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Teaching of Arabic

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Submitted by gatobranco (Lithuania), Apr 22, 2015 at 03:34

It would make more sense to teach for students in the USA not the Qur'anic Arabic which goes together with religious indoctrination, but modern Egyptian Arabic in its two forms - fuS7a (written language, Modern Standard Arabic) and 3aammiya (spoken colloquial). I think Egypt has rich tradition of secular culture including literature( Tawfiq al-Hakim, Naguib Mahfouz, Gamal Ghitany and many other), song, music and film. I think it would be possible develop a course of modern Arabic without indoctrination.

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