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World Arabic Language Day 18 December 2017

The role of new technologies and how to harness them is the theme of this year’s World Arabic Language Day, which will be celebrated at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, on 18 and 19 December.


The origins of Arabic Language

Very good article on the origins of the Arabic Language, published by The National, UAE – Professor S. Guth from University of Oslo.


Sabrina Scistri for UN Arabic Language Day  on 18 December

New Article- Projecting a repository for learning Arabic on line 

The present paper aims to present the research conducted as part of doctoral studies in teaching Arabic at distance. Starting from the preparation of an evaluation sheet of the Arabic Language resources, the current research examines the steps that led to the creation of a repository, published online and called e-arabo. This portal proposes some tools for teaching purposes supported by e-learning activities for teachers and students of Arabic. Subsequently it is analyzed a teaching experimentation conducted on a group of students of Arabic with lectures and exercises supported by the network. In the last part of this paper, they are presented some research data, showing positive results in improving language skills.
Published in: Du labyrinthe à la toile. Mélanges en hommage à Sergio Poli

Dal labirinto alla rete. Miscellanea in onore di Sergio Poli

Publif@rum (June 2016). ISSN 1824-7482.

On-line repository of Arabic language in e-learning

on-line repository of Arabic language e-learning

Most relevant links to Arabic Language e-learning sources selected and evaluated according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment.



The Arabic script evolved from the Nabataean Aramaic script. It has been used since the 4th century AD, but the earliest document, an inscription in Arabic, Syriac and Greek, dates from 512 AD. The Aramaic language has fewer consonants than Arabic, so during the 7th century new Arabic letters were created by adding dots to existing letters in order to avoid ambiguities. Further diacritics indicating short vowels were introduced, but are only generally used to ensure the Qur’an was read aloud without mistakes.

There are two main types of written Arabic:

  1. Classical Arabic – the language of the Qur’an and classical literature. It differs from Modern Standard Arabic mainly in style and vocabulary, some of which is archaic. All Muslims are expected to recite the Qur’an in the original language, however many rely on translations in order to understand the text.
  2. Modern Standard Arabic (اللغة العربية الفصحى / al-luġatu l-ʿarabiyyatu…

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Arabic learning games article

The purpose of this article is to present some web resources dedicated to learning Arabic as a foreign language having several e-learning activities in order to improve the four language skills, and learning games for educational purpose. Starting from web analysis of the current resources, until a me-thodical assessment of websites that provide games activities according to useful criteria to determine reliability and usability of a website in educational field, we evaluate the results of such games in obtaining an en-hancement of language skills, testing them in a student group of Arabic. Link to the article: Arabic learning games article



e-Arabo is a repository of useful online resources for learning Arabic. During my doctoral studies I created this portal in order to help students in learning Arabic as a foreign language in cooperation with the University of Genova. Every content and online activities are evaluated according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Take a look at this link e-Arabo