Arabic language education requires update

BEIRUT: The Arabic language is in dire need of support and revival through fundamental shifts in the way it is taught, according to a report by an Arab educational organization.

“The Arabic language in particular doesn’t have the enough means to have a wide presence,” Zuhaida Darwich Jabbour, secretary-general of the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO, told The Daily Star. “Our youth have a complex called the Arabic language and they try to avoid using it.”

She was speaking on the sidelines of a Commission-sponsored meeting of experts to discuss the report, which was compiled by the Arab Organization for Education, Culture and Science as part of an executive plan to develop and promote the Arabic language. Read more ..

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