New Arabic 'smart' textbook released
Dubai, September 25, 2013
UAE-based Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU) has released a new Arabic textbook for learners which not only addresses traditional writing skills, but also discusses the latest developments related to drafting official letters, commercial e-mails and letters.
The 'smart technology book' was released by the Centre for Arabization and Program Integrity (CAPI) of HBMeU at a grand function held in the Faculty of General Education.
Available to HBMeU’s learners, the textbook consists of five study units; prose and poetic texts, language, grammar, writing techniques and spelling rules.
It comes along with a CD that allows Arabic teachers to present information in a modern way that fits today’s trend of using supporting technology and electronic media.
The book is part of CAPI’s efforts to boost the level of knowledge in all aspects, aesthetic qualities, poetic and features of Arabic, said a senior official.
"The new Arabic textbook does not only address traditional writing skills, but it discusses at length the latest developments related to drafting official letters, reporting, CV writing and drafting commercial e-mails and letters," remarked Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, HBMeU chancellor.
The textbook’s importance stems from the fact that it is an academic reference that contains meaningful information presented in an easy and interesting way.
The book addresses modern writing techniques and arts, and presents practical examples of comprehensive use of technical language, through presentation, discussion, exercises and activities.
“The textbook represents a quantum leap in the field of university courses and the Arabization of the sources of knowledge, giving them a renewed, contemporary spirit,” he added.
Dr Talal Mohammed Al Darweesh, the head of CAPI, said the textbook is of great importance because it represents a cornerstone in the field of university courses in line with the requirements of scientific progress and civil development, in a bid to build a knowledgeable and educated young generation that is able to lead the overall development process in the UAE.
“By issuing the new textbook, HBMeU is reaffirming its commitment to launch leading initiatives that aim to consolidate the culture of e-learning and leverage advanced technology and social networking to disseminate knowledge among the youth in the UAE and the Arab World.
The book targets creative UAE nationals who have made valuable contributions to the local renaissance literary movement. The book sheds light on their contributions in the field of literary writing.
It will be available to other universities and academic institutions in the UAE at the beginning of the second semester.-TradeArabia News Service