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Using Culture to Teach Arabic to US Schoolchildren

Learning foreign languages can be difficult especially when they involve practicing new tones and memorizing new alphabets. For Americans, that means Arabic and Chinese can be particularly challenging.  But Tamer Elsharkawy, an Egyptian national who is an Arabic instructor in the U.S. capital, says there is a secret. “The magic key to teaching language is culture," said Elsharkawy. Elsharkawy is a teacher brought to the United States through the Teachers of Critical...

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