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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.

Arabic Gender Language Literature & Translation

Arab Women Writers Struggle to Get the Readers They Deserve

M. Lynx Qualey | 12 Aug 2020

Women who write in Arabic face a double problem: They’re translated less often than men, and when they are, their books are often wrongly characterized.

Arabic Arts & Culture English Language Publishing

Poet Zeina Hashem Beck: Not Choosing Between Arabic and English

M. Lynx Qualey | 03 Jul 2020

The acclaimed Lebanese poet moves easily between modes and languages. She writes for the page but also performs, and she juxtaposes English and Arabic in ways that make both feel new.

Language Mental Health Refugees Scholarships

Universities in France Help Refugees Succeed as Students

Burton Bollag | 16 Mar 2020

University leaders have embraced programs that provide language training and social support to migrants as they make the transition from exiles to students.

Arabic Curriculum Language Teaching

The Latest in Language Confusion: Morocco Switches Back from Arabic to French

Rachel Berets | 02 Mar 2020

Morocco, which switched instruction in schools from French to Arabic in the 1980’s, is now reversing course, to the dismay of some educators. The change is intended in part to improve the performance of university students.

Arabic Data & Surveys Language Research Technology & Online Learning

Artificial Intelligence Speeds Efforts to Enhance Online Arabic Content

Eman Kamel | 28 Feb 2020

The Arabic language is seriously underrepresented online. Computer science researchers in Qatar are developing tools to change that,




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