Arabic

Arabizi Sparks Fears for Arabic’s Future

At a conference in Dubai last month, fears were raised that the trend among young Arabs to speak either a foreign language or a hybrid popularly known as "Arabizi", heavily populated with foreign words, may jeopardize the future of Arabic. According to Dr Muna Al Saheli, one of the participants at the Second International Conference on Arabic Language, "We do...

State Dept. Launches Open Book Project

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Educational materials in the Arabic language, will be available for free online through the Open Book Project launched last month by the U.S. Department of State in cooperation with the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO). “Through the Open Book Project, we will work to expand access to free, high-quality, open education materials in Arabic, with a focus...

Egypt Advisory

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Egypt is probably the most popular destination for Arabic immersion programs so the current instability is affecting many language students. The American University in Cairo (AUC) issued the following statement, “Classes at the university are cancelled for the coming week. We anticipate resuming administrative activities on Wednesday, February 2, 2011. AUC faculty, staff and students are being encouraged to remain...

Morocco

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With a population of about 34 million people, Morocco is known to be the crossroads between Africa and Europe. Here, visitors will see the lingering influences of the surrounding areas, which contribute to the diversity of cultural attractions that Morocco has to offer. Whether it is the medieval city of Fez, the sandy shores of Agadir, the bustling cosmopolitan...

Study Abroad in Egypt

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On the North coast of Africa with the Sinai Peninsula connecting it to Western Asia, Egypt has more than 82 million inhabitants. Known for its ancient monuments, such as the Giza Pyramids and the Great Sphinx, countless travelers visit Egypt each year to marvel at its history and culture. Whether students visit the ancient artifacts in Luxor, the Royal...