Arabic is not dead but teaching must improve, UAE report shows

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May 13th, 2013

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Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing

Arabic is not dying but the way it is taught has to be revived, a report into the declining standard of the language has revealed…

Expert quote:

“Arabic is not in danger or on the verge of disappearing. We have seen people bring back languages that have been dead for thousands of years. Arabic is not dead, so it should be much easier to improve it. We need to teach it as you would a science – start with the basics and slowly build on that.”

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