The FSI Arabic courses

Arabic is spoken by 422 Millions of people across the word. There is a "classical" Arabic (MSA), which is used for formal documents or news broadcast. There are many dialects, some of them, not mutually intelligible.

Learn more about Arabic on Wikipedia »

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Example of Arabic writing (Wikimedia)

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Written Arabic

The Written Arabic section consists of 2 main parts:

  • Classical Writing system
  • Modern Writing system: divided in 3 volumes.

Levantine Arabic

Levantine Arabic dialect spoken in the 100-200 km-wide Easten Meditareen coastal strip (Wikipedia)

It differs slightly from the Written Arabic (MSA: Modern Standard Arabic) used for official documents and medias.

Saudi Arabic

Saudi Arabic is the dialect of Arabic spoken in Saudi Arabia. (Wikipedia)

Comparative Arabic

This section consists of 2 parts:

  • Levantine and Egyptian Arabic Comparative Study
  • From Eastern To Western Arabic