اللغة العربية Al-lughat Al-alarabiyah
The College of Foreign Languages and Cultures will start teaching in the autumn semester of the 2020/21 academic year on September 7. Classes lasts for 15 weeks (see academic calendar).
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Unfortunately, there will be no Arabic language course in the autumn semester of the 2020/21 academic year.
The courses are generally free of charge for the students of the University of Tartu and for students from other Estonian higher education institutions (See which institutions and universities have a partnership with the University of Tartu).
Visiting students from foreign higher education institutions need to pay for their language courses only if they are fee-paying students at the University of Tartu. In case of the latter, consult with the foreign student office regarding the credit point costs and conditions.
Arabic is one of the official languages in 25 countries. It is spoken natively by more than 350 million people. All these countries and people are first and foremost united by Standard Arabic (fusha), even though people tend to speak in their local dialects. These dialects may differ from each other at such a high degree that Syrians might not understand colloquial Moroccan at all.
The Arabic language is both written and read from right to left like many other Semitic languages such as Hebrew. Short vowels are not marked in written Arabic, which makes studying the language slightly more difficult. For example, a single word without vowels or context such as درس can be understood as the verb darasa (studied) or the noun dars (lesson). Arabic letters with minor modifications are also used by other languages such as Persian and Pashto, which is spoken in Afghanistan.