Arabic is the fifth most spoken language in the world and is the official language of 22 countries. This makes it an incredibly valuable language to master, bolstering the learner’s employability, enriching travel experiences, accessing historic and religious texts and poetry, not to mention the wealth of health benefits that come with learning something new and keeping the brain active.
Despite being a land under occupation – or perhaps precisely because of this, emerging as a form of resistance – education is a pillar stone of Palestinian society. This is reflected in Palestine having one of the highest literacy rates in the world. The besieged Gaza Strip and occupied East Jerusalem have the highest literacy rates of all in Palestine, partly testament to UNRWA schools.
Through dardasha, a colloquial expression in Arabic for “informal chat”, we offer the opportunity of pairing somebody who wants to learn Arabic with a Palestinian speaker.
We will connect you to a safety checked and quality-controlled language teacher, enabling you to take one-on-one language lessons over your screen at your convenience. Whether it’s a session on your phone during your lunch break or at home from the sofa on a Sunday evening.
We are currently recruiting teachers and will then open up applications for prospective virtual students. Stay up to date by signing up to PCF emails.