The foreign language learning movement around the world indicates an ever-growing number of people who are striving to be multilingual or already are. In this context, learning the Arabic language receives global attention, not only among Muslims around the world, for whom the Arabic language represents a religious depth and an indispensable cultural and fraternal bond, but the need for it is growing in all countries of the world for reasons: (political, economic, academic, cultural, social, and touristic).
Therefore, those wishing to learn the Arabic language have the right to find educational programs that achieve their goals, meet their needs, overcome linguistic difficulties that they may face, and are consistent with their aspirations and expectations for the best teaching methods and tools, and that is the duty of scientific institutions concerned with teaching the Arabic language and spreading it around the world.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has played a pioneering role in spreading the Arabic language and teaching it to non-native speakers, since 1967 AD, when it opened institutes and centers for teaching Arabic to non-native speakers in most of its universities, and published institutes and centers for teaching it around the world. The private sector and the charitable sector worked to promote the spread of Arabic and support its teachers and learners through training courses for teachers, preparing series of educational materials, designing electronic software, programs for teaching the Arabic language on the Internet, and providing consulting services to universities and institutes concerned with teaching the Arabic language around the world.
The Saudi Electronic University programs for teaching Arabic to non-native speakers "Arabic on the Internet" and "Arabic Standard Test" come to contribute to achieving the humanitarian mission of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia represented in supporting and enhancing human communication and cultural exchange and facilitating ways of dialogue, coexistence and mutual respect between cultures and peoples, by creating Effective scientific initiatives in spreading the Arabic language as the key to Arab culture, the language of the Islamic religion and the Arab nation, and facilitating access to it using the latest and most high-quality distance education
technologies in a scientific curriculum based on successful experiences and globally approved standards, within its contemporary eloquent normative context, and in its vital and functional dimension, that connects learning to life.
Head of the Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Department
Dr. Asma bint Abdulmana Al-Hammadi