ARABIC'S PLACE AS A GLOBAL LANGUAGE
Coinciding with United Nations Arabic Language Day, Qatar Foundation International (QFI) has launched its 'I Speak Arabic' campaign.
QFI aims at connecting cultures through a community of learners, educators, parents and school administrators and focuses on learning more about the Arabic language and the Arab culture. QFI has also developed an Arabic advocacy kit with detailed information on how to start, available for download on the I Speak Arabic platform. Maggie Mitchell Salem, Executive Director of QFI, said: “The demand for foreign language skills, and the benefits of possessing them, has grown rapidly over the past decade. Arabic is no exception. We hope this initiative will increase awareness of Americans studying Arabic and learning about Arab culture, while also encouraging many more to do the same.”