ICESCO holds in Tokyo training session for Arabic teachers in Japan
6 June 2023
The two-day training session on “Innovative methods for teaching Arabic to non-Arabic speakers,” held by the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), in cooperation with Keio University in Japan, closed its proceedings. The session is aimed at enhancing the skills of Arabic teachers who teach non-Arabic speakers in Japan, and introducing them to innovative approaches and methodologies in this field, while also providing insights into the unique characteristics of the Arabic language and how to effectively teach it.
In her address during the closing ceremony of the session, Dr. Kaoru Yamamoto, Professor of Policy Management at Keio University, Head of the Arabic Language Laboratory, conveyed her gratitude and appreciation to ICESCO for holding this outstanding session in cooperation with the University for the benefit of Arabic teachers in Japan, noting that she is looking forward to further cooperation in this area.
For his part, Dr. Anas H. Saeed Al-Nuaimi, an expert at the ICESCO Center of Arabic for Non-Arabic Speakers, delivered the organization’s address in which he highlighted that ICESCO’s vision and strategic orientations highlight openness and scientific cooperation with the world’s universities, and strive to the Arabic within the Islamic world and beyond.
The training session saw the participation of over 20 female and male teachers and education officials from various Japanese universities and institutes who are actively involved in teaching Arabic in Japanese universities and institutions. ICESCO’s representative oversaw the organizational aspects of the session on the first day, while Dr. Rawya Jamous, assistant professor of Arabic to non-Arabic speakers at the University of Keio, supervised the proceedings on the second day.
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