Students are enrolled in a 45-hour course taken across 10 weeks, comprising 30 lessons of 90 minutes each. The centre, an affiliate of the Arabic Language Academy, has enabled more than 100 non-Arabic speakers to learn the language so far.
India’s Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs V. Muraleedharan inaugurated the first-ever Upskilling and Training Centre for Indian blue-collar workers in the UAE at Delhi Private School (DPS), Jebel Ali, Dubai, on Wednesday.
The latest move by Lughati, the Sharjah-based initiative which has been supporting the smart way of learning Arabic via digital platforms across the
Sharjah’s decision to embark on a groundbreaking project to chronicle 17 centuries of development in the Arabic language, spanning 5 distinct time periods, certainly heralds a new era for the Arabic language lexicon.
Upon completion at an estimated timeframe of 6 years, this will be the most comprehensive historical corpus of the Arabic language undertaken till date.
Ethnically Taiwanese, but raised in Panama, Chiu says that she was unaware of the richness and diversity of Arabic until she began learning the language.
“Arabic is one of the longest living languages. We are here to celebrate Arabic language experts who gathered to work for years to document the roots and meanings of the Arabic language alphabet," Sheikh Sultan said.
Dr Sheikh Sultan stressed the need to cooperate with institutions concerned with cultural affairs, support writers and intellectuals, and revive cultural activities to enhance and preserve the Arabic language and heritage.
The research by Australian National University (ANU) found that of the world's 7,000 recognised languages, around half are currently endangered - with 1,500 particularly at risk.
Sheikh Mohammed said, "Today, I attended the Arabic Language Summit, organised by the UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth, at Expo 2020 Dubai, accompanied by the Secretary-General of the Arab League and Arab ministers of culture. The Arabic language is a language of beauty, culture, and civilisation and one summit is certainly not enough.