(ACTFL) experts visit the Saudi Electronic University to review and develop the Arabic Online Program and the Standardized Arabic Test
The Rector of Saudi Electronic University, Prof. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Mousa, received a number of experts in teaching Arabic language to non-native speakers from American Universities and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) on Sunday, 11 / 2 / 2018.
The intensive four-days of intellectual meetings is one of the ongoing objectives to develop the Arabic Online Program and the Standardized Arabic Test to apply them according to the international standards. The visit comes to review as well, the quality of the programs offered by the university and the achievements made during the past period, especially in terms of teaching Arabic to non-native speakers, pointing out that the university continues to work hard to achieve its mission.
Prof. Abdullah Al-Mousa pointed at the University lead in launching the first test to measure the language proficiency through more than 5000 centers around the world and he said: The Arabic language has a global interest, herefore, those interested in learning Arabic must find educational programs that achieve their goals, meet their needs, overcome the linguistic difficulties that may confront them and match their expectations of education around the world.
Prof. Abdulmohsen S. Aloqaili, Chairman of Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Dept, said: There is a growing interest in learning Arabic). According to a study by the British Council shows, that Arabic is the second most important language in Britain and many European countries such as Sweden and France. Therefore, it is the duty of the institutions concerned with the teaching to expand the Arabic language around the world.