Welcome to the Arabic Language Discussion Forum

Being a retired professor of Arabic and Linguistics, I have elected to publish an archive on how the Arabic language is used in America and across cultures.

I hope to establish a dialogue with people interested in the language, the teaching of the language, the learning of the language, and the interaction of Arabic and English while learning the language.

I am also interested in having a discussion as to the use of Arabic within the contexts of globalization.

Arabic is very much a language that binds a culture and defines a people. This blog is dedicated to understanding how American use, learn, and teach the Arabic language, and how Arabic, in Arab countries has been impacted crossculturally.

Nov 6, 2017

Arabic Symposium at Michigan State University

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On November 1 and 2nd, Dr. Camelia Suleiman organized a Global Perspectives Symposium at Michigan State University
The symposium’s title was “Blurring Boundaries: Arabic Identities Across the Mediterranean and Beyond.
Participants were from the USA, France, Morocco and Palestine.
The topics were quite diverse and dealt with the following topics:
Arabic in the Media, The Arabic Legacy in Italy, Visualizing Arabic, and Challenges of Pedagogy and Translation.
The presentations were followed by a very interesting discussion regarding the teaching of Arabic in general.
If you need any further information regarding the symposium, please contact Professor Camelia Suleiman, Arabic Studies, MSU


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