Abu Dhabi professors publish first Emirati Arabic textbook

The first modern standard Arabic language textbook for the Emirati dialect has been published by two New York University Abu Dhabi professors.

Ramsah, which means “talk” in Emirati Arabic, is a 352-page workbook and audio guide that aims to serve as a resource for educators and students.

“Arabic is the sixth most commonly spoken language in the world and a strong knowledge of both written and spoken is in high demand,” said Nasser Isleem, a language immersion specialist in Arabic studies at NYUAD.

Read more: The National

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