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Arabesk Logo Now in January 2011: Marzia from USA - Denver CO (Sept 2010 - 4 months + 4 months), Fulbright students since October (private teacher or accommodation), Pierre - Italy – Kuwait (Oct, 5 months), Kathryn - USA North Dakota (October – 7.5 months), Morgane from France - Bretagne (Oct, 8 months, studies in Damascus University and family accom in Muhajirin), Haifa from France – Menton / Nice (Dec, 1 year, studies in institute and family accommodation in Baramka), 3 students from IFPO Damas (accommodation in families in Baramka, Muhajirin), Martin from USA – Michigan (Jan 2011 for 4 months, private teacher and 1 month accomm), Casey from USA – WDC (Jan, 6 months, studies at Damascus University), Lina from Sweden (Jan, 1 month, intensive package Univ + private lessons + family accommodation), Juan Carlos from Spain – Valencia (Jan, 3 m), Atte from Finland (Jan, 1 month intensive private course with 2 teachers), Anita from Australia – Darwin (mid Jan, 1 month private tuitions + family accommodation), Sabrina from Italy (family accommodation search only), Daniela from Switzerland / Italy (2 months, third time in Damascus with Arabesk), Hammad from UK- Birmingham (end Jan, studies at Mezzeh Institute and accommodation search), Djamel from France (end Jan, 3 months in Mezze Institute + Living & Practicing), Carl from USA – Chicago (second time in Damascus after 2008, accommodation search for 6 months), Amir from USA – Boulder, Colorado (Feb, 6 months, course in Damascus Univ, accommodation for 3 months). Arabesk Logo Coming in February and forward: James from USA - Princeton Univ (4 m, private tuitions and Living and Practicing accomm), Elisa from Italy / Spain - Madrid (1 month private course + family accommodation), Sara & Carola from Italy (March for 1 month at Damascus University), Kris Allen from USA – Nashville TENNESSEE (summer 2011, 6 months, studies at University of Damascus + private tuitions + accommodation), Marie Laure & Assia from France – Paris (adult students coming in summer for 1 month in Damascus Univ + private lessons), and much to confirm …. In August 2011, it will be Ramadan, so we will have reduced capacities, especially in teaching, our teachers will take only one student.

Why Arabic

The best way ever known to discover a country or a culture, know their traditions, understand their values, thinking, and learn their language is to live in it and mix with the people. Traveling for a few days or weeks is not enough to say I know this country.

The Arabic language is one of the most important languages nowadays and will take a great place in the near future. The Arabic language is the fourth largest in the world in terms of number of native speakers (after Chinese, Spanish and English). The Arab speakers count for 330 millions in the world. It is the official language of twenty three (23) countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros Islands, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Djibouti .

 Arabic is the language of Islam for over one billion Muslims (more than one thousand and three hundred millions), from Morocco to Bangladesh, Malaysia and Indonesia and from Turkey to Yemen, and all the Arabs and Muslims emigrated to western countries.

It is not only the language of the religion of millions of Muslims in the world but Arabic is experiencing a great development and strengthening his own position in the culture, the economy, the politics and specially in the Medias. The number of Arabic channels is continuously increasing.

Channels as Al Jazeera are having a great success as satellite news channels. Other Arabic channels are becoming popular (Abu Dhabi, Al Andalous, Space Toons for children), without talking of the many Islamic satellite channels for the Muslims in the world (Iqra, Al Majd, Ash Shariqa, Al Risala, Al Fajr).

Culture is constantly growing in Arabic countries, even Arabic Casino is also becoming more popular, with the first casino opening in Dubai this coming year. Giving people a chance to play gambling games or bet on sports, which hasnt before been allowed.

The international events in the world since 2001, the Palestine situation, the war against Iraq and the future perspectives have put the Arabic and Muslim in the front page of actuality and the center of the international scenes, what makes it is attracting a great number of people to know more about these countries, this culture, their history, learn their language for personal or professional purposes.

The students of today will be the teachers of tomorrow. We want people to know us, to understand us in order to be our representative abroad, our ambassadors. In Arabesk, we work to create better understanding between people from different cultures, more respect, more tolerance, more opened minds.

In another hand, knowledge of Arabic is truly a requirement to get around in Syria, in everyday life and through the Arabic culture, traditions and mentality, which you cant reach with an intermediate language.