Monday, February 22, 2016

Arabic Learners Wanted to Help Syrian Refugees

Would you like to help unemployed Syrian refugees? Are you interested in learning Arabic?

Last fall at the MINN IDEA Summit, Dr. Richard Benton presented “Language-Learning: An Essential Tool for Global Engagement” wherein he presented ways in which global NGO workers can engage their global clients more deeply and meaningfully by learning their language. “When we put ourselves in the position of language learner, we change the power dynamic. We are no longer the one with all the answers, but become the ones in need of knowledge,” says Dr. Benton. One tool Dr. Benton mentioned in his talk was iTalki, a service for finding language tutors. Now meet Khaled:



Khaled worked as an Arabic teacher before fleeing his home in Aleppo, Syria. Now he is enthusiastic to return to teaching and looking for students who would like to learn Arabic online via video. He teaches both formal (MSA or Fusha) and the Syrian dialect of Arabic. To learn more about Khaled’s story, click here.

Set up a trial lesson today with Khaled! Join iTalki and find his teacher profile here. Put Dr. Benton’s presentation into action through learning a language!

Posted on MINN: 21 February 2016
By: BetteBenson 
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