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Arabic Employment Language Teaching

Despite a Blue Chip Education, Unemployed and Desperate in Palestine

Asma' Jawabreh | 21 Jan 2020

After earning a bachelor’s degree at an American college campus in Jerusalem and then a master’s degree in London, a young Palestinian returns home to discover her degrees aren’t valued.

Language Research Social Sciences Technology & Online Learning

Emoji Don’t Stifle Communication, They Encourage It

Marc Owen Jones | 19 Nov 2019

The use of emoji is on the rise in the Arab region, as well as everywhere else. But that’s no cause for moral panic, a scholar of digital humanities argues.

Arabic Language Literature & Translation Teaching

Why the Split Between Classical and Everyday Arabic Endures

Hossam Abouzahr | 23 Sep 2019

If Arabs want a true lingua franca, they must ease the rigid boundaries they’ve set up between the local dialects and the formal language.

Curriculum English Language Teaching

Algeria’s Higher-Education Minister Encourages Switch From French to English

Edward Fox, Riad Mazzouzi | 03 Sep 2019

Minister Tayeb Bouzid says “French doesn’t get you anywhere,” and announces committee to develop Anglophone teaching in Algerian universities.

Arabic Language Publishing Technology & Online Learning

Artificial Intelligence Helps Computers Leap Forward in Reading Arabic

Edward Fox | 25 Jul 2019

New projects use artificial intelligence to read Arabic publications of all kinds, opening up the possibility that local, print-only archives could be transformed into widely-available, searchable online resources.

Arts & Culture Language Literature & Translation

Contemporary Arab Writers Offer a Fresh Take on the Historical Novel

M. Lynx Qualey | 12 Jul 2019

Arab authors who have become interested in writing historical fiction often take a distinct perspective on the lives of ordinary people, instead of focusing on wars or politics.

Accreditation Arabic Language

A New Certificate Measures Arabic Language Proficiency

Edward Fox | 20 May 2019

A Paris-based organization provides the certificate, which is based on a widely used standard for measuring levels of proficiency in many languages.

Arabic Arts & Culture Language

Ancient Cousins of Arabic Survive in Oman—but for How Long?

Edward Fox | 18 Feb 2019

A chance meeting with a speaker of Shahri shines light on the value of indigenous languages and the wealth of cultural knowledge and history they embody.

Language Literature & Translation Research

An Online Arabic Dictionary Makes Its Debut

Edward Fox | 28 Nov 2018

A tool created at Birzeit University will take machine translation of Arabic to a higher level.

Arabic Language Teaching

Teaching My Son Arabic: Balancing Love and Grammar

Hossam Abouzahr | 08 Aug 2018

A second-generation Lebanese American mastered classical and colloquial Arabic as an adult. He wants his son also to have access to the world the language opened for him.




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