AUC Arabic Conference Day 2

This post is about the Third International Conference on Arabic Language and Linguistics: Heritage and Innovation. It took place at the American University in Cairo, 14-17 Dec 2019This is a round-up of the talks I attended and my personal highlights.Day 2Our keynote speaker today was Munther Younis of Cornell Universiy. Munther is...

AUC Arabic Conference Day 1

This post is about the Third Inernational Conference on Arabic Language and Linguistics: Heritage and Innovation. It was held at the American University in Cairo, 14-17 Dec 2019.This is a round-up of the talks I attended and my personal highlights.Day 1The conference kicked off with a keynote speech by Kees Versteegh,...

How can we develop early literacy skills in Arabic?

Research has shown time and again that a well-established practise for developing early literacy skills is that of ‘reading aloud’. This is where parents read aloud to their children from the earliest age. Even babies can be read to by their parents.BenefitsReading to children has many benefits like:Creating a powerful bonding experience...