Dubai Expats Can Now Learn Arabic For Free Thanks to This Initiative
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) announced yesterday that they will provide free workshops to teach Arabic to foreigners as part of their Bil Arabi Initiative. The initiative will coincide with UN Arabic Language Day, 18th of November, and until the end of the year. During the launch of the fifth year of the initiative, CEO of the foundation, Jamal bin Huwaireb, stated that “the Arabic language is the essence of UAE society and helps build bridges of positive communication with other cultures.”
The foundation will organize Arabic language workshops for non-Arabic employees in the public and private sector. Non-Arabic expats could also expect online short educational videos, that will be posted through ‘Bil Arabi’ social media platforms about the basics of the complicated language.
Between the 14th and the 18th of December, there will be 10 booths in malls around the country that will allow people to engage in a number of activities and encourage them to share their photos and videos online with the hashtag #bil_arabi.
Moreover, the UAE’s Minister of State for Public Education, Jameela Al Muhairi, announced that there will be reading clubs, that will augment students’ skills in reading, public speaking, story writing, art, and poetry. The clubs will be located in public schools, but accessible to private school students across the country.