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...

Antura and the Letters and Feed the Monster, the two winners of the EduApp4Syria innovation competition, were announced today and then released worldwide as open-source Arabic literacy learning games. Both games are available for free download through Google Play and the App Store. The EduApp4Syria competition was launched in January 2016 as a challenge to game developers and pedagogical experts...

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...

Arabic (العربية al-ʿarabīyah or عربي ʿarabi) is a Central Semitic language, thus related to and classified alongside other Semitic languages such as Hebrew and Syriac. In terms of speakers, Arabic is the largest member of the Semitic language family. It is spoken by more than 280 million people as a first language and by 250 million more as a...

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...