Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Center at Qatar University celebrates graduation of 9th batch
23 Jun 2017 - 1:49
The Arabic for Non-Native Speakers (ANNS) Center at Qatar University College of Arts and Sciences (QU-CAS) recently celebrated the graduation of its ninth batch of students at a ceremony attended by CAS Dean Dr Rashid Al Kuwari, ANNS Center Director Dr Abdullah Abdulrahman, and representatives from the embassies of Turkey and Spain to Qatar, as well as CAS department heads and faculty.
Sixty-eight students graduated this year. They come from 25 countries including Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Japan, Mali, Senegal, South Korea, and the USA.
In his remarks, Dr Abdulrahman said: “Over the past years, the ANNS Center has been committed to growth and development. This would not be achieved without the unprecedented support from QU’s presidency and CAS’ deanship which contributed effectively to make our centre one of the well-renowned Arabic language centres in the region. The ANNS Center attracts students from various cultural backgrounds. This year, the number of candidates has increased to 2,000, and the number of educational institutions to 30.” He added: “The centre is committed to providing effective solutions to issues related to teaching Arabic for non-native speakers. Research is one of the new pillars of QU’s Arabic language program for non-native speakers. In this context, the centre supports its members to participate in conferences, to publish their articles in peer-reviewed journals, and to provide advice to local and international bodies in the field of teaching Arabic as a foreign language.”
Dr Abdulrahman also noted that the ANNS Center has also signed numerous agreements with international prestigious universities to establish collaboration in the field of teaching Arabic for non-native speakers.