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Arabic and the Modern Arab World, Culture and Misconceptions

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Thursday 20 April 2023

11am - 12pm




B001 LT, Business School


Language Centre

Flyer promoting the seminar: Arabic and the Modern Arab World, Culture and Misconceptions

Arabic is usually classified as a central Semitic language. Having emerged in the 1st century, it is named after the Arab people. So, what is Arabic and being an Arab? In this seminar, you will be able to learn about the language and misconceptions. You will also learn about some useful expressions and greetings, but most importantly, the session will give insight into social etiquette, customs and festivals. Furthermore, it will analyse the potential challenges for foreigners living in the Arab world, such as social norms, taboos, and cultural expectations that visitors are likely to experience. Finally, a brief discussion of the demand for learning Arabic in the UK, the current provision and challenges.


Sabrina Saunders is a native French and Arabic tutor who teaches Arabic and French at Edge Hill University. She is also a head of Modern Foreign Language in a grammar school in Manchester. She studied linguistics and holds a PGCE in secondary MFL (French and Spanish), a BA in English, and MSc in Education and a National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) accredited by the UK Department of Education (DfE). She speaks 25 Arabic dialects and has over 19 years of experience in language teaching, translation and education. She lives with her family in Liverpool.


Business School B001 LT, building 16 on the campus map.


If you are not a member of Edge Hill staff or a current Edge Hill student you can request a temporary parking permit for this event by contacting the Language Centre.

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