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Video 3: Dr. Hanada Taha-Thomure (Arabic): “My vision for Arabic language” (added March 2013)
The third video I am adding is by Dr. Hanada, an expert on Arabic language and lately on language curriculums especially Arabic. In this video she discusses her vision for Arabic, whereby she hopes that Arabic language will be used by its speakers with confidence in their daily lives and not just be a language taught and learned in the classroom. She hopes also that through this confidence in using the Arabic language speakers can also develop and advance in other subjects and in the end for the Arabic speaker to feel that they belong to a culture and a world of exciting literature and language.
Video 2: Suzanne Talhouk: “Who said if we speak Arabic we are not cool anymore?” (added February 2013).
This second video I am adding today is by Suzanne Talhouk (founder of Fe’il Amr in Beirut which I’ve written about before here), she was recently invited to talk about her initiative at the TEDxBeirut at the end of last year. The video is in Arabic, hopefully as soon as I have more time I will translate it into English. In the meantime Arabic speakers enjoy!
Video 1: Arabic language- complexity and beauty (added July 2011)
I am uploading a video of a sample Arabic lesson, it is taught by Hamza Yusuf who in my opinion is one the most well versed English speakers of the Arabic language. When watching the video pay close attention to his wonderful explanation of the Arabic verbs/words and the connection between the semantic fields. Any serious student of Arabic language will relate to what he says about the Hans Wehr dictionary! If I find anymore excellent videos like this I will post them up on this page.
This complexity does not make it impossible to learn or master! Rather for those who like a challenge it becomes a dream to learn Arabic, and for others a passion and zeal to learn a language that is almost mathematical in precision, enjoy!