Not just a subject for native speakers, Arabic is the fifth most spoken language in the world and one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Even non-arabic speakers should consider it to be a “doable” language. Often perceived as ‘too difficult’ to potential language students, it is no more or less difficult than any other language. It has a logical structure and alphabet and very few sounds that do not occur in English.
Universities are increasingly searching for students with a global outlook and with transferable skills as well as academic ability. Candidates who can speak another language are able to demonstrate and evidence these attributes clearly. Several universities require applicants to all subjects to have a working knowledge of at least one non-native language and all modern languages are considered to be facilitating subjects by Russell Group Universities.