A rough guide to Arabic for ESL teachers
Arabic is a Semitic language which is spoken by over 220 million speakers. Although there are many dialects, only Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is universally used throughout the Arab world. Novice ESL teachers who hope to teach in the Arab world should familiarise themselves with a few aspects of the Arabic language (MSA) if they hope to teach Arabic speakers more effectively. Here are a few points worth remembering.