The 2021 Abu Dhabi Center for the Arabic Language 2021 is hosting Ramadan encounters in the language of Dhad

The 2021 Abu Dhabi Center for the Arabic Language 2021 is hosting Ramadan encounters in the language of Dhad

The Abu Dhabi Center for Arabic Language, affiliated to the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, announced today, Saturday, the program

Language through the Arts – Ramadan Encounters Series

that takes place in the blessed month of Ramadan and includes Ramadan meetings and evenings dealing with the role of different arts in teaching the Arabic language and presenting it to non-native speakers.

During the arts of music, drama, poetry and cookingIn this context, the center hosts a group of the most prominent Arab artists, musicians, writers and actors in the four fields, in addition to the Spanish translator and Arabist Dr.

Paula Santien Grimm and the journalist Mohamed Abu Obeid, who conduct the meetings and interview the guests.

The four meetings and evenings will be broadcasted from Sunday, April 18 and will continue until next May 6, by video online at nine o’clock in the evening.

This program comes within the framework of the continuous work of the Abu Dhabi Center for the Arabic Language to achieve its strategic objectives, which include enhancing the mastery of the Arabic language and adopting it in various fields and activities at the local level, spreading the language of Dhad and strengthening its presence globally as a language of science, culture and creativity, and enabling the production of Arabic content and the development of digital technologies concerned with the Arabic language.

And support for scientific research dealing with the development of the Arabic languageThe head of the Abu Dhabi Center for Arabic Language, Secretary-General of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, Dr.

Ali bin Tamim said: “There are many approaches and varieties when it comes to learning languages, especially the Arabic language, which is mistakenly rumored to be a very difficult language.

And the new generations, by shedding light on the arts of all kinds and its different forms and making use of them as an entrance to learning the language and understanding its vocabulary and its cultural and linguistic component.

This initiative is based on what we have witnessed in the past period of great success with the center’s programs associated with the fields of human creativity.

Now we have had the opportunity with the advent of the blessed month of Ramadan, in which the whole world is turning to Arab culture because of its specialness.

The first evening will be held on Sunday, April 18th under the title

Song and Learning Arabic


It begins with a meeting with the famous Egyptian oud player Sherine Tohamy and opens with a piece of her music, followed by a discussion about the historical role of music in teaching languages ​​in general and the Arabic language in particular, in addition to a pause on the history of the oud and what the music left behind.

Arabic has influenced European and Western music, and its role in representing the Arab musical identity, as well as its cultural role in the Arab region over time.

The second evening, entitled

Drama and Learning Arabic

, will be held on April 22nd and hosts the well-known German saxophonist Lamech Lehmann to open the meeting with a two-minute piece of music, followed by a dialogue with the Syrian artist, Basem Yakhour, about the space the Arabic language occupies in Arab dramas and cinematography in The modern era, and the role of the cinema industry in promoting Arabic speaking and the impact of colloquial slang on new generations, both positive and negative.

In its third meeting, on Thursday April 29th, the center will head to the art of poetry and its genres, in an evening entitled

Poetry and Learning Arabic

, in which the Emirati writer and poet Khalil Ailbouni, who has become famous in the recent period, will take part in works distinguished by dealing with current issues and international affairs.

In the fourth and last meeting, which will be held on Thursday, May 6, the center will host the

Cooking and Learning Arabic

meeting in a session that begins with a musical opening by American violinist Corinne Stokes, followed by an interview with Hanan Sayed Worrell, author of the book

Table Tales, International Food from Abu Dhabi.

The 2021 Abu Dhabi Center for the Arabic Language 2021 is hosting Ramadan encounters in the language of Dhad
The 2021 Abu Dhabi Center for the Arabic Language 2021 is hosting Ramadan encounters in the language of Dhad