Arabic

Pakistan Set to Make Arabic Mandatory

After a near unanimous vote, the Senate of Pakistan has adopted a new education policy requiring students in the capital city of Islamabad to learn Arabic from grades one through twelve. While the policy...

Abu Dhabi Announces Five-Year Plan to Promote Arabic

Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed, chair of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, has approved the Arabic Language Center’s strategy for 2020 to 2025, which will focus on a few core areas to preserve and encourage...
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TED Talks Arabic

TED and the Qatar Foundation have launched TEDinArabic—a joint two-year initiative that will provide a global platform for thinkers, researchers, artists, and change makers across the Arabic-speaking world to share their ideas with a...

Dec. 18th is #ArabicLanguageDay

December 18th is World Arabic Language Day and this year's theme is "Arabic Language and Artificial Intelligence." Celebrated since 2012, World Arabic Language Day marks the anniversary of the United Nation's 1973 adoption...

WaPo Launches Arabic Editorial

In response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post is launching an Arabic-language editorial section, which will feature columns by writers around the world, including some based in the Middle East...

Arabic Downgraded in Israel

Israel has passed a “nation-state” law that gives exclusive rights to Jewish people and removes Arabic as an official language. The law states that Arabic will no longer be an official language but says...

Arabic Becomes Sweden’s Second Language

For over 800 years, Finnish has been Sweden's largest minority language, but, thanks to the recent influx of asylum seekers from predominantly Arab-speaking countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Arabic has now replaced Finnish, Stockholm University researcher...

Jordan’s Queen Supports Arabic Standards

Jordan’s Queen Rania attended the “Arabic Language Learning Standards for Native Speakers” document launch session at the fourth annual Teacher Skills Forum, hosted by the Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA), where she was briefed...

Call to Restrict Arabic in Danish Schools

The anti-immigration Danish People’s Party (DF) has effectively called for a ban on schools teaching Arabic with a proposal to Parliament that private schools lose 75% of their income if they fail to comply...

Boost to Arabic Learning in UK

Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, Arabic, and German are the languages the UK will need most following Brexit, according to a report released by the...
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