Five Challenges to the Arabic Language Addressed at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Book Fair

Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center (ALC), His Excellency Dr. Ali bin Tamim, participated in a special panel discussion at the 17th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair this week. the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt, where he discussed global challenges facing the Arabic language.

The ALC, part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), is participating in the event, which runs until July 28 at the Historic Library, in conjunction with the General Organization of the Egyptian Book and the Egyptian and Arab Publishers Association. The book fair is presented this year under a “Awareness and construction of the human” theme and includes 75 cultural events, bringing together more than 300 speakers and speakers

In a special session devoted to “Problems and Challenges of the Arabic Languagealongside the Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Manuscripts Center, Dr. Medhat Issa, and moderated by Egyptian poet and journalist Mahmoud Sharaf, Dr. language among its natives”.

The second challenge presented by Dr. bin Tamim is that of “teaching Arabic through its different stages”, because the language must be the link between the present and the past. Moreover, it is the link between the peoples of all nations who speak Arabic, because it is a language of science, knowledge, culture and civilization.

The third challenge concerns “the chaos of translation and terminology”. Dr. bin Tamim pointed out that the importation of Western terms into the Arabic lexicon has created a crisis, with inaccuracies in many translated terms for various fields of knowledge.

In the “Digital Challenge”, Dr. bin Tamim pointed out that there are many barriers preventing a strong Arab digital presence, including low levels of computer literacy in Arab societies, weak internet infrastructure and lack of efforts of universities and digitization centers. research, studies, manuscripts and publications.

The fifth challenge is the “creative challenge”. Dr. bin Tamim said that high creativity, especially artistic, contributes greatly to the Arabic language. Creativity and the encouragement of literary and artistic production are of great benefit to the language, he added.

During the session, Dr. bin Tamim presented the most important programs, projects and partnerships managed by ALC in its work of supporting and promoting the Arabic language in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates and around the world. .


About Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center, established following a directive from His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, under the Ministry of Culture and of Abu Dhabi Tourism, works to support Arabic language development and modernization through comprehensive strategies and frameworks, enrich the scientific, educational, cultural and creative contributions of the Arabic language, promote language proficiency Arabic and cultural understanding, and supporting Arab talents in the fields of writing, translation, publishing, scientific research, arts, content creation and organization of book fairs. The Center strives to achieve its core vision through dedicated programs, human expertise and meaningful partnerships with the world’s most prestigious technical, cultural and academic institutions.

About the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi) drives the sustainable growth of Abu Dhabi’s culture, tourism and creative sectors, fuels economic progress and helps achieve global ambitions more off Abu Dhabi. By working in partnership with the organizations that define the emirate’s position as a leading international destination, DCT Abu Dhabi strives to unite the ecosystem around a shared vision of the emirate’s potential, coordinate efforts and investments, to propose innovative solutions and to use the best tools, policies and systems to support the culture and tourism industries.

DCT Abu Dhabi’s vision is defined by the people, heritage and landscape of the emirate. We work to enhance Abu Dhabi’s status as a place of authenticity, innovation and unrivaled experiences, represented by its living traditions of hospitality, pioneering initiatives and creative thinking.