As the coronavirus pandemic forces people around the world to stay home, coming out of lockdown knowing a new language – even one of the hardest to learn in the world – is possible, experts say.
Types of Arabic
A lone tourist makes her way along a market street in the nearly deserted Old City of Jerusalem on March 12, 2020. (AFP)
How to begin
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Arabic language teacher Hiba Mohammed teaches an online class from her living room in Amman, Jordan on March 23, 2020. (Reuters)
A Pakistani girl reads the Arabic alphabet on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan on Aug. 15, 2011. (AP)