The Center of Arabic for Non-Arabic Speakers of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) holds a training Workshop in the Republic of the Maldives, on “Developing Methods of Teaching Arabic to Non-Arabic Speakers”, in cooperation with the Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance, the Ilm Institute for Islamic Studies and the National Commission for ICESCO in the Maldives.
The opening ceremony of the four-day workshop, which started on May 26, 2022, at the Islamic Center in the capital Male, saw the participation of the guest of honor, Sheikh Mohamad Aneel, Minister of State for Islamic Affairs in the Maldives, Dr. Mohamad Shaheem Ali Saeed, Director-General of the Ilm Institute for Islamic Studies, Dr. Mohamad Qubad Abubakr, former Vice President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and several deans of faculties in Maldivian universities, educational leaders and professors working in the field of teaching Arabic language in the Maldives.
The Workshop aims to develop methods of teaching Arabic to non-Arabic speakers, exchange experiences and expertise in the field of teaching Arabic in Maldivian institutions and open new horizons for participants to invest in modern technologies to develop their educational performance and facilitate self-learning activities for learners outside the school environment.
More than 30 Arabic language teachers from various educational institutions in the Maldives will benefit from the workshop. The training workshop activities are supervised by Dr. Youssef Ismaili, expert at the ICESCO Center of Arabic for non-Arabic Speakers, accompanied by a local expert from Ilm Institute for Islamic Studies.
In conjunction with the activities of the workshop, Dr. Majdi Bin Haji Ibrahim, Head of the ICESCO Center of Arabic for non-Arabic Speakers, holds a series of meetings with officials in the Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Arabic language educational institutions concerned to explore mechanisms for establishing a training pole in the Maldives as part of ICESCO’s program for Arabic language training poles and university chairs to non-Arabic speakers.