Where could we go next?
Language Ambassadors for Arabic
In order to garner interest in learning Arabic for both students and schools, we need to raise awareness of this amazing language. Perhaps current university students of Arabic could act as ambassadors by visiting schools to offer an introduction to the language.
Start early to gain exposure
Primary schools are now required to teach a language within the curriculum. The majority of primary school teachers are monolingual and do not have any language training. A current solution to this is that schools purchase language programs for which teachers facilitate the learning. If used, Arabic Online could promote Arabic from an early age and raise interest in schools across the country. This article explains how a teacher can guide students to learn Arabic despite having no experience themselves: https://arabiconline.eu/british-councils-arabic-language-culture-programme/.
Revamp language instruction entirely
Despite completing GSCE or even A-Level studies – which entail 5-7 years of language study – students struggle to develop effective language competencies. Therefore, it might make more sense to dedicate language hours to a broader subject of linguistics and culture. Rather than students learning how to say ‘I have a blue cat’, they can learn how to learn a language in preparation for more specific study. Along the way, they could gain exposure to a number of relevant languages, such as Arabic.
Thank you for visiting ArabicOnline.Eu. Our award winning interactive courses of Modern Standard Arabic have been developed for anyone with a genuine interest in Arabic, whether for private, educational or professional reasons and are specially designed for self-study. Our website and our language courses are free from advertisements and we don't share any personal details of our visitors or registered members with third parties. Nor do we sell data for targeted advertising. We believe passionately that learning should be free from commercial distractions. For this reason we rely on subscriptions to fund the development of our products. Click here to find out more about our Beginner to Intermediate Arabic courses.