Arabic soon to be a global language

Arabic soon to be a global language

March 11, 2019 0 By NewsTakers

English?
Or how about Arabic?
Across the Middle East and North Africa, there are almost as many native Arabic speakers as there are native English speakers around the world.
The initiative, which combines educational material with the technology to deliver it to the most remote rural communities, will bring the advantage of learning to the most disadvantaged children in the Arab world.
The primary aim, to instill a passion for learning in a new generation, dovetails with other projects run by Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Global Initiatives, which has already built over 2,000 schools, trained 400,000 teachers and printed more than 3 million books, benefiting an estimated 10 million children across the Arab world.
It would be easier to teach children to speak English, rather than translate vital knowledge into Arabic.
But this would be missing the point for an attempt to bring about a renaissance for a language whose historical roots run deeper than English.
Across the Middle East and North Africa, there are almost as many native Arabic speakers as there are native English speakers around the world.
Many native English speakers who come to the Gulf to work arrive with the ambition of learning Arabic.
And what a giant leap it would be for her culture, and for her historic language, if the first word spoken on Mars was in Arabic.

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