Special report: Arabic ‘at risk of becoming foreign language in UAE’

UAE students being not fluent in Arabic ‘a worry’

ABU DHABI // Arabic is in danger of becoming a foreign language as pupils complete their education with poor speaking and writing skills, experts warn.

“We have a generation of students from an Arab background who are not fluent in their mother tongue,” said Mazen Al Sheikh, director of Arabic at the American School of Dubai.

“Actually it’s English that’s their mother tongue. Arabic is becoming a second or third language.”

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http://www.thenational.ae/uae/education/20150301/special-report-arabic-at-risk-of-becoming-foreign-language-in-uae#full

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