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ERIC Number: EJ1098541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1938-9809
The Arabic Story: Mirror of a Culture a Curriculum for the West
El-Mallakh, Olfat
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2007 n1 Win 2007
For so long the Americans did not see the need to learn a foreign language. They did not perceive this dire need. Speaking a language is not about making a noise of different sounds. It is about culture, mannerism, history, literature, customs, religion (s), mentality, and wisdom that translate into a language. Today, the West is forced to learn Arabic and understand the complexities of the Middle East, as a matter of survival. Arabic is one of the most difficult languages. Because when a person says something, it is not necessarily exactly what they mean. In other words Arabic is a very rich language and hence is far from literal. In the West our speech is more direct and our language is more specific. The following manuscript is the foundation for a pre-Arabic language course to facilitate learning of the Arabic language.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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