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    What areas would you find Arabic being a very good asset to have. Alot of companies (banks/consultancies/accounting firms) state that a 2nd language is definatly valuable, however do they mean stuff like French/German etc? Originall I was going to study French and Arabic - but being a bit pessimistic, I think I will go ahead with Arabic first and depends how well that goes maybe il start doing french too.

    (Not, this is not for a degree, but while doing a degree on own time )
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    (Original post by ma2k5)
    What areas would you find Arabic being a very good asset to have. Alot of companies (banks/consultancies/accounting firms) state that a 2nd language is definatly valuable, however do they mean stuff like French/German etc? Originall I was going to study French and Arabic - but being a bit pessimistic, I think I will go ahead with Arabic first and depends how well that goes maybe il start doing french too.

    (Not, this is not for a degree, but while doing a degree on own time )

    I hear that Arabic (along wth others such as Russian and Chinese) is a very valuable language to have. First of all cause not that many people have it, most have European languages and second of all because middle easter related stuff is at a high point atm so go for it I say
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    I don't have evidence for this, but I always hear that Chinese and Arabic are great assets to have, and are the "language of the future"

    People often say "Oh, do Chinese, the Chinese economy is on the rise!", but sometimes I think it's just one of them.. stereotypical views.

    Let me just tell you, if you are studying Arabic from scratch (no knowledge of alphabet or anything) then it is a huge mission - no doubt. But it's equally as rewarding
    (Just imagine being able to read with no vowels!)

    Don't let that put you off, people overcome the alphabet problem all the time.
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    Thank you for your help! I won't be from scratch, I know the alphabet/can read arabic (with vowel helps) so it should be okay hopefully!

    Thanks for the support =)
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    Are you Muslim?
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    Well if you wanted to go into the Foreign Service / MI6 / CIA then Arabic would definitely be a huge asset!
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    (Original post by Cunning Linguist)
    Are you Muslim?
    Yes, but not of arabic origin.
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    (Original post by ma2k5)
    Yes, but not of arabic origin.
    That's great, because you will have already overcome the main difficult bit - the alphabet and pornunciation! You won't be starting from scratch.
 
 
 
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