Enhance Arabic language, stress scholars

AL AIN -The importance of enhancing the Arabic language so as to cope with the different modern technological advancements was stressed by a group of scholars, linguists and students through various activities during the `Arabic Language Week', organised on Saturday by the Arabic Language Department and Creativity Club of the UAE University.

By Sadiq A. Salam

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Published: Sun 9 May 2004, 9:50 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:24 PM

Arabic, of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic languages that includes Hebrew, Aramaic, Maltese and Amharic, is considered to be one of the main and oldest living languages of today and is spoken by a relatively large number of the world population.

Addressing the opening session, Dr. Ali Rashid Al Noaimi, University Deputy Vice Chancellor for Scientific and Educational Affairs, urged the attendances to “ Thrash out innovative and appealing methods of teaching the language to young” adding that the current techniques are, “ Obsolete and met with repugnance among our students”.

The four-day event features calligraphy, painting, photography and books exhibitions through which the women students showcase some of their works of arts.

The famous Egyptian poet, Mohammed Abu Doomah, has also recited some of his poems that tackle the current social and political issues of the Arab world.

Professor Mahmmoud Fahmi, President of Noor Mubarek University, of Kyrgystan, has also delivered a lecture tilled, Cultural interaction, past experiences and future prospective.

Dr. Abulhai Al Hosani, of the Arabic Language Programme, organised a workshop on Intelligent Reading to develop the reading, writing and understanding skills of the participant students.

Some 60 women students, of the Mass Communication programme, have also attended a training course on news, column and comments writing, organised by the Creativity Club and presented by the Naser Al Dahiri, Head of the UAE Writers Union and the News Editor of the Arabic weekly magazine, Al Maraa Al Yoom.

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