File - School children arrange Arabic alphabets during an all-day Arabic language festival entitled "We Are Our Language" in Beirut, June 26, 2010. (The Daily Star/Grace Kassab)
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The Arabic language is in dire need of support and revival through fundamental shifts in the way it is taught, according to a report by an Arab educational organization."Our youth have a complex called the Arabic language and they try to avoid using it".She was speaking on the sidelines of a Commission-sponsored meeting of experts to discuss the report, which was compiled by the Arab Organization for Education, Culture and Science as part of an executive plan to develop and promote the Arabic language. The report proposed introducing new, more dynamic, interactive teaching methods into Arabic instruction.The report also concluded that Arabic language education should be developed with an eye toward adjusting the teaching style and material according to the ages and interests of students.The report also suggested that those who are responsible for creating curricula should be Arabic language experts.
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