culture in NYC

This institute is located at the Lebanese American University.

It is a very serious institution, 100% focused on teaching the Arabic language to its students.

Courses of all levels are offered. So whether you are a beginner wanting to learn quietly, or a language student of a more advanced level and tending towards bilingualism, this place could be for you.

For those focused on oral Arabic, you'll be happy to know that this aspect of learning the language is emphasized from the first lessons on! The groups are also quite small so that everyone can make rapid progress.

Here are the institute's goals:

  • to promote the Arabic language, which is considered a language of communication
  • to allow the Modern Arabic world to be discovered by the largest number of people possible
  • to use teaching methods which are pertinent to the subjects of each class

All programs require a total 30 hours of classes over the course of one summer.
Groups are comprised of 15 people maximum.

Students take a placement test to gauge their language level on the first day, and this determines which classes they attend.

When it comes to intensives, you have to really work hard, but here at Superprof, we believe in you!

The Boston Language Institute in Massachusetts

Whether you have Arabic parents or not, the Boston Language Institute welcomes you to learn Arabic. A trusted institution of Boston's booming Beacon Street neighborhood, the Boston Language Institute is trusted by many foreign language students.

You will receive very comprehensive and effective language training that will allow you to discover Arabic or deepen the lingual knowledge you already have.

For this purpose, the center remains very flexible in terms of the courses it offers: day courses, evening classes, classes on weekends... There is something for everyone's schedule!

Discover Arabic at University

Boston University in MA, USA

At reputable Boston University, you'll be able to delve into Arabic with the Arabic: Language, Literature, Culture degree.

This degree deals with varied Arabic-related topics with its main focus on the Arabic language and its culture. This degree is ideal if you'd like to obtain a degree that is at once historical, sociological, cultural, and linguistic.

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Get an Arabic degree in the heart of Boston!

This will be a four-year course, with classes all throughout the day and into the evening at Boston University. However, please be aware that you will need to have some knowledge of Arabic before joining this program. If you have little to no proficiency in the Arabic language, maybe you should start with a beginner's program and transfer later.

 

New York University

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NYU has a worldwide reputation and offers many different manners in which to learn Arabic.

In order to learn Arabic in New York City, you can also attend NYU.
Once there, you will be able to choose between different classes and options.

First off, if you are planning to have a career in which Arabic will be important, but you currently have no knowledge of the language, you should start with a beginner’s course in Arabic.

This class will lead you to other possibilities within the school’s framework.

NYU also presents its students with the opportunity of taking a Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies degree.

You can also pair your Arabic classes with other language classes such as French or Spanish.

Why not Learn Arabic Online?

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To complete the inventory of different solutions available to you in the United States in order to learn Arabic, Superprof also recommends "online" learning.

Teaching in the United States of America is not only limited to institutes, universities, K-12 institutions and Mosques.  And for good reason too, as you will realize that there are plenty of options available to you online.

To start with, how about the Speak language site. Have a look around to see if you feel comfortable learning with their teaching method, which is often described as effective and simple, and has been tried and tested by users all over the world.

Its users can connect to the site directly from their Facebook account. This language learning platform will allow you to learn the Arabic alphabet in a fun way whether you are in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston or elsewhere! Access it 7 days a week and 24 hours a day. For those of you who have trouble sleeping, then why not take up Arabic during the small hours of the night!

Different levels have been determined by the site's founders with effectiveness and rapidity in mind for its users and language learners. Don't wait a second longer to try this site--in a few weeks, you could be on your way to becoming a fluent Arabic speaker!

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