Qatar Foundation International (QFI) and American Councils for International Education (AC), headquartered in Washington D.C., will partner with one another to strengthen the study and teaching of Arabic language and culture in the US.
“The partnership between QFI and American Councils represents not only the shared goals of our organizations, but the changing demographics of the US wherein one of every five Americans speak a language other than English at home,” said American Councils President and CEO Dr. Dan E Davidson. “Of those languages, Arabic is one of the fastest growing. We look forward to our joint efforts to bring forth greater understanding about Arabic language and culture, as well as to further extend access to educational opportunities to learn Arabic—as well as to measure the language proficiency of those students,” he added.
“We are thrilled to expand our network and join forces with American Councils,” said Maggie Mitchell Salem, QFI executive director.
“Sharing global expertise and unique perspectives are an essential step to evolve as we strive to connect young people in the Americas with quality language and culture programs and produce competent and responsible global citizens,” Salem added.
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