Topic: Arabic

Ramadan, Islamic and Arab Experts

Aug. 20, 2009

This week, followers of the faith of Islam will begin to celebrate Ramadan, one of the religion's most important observances, which will continue through Sept. 20. Scholars at The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss the Islamic faith, history and culture, and the Arab world from a variety of perspectives.

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Take a virtual trip this summer

June 18, 2008
Take a virtual trip this summer

Don't have a lot of time or money to travel abroad this summer? Still would like to learn a new language or experience a different culture? If that's the case, take a virtual trip using the award-winning foreign language learning Web sites created by faculty and staff at the university.

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Arabic professor quoted by Newsweek

Oct. 3, 2007
Arabic professor quoted by Newsweek

Lost in the recent firestorm over the nation's first bilingual Arab-English public schoolthe Khalil Gibran International Academy in Brooklyn, N.Y., which opponents have argued will become a breeding ground for militant Islamis the statistical truth that Arab-language programs are already on the r

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Arabic professor in USA Today

Sept. 19, 2007
Arabic professor in USA Today

Education experts agree that Arabic is a difficult language to learn, more so than French or Spanish, the traditional alternatives. Not surprisingly, the student dropout rate is high. In an attempt to fix the problem, programs are sprouting to provide Arabic lessons to younger students.

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