On Monday, November 28, 2022, the Department of Arabic Language and Translation at the College of Education and Languages held an international workshop entitled “The Status of the Arabic Language on its International Day”.
In the first session, Dr. Ali bin Abdullah Al-Hadrami, Professor of Arabic at the Diwan of the Royal Court in the Sultanate of Oman, presented and talked about the status of the Arabic language among the languages of the world and the date on which it was decided to celebrate the Arabic language on December 18, being the day on which it was issued. General Assembly Resolution 3190 (D-28). ) on December 18, 1973 regarding the inclusion of the Arabic language among the official and working languages of the United Nations.
In the second session, Dr. Najma bint Saeed bin Khamis, an educational professor in the Sultanate of Oman, spoke about the Arabic language and civilizational communication, which is an invitation to emphasize the important role that the Arabic language plays in building bridges of communication between people through culture, science, literature and many other areas.
The sessions were moderated by Assistant Professor Dr. Nada Sami Nasser, Head of the Arabic Language and Translation Department at the Lebanese French University. In addition, Dr. Nada participated through her management of the session by presenting some ideas for this international day, as it is a day that embodies the importance of teaching languages in general and teaching Arabic in particular.
The main outcomes of this workshop were the emphasis on:
1-The Arabic language has many beauty features that make it unique among the world languages-1
2- The date of Arabic joining the six languages of the United Nations is a glimmer of hope for the rest of the languages that have not yet joined the organization.
3- The Arabic language is one of the most prevalent languages in the Arab community, as there are more than 290 million people who use it daily, and on December 18 of each year the International Day of the Arabic Language is celebrated, given that it is the universal language in the Arab and Western world.
1- Dr. Ali bin Abdullah Al-Hadrami, Professor of Arabic at the Diwan of the Royal Court in the Sultanate of Oman
2- Dr. Najma bint Saeed bin Khamis, an educational professor in the Sultanate of Oman
3- Assistant Professor Dr. Nada Sami Nasser – PhD in Arabic Language from Al-Mustansiriya University – Iraq, Head of the Arabic Language and Translation Department at the Lebanese French University.