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Important dates:


*this term 5 Jan - 3 April 2009

Including one week final exams

Register for next term: 23 Feb - 20 March 2009

New Term: 20 April - 17 July

Including one week final exams
 
Courses:

*Arabic Culture Through Proverbs: with Samia Montasser T. 2-3
*Media I :  with Mohamed Abdel-Halim T 5:45 - 7:45  (
Levels 9+)   (Levels 6,7,8)
*Media II : with Mohamed Abdel-Halim Th 5:45 - 7:45  (
Levels 9+)
* Arabic Calligraphy: with Majed  Seif  M. 5:30 - 7:30

 

Teachers:

*Welcome to the new teacher Sameh Naggar  who is replacing Mrs. Jalileh Atut for a few hours per week.





WELCOME TO THE ARABIC LANGUAGE PROGRAMME
THE UNITED NATIONS


Few cultures place more emphasis on their language
as a unifying factor than do the Arabs

--Unknown source

Arabic is the key to understanding the Arabs, their culture, and their literature. It is considered the bond that unifies over 200 million native Arabic speakers residing in 22 countries that have declared Arabic as their official language.

Arabic is also used by more than a billion Muslims all over the world as their liturgical language, for it is the language in which the Qur'an was revealed.

Arabic belongs to the Semitic family of languages that includes Hebrew, Aramaic, Amharic, as well as ancient Semitic languages. Some other languages have used the Arabic script: Hausa, Kashmiri, Kazak, Kurdish, Kyrghyz, Malay, Morisco, Pashto, Persian/Farsi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tatar, Turkish, Uyghur, Urdu. However, a few of these have switched to Latin script.