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ANNS holds graduation ceremony for its 9th batch of students | Qatar University

ANNS holds graduation ceremony for its 9th batch of students

2017-06-22 00:00:00.0

The Arabic for Non-Native Speakers (ANNS) Center at 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 (68) 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 Abdullah 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 center one of the well-renowned Arabic language centers 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 center 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 center 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 Abdullah 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.