Egyptian Arabic vs. Modern Standard Arabic
اللغة العربية المصرية مقارنة باللغة العربية الفصحى الحديثة
There are many good reasons to learn another language. Learning another language is beneficial for traveling abroad, preparing to live abroad as well as present opportunities for career advancement. If you want to learn Arabic, there are numerous types and dialects of Arabic. Each type has its own benefits and purposes.
At Arab Academy we get asked a lot about whether Egyptian Colloquial or Modern Standard Arabic is most beneficial. Our answer is that it depends on what your goals are. Here is a summary of both so you can better assess which one is best for you.
Egyptian Colloquial Arabic
Egyptian Colloquial Arabic is often the spoken language by the majority of Arabs in their everyday lives. This form of Arabic is subject to regional variations that not only exists across countries, but can also occur within the same country. Egyptian Colloquial Arabic is mostly spoken in Cairo, but is used in written form for plays, music and books across all the Arab regions.
Egyptian Colloquial Arabic is the most widespread regional dialect of Arabic as it is the language used in Arabic entertainment, most notably in movies. With its prominence, Egyptian Colloquial Arabic is the most popular Arabic dialect.
If you already have a basic understanding of Arabic, learning a regional dialect may greatly help you, especially if you are traveling to, doing business in or will be living in a specific region or area where Egyptian Colloquial Arabic is the dominant language.
At Arab Academy we offer Egyptian Colloquial Arabic course at levels ranging from beginners and introductory all the way to advanced
Students going through these courses will be able to carry out basic t advanced conversations on a variety of topics ranging from asking direction to discussing political and social issues, talk about themselves, enhance their listening skills and learn about the Arab culture.
For Arabic speakers looking to expand their skills and learn a popular dialect, our Egyptian Colloquial Arabic is for you. If you want to see where your Arab language skills stack up, take our free language test.
Modern Standard Arabic
For students who are brand new to Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is the recommended place to start. It is the official language of 22 Arab countries, many in the Middle East, the Horn of Africa and Northern Africa. It is one of the most popular languages spoken in the world and is one of the official languages of the United Nations. MSA is the Arabic taught in schools at all levels. Unlike Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic is universal across Arab countries. MSA is a good starting point in learning the fundamental basics of speaking Arabic. It equips students with the ability to write simple sentences to reading and discussing social topics found in Arabic newspapers. Our MSA courses are perfect for those who want to learn Arabic whether it is for personal development of business.
At the Arab Academy, students will find many Modern Standard Arabic courses to gradually improve their skills from beginner to fluent Arabic speaker. We offer MSA courses for children of all ages and adults. Like in our Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, students will be introduced to cultural issues, arts, writing and other various aspects of Arab culture.
Students can learn Modern Standard Arabic in an effective and interactive online environment at an affordable price. Be sure to check out and sign up for one of our affordable plans and be on your way to advancing your career, prepare for a vacation or simply learn about another language and culture.
Learning Arabic is fun and easy and our courses will quickly move you from beginner to fluent speaker in no time. Contact the Arab Academy today to explore our other courses, ask about our plans or get more information on the additional resources we offer our students to ensure their success.