HE Jack Lang, President of the IMA, declared: “Thanks to this close collaboration, our two institutions will strengthen the widespread use and promotion of the Arabic language – in France, in the United Arab Emirates and in the world – in as a universal language of knowledge. , communication, culture and creativity. This formidable cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center, in particular with the CIMA Arabic Language certification created by the IMA in 2018, will greatly contribute to the implementation of the strategy of the Institut du Monde Arabe in favor of the magnificent Arabic language. .
The deal will see ALC and IMA collaborate on a list of goals that serve the strategies and plans of both entities. This includes support for the International Certificate of Proficiency in Arabic (CIMA) that the institute launched in 2018, which is recognized by international academic institutions and awarded to individuals or organizations who pass an exam in understanding and speaking the language. Arabic language.
As part of the agreement, ALC will also work with the Alliance Française, which oversees the CIMA certificate examination centers in the United Arab Emirates, to validate the exam, record the number of annual applicants and their skill levels, and share information. regarding key performance indicators.
In addition, the two entities will organize joint events to mark international events related to the Arabic language, such as World Arabic Language Day on December 18 each year. Areas of cooperation include the exchange of expertise on a larger scale by participating in conferences, collaborating on publications and programs and organizing cultural events. The two sides also agreed to a joint action plan to publish reports on the Arabic language and its use in France and Europe.
The IMA is an organization created under French law in 1980, when 18 Arab countries – including the United Arab Emirates – entered into an agreement with France to create an institution to raise awareness of the Arab world and spearhead the research on the language, culture and religious values of the region. The IMA aims to promote exchanges and collaboration between France and the Arab world, particularly in the science and technology sectors, which, in turn, helps to further develop the region’s relations with the Europe.
ALC, operating under DCT Abu Dhabi, was established to enhance cultural exchanges and encourage the use of the Arabic language locally and internationally. The Centre’s strategies aim to promote the Arabic language and develop its scientific, academic, cultural and creative aspects. ALC supports Arab talents in writing, translating, editing, scientific research, creating audiovisual content and organizing book fairs. From its base in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, the Center initiates programs to develop human resources and forge partnerships with leading cultural, academic and technological institutions around the world.
About the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center
The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center, a decree-law institution within the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, strives to support the development and modernization of the Arabic language through strategies and comprehensive frameworks, to enrich the scientific, educational, cultural and creative contributions of the Arabic language, promote Arabic language proficiency and cultural understanding locally and internationally, and support Arab talents in the fields of writing , translation, publishing, scientific research, the arts, creation of visual and auditory content and organization of book fairs. The Center, from its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, strives to realize its foundational vision through dedicated programs, unparalleled human expertise and meaningful partnerships with the world’s most prestigious cultural, technical and academic institutions.
About the Ministry of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi) drives sustainable growth of Abu Dhabi’s culture and tourism sectors, fuels economic progress and helps achieve Abu Dhabi’s broader global ambitions Dhabi. By working in partnership with organizations that define the emirate’s position as a premier international destination, DCT Abu Dhabi strives to unite the ecosystem around a shared vision of the emirate’s potential, coordinate efforts and investments, propose innovative solutions and use the best tools, policies and systems to support the culture and tourism industries.
DCT Abu Dhabi’s vision is defined by the heritage, people and landscape of the emirate. DCT Abu Dhabi strives to enhance Abu Dhabi’s status as a place of unparalleled authenticity, innovation and experiences, represented by its living traditions of hospitality, pioneering initiatives and creative thinking.
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