Arabic is spoken as a first language by more than 200 million people around the world in more than 20 countries. In addition, millions more speak Arabic as a second language.There has never been an easier time in history to learn a new language. Traditionally one had to attend a college or a university to learn to speak a new language. Now there are other options that are cheaper and can be done on one's own schedule. Let's take a look at these other options.

Learning languages online is an option that has become widely available. Do an online search for "learning to speak Arabic" and you will find Web sites that teach Arabic for free.

Arabic books and CD-ROM courses are widely available in larger book stores and online. Most of these courses provide a thorough education of the Arabic language.

Try the "Arabic on the Go" portable language lessons. Arabic on the Go comes with an entire Arabic language course loaded on a MP3 player for ultimate convenience and portability; making learning something you can do practically anytime, anywhere. Arabic on the Go comes with one full year of lessons loaded on the MP3 player.