World Arabic Language Day 2014

Bismillah,

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Happy World Arabic Language Day dear Arabic Adventures blog fans!

#اليوم_العالمي_للغة_العربية

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It has been observed annually on December 18th since 2010 and was established by UNESCO to promote equal use of all 6 of its official working languages and to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity.

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Suggested reading:

A good piece summarising the need for such a day, the need to demarginalise Arabic and the place of Arabic in the past and the present. Arabic is worth celebrating, even as it is threatened by ‘Arabish’

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Arabic comprehension exercise: Text on World Arabic Language Day and q/a to test understanding. Recommended for Intermediate students of Arabic.

Thoughtful reflections on this day. Must read! World Arabic Language Day: Challenges and opportunities

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Qur’anic Arabic resource site. Access to Qur’anic Arabic page.

Happy reading!

HM

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