Answers for common questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Our online programs offer you many benefits, the most important of which is FLEXIBILITY! You can choose when and how long you want to study, moving through the courses at your own pace. Our interactive exercises incorporate listening, reading, writing, grammar and speaking components, producing effective language learning results. You can also seek and receive individual teacher attention whenever you are having problems with the programs.
Currently we have a short demo of our program in flash at: http://www.arabacademy.com/en/arabic-online/demo/ Please note that this demo may be difficult to view if you have a slow internet connection.
You do not need to have an Arabic keyboard to use our program. Our program provides you with a virtual Arabic keyboard to use. If you want to use your own keyboard, then you will need to buy stickers with the Arabic alphabet, or a keyboard that has Latin/Arabic displays on the keys. You can order these from http://www.aramedia.com.
Our system is fully automated, measuring time spent on activities, scoring tests, and recording participation and scores in online activities. Upon successful completion of each course, our system issues detailed progress reports, as well as a transcript or certificate of completion/language level.
Students are able to interact with each other on our student message boards, sharing thoughts and questions. The message board helps build a feeling of community among students, and is also a great way for them to practice their Arabic language communication skills. Students can share problems they have with one another, and often help each other locate valuable resources.
While explanations for our coursework are sometimes given in English, most instruction is delivered in Arabic, using pictures and animation to help you learn and understand the material, without relying on another language as a medium of transferring information.
Yes, upon completion of one of our courses, you can order an electronic certificate for free at any time. Electronic certificates are issued within 4 working days. You can also order a hard-copy certificate which we will mail to the address of your choice. However, we do charge administrative fees for this in order to cover the cost of our mailing expenses.