Speaking in Tongues, Night Terrors in Arabic

"Night Terror," the first story in the short story collection Double Dutch by Laura Trunkey begins with the following passage: "He was speaking Arabic in his sleep. Her son -- who could barely manage three words in a row in English -- had an incredible fluency in a language she recognised only from television news clips." … Continue reading Speaking in Tongues, Night Terrors in Arabic

Teaching Arabic Differently

According to the Arab Organization for Education, Culture and Science the Arabic language is "in dire need of support and revival through fundamental shifts in the way it is taught," Ghinwa Obeid writes in The Daily Star. “The Arabic language... doesn’t have the enough means to have a wide presence,” Zuhaida Darwich Jabbour, secretary-general of … Continue reading Teaching Arabic Differently