Juliet Capulet (euphoric1dr) wrote in linguaphiles,
Juliet Capulet
euphoric1dr
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some q's on Arabic

on suggestion from another, i had originally posed this query as a comment to a previous posting but i suppose, perhaps it is complex enough of a subject matter to warrant a new posting altogether.

i was just wondering about how the language of Arabic is taught here in the U.S. and any other countries for that matter.

If one takes a course in Arabic, is that considered just one of many different types of Arabic you can learn?

like, when you take a college course, is that considered something like an overview of all different dialects, how do you know which form you're learning and in which country or context you are able to use it in? is the written aspect more uniform, and is it only the spoken form of the language that varies from country to country?

how useful would it be if say, you learnt the type of Arabic spoken in Egypt, then if you went to Morocco and then went to Saudi Arabia, say, well would you not be able to understand others and be understood yourself because everyone would be speaking differently?

thanks guys :)
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