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Tamazight, an Official Language of Morocco, Is Getting More Attention

Mohamed Akinou | 01 Oct 2021

Tamazight is recognized in Morocco’s constitution, but only a few universities teach it. The education minister wants to change that.

Arabic Language Liberal Arts Research

Arabic Stays Center Stage at Arab-German Academy’s Summer School

Sayyid Mahmoud | 26 Aug 2021

This year’s summer session, held online, focused on the use of Arabic as an active academic language in European universities.

Arabic Arts & Culture Language Teaching

Songs From Palestine: A Meaningful Addition to Arabic Language Teaching

Laila Familiar | 21 May 2021

A Palestinian teacher of Arabic uses film, poetry and songs from Palestine to engage students in meaningful conversations.

Arabic Arts & Culture Coronavirus Language Liberal Arts Literature & Translation

Online Book Clubs Keep Conversations on Arab Literature Alive

M. Lynx Qualey | 09 Apr 2021

The coronavirus lockdowns inspired a shift to online book clubs among groups that focus on Arab authors and their international readers.

Arts & Culture Language Liberal Arts Literature & Translation

Preserving the Vanishing Heritage of East Africa’s Swahili Coast

M. Lynx Qualey | 02 Apr 2021

Traces of a culture once at the center of exchange between Islam and East Africa are in danger of disappearing. Two authors hope to change that.

Arabic Language Literature & Translation

More Flexibility with Foreign Words Might Help Arabic Flourish

Isam Al-Kousa | 09 Feb 2021

Using foreign terms in Arabic does not weaken or devalue it, a scholar argues, but rather allows it to develop and keep pace with the modern world.

Arabic Language Literature & Translation Publishing

Bahrain Translation Project Makes 50 Key Texts Available in Arabic

Feras Hamiye | 08 Dec 2020

The “Knowledge Transfer Project” is winding down, but leaders hope other initiatives will continue its efforts to improve knowledge-sharing in the Arab world.

Faculty Language Policy Students

Morocco’s Planned Reforms for Undergraduate Education Stir Broad Opposition

Amr EL-Tohamy | 02 Nov 2020

A Moroccan plan to move to a four-year undergraduate degree, require mastery of English, and introduce other changes has some supporters but many opponents

Arts & Culture Language Liberal Arts Literature & Translation

‘Home’: Nine Arab Poets Explore Interior Spaces in a New Bilingual Anthology

M. Lynx Qualey | 02 Oct 2020

The dual-language volume does not aim to be completist or canonical, but it may help amend the dearth of contemporary Arabic poetry in English translation.

Conflict Coronavirus Human Rights Language Students Study Abroad

Syrian Students’ Dreams of Studying Abroad Hit New Roadblocks

Riham Alkousaa | 03 Sep 2020

Syrian students have been traveling to Beirut for interviews and tests. That complicated and costly process has gotten tougher with coronavirus lockdowns and new U.S. sanctions in place.




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