On UNESCO’s World Arabic Language Day, Bilal Al Omar, Senior Lecturer of Arabic at The Africa Institute, engaged in a conversation with Abdul Karim Hanif and Rania Saadi, hosts of 95 Pulse FM’s show, Morning Majlis.

During the interview, Professor Al Omar emphasized the intrinsic beauty and historical importance of the Arabic language. He described Arabic not only as a means of communication but also as a unique language of poetry and philosophy that played a pivotal role in history for recording and exchanging information.

 

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The linguistic influence of Arabic was a key point of discussion, with Professor Al Omar noting its impact on several languages, including English, Portuguese, French, and others. He underscored the interconnectedness of cultures and the role Arabic has played in shaping linguistic landscapes across the globe.

The rich legacy of Arabic literature also took center stage in the conversation, as Professor Al Omar highlighted its profound impact on global literature, encompassing genres such as novels and short stories. He further discussed the emerging interests and opportunities for non-native speakers to learn Arabic, emphasizing the need to revive Arabic learning to preserve culture and identity.

The conversation also shed light on the commitment to promoting Arabic as a language, sharing recent initiatives led by The Africa Institute’s African Languages and Translation department. Professor Al Omar spoke about innovative pedagogy, which involves a blend of traditional methods and modern, interactive techniques to make the learning experience engaging and effective.

For those interested in language courses, you can click to learn more. The next intake is tentatively scheduled to begin in mid-February 2024.

On UNESCO’s World Arabic Language Day, Bilal Al Omar, Senior Lecturer of Arabic at The Africa Institute, engaged in a conversation with Abdul Karim Hanif and Rania Saadi, hosts of 95 Pulse FM’s show, Morning Majlis.

On UNESCO’s World Arabic Language Day, Bilal Al Omar, Senior Lecturer of Arabic at The Africa Institute, engaged in a conversation with Abdul Karim Hanif and Rania Saadi, hosts of 95 Pulse FM’s show, Morning Majlis.

During the interview, Professor Al Omar emphasized the intrinsic beauty and historical importance of the Arabic language. He described Arabic not only as a means of communication but also as a unique language of poetry and philosophy that played a pivotal role in history for recording and exchanging information.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Pulse 95 Radio (@pulse95radio)

The linguistic influence of Arabic was a key point of discussion, with Professor Al Omar noting its impact on several languages, including English, Portuguese, French, and others. He underscored the interconnectedness of cultures and the role Arabic has played in shaping linguistic landscapes across the globe.

The rich legacy of Arabic literature also took center stage in the conversation, as Professor Al Omar highlighted its profound impact on global literature, encompassing genres such as novels and short stories. He further discussed the emerging interests and opportunities for non-native speakers to learn Arabic, emphasizing the need to revive Arabic learning to preserve culture and identity.

The conversation also shed light on the commitment to promoting Arabic as a language, sharing recent initiatives led by The Africa Institute’s African Languages and Translation department. Professor Al Omar spoke about innovative pedagogy, which involves a blend of traditional methods and modern, interactive techniques to make the learning experience engaging and effective.

For those interested in language courses, you can click to learn more. The next intake is tentatively scheduled to begin in mid-February 2024.

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