14 December

From Gaza, Arabic is launched

IUG Arabic program for teaching Arabic as a foreign language is launched on 14/12/2016, in Gaza Strip. This program aims to teach Arabic to non-native speakers from all over the world. It has two ways of teaching online and face to face.

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22 November

The Definite Article

Words are made definite in Arabic by attaching أل to the beginning of the word. For example, مُدَرِّس means “a teacher”. “The teacher” is rendered by ألْمُدَرِّس. The only difference is that we have attached the definite article أل to the noun. The definite article is always attached to the noun. Note that there is a sukuun over the ل of the definite article and that the ل is written in initial form.

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19 October

The Importance of Arabic

Arabs have always prided themselves on their language and, in particular, their poetry. Poetry was the primary medium of ancient times through which tribes were praised, enemies were lampooned, messages were sent, and much more. At the fairs of cUkāz, poets would read and listen to poetry as well as critique it as an inter-tribal custom.

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08 October

Why Arabic is not as hard as you think?

“The script is impossibly difficult, like hieroglyphics.” Not true. It has an alphabet of 28 letters. Letters are joined up. There are actually only 5 basic shapes. Writing goes clockwise (except for one letter – Hamza), from right to left, which for many people is easier than writing left to right as it involves pushing the pen, not pulling it.

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