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What does MSA stand for?

MSA stands for Modern Standard Arabic

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Although Arabic courses for English-speaking students have conventionally covered only Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)--the language of literature and the traditional media--a growing number of language programs have now begun to integrate dialectical Arabic into their curriculums alongside MSA, thus bolstering the demand for high-quality resources that consider these varieties.
17) In first-year Arabic, students are often surprised and disappointed to discover that the language they will be studying, Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), is not the language of everyday conversation.